Peach Pie-lets

These single-serving peach pies (“pie-lets”) are delicious and very cute, ideal for a special end to any meal. I don’t use butter, shortening, sugar, salt, or white flour in my recipes, so I’m using a cookie crust, which I like even better than traditional crust. Print Peach Pie-lets Prep time:  30 mins Cook time:  25 mins...

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The Self-publishing Path

I wanted to write a post about my cookbook experience since so many of my blog followers and newsletter subscribers have been intimately involved with it becoming a reality, from recipe testing to fundraising to getting the word out. I cannot thank you enough, so I will just keep thanking you. Thank you. 😉 I...

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Lasagna

This is very reminiscent of traditional lasagnas, but of course, without the meat, cheese, and added salt and oil. Bottom line: it’s delicious! Instead of meat, I have used zucchini and mushrooms, and a great tofu blend to take the place of the ricotta. Lasagnas are a labor of love, for sure. But they are worth...

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Quinoa-Kale bowl

This delicious and filling entrĂ©e salad with south-of-the-border flavors is one of my favorite new dishes. It’s related to my Burrito Bowl, but calls for quinoa instead of rice, adds steamed kale, and is topped with a creamy, tangy, cilantro-lime dressing. Above: The romaine lettuce is on the bottom, with rows of goodies on top: kale, chopped red onion,...

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Sweet Beet Salad

This beet salad is very easy to make and full of flavor. It calls for only six ingredients and is really pretty, perfect for a special occasion or just when you want a break from the standard green salad. Enjoy! Print Sweet Beet Salad Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  15 mins Total time:  25...

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Clamless Chowder

This soup is reminiscent of New England clam chowder: it’s thick, creamy, and full of potatoes, as well as onion, celery, bay leaves, and thyme. Chopped oyster mushrooms provide a great clam-like texture. A few cashews blended in add richness instead of cream and butter, and if you want a seafood flavor, simply add some...

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Fettuccini Alfredo

This easy pasta dish, traditionally made with cheese, milk, butter and oil, has been given a healthy makeover, using cashews and white beans to create the creamy white sauce. The cashews add richness while the white beans help keep the calories down. Print Fettuccini Alfredo Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  10 mins Total time:  25...

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10 Tips for Eating in Restaurants

Most restaurant food is extremely flavorful as a result of being prepared with concentrated amounts of salt, fat/oil, and sugar (among other things). This is by design so that customers keep coming back. You could vow to never again eat in a restaurant in your efforts to be as healthy as possible, but that isn’t...

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Spicy Black Bean Salsa

Serve this flavorful chunky salsa with corn chips or in steamed corn tortillas with rice, or on top of salads, hash browns, or baked or mashed potatoes. For a smoother Spicy Black Bean Dip, simply blend all of the ingredients in a food processor (see Notes). In the photo above, the salsa is served on top of...

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Apple Crisp

This apple crisp is a perfect “anytime” dessert. I like to use Granny Smith apples because they soften nicely but still retain their shape. However, others may be used as well, such as a Gala, Fuji, or Pink Lady. Using a mix of apples is also fun. Print Apple Crisp Prep time:  30 mins Cook time:  30 mins...

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