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Raw Flaxseed Crackers with Chunky Guacamole and Micro-greens


Dec 4, 2014 Condiments/Mixes, Going Raw, RAW/Vegan, Snacks, Vegetarian , 0 Comments

This snack is summer in a bowl and yet, the creaminess of the guacamole combined with the cayenne pepper makes it surprisingly warming in the winter. Either way, it is comforting all the way around. I like to eat it mid-day, sitting by the window, watching the birds flit about outside. The addition of micro-greens not ... Read more

Now You’re Cookin': RAW/Vegan {Chia Seed Porridge}


Feb 17, 2014 Main Dish, RAW/Vegan, Summer Foods, Vegetarian , 2 Comments

Ch-ch-ch-Chia! You know those crazy little seeds you could spread on a terra-cotta animal to grow your own pet sheep? Well, it turns out you can eat them, too!  Chia is a hot superfood at the moment. Chia seeds are a concentrated food containing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. Chia ... Read more

Now You’re Cookin': RAW {Cauliflower Smash with Mushroom Gravy}


Jan 4, 2014 Meatless Monday, NOW YOU'RE COOKIN': FROM SCRATCH, RAW/Vegan, Sides, Vegetarian, Winter Foods , , , , , 1 Comment

Yes, RAW.  As in not cooked.  And completely delicious. I am participating in a 30-day raw vegan food challenge.  More on that later. This recipe is a breeze to make and just as delicious in the dead of winter as it would be in the heat of summer.  Since it is not mashed potatoes, it ... Read more

Chocolate Butter Cake filled with Cookies & Cream and Whipped Chocolate Ganache smothered in Chocolate Glaze


Nov 7, 2012 Dessert, NOW YOU'RE COOKIN': FROM SCRATCH , , 3 Comments

Got your attention yet? There are so many good things going on in this cake, I don’t even know where to begin. It is delicious. It contains butter. Cream. Oreos. Coffee. Chocolate. Chocolate. And more chocolate. It begins with a recipe for Chocolate Butter Cake from The Whimsical Bakehouse.  The batter of this cake is ... Read more

BAKING FROM SCRATCH: Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


Jan 14, 2012 Dessert, NOW YOU'RE COOKIN': FROM SCRATCH , , 0 Comments

I have been on a bit of a baking binge this week. Brownies, Apple Pie and now cookies. These cookies came about because I only had one egg and an abundance of over ripe bananas. Anyone else have a stockpile of these in their freezer? Yep, that is where we keep them.  In the freezer. When ... Read more

BAKING FROM SCRATCH: Apple-Cherry Pie Filling


Jan 11, 2012 Dessert, DIY/MYO, Make Your Own, NOW YOU'RE COOKIN': FROM SCRATCH , , , 4 Comments

Sure, opening a can and dumping it into a shell is easy, but so is making pie filling from scratch and it only takes a few ingredients. This recipe was adapted from Southern Living: Our Best-Ever Cakes & Pies (2008). MAKES ENOUGH FOR 1 (9-INCH) PIE PREP: 15 MIN. COOK: 15 MIN. COOL: 45 MIN. ... Read more



Nov 16, 2011 Main Dish, Meatless Monday, NOW YOU'RE COOKIN': FROM SCRATCH, Vegetarian , , , 0 Comments

This isn’t much of a recipe, but as you know I don’t really follow recipes so it’s hard for me to come up with one.  I primarily cook by taste and feel, letting the dish develop as I go. Homemade mac ‘n cheese isn’t hard by any means and it tastes way better than that ... Read more



Feb 28, 2011 Main Dish, Meatless Monday , , 4 Comments

This is one of those meals that I make often without following a recipe.  It’s so easy and totally adaptable.  Use whatever you have on hand: chicken, beef, vegetables, potatoes, no potatoes, different sauces, whatever.  I chose veggies and basil cream sauce for Meatless Monday. Start by sautéing onions/peppers/celery in two tablespoons butter in a ... Read more

BAKING FROM SCRATCH: Sweetheart Cupcakes


Feb 11, 2011 Dessert, DIY/MYO, Make Your Own, NOW YOU'RE COOKIN': FROM SCRATCH , , , 16 Comments

I baked my heart out for you. Actually I baked it in. I’ve been on a bit of a cupcake kick lately, so when I saw this at Bake It In A Cake I knew I had to try it. Bake It In A Cake is full of crazy ideas.  There’s nothing they won’t stick ... Read more