Finding Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Allergy-Friendly, Low-Glycemic, Low-Carb, or Low-Fat Thanksgiving Recipes!

Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a week away? At this time of year, magazines and traditional food sites pull out all the stops with delicious-looking foods. That can be fine if you have a crowd who can (and will) eat anything, but when you're trying to make a Thanksgiving dinner to accommodate a special diet, food blogs can be a great place to look. I'm here to help you find amazing vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, allergy-friendly, low-glycemic, low-carb, and low-fat Thanksgiving recipes. ...more

Thanksgiving can be the most difficult time of year for those of us with food allergies or ... more

Do You Know the Difference Between Winter Squash and Pumpkin?

It's a trick question of course, but if you grew up in North America and think of pumpkin as being only suitable for carving jack-o-lanterns at Halloween or making into pie for Thanksgiving, then you should definitely read on. ...more

Thanks for the insight on the classification of pumpkins and winter squash.  I had a ... more

Save Money By Using Your CrockPot Slow Cooker

The economy is all whacked out right now and it's scary. I'm not watching the news. I get an email almost every day asking if I am saving money by using my CrockPot every day. ...more

I LOVE to cook with my crock pot, it is such an easy way to create a large amount of food ... more

13 Fall Fruits and Vegetables for your Menu

The fall is a cornucopia of available fresh fruits and vegetables that you should add to your diet. Many can be used during the holiday season, but you don’t have to wait for the holidays to enjoy them. Apples, carrots, and especially clementines are great for lunches. Sweet potatoes can be used from making pancakes to pies to a side dish for dinner. And broccoli is versatile for breakfast omelets, lunch salads, or dinner vegetables. ...more

Just in the past couple of weeks I have started noticing persimmons at the farmers' markets - ... more

Oprah and Proposition 2: It's What's for Dinner

In a valiant effort to explore both sides of the controversial Proposition 2 in California, Oprah's show yesterday was entitled: "How We Treat the Animals We Eat." With the globe-trotting Lisa Ling by her side, Oprah spoke to folks from the media, the Humane Society of America (sponsors of Prop. 2), industry organizations and chicken/veal/pig farmers - both factory and organic. Valid points were made on both sides of the issue - it was not as black/white as I had imagined. ...more

Hi Liz,

I would go one step beyond cage-free and try pasture-raised eggs.  Cage free ... more

Savory Pumpkin Recipes

In an attempt to assist me with this series of pumpkin posts, TW put a couple of savory pumpkin dishes on the menu for this week. I'm sure they'll be fine but as much as love pumpkin, I don't necessarily love pumpkin as a main dish or even as an appetizer. ...more

Speaking of pumpkin curry, I just posted my recipe on my site: