Day 107: Pasta with Zucchini Noodles, Ricotta & Basil Pesto ♥

A summer classic, hot pasta tossed with ricotta and basil pesto. But here I've added zucchini noodles, both lightening the dish and somehow making it more substantial. And besides, it's zucchini season! ...more

Blueberry Cheesecake Pie

The Recipe: A no-bake creamy cheesecake pie. The crust is made with ground almonds and the cheesecake filling is topped with a barely sweet homemade blueberry pie filling. We cooks love to elicit moans of approval, this one's not to be missed! ...more

Black Bean & Corn Salad ♥

Summer in a bowl, just fresh vegetables and a can of black beans, brightened with a cumin-lime vinaigrette. So good! A great salad for dinner or a potluck and just to keep in the fridge ....more

Winter Fruit Salad

The Recipe: A fruit salad for the months when fresh fruit is scarce, a combination of fresh, frozen and canned fruit, brightened with lemon peel and Grand Marnier. Winter Fruit Salad is a beautiful fruit salad for buffets, brunches and other family gatherings. Early Easter, anyone? ...more

Falafel Burgers ♥ (Lentil Burgers)

Meaty lentils formed into vegetarian (and easily vegan-ized) veggie burgers, like falafel except shaped into burgers. Naturally Gluten Free. Very Weight Watchers Friendly, just four SmartPoints! ...more

Orange & Cumin Vinaigrette

The Recipe: An easy vinaigrette, bright and vibrant, just fresh-squeezed orange and lemon combined with the earthy spice called cumin. Orange and cumin are a magical combination! The Conversation: How do you pronounce "cumin"? ...more

Spicy Raisin Sauce for Ham Recipe

My grandmother's recipe for the cinnamon- and ginger-spiked raisin sauce always-always served with the Easter ham, the Christmas ham, the Sunday ham. (You get the picture. That said, my favorite way to use Spicy Raisin Sauce is drizzled over a ham steak for an easy weeknight supper!) It's a "found" recipe: old-fashioned and 21st-century perfect, both at the same time ....more

Spring Garden Vegetable Soup with Asparagus, Artichokes, Peas & Spinach ♥ Recipe

Today's spring soup recipe: A bowlful of our favorite spring vegetables, especially artichokes and asparagus. Low Cal. Low Carb ....more

Day 312: Cape Breton Cabbage ♥

A quick and easy way to cook cabbage, yielding a gobble-it-up delicious side dish. Low Carb. Gluten Free ....more

Beef Barley Soup with Mushrooms

The Recipe: A hearty, meaty soup that's almost thick enough to call "stew" but remains somehow, soup, still. It's a wintery, filling soup, packed with root vegetables and earthy mushrooms and the addictive nuttiness of barley. The Conversation: Restoring a kitchen mojo ....more
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