Persimmon Galette With Brown Rice-Cornmeal Tart Crust

[Editor's Note: I hadn't had much experience with persimmons before I moved to California. They're such an interesting and cheery fruit, but they come in two varieties: Fuyu, which are eaten in their firm state, and Hachiya, which must be so ripe they feel like a water balloon in the hand before they are ready to eat. This galette uses the Fuyu variety, and is a rustic, lovely option for a low-key dessert while these wonderful fruits are in season. --Genie]...more
looks great, I'm sure it'll taste awesome this weekend when I give it a try at homemore

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins

[Wake up on a weekend morning to these satisfying muffins, and it's bound to be a good day. They're even gluten-free, so they'll be perfect for an even-wider selection of your family members and friends! They're studded with cinnamon chips and made more hearty with the addition of walnuts. --Genie]...more

Holiday Desserts: Pomegranate Poached Pears

[Editor's Note: Though pears are often poached in red wine, this version of this elegant dessert uses grape juice, pomegranate juice, and the juice of a clementine to deepen the pear's flavor and add a rich color to the fruit. It's a vegan, gluten-free dessert that is unexpected, free of added sugar, and quite healthy at a time of year when over-indulgence is the norm. --Genie]...more
That looks so good! I might have to try it. more

Great Gift Cookbooks: Sweets & Treats

[Editor's Note: This new cookbook from Janice Cuevas of A Healthful Gluten-Free Life is available in both ebook and paperback version, and features recipes that are perfect for the holidays....more

Holiday Party Fare: Vodka-Infused Cherry Tomatoes & Dipping Salts

[Editor's Note: I'm always looking for inventive party appetizers, and this one caught my eye. It would be great to try this in summer, when tomatoes are at the peak of season, but if you can find good grape or cherry tomatoes in the grocery store, this would be a fun way to serve them as a pre-Thanksgiving bite, or an appetizer at any holiday party this season. --Genie] Vodka Infused Cherry Tomatoes...more
Staple of my New Year party table. Just warn people about the vodka. It sneaks up on you.more

Dairy-Free Tomato Soup

[Editor's Note: Tomato soup is one of my very favorites: it's simple, flavorful, and so comforting. Depending on which type of broth you use to make it, it can either be vegan or perfect for omnivores. Pair it with crusty bread or a sandwich, and it's the perfect dish for a lazy, chilly weekend. --Genie] ...more
Yummy! I love me some tomato soup this time of year. :)more

Holiday Food DIY: Vanilla Extract

[Editor's Note: Holiday bakers use a lot of vanilla extract, so this DIY holiday gift is a great one all season long. Even if your friends and family members who are bakers have already figured out that there's no substitute for real vanilla extract, this homemade version will make their day. --Genie] ...more
Yum! I see lots of baking in my holiday future. :) But for when you don't get enough veg in, ...more

Vegan Tuesday: Carrot Truffles

[Editor's Note: These unique and lovely truffles feature a burst of vegetable sweetness from carrots, and that sweetness is enhanced by sugar syrup. They're a vegan treat that could be a fun substitute for carrot cake as part of a dessert assortment, or in a lunchbox for school or work. --Genie] ...more
@AmandaBravo006@maverick Don't they look delicious? more

Hummus with a Guacamole-Like Twist

[Editor's Note: Like Gaby of What's Gaby Cooking, I'm a big fan of hummus in all its incarnations. I also love guacamole, and this inventive recipe is like a cross between the two. Sounds like the perfect appetizer to me! --Genie] Avocado Cilantro Hummus I’m a sucker for hummus. I could literally go through a few tubs of it a day if it was constantly available to me. Throw it on some celery or pita chips and I’ll pretty much call it a meal. ...more
Looks deeeelicious.more

Whiskey-Garlic Chicken with Gluten- and Dairy-Free Fettuccine Alfredo

[Editor's Note: Whiskey plus a creamy pasta sauce? Just the name of this recipe was enough to get my attention. The post, though, provides some on-the-stove insights into cooking with alcohol, while providing a terrific recipe that works even for those who don't eat dairy or gluten. Think it sounds miraculous? Check it out! --Genie] Jack Daniel's Garlic Chicken with Fettuccine Alfredo (Gluten and Dairy Free) ...more
@JessicaRae21 So happy for you! The cashew cream revolutionized our gluten-free, dairy-free, ...more