sweet potato pies are often enjoyed at Thanksgiving dinners but it never interested me. i enjoy sweet potato but often it is overdone with maple syrup and sugar that it tastes like inedible candy. but while i was browsing through the recipes on T Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies website, i came across a combination that intrigued me: sweet potato and pineapple. it sounded like something i could enjoy. Continue reading “recipe: sweet potato pineapple crumb pie”
so i continue my goal to try a more plant-based diet and i make another dish that looked interesting on T Colin Campbell’s Center for Nutrition Studies website. it was perfect because i bought a package of garbanzo bean / chick pea flour a while ago but didn’t get around to making anything with it yet! Continue reading “recipe: chick pea cauliflower quiche”
i liked the roasted potatoes with lemon and chives i made a couple of months ago but today i opted to use the pressure cooker. Continue reading “recipe: pressure cooker potatoes with lemon and chives”
i was finally going to share dumplings with my little one and i was so excited! so i created a special filling with pork, vegetables and chives. instead of using eggs to bind the mix together, i used ground flax. it was a great mixture of ingredients. Continue reading “recipe: pork dumplings in bánh tráng / rice wrapper”
i had these amazing lemon and garlic potatoes at a Greek restaurant a few years ago and i have not been able to forget them! normally i’m not a big fan of overly buttered and oily food but the lemon and garlic potatoes were spectacular. Continue reading “recipe: roasted potatoes with lemon and chives”
we kept it simple this year for extended our family meal of 8 with just a 3 course Thanksgiving themed meal and a bakeless dessert. all dishes factored my little one’s allergies especially a factor because we had an extra … Continue reading thanksgiving menu 2016
i picked up some black beans recently and went online to find a fun dish and this was it! packed with protein, vegetables and omegas. yum!
since i was also making an avocado crab salsa, i thought the flavors would work really well together so i mixed ’em up. YUMMY!
- 1 medium saucepan
- 1 2qt baking dish
- baking dish cover – or – aluminum foil
after trying the roast squash, sweet potato/yams and apple dish, i found this roasted squash and beets recipe and knew it would be a good side dish as well. the apple cider vinegar and cinnamon gave it a nice aroma. while the original recipe included maple syrup but i didn’t think it was necessary so i just skipped it.
- large mixing bowl
- baking pan
- parchment paper
- 1 small butternut squash
- 2 medium beets
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
our neighbor gave us the extra sauce from their yummy super bowl worthy wings, which was perfect because i wanted to try the flavoring with cauliflower! to save some for k, i made some without the wing flavoring.
while the flavoring was nice, the batter made the coating of the cauliflower a little thick. next time i may try it with dry flour instead of batter, like the wings recipe per my neighbor.
- baking pan
- medium mixing bowl
- small sauce pan
- heat resistant mixing bowl (ceramic or metal)
- wooden spatula
- 6 Tbsp hot sauce
- 6 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1/3 cup quinoa flour
- 2/3 cup milk, optional
after i mistakenly made baked lemon salmon last week instead of foil-baked, i finally tried the correct recipe. i love foil-baked recipes because the “steaming” method keeps the food inside juicier and the flavors of the various ingredients, here the salmon, asparagus … Continue reading recipe: foil baked lemon salmon with asparagus and mushroom
m bought a whole lot of potatoes for our holiday meals so i was trying to figure out what to do with them all! i found a recipe for a baked potato and chicken casserole *see note 1. at first … Continue reading recipe: cheesy potato and tofu casserole
i am a big fan of stuffed peppers so when i saw this recipe it was a no brainer – i had to try it and it was awesome! cooking tools small saucepan large saucepan loaf pan for 3 peppers or … Continue reading recipe: quinoa stuffed peppers