Matcha Almond Shortbread Hearts for Valentine’s Day

Matcha Almond Shortbread Hearts for Valentine’s Day Matcha Almond Shortbread – Rich, Tender and Slightly Crumbly

It’s been about nine months. That’s how long, off and on, that I’ve worked on perfecting these dairy and gluten-free Matcha Almond Shortbread. With my Flavors of Japan cooking class in a few weeks the pressure was on. Continue reading

Pistachio Date Truffles – A Taste of Morocco

Pistachio Date Truffles – A Taste of MoroccoPistachio Date Truffles — Easy No-Bake Confections

Moroccan Orange Blossom Water adds an exotic and intriguing flavor to Pistachio Date Truffles. One of a number of Moroccan recipes I’ve recently been testing and sampling. Some of them we’ll enjoy in my January 31st healthy cooking class featuring the Bright, Bold Flavors of Morocco. Continue reading

Blueberry Toasted Pecan Pancakes with Chunky Applesauce

Blueberry Toasted Pecan Pancakes with Chunky ApplesauceBlueberry Toasted Pecan Pancakes – Light, Fluffy & Gluten-Free

By golly, I did it! And now you, too, can make these light, fluffy and very tasty gluten-free Blueberry Toasted Pecan Pancakes. Just last week I shared my disappointment with you. Replacing the whole wheat flour with a very high-end gluten-free flour mix made pancakes so awful Continue reading

Parsley Farro Salad w/ Red Pepper, Cashews & Feta

Parsley Farro Salad with Red Pepper, Cashews & FetaParsley Farro Salad – Variation on a Theme of Tabouli

With an abundance of vibrant green and nutrient-rich flat leaf and curly parsley still growing in our garden, I wanted to try something new. Leafing through Ottolenghi and Tamimi’s Jerusalem, I found my answer. Their Parsley & Barley Salad, a fall variation on tabouli, called for lots of parsley. Continue reading

Summer Squash Agrodolce Salad

Summer Squash Agrodolce SaladSummer Squash the Italian Way – With a Sweet and Sour Dressing

The Italian term agrodolce (pronounced “agro-dolchay”) describes sweet and sour sauce made with a reduction of vinegar and sweetener (usually sugar). The name comes from “agro” (sour) and “dolce” (sweet). Summer Squash Agrodolce Salad is an unusual pairing. Traditionally agrodolce accompanies meats, pasta and cooked vegetables. Continue reading

Sweet Corn Chowder – Summer’s Best

Sweet Corn Chowder – Summer’s Best Sweet Corn Chowder – Wonderfully Rich & Chunky

Triple delicious with three layers of fresh corn flavor in every bite. Soup stock made from the shucked cobs. A portion of the corn chowder puréed to thicken the soup. And, nuggets of sweet corn throughout. No wonder Sweet Corn Chowder’s been one of our favorite summer soups Continue reading

Dukkah Duqqa Who’s Got the Dukka?

Dukkah Duqqa Who’s Got the Dukka?Dukkah – the More You Eat, the More You Want

Egypt’s popular aromatic nut and seed blend. Go beyond dukkah’s (pronounced doo’ kah) traditional use as a bread dipper with good olive oil. Dukkah also delivers its exotic flavors and crunchy texture when sprinkled on hummus, green salads and vegetables, grains and legumes of every kind. Continue reading