Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies – Wow!

Just the name, Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies, sounds terrific. And when you learn the stuff they’re made of – hand-cut dark chocolate, dried, tart-sweet cranberries, almond flour, ground flaxseeds, pure maple syrup and natural almond butter Continue reading

Roasted Cauliflower – Boldly Flavored, Deeply Roasted

Roasted Cauliflower – Boldly Flavored, Deeply Roasted Roasted Cauliflower – Golden Hued & Lightly Spiced

Deeply roasting cauliflower enhances its subtle nutty, sweet flavors. Taking a cue from a number of today’s best chefs, my roasted cauliflower now gets a final few minutes under the broiler to lightly blacken it. By charring the top side only, roasted cauliflower becomes more complex, Continue reading

Tahini Sauce with Fresh Herbs and Spice

Tahini Sauce with Fresh Herbs and SpiceTahini Sauce with Fresh Herbs and Spice – My New Go-To Sauce

We saw My Fair Lady the other night in an intimate performance on the Montana State University campus. So enjoyable, with such memorable songs and music. I’m still singing them throughout the day. “You did it. You did it! You said that you would do it, and indeed you did.” Continue reading

Pear Pomegranate Crisp with Maple Pecan Topping

Pear Pomegranate Crisp with Maple Pecan Topping Pear Pomegranate Crisp – Even Better with Coconut Cream

Naturally sweet, juicy pears and tart-sweet pomegranate molasses combine lusciously with the pecan studded and cardamom spiced oat topping. Being mostly fruit, Pear Pomegranate Crisp works as well for dessert as it does for brunch and for celebrations. Celebrations such as Valentine’s day, Continue reading

Lime Miso Cabbage Slaw with Poblano Chile – A Star is Born

Lime Miso Cabbage Slaw with Poblano Chile – A Star is BornLime Miso Cabbage Slaw with Poblano Chile –
A Fresh and Crisp Winter Salad

We celebrate my husband’s birthday on New Year’s Day. This year we celebrated with a taco bar. Among the condiments sat a colorful bowl of cabbage slaw. In the few short weeks since the first of January, that cabbage slaw went from having a supporting role on a taco bar, to becoming a headliner. Continue reading

Red Lentil Soup with Tomato, Garlic and Cumin

Red Lentil Soup with Tomato, Garlic and CuminRed Lentil Soup with Tomato, Garlic and Cumin
for a Cold Winter’s Night

Do you remember the original Time-Life Foods of the World Cookbooks, published in the late 1960’s and 70’s? Such treasures with their colorful photos, broad range of foods and well-written prose from great culinary writers and chefs. These books inspired me to explore the world through food. The Middle Eastern cookbook was one of my first cookbooks. Continue reading

Root Vegetable Barley Soup with Winter’s Galactic Star

Root Vegetable Barley Soup with Winter’s Galactic StarRoot Vegetable Barley Soup – No Galactic Battle Here,
Simply Comfort & Joy in a Bowl

With Star Wars on so many minds and movie screens, it’s easy to imagine this odd-looking object as an alien planet. “Perhaps it’s Coruscant, a big deal in the Star Wars universe,” wrote my son-in-law Peter. But fortunately, it’s not. This winter galactic star goes by the name celeriac, aka celery root. Continue reading