Coconut Ladoo – Celebratory Indian Sweets Made with All Things Coconut

Coconut Ladoo – Celebratory Indian Sweets Made with All Things Coconut Coconut Ladoo – Dried Coconut, Coconut Palm Sugar, Coconut Milk, Coconut Oil and the Queen of Spices, Cardamom

Coconut Ladoo consistently make the list of India’s Top Ten Sweets. The first known coconut ladoo date back at least 3-4000 years. These early versions were packed for travelers and warriors as a symbol of good luck for their expeditions. Continue reading

Roasted Beet & Carrot Lentil Salad with Tangy Orange Mustard Vinaigrette

Roasted Beet & Carrot Lentil Salad

Roasted Beet & Carrot Lentil Salad – A Satisfying, Flavorful and Hearty Wintertime Salad

Focusing on perfecting this salad, I haven’t posted a recipe for a few weeks. But from the first bite, this lentil salad held so much promise. I wanted to spend all the time necessary to test and retest and refine it to get it right. Tonight, my beloved pronounced Continue reading

Arugula Watercress Fennel Apple Almond Salad & Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Arugula Watercress Fennel Apple Almond Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette – Light, Bright, Tangy, Crisp Arugula Watercress Fennel Apple Almond Salad & Apple Cider Vinaigrette –
Sure to Become Your New Favorite Salad and Salad Dressing

This light, bright, crisp and tangy salad provides the perfect complement to the typical carb-rich Thanksgiving meal. Arugula Watercress Fennel Apple Almond Salad has everything going for it. Crisp, peppery greens balanced with sweet apples, fennel, toasted almonds tossed in a tangy Continue reading

Baked Polenta with Mushroom Radicchio Sauté – Creamy Lusciousness in a Bowl

Baked Polenta with Mushroom Radicchio SautéBaked Polenta with Mushroom Radicchio Sauté Quickly Becomes a Favorite for Cool and Colder Days

I’ve rediscovered polenta. It’s been years since I first made it the traditional way, standing by the stove, stirring a pot of simmering polenta for 35-45 minutes or more. Yes it was delicious, though it’s easy to understand why it never made it onto my monthly or seasonal recipe rotation. Continue reading

Maple Apple Tartlets – Chunky Apple Jam Atop Gluten-Free Oat and Almond Crust

Maple Apple Tartlets – Chunky Apple Jam Atop Gluten-Free Oat and Almond CrustMaple Apple Tartlets with Chunky, Deeply Flavored Apple Jam Make the Most of America’s Favorite Fruit

Apples, apples everywhere. We even found apples on our front doorstep, thanks to a friend who dropped off two bags filled with crisp, sweet-tart and juicy just-picked Honeycrisp apples. Perfect timing, as I wanted to adapt the Quince-Apple Continue reading

Three Berry Chia Pudding – Smooth, Luscious Raspberry Blackberry Blueberry Pudding

Three Berry Chia Pudding Three Berry Chia Pudding – Blending’s the Secret . . . No Cooking Required

Perhaps, like me, you’ve read the rave reviews about chia puddings. Perhaps, like me, you’ve even made and tried them a few times. And, perhaps like me, they never worked for you. That is until I read this amusing and well-written article by Joe Yonan in the Washington Post. He suggested Continue reading

Rhubarb Ginger Chutney – Mild, Chunky, Savory, Sweet & Gingery, Too

Rhubarb Ginger Chutney – Mild, Chunky, Savory and Sweet & GingeryWhen Life Gives you Rhubarb (Lucky You) Make Rhubarb Ginger Chutney

Always say yes when offered fresh spring rhubarb. I say yes, thus our friends with a rhubarb patch share some of their crimson stalks with us each year. About this time every year I search for and experiment with a new recipe. In the past I’ve made rhubarb crisp, sorbet, rhubarb fruit butter, preserves and chutney. Continue reading