Dog Treats · gluten free · Uncategorized

TEST: Special Hailey Treats

Today, I thought I’d take the test kitchen in another direction and test something for the newest member of our household, Hailey. She is a rescue and an eight-month old lab mix. Other members of our household have taken to calling her Shadow because she is exactly that – my shadow. Hailey follows me everywhere… Continue reading TEST: Special Hailey Treats

Applesauce · Cake · gluten free

Remake: Mom’s Applesauce Cake

It’s a sweltering 91 degrees and 60% humidity, so why remake Mom’s Applesauce Cake today? Because I’m looking for that crisp breeze and all those wonderful homey flavors that the Autumn brings. I may not be able to change the weather, but I can try to remake some of that Autumn goodness, even if the… Continue reading Remake: Mom’s Applesauce Cake

Burger · gluten free · Vegan

TEST: Spicy Chickpea Veggie Burgers

Happy Independence Day! Yep, that’s right Independence Day, not Happy 4th of July. Let’s call this holiday what it represents with it’s  Declaration of Independence. This day means so much to me, obviously, just look at the name of my blog. On this day thirteen little colonies joined together to create a new nation – The United… Continue reading TEST: Spicy Chickpea Veggie Burgers

Curry · gluten free · Vegan

Clear Out the Pantry and Refrigerator Curry

I just love lentils! They are nutritious and delicious. This little legume is packed with protein, fiber, folic acid, essential amino acids, antioxidants, and the list goes on. Oh, yeah, and did I mention they’re cheap? Stock them in your pantry. Unlike other dried beans, lentils do not require presoaking. Plus, lentils are great little… Continue reading Clear Out the Pantry and Refrigerator Curry

gluten free · tempeh · Vegan

TEST: Veggie & Tempeh Sloppy Joes

Last week, I wrote about my go to meal, Red Lentil Cauliflower Curry. This week I bring you Mom’s go to meal: Sloppy Joes. Mom worked a part-time job, took care of all the errands, the home, and chauffeured us kids around. She almost always cooked dinner for us because she didn’t believe fast food was… Continue reading TEST: Veggie & Tempeh Sloppy Joes

Curry · gluten free · Slow Cooker · Vegan

Healthy Goodness: Red Lentil Cauliflower Curry

I absolutely love this recipe for Red Lentil Cauliflower Curry. It’s full of fantastic flavor. It’s easy to put together. It cooks in a slow cooker. It makes the house smell really homey. And, as an added bonus, it’s healthy. I hope you like cauliflower, it’s the base of this recipe. I’ve been making this… Continue reading Healthy Goodness: Red Lentil Cauliflower Curry

Cake · gluten free · Lemon

TEST: Gluten Free Lemon Bundt Cake

When you think of lemon what comes to your mind? For me, it’s the sweet tart taste that is the harbinger of summer – of the light well into the evening. It’s the sweetness of time spent outside in the garden nurturing all my babies, on the patio playing backgammon, and feeling the warm sand… Continue reading TEST: Gluten Free Lemon Bundt Cake