Black Bean · Cupcakes · gluten free

Happy Valentine’s Day: Black Bean Cupcakes

Today is Valentine’s Day Eve and I’ve prepared some love for my workmates. I wanted to to keep the treat half way healthy so, folks don’t feel like their are destroying their New Year’s resolutions. So, I enlisted the help of the mighty black bean, coconut flour, applesauce and some agave. This is the half… Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day: Black Bean Cupcakes

Cookies · Family Traditions · gluten free · Italian Food

Gluten-Free Remake: Mom’s Iced Cookies

Over the holidays I tried my hand at making Mom’s iced cookies gluten-free. I was happily surprised that it only took one try to get them right. As you know, if you’ve ever tried to make a recipe gluten-free, this is not always the case. I really think my “instant” success had a lot do… Continue reading Gluten-Free Remake: Mom’s Iced Cookies

Family Traditions · gluten free · Shepard's Pie · Vegan

Homey Goodness Remade: Shepard’s Pie

This recipe belongs to Orla. She will tell you this is her family’s recipe for traditional Irish Shepard’s Pie. She always makes that distinction. Her recipe calls for one pound of ground lamb and one pound of ground beef. I used Beyond Meat’s Beefy Crumbles. Her recipe also calls for white potatoes and I used sweet… Continue reading Homey Goodness Remade: Shepard’s Pie

Blueberries · garbanzo beans · gluten free

Blueberry Sweet Mint Garbanzo Bean Cake

Today I decided to give a old recipe a new taste. I’ve been making my own variation of I Breathe I’m Hungry’s  Apple and Garbanzo Cake for quite sometime. Folks love this cake. Many of them are surprised to find out that the cake contains no flour. And, then, they can’t believe that garbanzo beans are… Continue reading Blueberry Sweet Mint Garbanzo Bean Cake

gluten free · Picadillo · Vegan

Homey Goodness Remade: Cuban-Style Picadillo

I wanted to make something different today. As I went though my recipes, I came across a recipe from a coworker, Sofia. I worked with Sofia many years ago. She used to make Picadillo when she was missing home. This is her recipe remade vegan. It was already gluten-free. For those of you that don’t… Continue reading Homey Goodness Remade: Cuban-Style Picadillo

Apples · gluten free

Celebrating Mother’s Day with Mom’s Apple Cake

Happy Mother’s Day to all mom’s out there…mom’s of human children, mom’s of winged children, mom’s of furry children, mom’s of leathery skinned children…I think you get where I’m going. I’m celebrating the day by baking Mom’s Apple Cake and then sitting on our front patio under our tree with all my favorites. Hope you are… Continue reading Celebrating Mother’s Day with Mom’s Apple Cake

gluten free · Slow Cooker · Soup · Vegan

Giving Thanks with Butternut Squash Red Lentil Soup

We made it though the remnants of Matthew virtually unscathed – just a few tree limbs down while others had entire trees downed or worse. So, we give thanks today by making a very Autumn recipe – Butternut Squash Red Lentil Soup. Ingredients: 1 large butternut squash peeled and chopped into pieces 16 ounces of… Continue reading Giving Thanks with Butternut Squash Red Lentil Soup

gluten free · Italian Food · Vegan

What do you get when…

What do you get when you mix eggplant, marinated sun dried tomatoes, peppers, onion, garlic, chick peas and cauliflower? Absolute deliciousness, that’s what! Yesterday, I picked three eggplants from our garden along with an abundance of peppers. I wanted to use them in something summery and light. I had a cauliflower in the fridge along with… Continue reading What do you get when…

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