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

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