Cream Filled Pizzelles

Cream filled pizzelles. I ate these for the first time about 5 years ago. I used to buy them off a woman who sold them to Catullos in Boardman, Ohio. Something happened after a couple years as I went to buy them : and she hadn’t brought any. So I had to learn to makeContinue reading “Cream Filled Pizzelles”

Spice It Up Friday’s

Turmeric powder is ground from the root of a tropical perennial thought to be native to Southeast Asia and has been used extensively throughout history as a color additive for food and textiles. In addition to adding vibrant yellow color to dishes, turmeric has an earthy, pungent flavor that is very versatile and works well with spices like cinnamon,Continue reading “Spice It Up Friday’s”

Vegan Potato and Corn Chowder

Vegan Potato Corn Chowder The best way to conquer cold bones on a chilly day is a corn chowder recipe that is easy to make and warms your bones. Put on your comfy pants and thick socks and make a big pot of this chowder. INGREDIENTS •1 small onion, cut into ¼-inch dice (about 1Continue reading “Vegan Potato and Corn Chowder”

Sweet Potato Corn Chowder

I love this anytime of the year but especially when it’s cold wet and rainy out. It’s so comforting and warming. It’s the kind of chowder that warms the bones. I also have a vegan version I will also post. Sweet Potato Corn Chowder Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 slices thick-cut bacon, cut intoContinue reading “Sweet Potato Corn Chowder”

Gluten Free Christmas Cookies and Vegan Iced Sugar Cookies

  WHAT MAKES THESE COOKIES SPECIAL Thanks to the butter and vanilla in the recipe, these cookies melt in your mouth. Their flavor tastes like a celebration of butter, sugar, and vanilla. Since they’re rolled in powder sugar before baking, they’re left with a very light glaze that’s pretty special too!   And also belowContinue reading “Gluten Free Christmas Cookies and Vegan Iced Sugar Cookies”

Coconut & Cacao Chip Macaroons Gluten Free

Gluten Free doesn’t mean boring These cookies are delicious and moist and gluten free! You’ll need: 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut 1/2 cup + 1 tsp coconut milk 4 Tbsp maple syrup 1 Tbsp coconut flour Pinch of cinnamon Pinch of fresh ground vanilla Pinch of Himalayan sea salt 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate (or cacao)Continue reading “Coconut & Cacao Chip Macaroons Gluten Free”

Pain Chronic Pain

Once we accept the reality of the current moment (no matter how unpleasant it may be) for what it is, and not what we wish it were, we can turn our attention to ways to improve it. This I find true in any situation. Living with chronic pain can throw your life upside down. It’sContinue reading “Pain Chronic Pain”

Spaghetti Squash Recipes

Spaghetti squash is often treated in an Italian manner by adding tomato sauce or herbs, but we love to experiment. So we have a Thai version and some easy mac and cheese It’s not a traditional pad thai by any means, but it’s a lovely variation. Enjoy! Spaghetti Squash Mac an Cheese What You NeedContinue reading “Spaghetti Squash Recipes”

Chocolate Cherry Energy Balls

They store well, so they are ideal for a quick snacks and they are so delicious that it’s hard to stop at two. I have to make a double batch to enjoy throughout the week. Chocolate Cherry Energy Balls INGREDIENTS: •1 cup rolled oats •12 dates, pitted (½ cup) •¼ cup slivered almonds •¼ cupContinue reading “Chocolate Cherry Energy Balls”

Apple Cake

Ummm, apple-icious Apple Cake • 1/2 pound of butter, softened • 1 1/2 cups plus • 1 tablespoon of honey • 5 eggs, beaten • 3 tablespoons of vanilla • 1 cup of yogurt (or buttermilk) • 2 1/2 cups of unbleached flour • 2 cups of whole wheat pastry flour • 2 teaspoons ofContinue reading “Apple Cake”

Vegetable Sushi

This recipe is very versatile as you can use any ingredients you like. Sushi is very good for you and is absolutely delicious as well as being easy and enjoyable to make! Ingredients For the rice:  2 cups short-grain Japanese rice, rinsed 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1 tablespoons sugar For the rolls: 10 nori sheetsContinue reading “Vegetable Sushi”

Pasta and Chimichurri Sauce

I love to cook. But sometimes when your not feeling up to par I like something healthy and fast without ordering take out. This dish is on the table in no time. Enjoy Pasta and Chimichurri •16oz angel hair pasta Sauce •1 1/2 cup parsley •2 fresh basil leaves •4 cloves garlic •Juice of halfContinue reading “Pasta and Chimichurri Sauce”

BLT Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta Salad Serves 8 This bacon, lettuce and tomato pasta salad is great for a lunch or fast dinner night. INGREDIENTS 3 cups uncooked bow tie pasta 8 cups torn romaine lettuce 2 medium tomato, diced 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled 1/4 onion diced 2/3 cup ranch dressing 1 Tablespoon barbecue sauce 1/4Continue reading “BLT Pasta Salad”