Haluski ( Braised Cabbage & Egg Noodles)

There is some debate as to where exactly this dish originated. Hungry, Poland, Slovakia and the Ukraine all claim ownership and if Pittsburgh had a chance they would try too. Haluski is one of those simple, cost effective, tasty dishes that also qualifies as comfort food. With so many people looking for ways to keep […]

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Sweet & Spicy Nuts & Bacon Nibblies

This post was intended to coincide with Hat Day and Hobby Month As you can see it worked better as a tea cozy. But more on that at another time. For today a quick snack for those that like things sweet and spicy. Actually quite appropriate if you are into watching awards shows or if […]

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Delicate Pear Cake

In that time where summer transitions to autumn and we are not really ready for gingerbread or spiced pear cakes, this lighter fresh option makes sense to me. Delicate and fragile, the taste of pears stands alone. I have mentioned before that I have a favourite little 4 inch spring form that I often use […]

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Almond Flour Brownies

…and just in time for Father’s Day, a nummy nummy gluten free brownie recipe, creamy and crunchy and chewy and….. it all depends what part of the pan you get to enjoy. Bake this today so it has time to firm up by tomorrow and enjoy! p.s. It’s not just for Father’s Day but don’t […]

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Red Lentil Patties

Sourcing good protein has become more challenging. What additional unmentioned and unwanted chemicals are being added to processed foods? How much protein do we really need to be healthy? What is the difference to the sustainability of the planet for animal and plant based proteins? There are a plethora of choices and lentils are just […]

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Sour Cherry, Almond and Oat Flour Muffins

Sour cherries are here for a very short time so I am fortunate that there are two orchards in the general area. Just like sour apples generally make better baking apples, sour cherries are usually thought of as cooking cherries. Cakes, puddings, cold soups and other deliciousness can come from sour cherries. When ripe sour […]

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Date Cookies with Almond Flour and Flax Meal

If you only like crisp cookies, this is not the post for you. So sorry! Try these instead.  These soft cookies are for days when being “good” is just bringing all the gremlins to the fore. ” Cookies, I WANT cookies! ” is repeating and repeating and repeating in your mind. The recipe only makes […]

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3 Flour No Wheat Bread

Moving outside our comfort zones is not always simple. We have the ingredients in stock. We know the feel of the dough. It is easier to repeat what comes easily than try something that might not work, time and ingredients lost. Not all “solutions” are for everyone. Gluten-free, non dairy, low-fat, keto, paleo, religious restrictions, […]

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Black Beans & Coconut Rice

Along with all the images of fluffy bunnies and decorated eggs or falling leaves and bountiful cornucopias, the Wheel of the Year at this time of the year, has an additional underlying theme of balance, a time when light and dark hold equal time before switching dominance. We all get out of balance for one […]

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Chicken Taco/Tortilla Soup

Spring cleaning is not just washing, dusting and vacuuming for someone who loves to cook. A kitchen witch knows that rotating what is in stores is also part of the process. Yesterday, when I looked at A. the weather outside and B. the staples that needed using up, things could not have come together more […]

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