Harvest bounty in a bowl!

MY FAVORITE VEGETABLE SOUP You can’t get more basic than this!  It is so good on wintery day.  SO good. Simple, easy, extremely full of nutrition, and vegan, even…unless…you want to add some chicken, turkey, ground beef, even hunks of firm fish…whatever you like.  Anything goes in this pot o’ deliciousness! The following is how I usually make…

Just lovely!

    LEMON RICOTTA PANCAKES So gorgeous, light, fluffy, and softly scented with sunny lemon…pure joy on a lazy morning! I used plain syrup, but lemon curd or raspberry syrup would be wonderful, too. ~~~~ 1/2 cup flour 1/4 cup almond flour 1 teaspoon baking powder pinch of salt pinch freshly grated nutmeg 1 cup…

Appetizer cheesecake? MmmmHmmmm…

SAVORY SUN-DRIED TOMATO APPETIZER CHEESECAKE A little different…but when it comes to cheesecake anything is good!  This one will be a hit on your celebration tables, or at any potluck, BBQ, or picnic. For low-carb-hardly-any-calories serve with assorted cut veggies to dip.   The add-ins are really up to you.  Sub out the tomatoes for…

Could it look more healthy?!

QUINOA CORN EDAMAME SALAD It is no secret that I love quinoa and eat it every chance I get!  This salad is a re-make and a new favorite of mine – very light, summery, and fresh.  The original had barley, but quinoa is so…NOW!  I also cut the amount of corn in half, and added…

Gotta Crunch?!

PUMPKIN-CRUNCH GRANOLA When I get to eat a sweet and satisfy a crunch with good-for-me complex carbs – that’s a good day!  This mix is everything you love a granola to be.  Slightly sweet, spicy, nutty, crunchy, nice-sized chunks, and lots of oats.   Oh, and it makes your house smell like Pumpkin Pie.  There’s…

Summer’s coming…thank goodness!

STRAWBERRY-RHUBARB SAUCE If you are blessed with your own – or a neighbor’s! – rhubarb plant you’ll need something to do with it.   How ’bout this ruby deliciousness?! Tart-sweet, spiced, and vanilla scented – perfect to stir into some plain yogurt or ricotta, over an Oatmeal-Cottage Cheese Pancake, inside a Crepe, or blended into…

Blast from the past…with a new twist

BROCCOLI-QUINOA CASSEROLE  You remember this dish… from every church pot luck, community cookbook, and Gramma’s table.  Yes, THAT broccoli-rice casserole.  Bubbly, cheesy, rich, and so very good.  Old-fashioned comfort food, personified. Since I love using quinoa in everything calling for rice (less starchy, more protein) I thought I’d give it a try in this one….

Quick little quickie!

SPINACH-GORGANZOLA QUICHE CUPS   I love quiche in any way, shape, or form.  It’s comforting to me…the possibilities are innumerable…and they are protein-filled while being fairly low in calories.  A complete meal in a finger food!  (I love LOADED quiche, so I added a little more spinach in the ones photographed.) These freeze wonderfully, so make…

Love That Quinoa Burger!

QUINOA BURGER So yummy!  If you want a change of pace that’s meat-free, yet full of protein, fiber, and very filling…this might be for you. I like it with Tzatziki on top (my recipe is in this post), or  a little “fry sauce” (what some drive-ins call that wonderful mayo/ketchup combo), and with a thick…

Not your Gramma’s rice pudding…

“RICE” PUDDING Okay…so it’s not rice by ANY stretch of the imagination.  But it’s for sure pudding! I love the flavor of a gorgeous rice pudding, but those white carbs will gettcha quick. I got this idea from a message board (thank you McNee) and added a touch or two of my own.  It has…