Korean-Style Green Chili Pepper Pickles

Korean-Style Green Chili Pepper Pickles
(Skip to Recipe) Why I love Korean Food Best If there's one Asian cuisine I love, it would have to be Korean food.  Korean dishes have a distinct flavor and spice. The variety of their side dishes is also great!  So many to choose from! Not only can you use the side dishes as appetizers, but you can also eat them alone or with a little rice.   One Exceptional Side Dish My favorite...
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A Guide For Making Bread at Home

A Guide For Making Bread at Home
Is Making Bread a Chore or Passion? I've been making bread for more than twenty years.  Not continuously, yet periodically in long spurts over the years.  As you might have noticed from my other recipes on this site, I love making all kinds of dough for pastries, pasta and bread. Friends often ask why I bother to make my own bread.  Isn't it time consuming and difficult?  Yes, I respond, it ta...
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Beet Dandelion Pesto – Nutritious and Tasty Greens

Beet Dandelion Pesto – Nutritious and Tasty Greens
(Skip to Recipe) What Inspired this Beet Dandelion Pesto Recipe? Recently I shared with you my recipe for Dandelion Pesto, prepared primarily with dandelion greens.   My trusty Dandelion Pesto recipe inspired me to make this new Beet Dandelion Pesto.  Yesterday I purchased some lovely organic beets and needed a way to use the beet greens.   How to use Beet and Dandelion Greens I ofte...
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Traditional Matzo Kugel for Passover

Traditional Matzo Kugel for Passover
(Skip to Recipe) What is Matzo Kugel? Matzo Kugel is a pudding made often during the Passover holiday.  Although most people eat a sweet version of Matzo Kugel, prepared with fruit, eggs and nuts, they can also eat a savory version featuring vegetables.   Why do we eat Matzo during Passover? During the eight days of Passover, observers should avoid eating five types of grains which r...
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Healthy Tofu Vegan Pancakes for Breakfast

Healthy Tofu Vegan Pancakes for Breakfast
(Skip to Recipe) How to Make Vegan Pancakes even Healthier   Family Tradition My son is visiting me from Belgium.  This morning he asked for pancakes for breakfast. Pancakes are probably my kids' favorite dish of mine for breakfast. When they were small I would often make them on Sunday mornings.  I always tried to make them healthy(ish) by using whole wheat and rye flours along with a...
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Bumbleberry Pie – Mixed Berries and Apple

Bumbleberry Pie – Mixed Berries and Apple
(Skip to Recipe) What is Bumbleberry Pie? At first I thought Bumbleberry Pie was a sweet baked good featuring bumbleberries.  Little did I know that a Bumbleberry Pie is actually a pie made with mixed berries (usually three types of berries), and sometimes includes apple or rhubarb. My brother asked me to make a raspberry pie for his birthday.  He then added if raspberry was not possible, h...
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Heart-healthy Cinnamon-baked Pears

Heart-healthy Cinnamon-baked Pears
(Skip to Recipe) Is there such a thing as a heart-healthy dessert? Surprisingly there is. Sweets and treats need not always focus on large contents of sugar. If you choose the ingredients carefully, you can prepare healthy desserts for your entire family. Ingredients with high fat content, such as heavy dollops of cream and butter, contain saturated fats, which can increase cholesterol leve...
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An Easy Quiche Recipe Made Simple

An Easy Quiche Recipe Made Simple
(Skip to Recipe) A Quiche Recipe for all Occasions Quiche is sometimes overlooked as a dish to serve guests.  I don't understand why.  I love quiche for informal gatherings, especially accompanied by soup or salad.  It's an easy weeknight supper with my kids.  Leftover quiche is also super easy and yummy the next day, warm or cold. Since I started this blog, I've made quiche more than a dozen...
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Roasted Carrot Rosemary Garlic Soup

Roasted Carrot Rosemary Garlic Soup
What to do with Fresh Rosemary? A good friend brought me several branches of fresh rosemary from her garden when she came to dinner last week.  Immediately my home smelled more outdoorsy and clean.   All week I enjoyed the hint of rosemary in the air. For some reason I cannot leave all this fresh rosemary around without trying to find some way to use it all.  It's impossible for me to let good...
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French Onion Soup in 45 Minutes

French Onion Soup in 45 Minutes
(Skip to Recipe) Memories of French Onion Soup Past I tasted my first real French Onion Soup at Cafe Figaro on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood as a teen.  My friends and I thought Cafe Figaro with its French bistro-style cuisine was so cool.  It had a good menu, reasonable prices and a European atmosphere.  Taking a date here helped gave me an air of sophistication.  Or at least I thought. ...
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Vegetarian Eggplant Lasagna

Vegetarian Eggplant Lasagna
(Skip to Recipe) Vegan vs. Vegetarian Eggplant Lasagna Recently I prepared two eggplant lasagnas side by side.  A Vegan Eggplant Lasagna and a Vegetarian Eggplant Lasagna, as I wanted to compare their tastes. In both eggplant lasagnas I used my Vegan Tomato Sauce for All Occasions as well as a single large eggplant sliced thinly.  You can of course use your own tomato sauce if you prefer.  ...
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Tomato Fish Soup in 30 minutes

Tomato Fish Soup in 30 minutes
(Skip to Recipe) How to make a Quick Tasty Tomato Fish Soup Tomato Fish Soup is one of my favorite soups at home and in restaurants.  There are so many ways to make fish soup, some simple, others a little more complicated.  This recipe is super easy to make in less than an hour. You can make this Tomato Fish Soup in a single pot, making your clean up afterwards much easier.   All you need to ...
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Vegan Eggplant Lasagna without Pasta

Vegan Eggplant Lasagna without Pasta
(Skip to Recipe) The Vegan Eggplant Lasagna Challenge I have made vegetarian lasagne countless times.  Yet, I've always added cheese to each layer.  Sometimes I reduce the amount of cheese I use by mixing ricotta cheese with eggplant puree together.  I'll have to share my vegetarian lasagna some time, as it's my son's favorite.   What is Vegan Eggplant Lasagna? Last week I seemed des...
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Vegan Tomato Sauce for All Occasions

Vegan Tomato Sauce for All Occasions
(Skip to Recipe) A Versatile Vegan Tomato Sauce I usually try to feature here recipes for tasty healthy versions of otherwise ordinary dishes.  Or recipes for extraordinary dishes that will wow your family and guests. Most people already know how to make an Italian-style tomato sauce to use on pasta.  However, here is a tasty healthy version of a tomato sauce that can be used in many of you...
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Dandelion Pesto

Dandelion Pesto
(Skip to Recipe) Why make Dandelion Pesto? Dandelion pesto has brightened up many springtime dishes in past years.  In Belgium, I sometimes gathered the leaves of this wildflower from my backyard lawn to add to salads, soups and other dishes.   Dandelion greens grow wild Picking dandelion greens are an annual tradition that marks the arrival of spring.  Although you can find dandelio...
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