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Raw Cranberry Chia Pudding Recipe. Vegan and Gluten-Free

Did someone just say Chia Pudding? This reverse chic cook recoils at all manners of food trends and fads, and the way food manufacturers have abused the chia fad and many other fads makes me want to run for the hills. If only the food industry…
flavored butter
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Homemade Flavored Butter Recipes. Sweet and Savory

What is inspiring me to post about Flavored Butter Recipes is a wonderful event I attended with my daughter yesterday, the Bikkur Cholim Crown Heights Annual Brunch. The talented ladies in charge put out a wonderful spread, and I heard lots…
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Ginger Tea Recipe, Ginger Ale, Ginger Vodka

Ginger Tea, Ginger Ale, Ginger Vodka. All homemade, in a jiffy. Ginger Lovers, you will be in Umami Heaven. I make 1 1/2 gallons of ginger tea in minutes, no commercial counterpart of ginger tea begins to compare. Why think of fresh ginger…
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Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Recipe. Gluten-Free

My Chocolate Raspberry Mousse is my new star born just yesterday. I served my brand new Chocolate Raspberry Mousse to my guests last night, and the consensus is: It's a rock star! It doesn't in the least hurt that my chocolate raspberry mousse,…
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Triple Ginger Cookies Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly. All Variations

These Triple Ginger Cookies are for ginger lovers only! These heavenly, crunchy-melt-in-your-mouth ginger cookies are a real celebration of one of my favorite flavors: ginger. And I spread it on really thick, using it as I do in this recipe…
gluten-free muffins
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Gluten-Free Muffins. All Variations

Making good gluten-free muffins takes a little practice! The good news is, with each new batch, my gluten-free muffins are getting more delicious. My most recent flurry of tinkering with gluten-free muffins is for my grandson's sake. And…
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Tuna Steaks, Spinach Corn Ragout. Salmon Variation

I urge you to get familiar with Frozen Tuna steaks: You're in for a treat! While fresh tuna is most often not affordable (sorry to say I never get near it), frozen tuna steaks are the best deal: individually wrapped, sushi quality, at less…
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Hot Sour Soup Recipe. All Variations

Hot and Sour Soup is almost as easy to make as its first cousin, Miso Soup. This is where you watch those umami Asian seasonings do their magic in no time. Hot and sour soup has only the added initial step where you coat the chicken and stir-fry…
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Moroccan Chicken Tajine with Swiss Chard and Fennel Recipe

The wonderful thing about Moroccan Cooking and all tajines is, there's never any talk about side dishes. It's all aboard! Cooking everything in one pot results in a fabulous Chicken Tajine, with half the work and double the flavor, and I'm…
vegan cheesecake
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Vegan Cheesecake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Recipe

Vegan Cheesecake? You bet! Not an oxymoron! A new dessert star was born this week as a result of extensive tinkering with variations on cheesecake: Vegan Cheesecake. Forgive me for feeling so smug, but I am mighty proud of my creation: You…
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Sausages, Kale and Butternut Squash Saute Recipe

Once in a while I get my hands on good natural sausages (Grow and Behold, Jacks's Gourmet, etc), and decide to include them in a larger dish. This latest star was just born, is delicious and deliciously funky, and was dinner entre nous this…