Recipes

Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes

These cupcakes are grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free.  They are, by far, the best fudgy and dense cupcakes I have ever tasted. Print Recipe Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes These cupcakes are grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free.  Try adding a pinch of Cayenne pepper for a nice kick. They are, by far, the best fudgy and dense cupcakes I …

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Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

My neighbor made these for a dinner party, and I had to steal the recipe and modify a bit.   They are a perfect dense brownie that I made into mini cupcakes.  I have listed baking directions for both cupcakes and brownies. Print Recipe Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes These gluten-free chocolate cupcakes are nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free, and …

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Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a nutritional powerhouse high in fiber, choline which is vital for brain, liver, and muscle functions.  It has vitamins K and B6. A 100-gram serving delivers 1 gram of fiber and protein and 39 mg of choline, almost 10 percent of the recommended daily intake. Print Recipe Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Roasted cauliflower is delicious. …

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Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower is a vegetable that I crave, so I am always finding ways to prepare it. With this soup, cauliflower proves once again that it is the ultimate magical vegetable. This puréed soup is creamy and smooth.  It’s perfect for a Fall or Winter day, and I love it for breakfast.   Print Recipe Cauliflower Soup Cauliflower …

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Turmeric Shots

I can’t say enough about Turmeric.  I take a daily supplement of fermented Turmeric, and I swear by it.  I am always trying to find ways to add Turmeric into my diet. My friend Wendy gave me this recipe; it is full of superfood ingredients. The first time I made this, I used Blood Oranges. Do not …

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Golden Turmeric Milk

Turmeric’s health effects are generally centered upon an orange-yellow colored, lipophilic polyphenol substance called curcumin, which is acquired from the herb’s rhizomes.  Curcumin is known to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer effects. Thanks to these effects, it has an essential role in the prevention and treatment of various illnesses ranging notably from cancer to autoimmune, neurological, …

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Butternut Squash

Autumn is here, and I always manage to stockpile a variety of squash. Butternut squash is one of my favorites; however, I also enjoy spaghetti squash, acorn squash, etc.  Today I want to focus on butternut squash because it’s the most versatile in soups. Squash has always been highly valued and widely cultivated by indigenous people in …

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Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

Rob and I were in Hood River one Autumn day, and we decided to have dinner at Celilo Restaurant on Oak Street.  Their chef is always whipping up exciting soups.  This particular night he was featuring a butternut squash pear soup.  Knowing that I love all things butternut squash, I had to try it. I loved it.  I knew …

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Butternut Squash and Porcini Mushroom Soup

This savory butternut squash soup is one of my favorites. The rosemary herbs make this soup special, and your kitchen will smell amazing.

You can use vegetable stock to make this plant-based.