Eggplant and Summer One of my favorite colors is purple. So, maybe that's why I was first curious about eggplant. The color is so beautiful and since we eat with our eyes, I hope eggplant will get your attention, too. When the sun gets really warm in July and August, there is a large supply of eggplant to buy at the grocery store or Farmer's Market. Or, pick it from your own vegetable garden if you are a grower yourself. Whatever, don't miss eggplant as a versatile and very Mediterranean vegetable that tastes great. Here's an eggplant recipe with an Italian twist and here's another eggplant … [Read more...] about A Healthy Eggplant Recipe called Yakne!
A Dessert that's Perfect for Everyone When I first made and tasted this recipe, I thought it was chocolate-y, moist and not too sweet. For me it was a perfect dessert, but I needed other opinions to help me decide if it was a 'keeper' recipe - or not. So, I asked my grown-up son to try it. After going back for a second one, he commented that it was a perfect muffin for him. Great. Next, I shared a plate of cupcakes with my book co-author, Andrea, so that her family of 5 could do a tasting. All agreed that it was a great dessert. Yay. Then, my good friend, Tomomi, made a batch and asked her … [Read more...] about Chocolate and Banana Cupcake Recipe
Less Sugary Homemade Lemonade Kids can help by squeezing the lemons, measuring the ingredients and stirring, with supervision. Makes 3-4 servings 2 large, juicy Lemons, or 3 small lemons 2 cups Water 2 tablespoons Sugar Get out a small pitcher. Cut lemons in half, squeeze juice into pitcher and discard seeds. Add water and sugar. Stir well to dissolve all sugar. Taste and add ½ tablespoon sugar if needed. Kids Thrive on Good Nutrition Making less sugary homemade … [Read more...] about Less Sugary Homemade Lemonade
A Cooking Surprise I have been surprised many times in my kitchen. Like when I rehydrated dried shitake mushrooms for the first time or when I cooked a whole eggplant on the gas burner of my stove. Or, when I put a whole, frozen turkey breast into my crock pot and came home 8 hours later to the most moist and tasty turkey breast I've ever eaten. Cooking is funny when you try new things - that's for sure. Turkey Breast in the Crock Pot Recipe 1 Frozen solid turkey breast This is a one-ingredient recipe. All you do is place the frozen turkey breast into the crock pot or slow … [Read more...] about Turkey Breast in the Crock Pot & How to Use the Leftovers
Canned Pumpkin All Year Long! Thinking about and enjoying foods made with pumpkin is getting more and more trendy throughout the fall season. I'm amazed, though, that the pumpkin-craze seems to fizzle out in winter, spring and summer. With canned, solid pack pumpkin, which by the way is just pumpkin, I'm determined to enjoy it all year long. Here is some nutrition information about pumpkin, conveniently from the can. And, while we're on the topic of good nutrition, here's 8 ways that pumpkin can benefit your overall health. Pumpkin Bread, makes 1 loaf 2 eggs 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 … [Read more...] about Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe
Make these gems at Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, or whenever. They are a perfect balance of tart, sweet and comforting all wrapped up in a tasty muffin. Cranberry and Corn Muffins with Orange Zest Makes 12 regular size or 24 mini muffins Ingredients: 3/4 cup White flour 1/2 cup Whole wheat flour 1 cup Corn meal 1/4 cup Sugar 2 teaspoons Baking powder 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda pinch Salt - optional 2/3 cup Nonfat milk, mixed with 1/2 teaspoon Vinegar 1/3 cup Orange juice 1/4 cup Canola oil 1 Egg, large 1 Orange, grated zest only 1 1/4 cups … [Read more...] about Fresh Cranberries Make a Mean Muffin!