Dairy-free

Lemony Garlic-Mustard Vinaigrette

Lemony Garlic-Mustard Vinaigrette

  This delicious dressing gets its tang from white balsamic vinegar and lemon juice, creaminess from Dijon mustard and unique flavor from garlic and fresh herbs. It’s easy enough to make for every day and tasty enough to serve to guests.    A small amount […]

Cranberry Almond-Flour Pinwheel Cookies

Cranberry Almond-Flour Pinwheel Cookies

These cranberry almond-flour pinwheel cookies are a fruity, pink take on my carob pinwheels. They get their sweetness from honey, but also from the natural sugars in fruit powder and cranberries. Make some for Valentine’s day!   Also, check out my Almond-Flour Carob Pinwheel Cookies. […]

Shrimp Pasta with Olives and Artichoke Hearts

Shrimp Pasta with Olives and Artichoke Hearts

  This company-dinner shrimp pasta with olives and artichoke hearts is full of Mediterranean flavors that are enhanced with white wine and a little feta. If you love kalamata olives and marinated artichoke hearts (I often eat both right out of the jar) you will […]

Haupia Pumpkin Pie – Gluten-and-dairy-free

Haupia Pumpkin Pie – Gluten-and-dairy-free

Transform your pumpkin pie with one extra step into a rich, creamy Island treat, Haupia Pumpkin Pie. The smooth, mildly sweet haupia layer won’t take you much more time than to make the pie. A layered pie is always impressive-looking, right? And this one is […]

“Dirty” Rice Sausage Bake with Vegetables

“Dirty” Rice Sausage Bake with Vegetables

  “Dirty” rice sausage bake is an easy comfort meal for these cooler days or any time! It’s a savory variation on red beans and rice. Make it vegan with a vegan sausage, or meaty with your favorite chicken, pork or beef sausage.    I […]

“Cheesy” Green Chile Black Bean Dip – Vegan

“Cheesy” Green Chile Black Bean Dip – Vegan

  This vegan “cheesy” green chile black bean dip only needs a few savory additions to make a simple black bean dip the star of a party. Its cheesiness comes from nutritional yeast. Then some tartness from lime juice and salsa or white wine vinegar […]

Chicken-Vegetable Meatballs

Chicken-Vegetable Meatballs

  These savory little Chicken-Vegetable Meatballs are an easy appetizer to serve on game day. Or they make an easy finger food for toddlers. Just prep the ingredients, mix together, roll into balls and bake.   The vegetables I used in this batch were carrots, […]

Thai Massaman Curry with Beef and Potatoes

Thai Massaman Curry with Beef and Potatoes

  This one-pot Thai Massaman curry with beef and potatoes has a gorgeous golden color and mellow flavor. It’s also incredibly easy to make in the Dutch oven.   You simply layer the ingredients into the Dutch oven, cover and bake. With amazingly little effort […]

Cranberry Sauce with Apples 

Cranberry Sauce with Apples 

  This is the easiest recipe for cranberry sauce ever, with only two ingredients – three if you make the version with apples. Both are delicious!   Our side dishes for Thanksgiving and other holiday dinners tend to be mostly traditional, and less sweet than […]

Sparkling Meyer Lemon Mocktail

Sparkling Meyer Lemon Mocktail

  This sparkling Meyer lemon mocktail is a refreshing twist on lemonade prepared as a gentle sunrise drink. It’s mildly sweet from simple syrup in both the lemonade and the grenadine. Garnish with pomegranate seeds for a festive pop of red to echo the rosy […]