Vegetarian

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. […]

Almond Flour-Carob Pinwheel Cookies

Almond Flour-Carob Pinwheel Cookies

These almond flour-carob cookies are smooth and buttery, with just a hint of sweetness from honey or maple syrup. The pinwheels are easier to make than you might think, especially if you use your food processor to mix up the two doughs. Make some for […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Easy Apple Chutney

Easy Apple Chutney

Serve chutney with any Indian curry for a mild sweetness to balance the savory spices. This recipe for Easy Apple Chutney is so simple, yet so flavorful! I usually just simmer up a batch while I’m working on the curry.    See this curry served […]

Plum-Oatmeal Crumble Bars

Plum-Oatmeal Crumble Bars

These gluten-free, vegan plum-oatmeal crumble bars have a delicious oatmeal-almond crust and crumble topping. The slightly sweet, cinnamony crust makes a great flavor contrast with the tartness of the simple homemade plum jam filling.    And whether or not you offer them as a Christmas […]

Apple Marzipan Tart with Almond Crust

Apple Marzipan Tart with Almond Crust

  This apple-marzipan tart with almond crust is a delicious and beautiful way to enjoy Fall apples. And, it’s simpler than it looks because you make the almond flour crust and creamy almond paste layers in the food processor – without washing it between layers!  […]