Recipes

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Sweet Potatoes

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Sweet Potatoes

This slow cooker chicken curry with sweet potatoes is a tasty and simple meal that also contains chickpeas, green peas, coconut milk and canned tomatoes. If you like your slow cooker for stir-and-forget dinners, you will love this easy Indian curry. And of course you […]