Winter Stew with Potatoes, Barley, and Lentils

Winter Stew with Potatoes, Barley, and Lentils

My father-in-law was reminiscing a few years ago about a family dish his mom used to make when he was a little boy. It was a stew, he recalled in great detail, with beef, beans, and root vegetables. He posed … Continue reading

Chocolate Valentine Cupcakes

Chocolate Valentine Cupcakes

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it might be your turn to go from chocolate inspiration to warm cupcake magic. Cupcakes, also called Fairy Cakes, are a cultural phenomenon with almost universal appeal. According to Everything Cupcakes, “The first mention of the cupcake can … Continue reading

Blueberry Lime Smoothie, and Book Review: Easy, Affordable Raw (How to Go Raw on $10 a Day)

Blueberry Lime Smoothie, and Book Review: Easy, Affordable Raw (How to Go Raw on $10 a Day)

Lisa Viger’s Easy, Affordable Raw (How to Go Raw on $10 a Day) is a beautifully written, approachable book, filled with gorgeous photographs and tempting ideas. Although I personally eat a plant-centered diet, it’s clearly not raw-only. But I love the idea of including … Continue reading

Chocolate Crispy Peanut Butter Fudge with Dried Cherries

Chocolate Crispy Peanut Butter Fudge with Dried Cherries

Since it’s the holiday season, and time for celebrating, today I’m sharing this special recipe with you for decadent, gift-worthy fudge, made with pure, very simple ingredients. This fudge is too good, really, and it’s as easy as can be! And on top … Continue reading

Cranberry, Apple, and Pear Slow Cooked Crumble

Cranberry, Apple, and Pear Slow Cooked Crumble

As a great fan of desserts that practically make themselves, this recipe is among my favorites. It’s a medley of winter fruits, and really shines around the holidays because it features the beauty and flavor of whole fresh cranberries. These … Continue reading