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SIDES, Tapas

ROASTED POTATO FRIES

  Have you ever been served one baked potato and wondered if you could really eat the whole thing? Yet… two whole Rosemary Roasted Potato Fries set before you, and you will be wanting for more! Potatoes are funny like that.  The recipe for these wicked good potatoes couldn’t be […]

Salads

EGG SALAD

THIS, is without a doubt, the best dang egg salad you will ever eat and it’s beautiful too! The beets and eggs can be cooked in advance, and simply put together just before you serve it. A delicious luncheon, served with Homemade Crackers, and a glass of wine. A great healthy snack […]

Desserts

VEGAN GREEN TEA CHEESE CAKE

How would you feel about having a dessert that is loaded with healthy ingredients? Vegan Green Tea Cheese Cake is just the dessert to satisfy! It’s loaded with nuts and fruit, spices and flavor. Once assembled, it keeps beautifully in the freezer, and takes only minutes to soften enough to […]

Drinks

GIN & TONIC SORBET SHOOTERS

Who doesn’t LOVE an adult sorbet? That’s what I thought! The refreshing flavor of Gin, Lime, Mint, and Juniper Berries make for a delightful summer treat, if only in “Shooter Size” portions.  Juniper Berries have long been used to give Mediterranean food a distinct aromatic flavor in cooking meats, sausage, […]

Breakfast/Brunch

STUFFED PUMPKIN BLOSSOMS

Just as summer gardens are beginning to come to life, a tiny peek of autumn pops through: Pumpkin Blossoms! Rarely will you find them at the market, since they are so delicate, and perhaps you may never go out of your way to prepare these lovely flowers as an appetizer, […]

Main Dish

BASTILLA

  (Bastila B’Stilla or Pastilla)  Sometimes, you just have to make something exotic with everyday, ordinary ingredients. THAT is what Bastilla is! Most often known to be a dish from Morocco, it is said to be prepared in Egypt as well, though its origin is actually from Andalusia, hence the […]

Main Dish

SHEPHERD’S PIE

A country dish that is both Hearty and Healthy. Can be prepared from ingredients purchased specifically for Shepherd’s Pie, or ingredients you might already have in your fridge.  Just so you are in the – Know – Shepherd’s Pie is made with Lamb, while Cottage Pie is made with Beef! […]

Desserts

CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM

WHO DOESN’T LOVE CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM!! This summer, buy yourself an ice cream maker (about $60.00), and you can have home-made ice cream any day of the week!  This Chocolate Ice Cream couldn’t be easier. Ingredients Makes 3 cups Cacao Powder – 1 cup Sugar – ¾ cup Water – […]

Drinks

NUT MILK – ALMOND and CASHEW

DAIRY-FREE MILKS  You don’t have to be dairy-free to LOVE the taste, and many uses for Nut Milks, as well as Seed Milks. Making this type of milk at home couldn’t be easier. Almond Milk has been around since ancient times. The Moorish cuisine has been enjoying HORCHATA (almond milk […]

Bread

BREAD

BREAD  The quickest way to a man, woman, or child’s heart! The most basic food that we can prepare, and yet the most decadent when it has been prepared by YOU! I can think of nothing I cook in the kitchen that is easier than bread. You don’t believe me? I […]