Chocolate Cinnamon Bread Pudding

Who doesn’t love bread pudding? So soft and smooth, so incredibly moist…yum, I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.  I’ve created a healthy gluten-free bread pudding that is made with raw cacao and macadamia nuts, which are two ingredients that are sure to knock your socks off with one bite.  This recipe is not too … Continued

Musselman's Apple Sauce Holiday Side Dish and Giveaway Gift Basket

Recently I was contacted by Musselman’s Apple Sauce to create a holiday side dish using their apple sauce.  To say the least, I pretty much inhaled the complimentary 2 jars they sent to me.  Delicious is an understatement and I had a fabulous time in my new kitchen devising a holiday recipe side dish. And … Continued

Cauliflower Soup with Gluten Free Croutons and Golden Raisins

Last night, instead of heating up my Turkey Day leftovers…I decided to whip up a tasty cauliflower soup with crunchy gluten-free croutons.  The vegetable stand on my corner had the most beautiful heads of cauliflower this morning on my way to work and I simply couldn’t resist… Ingredients 3 Tbsp.olive oil 1 onion, sliced 3 … Continued

Cranberry Butternut Squash Soup

O, the excitement of my new kitchen continues…I’ve been busy whipping up hearty harvest recipes this week and last night I created a savory butternut squash soup with an extra kick of fresh cranberries from the local market. This tasty winter squash is quite similar to a pumpkin, yet it has more of a nutty, … Continued

Egg-alicious!

Exciting news…I just moved into my very own apartment and I am thrilled to have my  own full kitchen! It’s beautiful and incredibly spacious…perfect for my cooking soirées and recipe testing…just in time for the holiday season. I have eggs on my mind today…Sunny-side-up, poached or scrambled? Or shall we get creative and whip up … Continued

Agave Roasted Chickpeas

Last night I whipped up a batch of agave sweetened chickpeas.  Over the years, I’ve roasted my fair share of chickpeas, however this time I opted for adding a sweet bite to these crunchy nibbles. These tasty chickpeas pack a nice dose of protein and are perfect atop your morning oatmeal, afternoon salad or tossed … Continued

Pumpkin Pudding

During October, we’re bombarded with pumpkins; they seem to be everywhere we turn.  Although many of us resort to ‘picking’ pumpkins as a decoration with cornstalks on the front steps, I opt for baking this sweet orange veggie and reap a nice dose of vitamin A.  There are so many pumpkin recipes out there…pumpkin pie, … Continued

Product Review: Goji Gourmet

A big thank you to my friend, Allison over at Goji Gourmet for sending me a package of their tasty cookies.  I had the delightful opportunity to meet Allison last week to hear about her exciting new business and taste her deliciously-healthy cookies. Goji Gourmet offers a wonderful variety of cookies packed with superfoods and … Continued

Pumpkin Bran Cookies

Earlier this week I was in the mood for some serious pumpkin…it must be the fall foliage and autumn breeze that spark my yearning for harvest foods.  These are the days when Central Park is remarkably beautiful; the leaves turning beautiful shades of auburn and rust…reminds me of pumpkins and produce-packed cornucopias.  It’s hard to … Continued

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Continuing with my fall harvest theme, I have created a delectable Pumpkin Bread Pudding that will knock your socks off, leaving your taste buds yearning for more.  I was excited to use a fresh loaf of Nature’s Pride Soft 100% Whole Wheat bread, which has an incredible consistency and is perfectly suited for bread pudding.  … Continued