Fresh Grape n’ Pear Gauacamole

Who would have ever thought of tossing in a few fresh red grapes into a guacamole recipe?  Leave it to me, of course, as I’m always experimenting with new fruits, veggies and herbs for a fun spin on the classic ol’ guac.  Here is a tasty ‘summer’ inspired guacamole recipe that has a hint of … Continued

Mango Avocado Salsa

I recently created a delicious recipe for The Foodie Blog Roll and the National Mango Board for their fabulous ‘Leftover Recipe Challenge’, which incorporates some of my favorite ingredients avocado, cilantro, basil and agave nectar and leftover fresh mango’s and Roma tomatoes in my pantry. Ingredients 2 large fresh mango’s, diced 1 ripened avocado, peeled, … Continued

Apple, Parsnip and Acorn Squash Soup and OpenSky Promotion

There’s nothing like a warm soup on a cool winter evening.  This unique soup pairs acorn squash, parsnips and apples together along with Stonyfield yogurt.  The combination of fruits and sweet winter vegetables makes this soup a perfect way to end your day. Ingredients 2 medium acorn squash, sliced lengthwise in half 3 cups vegetable … Continued

Orange-Infused Eggplant with Basil and Greek Yogurt

I’ve always been a huge fan of eggplant…it reminds me of my Pop Pop, my father’s father, who made the most amazing eggplant parm I have ever tasted.  Giving his recipe a bit of a twist minus the gluten and dairy, I decided to whip up this tasty eggplant dish last night after purchasing four … Continued

Scrumptious Sage Stuffing

You simply cannot go wrong with a gluten-free bread stuffing, especially when its enlivened with fresh sage, white balsamic vinegar and dried cherries. Chunks of bread, golden and crisp on top, soak up turkey stock and buttery juices from the sautéed onions and celery. Ingredients 1 onion, coarsely chopped 2 celery stalks, coarsely chopped 1 … 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

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