Green Coconut Curry with Chick Peas...
You probably don’t want to read a food related post that starts out talking about snow and phlegm and pink eye, but here we are.  I’ve been trying to finish up the first 7 of the Cuizoo Arsenal and I’ve been rather hemmed in by snow days (2 in one week) and sick days (too many to count). ...
Brown Butter Non-Pecan Pie...
Before I had kids, I imagined my life with them only in scenes with a Barbara Walters interview softening glow.  And I imagined babies — never toddlers or tweens or teens.  I’m sure that I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but the beauty and magic of it all consistently put a filter on my...
Vegetable Soup with Basil Pistou...
I read this article in the New York Times yesterday (Told to Eat Its Vegetables, America Orders Fries).  Here’s a little quote to blow your mind: For example, only 23 percent of meals include a vegetable, Mr. Balzer said. (Again, fries don’t count, but lettuce on a hamburger does.) Truthfully,...
Quinoa Sunbutter Cookies with Cocoa Nibs...
A few months ago, I decided to go off gluten.  While I haven’t been entirely faithful, I am still attempting to avoid it.  And like almost everything else, I am very bad at “all or nothing” eating.  I’m trying to eat less meat, but I don’t think I could ever be a vegetarian...
Whole Grain Whirligig Cookies...
When my grandmother died, I was lucky enough to receive a few of her hand written recipe cards.  They were divided up among the family and I got a handful that included many cookie recipes.  Of course, there are about five different ones for sugar cookies and I still don’t think I have her exact...
Allergy Friendly Chocolate Chunk Cookies...
1 cup dairy-free margarine or shortening (I use Earth Balance) 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup Plain Soy Milk (or rice milk) 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 1/4 cups unbleached flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda Chocolate Chunks Made From One Scharffen Berger Semisweet Baking Bar (9.7 ounces) Directions: Preheat...
Allergy Friendly Chocolate Chunk Brownie...
1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup water 1/2 cup soy or canola-based margarine (With no whey, etc. I use Earth Balance.) 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I use Scharffen Berger) 2 cups white sugar 2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup...
Allergy-friendly Banana Bread...
1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cups white sugar 1/2 cup margarine, at room temp (I use Earth Balance) 3 very ripe bananas, mashed well 2 cups flour (I used 25% whole wheat, 75% white flour) 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup vanilla soy milk, mixed with 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon...