Crazy for Cocoa Granola

I am being nostalgic and referencing the vintage Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs commercials from the late 70s and early 80s. But, I have elevated the sugary manufactured cocoa cereal of our youth. (When did the 80s get retro?) . . . → Read More: Crazy for Cocoa Granola

Freekeh Pilaf

This dish is “freekeh” amazing! Recipe is from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty. . . . → Read More: Freekeh Pilaf

Chocolate-Cherry-No-Egg-Rice-Cooker-Cake

Here is an easy dessert to whip up in your rice maker and it has an oh-so sexy Valentine’s Day title, don’t you think? . . . → Read More: Chocolate-Cherry-No-Egg-Rice-Cooker-Cake

Red Rice Salad (Loaded with Veggies)

Here’s a healthy rice salad with a French-Moroccan spice flair for this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature, French Kiss. . . . → Read More: Red Rice Salad (Loaded with Veggies)

Winter Romaine Salad with Butternut Squash and Roasted Chickpeas

As we continue our 2017 Challenge, I am mixing a few salads into our rice bowl diet.

All of these steps can be done ahead of time.   This salad is best served when the ingredients are at room temperature but leftovers are just as good cold the next day.

Look at these colors.

. . . → Read More: Winter Romaine Salad with Butternut Squash and Roasted Chickpeas

Low Sugar Quick Breads

Low-Sugar Pumpkin Spice Muffins and Applesauce Cake with Walnuts and Cranberries, two healthy and easy diabetic friendly quick breads. . . . → Read More: Low Sugar Quick Breads

Karma and Chai

Here’s another book review of Karma and the Art of Butter Chicken by Monica Bhide. For the perfect gift, I’ve paired this book with a homemade chai spice. . . . → Read More: Karma and Chai

Blueberry Spice Jam

It’s jam season and I am starting to can and preserve. This recipe is a different and delicious twist on a plain blueberry jam. . . . → Read More: Blueberry Spice Jam

Maldivian Body Scrub

Ah, wouldn’t a trip to a tropical paradise be great right about now? Can’t carve out enough time to go during this holiday season? Make this spice scrub instead….. . . . → Read More: Maldivian Body Scrub

Balsamic-Cinnamon Blueberry Jam

I spent a Friday refreezing bulk blueberries (purchased in March from Bithell Farms).     Fourteen pounds of Oregon blueberries had been languishing in the freezer in the original big plastic bag they had been delivered in.    (I am such a slob, I didn’t even reseal the bag after breaking into the bounty after they were delivered.   . . . → Read More: Balsamic-Cinnamon Blueberry Jam

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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