Kale-Quinoa Salad with Pistachios and Raisins and Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

The Food Explorer: The True adventures of the Globe Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats is this round’s selection for Cook the Books Club. Here’s my salad inspired by food we may never have been able to experience without David Fairchild, the “food explorer” of the title. . . . → Read More: Kale-Quinoa Salad with Pistachios and Raisins and Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

A Love Actually Perfect British Holiday Fruit Cake (for IHCC, too)

A dual post for both Food ‘n Flix (for Love Actually) and I Heart Cooking Clubs (for CAKE!). . . . → Read More: A Love Actually Perfect British Holiday Fruit Cake (for IHCC, too)

Morning Glory Muffins for IHCC

For I Heart Cooking Clubs’ Morning Glories theme this week, I revisit a muffin recipe that is chockful of apples, carrots, raisins, nuts, and coconut. . . . → Read More: Morning Glory Muffins for IHCC

Raw Butternut Squash Salad with Ginger & Raisins

Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! DELICIOUS! . . . → Read More: Raw Butternut Squash Salad with Ginger & Raisins

Beet and Leek Farro Salad with Spiced Vinaigrette

I ended up doing two posts inspired from Feast of Sorrow by Crystal King. Her work is the current selection for Cook the Books. Here’s my rendition on an ancient Roman recipe. . . . → Read More: Beet and Leek Farro Salad with Spiced Vinaigrette

Wild Rice Salad with Dried Fruit and Arugula

Here is a recipe from a truly beautiful book, Eat Beautiful, by Wendy Rowe. . . . → Read More: Wild Rice Salad with Dried Fruit and Arugula

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)

Apple Cranberry Chutney

A cookbook review of Minnesota’s Bounty and a delicious winter chutney recipe. . . . → Read More: Apple Cranberry Chutney

Moroccan Raw Carrot and Beet Salad with Golden Raisins

Growing up I disliked beets and raisins.

Why?

I think it is interesting to trace our food phobias—trace them back to that horrific childhood memory where one first tasted the foul ingredient.  Notice I said “disliked,” not hated, because I really can’t think of a food that I absolutely hate.    So my dislike of . . . → Read More: Moroccan Raw Carrot and Beet Salad with Golden Raisins

Bread Machine Raisin Bread

There was a time  when the adults in the family still gave and received purchased gifts.   This was before we decided we had too much STUFF and as gifts began to collect dust or take up storage and attic spaces.  The presents typically were a bit pricey and extravagant as well and you can . . . → Read More: Bread Machine Raisin Bread