Entree, Food, Recipes, Soups, Vegetables

Sweet Potato, Pumpkin and Mini Peppers Soup

 

Fall is here, with its cooler days and beautiful colors, which were the inspiration for the following soup’s deep orange-yellow color. Continue reading “Sweet Potato, Pumpkin and Mini Peppers Soup”

breakfast, Brunch, Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Dairy Free Banana and Blueberries Cake

When I was asked to create a dairy free, low sugar and low fat summer cake, it was quite a challenge. I’ve decided to rely on the natural sweetness of fruit, and the first ingredient that came to my mind was ripe bananas, as their creamy texture mimics well that of butter in baked goods, and their sweetness would allow me to use less sugar in the cake. Continue reading “Dairy Free Banana and Blueberries Cake”

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Cranberry Apple Cake

Realizing I bought too many bags of fresh cranberries, I decided that baking a cake with some of them would be a good idea. Continue reading “Cranberry Apple Cake”

Brunch, Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Cranberry, Blueberry and Almond Cake

With fresh cranberries arriving at the stores, it’s hard not to use them in different ways, other than cranberry sauce. Continue reading “Cranberry, Blueberry and Almond Cake”

Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Honey and Applesauce Tea Cakes, with Coconut and Rum

The Jewish New Year is celebrated tomorrow, and this brings back memories of traditional foods. One of the culinary traditions for this event, is to dip a slice of apple in honey, and eat it as a symbol for a sweet New Year. Plenty other sweet dishes are added to the table as well, in order to emphasize this hope for a sweet New Year. Continue reading “Honey and Applesauce Tea Cakes, with Coconut and Rum”

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Radish and Beet Greens Frittata

Too often, we find at the store beets or radishes, with their fresh greens cut off. This is a real shame, as the greens are highly nutritious and flavorful. Continue reading “Radish and Beet Greens Frittata”

Brunch, Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Rhubarb, Apple and Maple Cake

Rhubarb season has just started, and the fresh reddish stalks are hard to resist. As I was about to bake a quick apple and maple cake, it only felt right to reduce the amount of apples, and mix in some rhubarb instead. Apples and rhubarb mix so well together, and both pair beautifully with maple flavor and aroma – so the mix of all was very promising. Continue reading “Rhubarb, Apple and Maple Cake”

breakfast, Brunch, Muffins, Recipes

Pumpkin and Banana Breakfast Muffins

With pumpkins everywhere, and with supermarkets pushing canned pumpkin deals non stop, I somehow found myself purchasing a couple of cans, that I wasn’t even sure what I wanted to use them for. So much for thinking I was a savvy customer, who can’t be influenced too easily!
Even though the canned puree can survive practically forever, I still felt I needed to use at least one right now, and came up with the following muffins. Continue reading “Pumpkin and Banana Breakfast Muffins”

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Apple, Cherry, Lime and Honey Cupcakes

Quick and easy to assemble and prepare, the following tasty cupcakes will fill your kitchen with wonderful fragrance of honey and lime. Continue reading “Apple, Cherry, Lime and Honey Cupcakes”

Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes, Snack

Coconut Milk Pudding with Fresh Fruits

When entertaining a large party, it’s always a good idea to serve a dessert buffet, with small portions of a few items, that the guests can help themselves to, according to their taste. On such a buffet, dairy-free, gluten-free, low sugar or vegan options are likely to please not only those who have dietary concerns, but rather, all the guests, especially after a fairly heavy dinner. Continue reading “Coconut Milk Pudding with Fresh Fruits”

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Banana and Dried Fruits Muffins

While these quick, “all in one bowl”, muffins look somewhat plain, they are loaded with healthy and tasty ingredients, such as banana, dried fruits, pumpkin seeds and spelt flour, – all that is needed to make them a perfect guilt-free snack. Continue reading “Banana and Dried Fruits Muffins”