Joy Bauer’s Pumpkin Pancakes

Autumn is finally here, and with the changing of the leaves, so changes my diet to include more pumpkin. It’s practically a requirement, am I right? Really, pumpkin is an extremely healthy ingredient (rich in the anti-oxidant beta carotene) that could (and should!) be used year-round. There is just something about this time of year,…… Continue reading Joy Bauer’s Pumpkin Pancakes

Tzatziki Recipe and a Product Review

Today’s gluten-free Tzatziki recipe and product review is in celebration¬† of May, Celiac Awareness Month. For anyone who is unaware, Celiac Disease is a disease that affects the digestive system. The consumption of glutens, most commonly found in wheats, ryes, and barley, aggravates the condition to such an extent that disease sufferers are required to…… Continue reading Tzatziki Recipe and a Product Review

Spring Pasta with Baby Spinach, Tomatoes, and Ricotta Cheese

  To me, this pasta dish announced the arrival of spring. Never-mind the fact that it’s snowing outside right now, on April 1. That’s beside the point. I originally saw this recipe for Papardelle with Baby Spinach, Herbs, and Ricotta featured on the April cover of Cooking Light, and was super excited to try it.…… Continue reading Spring Pasta with Baby Spinach, Tomatoes, and Ricotta Cheese

Pizza Margherita

I made this pizza a while back when I had a severe pizza craving, but didn’t want to give in to the grease of Domino’s. I’m not saying that this pizza is particularly healthy or diet food, with all of that mozzarella… but it’s better for you than delivery, tastes better, and is ridiculously easy…… Continue reading Pizza Margherita

Braised Winter Vegetable Pasta

With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, I’m seeing a lot of discussion on whether or not¬† diet, low-carb, or low-fat foods belong at the Thanksgiving dinner table. Really, it’s not so much of a discussion, because the general consensus seems to be that it’s one day a year dedicated to food (mostly), so might as well live…… Continue reading Braised Winter Vegetable Pasta

Caramelized Onion & Apple Mini Tarts

These tarts are super simple to prepare, yet make for an elegant presentation. Not to mention the unexpectedly delicious flavor combination! I was skeptical, at first, of how well onion and apple would go together; but give it a try, and you won’t regret it! To make 6 servings (about 20 mini tarts), you will…… Continue reading Caramelized Onion & Apple Mini Tarts

Gingered Butternut Squash Soup

Like many of the fall recipes I have added recently, I’ve been wanting to make this soup for some time. When my camera was out of commission, I kept getting ideas for seasonal posts, and this is one of them. I tried butternut squash for the first time last year, when I made a butternut…… Continue reading Gingered Butternut Squash Soup

Slow Cooker Lentil Soup with Cilantro Yogurt

I realized that I had photos of this recipe stored on my flash card, so figured it a good a time as any to share with you! I actually made this about two weeks ago on my birthday, while my parents were visiting and I needed something that didn’t require a lot of hands-on time…… Continue reading Slow Cooker Lentil Soup with Cilantro Yogurt

Sweet Corn Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

I’ve been meaning to make a corn salad for a long time, and finally got around to it today. This dish is phenomenal if you use fresh corn straight off of the cob. I used frozen corn, and it was still pretty awesome. It’s also a good way to use up any fresh vegetables you…… Continue reading Sweet Corn Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette