Maple


Crisp Fruited Salad with Maple-Yogurt Dressing

You don’t eat meat or dairy?  What DO you eat?  Even though it has now been about a year, I am still asked this question regularly. Folks still think that when animal food are cut out, that there is nothing to eat or whatever is left is cardboard! Does this […]

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Country Apples and Walnuts

My very sweet friend Suzanne is back at work from maternity leave and looks amazing – leaner than before she was pregnant! Everyone was amazed. We all asked, “How did you do it?!!” I was so happy to hear the weight just fell off after she and her husband watched […]


Baked Monkey Oats

Baked oats are so satisfying that I made it again this morning. This recipe is very similar to the last but uses fresh bananas……next time I might put a bit of ground flax seed on top as well. YUM! The nutrition info below is listed for either one or two […]


Maple Walnut Peanut Butter for my Second Bloggiversary

This month I celebrated two milestones; the first being my tenth anniversary, October 6th, and the second  being my (belated) bloggiversary on October 8th . Looking back, I remember coming across a recipe on the blog Closet Cooking; the curried honey Dijon roasted chicken in particular was both where I learned about food blogs and […]


Fall Panzanella with Kale and Cranberry Walnut Bread

Happy Friday  Just a super quick post because I miss ya. And ‘cause I threw this together for a pot luck at work and I got lots of requests for the recipe.  And ‘cause I’m proud of myself for throwing together a season appropriate recipe that people actually liked that […]


Crunchy Kale Fattoush

I do believe I have discovered the dressing secret of my favorite salad at Mandaloun Mediterranean.  It is tart, tangy, sweet perfection and I think I figured it out by accident.  On a whim, while at the St Augustine Farmers Market I decided I would make a version of the […]


Pumpkin Maple Tart

    We’re on a roll!  The first tart was polished off in less than a week so tried a festive fall one, a pumpkin maple tart that is also sweetened with banana.  Ok so technically it’s not a “tart” considering the definition of Tart, according to Dictionary.com,  is the following: […]


Maple Glazed Fu

Two great things. 1) I got my handy dandy “fu” press and I love it.  So much easier and takes up a lot less space than stacking two plates with Jack Welch’s book “Straight from the Gut” on top as a weight.  2) Cara’s Cravings Blog supplied me with this most excellent tofu recipe.  Sesame Maple […]


Raw Tahini Pumpkin Truffles

Dear Aunt Owney, if you are reading this post this one is for you. What?  No tahini, agave and flax seed in the pantry?  Sheesh, I thought everyone had this stuff!  😉  I will admit I do buy most ingredients at my local natural food store, Native Sun.  However, you can get almost all the ingredients shown […]