Maple


Crisp Fruited Salad with Maple-Yogurt Dressing 1

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

Taste of home – a warm mixture of cinnamon, maple syrup, apples and walnuts will leave you feeling all warm and cozy. 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, […]


Baked Monkey Oats 1

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 17

    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 5

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 3

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 […]