Cuisine: Vegetarian

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Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies

Every once a while I get challenged to create something tasty that meets a dietary restriction. This time was for a couple of dear friends that absolutely do not touch anything with alcohol. I generally cook with vanilla, but what are cookies without a little touch of something exotic? This is a basic chocolate chip recipe, but instead of vanilla I used cardamom & cloves (Spices they can get in their country.) This is for Mensure & Kaltrina! They loved these cookies on hikes or just because.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: about 36 balls of knee buckling goodness

Summer Berry Crepes

My first try making crepes and they turned out light and yet firm enough to wrap fresh summer fruit in the middle. The crepes have a nice hint of lemon from the lemon powder rather than lemon juice. Lemon juice would thin the batter too much and may curdle the milk. Hubby loved the special Sunday breakfast so much, he wants it for dinner too! Time to pick more berries, that is for sure!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings for 2 People
Homemade Organic Yogurt

Homemade Plain Yogurt with Dehydrator

My mom had a nifty yogurt maker with little bitty cups. Now we eat pints of yogurt and I cook East Indian food with it as well as use it in baked goods. Those little cups weren't my choice. This way makes a good amount of yogurt simply. Of course add your own fruit or sweetener. Best part you know what went into your yogurt with no fillers! Read More About Making Yogurt at Home!

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 12 hrs
  • Yields: 1/2 Gallon of Yogurt!
Blackberry Tapioca Pudding

Blackberry Tapioca Pudding

My grandma Dorothy introduced her grandkids to the wonders of blackberry picking and the best blackberry pudding imaginable. She of course used white sugar back in the day. Nevertheless, this pudding was normally eaten when it was cool enough not to burn our lips. The hint of cardamom and use of agave nectar brings it to a higher level.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings or 2 Hearty Servings or 1 Super Indulgent Serving
Pickled Garlic

Asian Inspired Pickled Garlic

This is my first pickling effort. These pickled garlic turned out so fantastic we just wanted to eat them like olives. The garlics get mellow with the boiling, but still carry a wonderful flavor. Be patient and let them marinate a while.

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 3 Cups
Zucchini Hash Browns

Zucchini Hash Browns

Summertime one gets creative with Zucchini. This is an excellent way to add that to a summer breakfast remake on hash browns. A much lighter and flavorful version than one with just starchy potatoes.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yields: 2 Servings

Peach Chips

An unimaginable sweet, crispy and healthy snack made in your own kitchen! No added sugar or fat and just a light flick of salt. Too bad fresh peaches aren't in season all year around.

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 12 hrs
  • Yields: 3/4 Quart of Dried Peaches
Pasta Salad Primavera

Pasta Salad Primavera

Excellent dish for a summertime potluck or to enjoy around the grill. Even using dried herbs it still screams fresh and wholesome. Dare you to make a double batch for quick leftovers to serve with any meal during the week. Just keeps getting better.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 3 Cups and then some
Cornmeal Banana Cookies

Cornmeal Banana Cookies

This recipe has been a family favorite adapted from the Fanny Farmer Baking Book ©1984. I had to spring this on my family as it sounds pretty unusual for a cookie. I've updated it for less sugar and healthier option for the fat content.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 30 cookies
Jok

Spice of Life Jok

This delicious soup was introduced to us in Thailand. Super nutricious and tasty. My choice for a rainy day lunch. Don't worry, it isn't authentic, but very tasty.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 1-1/2 cups