Lentil-Rice Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

I saw the original version of this because a friend posted it on Facebook.  It’s from a blog called Oh She Glows.  I have tried a few of her recipes and enjoyed them all.  Her photos are beautiful. This was very easy to make, cheap and the leftovers made a fantastic lunch.  I served it


Chocolate Beet Cake

I spotted this in a restaurant recently and was keen to try it but it wasn’t gluten-free.  I did a search for some recipes and found a few different gluten-free options.  I thought it was appropriate for Valentine’s Day with the combination of red beets and traditional chocolate. This is a great recipe to make


Maple Pecan Bourbon Squares

This is a nice decadent post to end the year with before people start their New Year’s resolutions.  I made these because my husband wanted pecan pie but I find GF pie crust to be a disappointment most of the time. These were incredible.  Rich but not too sweet.  You need to wait until they


Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad

I made this a few weeks ago.  We joined a community-supported agriculture program this summer so we are rich in beets and carrots. It’s been great getting the fresh veggie delivery every 2 weeks but I need to be a bit more imaginative as I’m not used to eating so many beets. The recipe is


Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins

I had some leftover canned pumpkin from Thanksgiving so I decided to try making these.  I added some cranberries from the freezer for a real Thanksgiving taste sensation.   They look pretty too with the red berries in the orange muffins. They are lovely and very cake-like in texture.  I made them dairy-free by using


Rhubarb Earl Grey Jam

This jam is so amazing.  I made 4 jars of it a couple of weeks ago and we are currently halfway through the third jar.  I got the recipe from the same cookbook as the pumpkin apple butter.  It’s easy to make and requires minimal special equipment since the quantities are small. Recipe for Rhubarb


Braised White Beans with Rosemary

I got the original recipe for these from a new cookbook.  It called for the white beans to be braised in olive oil on the stovetop.  “Ooh,” I thought, “That will be so delicious.”  I soaked some beans overnight and then gave it a shot.  Apparently my electric stovetop does not go down to low


Pumpkin Apple Butter

I have recently discovered fruit butters as a result of reading many, many cookbooks about canning.  I tried an apple butter that was to die for and then came across a recipe for pumpkin apple butter in this cookbook.  My recipe is different because I wanted to use some maple syrup for sweetness.   Fruit


Blueberry Vanilla Chia Jam

I made a ton of blackberry chia jam last summer and it was fantastic.  They didn’t have any jam blackberries (read squished, cheaper blackberries) at the farmer’s market so I decided to try blueberry jam this year instead. I used this recipe as my starting point but was using much, much bigger quantities as I’m trying


Zucchini Carrot Muffins with Prunes

Lately I go back and forth between being obsessed with canning and making food that’s good for school lunches.  My oldest child starts grade 1 next week so it’s the first time I’ve had to think about packed lunches other than my own.  Today I will write about muffins.  Next week, I’ll try to post