Olive Oil Pumpkin Bread

Sometimes it can be hard to reconcile my commitment to healthy eating with my ever-persistent sweet tooth. That's why I love this recipe - it's low on sugar (but still plenty sweet) and full of fiber thanks to the whole wheat flour and pureed pumpkin. The recipe even cuts out butter by substituting in olive oil, making … Continue reading Olive Oil Pumpkin Bread

Caramelized Tofu and Brussels Sprouts

I'll admit, the first time I read this recipe I was doubtful. In my Own "Flavor Bible" that I've developed over the years, I never imagined that Brussels sprouts would pair well with tofu. Roasted with olive oil and bacon? Definitely. Pan fried with Parmesan cheese? Delicious. But stir fried with soy and Asian flavors? … Continue reading Caramelized Tofu and Brussels Sprouts

Plum Torte

Despite being knee deep in October, plums are still bountiful at my local farmers market. This unexpected harvest inspired me to try the recipe below, shared long ago by the NY Times and now a mainstay in many home cook's kitchens. This plum dessert makes a surprisingly great neighbor to your other fall favorites, pairing nicely with the season's … Continue reading Plum Torte

Ratatouille Spaghetti

Even though the temperatures this week undoubtedly hint at fall, the vegetables at the farmers market still speak of summer. Nothing makes me happier than the colors and flavors of tomatoes, summer squash, corn, and eggplant, and I'm happy to extend their season way into September. This brings me to one of my favorite recipes, … Continue reading Ratatouille Spaghetti

Triple Berry Muffins

As a lover of all things sweet for breakfast, I often wake up with a craving for muffins. However, daunted by the thought of finding a recipe and gathering the ingredients, I tend to settle for something simpler - and right out of the cereal box. That is, until I found this recipe. There's a … Continue reading Triple Berry Muffins

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

One of the things I love most about summer is the sudden appearance of fruit desserts. I've seen them pop up just about everywhere, from the fanciest of restaurants to my friend's laid back weeknight BBQ. The varieties are endless, beginning with berries in June and transferring over to peaches and other stone fruits as … Continue reading Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

Simple French Toast

Long weekends beg for decadent breakfasts. French toast, with its custard-like texture and sweet, crispy crust, is the perfect answer. Like many of my favorite sweet breakfast treats, french toast comes together quickly and requires ingredients frequently found in the fridge. Eggs? Check. Milk? Check. Bread? Check. If I'm really trying to impress, I'll throw a loaf … Continue reading Simple French Toast