Archives for November 2013

5-Ingredient Energy Bars with Cardamom and Cranberries

An easy recipe for 5-ingredient energy bars featuring cardamom and cranberries that are nut-free and gluten-free. The travel season is upon us. Today and tomorrow will be filled with families piling into their cars and on planes lugging suitcases and scarves behind them, arms full of casseroles and freshly baked pies. From there will come […]

5-Ingredient Energy Bars

1 1/2 cups pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds) 1 cup pitted dates (Medjool are nice) 1 teaspoon cardamom 2 cups Erewhon Organic Quinoa & Chia cereal or other flaked cereal 1/3 cup dried cranberries Add the pepitas and dates to the bowl of your food processor. Pulse until they are minced evenly. Add in the cardamom […]

Honey-Roasted Cauliflower with Pine Nuts and Crispy Sage

A recipe for a honey-roasted cauliflower dish with crispy sage, pine nuts that would be a wonderful addition to any holiday meal. Mine was a childhood of frozen vegetables. While salads, cucumbers, tomatoes, fresh garden green beans, and plenty of cut-from-the-head broccoli (always with cheese sauce) were available during summer months, the staple winter dinner […]

Honey-Roasted Cauliflower

1 large head cauliflower, cleaned and cut into florets (5-6 cups florets) 1/4 cup whole sage leaves 1/4 cup pine nuts 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons honey, warmed slightly 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt Preheat the oven to 400º F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the cauliflower […]

Tea Time and Books Worth Reading {Lipton Tea K-Cups Keurig Giveaway}

It’s cold, so I’m drinking tea and reading books, plus a fun Lipton K-Cup and Keurig Platinum Plus Brewer Giveaway for you provided by Lipton (opinions and drivel to follow is my own)! Once the cold hits, I pull out my fingerless gloves. They quickly become a part of my work uniform, their knit wool […]

Spiced Pumpkin Butter Bars with Pecans

Velvety pumpkin butter with pumpkin pie spices is baked between layers of oats and flour and topped with toasty pecans in this quick and simple bar dessert recipe. After much hemming and hawing, I finally made pumpkin butter. I’m not sure what I was expecting to find at the end of a long simmer, but […]

Pumpkin Butter

4 cups fresh pumpkin puree 1/2 cup maple syrup (or brown sugar) 1/4 cup apple cider 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1 tablespoon bourbon or whiskey, optional 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Combine the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, apple cider, cinnamon, […]