Archives for the ‘Holiday Recipes’ Category

Persimmon Galette With Brown Rice-Cornmeal Crust

*Note: Because this recipe contains butter, it is not dairy-free. You could try substituting non-dairy shortenings such as coconut oil or lard, but results may not be the same. You may be able to tell from this more ambitious recipe that my appetite has returned! Though I continued to have morning (or rather, all-day) sickness into […]

4th Of July Picnic & Barbecue Recipes

Happy 4th of July everyone! I’m putting together a quick list of easy, no-fuss recipes for picnics or back-yard barbecues. The heat is on and the last thing I want to do is create more heat in the kitchen, so most of these recipes require little cooking.     Grilled Lamb Kebabs     Mix […]

Raw-Milk Eggnog

  The holidays are almost here, and I am relieved to be finished running around in preparation.  My holiday shopping doesn’t revolve around shopping malls though, it is primarily about food!  Today I made the journey to my local health food store to fight the crowds for my weekly grocery shopping and other holiday items. […]

Favorite Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free Holiday Recipes

  Well the holidays are almost here again, I can’t wait to bring out some of the old favorite recipes, and try some new ones!  Usually I write about my holiday cooking after the fact, so I thought it would be a good idea to post all my past successful recipes here in one place […]

Mayo-less Deviled Eggs With Capers

  At last I am finally getting around to posting my deviled egg recipe, in time for the holidays I hope.  Deviled eggs used to be one of my favorite treats, especially at holiday time.  But I stopped eating them because I try to avoid mayo, mostly because it is one of those processed condiments […]

Cornbread Stuffing With Walnuts (and Gravy too!)

  I never enjoyed stuffing on Thanksgiving when I was growing up, because it always made me feel so, well, stuffed.  Maybe it was the fact that it was always bland and dried-out, or that I ate too much meat & potatoes as well, or that my body was simply reacting to all of that […]

Stuffed Pumpkins for Halloween!

Stuffed Pumpkins   Did you know that pumpkins are actually a variety of winter squash?  You can do many more things with them other than just bake pies and carve jack-o-lanterns.  So this week I decided to try something festive and bake stuffed pumpkins.     You can do this with mini-pumpkins or any kind of small […]

Easter Brunch: Polenta Pizza

  One of my favorite things to do on Easter is going to the farmers’ market and seeing all the blooming flowers and fresh spring vegetables and fruits coming in season.  Green garlic, asparagus, sugar-snap peas, ripe strawberries….yum!!  So I spent my Sunday off having a lazy cup of coffee and cooking some more elaborate meals than I normally […]

Vegan Date Rice Pudding

  One thing my mother used to make very well was old-fashioned Swedish rice pudding.  It was a favorite treat that I looked forward to around the holidays.  Of course, it was loaded with milk and cream and sugar, so I gave up on that idea years ago.  Until my mother came to visit last […]

Chicken Wild Rice Soup

  Wow, it has been almost three weeks since I last posted.  Where did the time go?  We enjoyed a wonderful week in Boston visiting my brother and family for Thanksgiving.  Not only was it great spending time with family and enjoying the exciting city of Boston, but good food seemed to find us wherever […]