Oh Yum, this delicious bread is so moist and chocolaty! Pumpkin puree gives it a nice richness, and cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger add a mild but lovely spiciness. This is my first time baking with chickpea based gluten-free flour and I’m really happy with the texture and flavor.
My “How Not to Die” Pie
I LOVE cookbooks and was excited when my brand new copy of Dr. Greger’s “The How Not to Die Cookbook” arrived the other day! It’s really a beautiful book. The pages are thick and the pictures are gorgeous, but most importantly the recipes look both amazing and heart-healthy.
Like a short story, a good recipe can put us in a delightful trance. ~ Bee Wilson, The New Yorker
As I thumbed through the book, this pie just jumped right out at me as something I had to make right away. What to do?? Invite the neighbors for a healthy plant-based dinner! Julie Soup and home baked cornbread, and finished with this lovely pie–it was a definite winner. The crust is so delicious, the first bite immediately inspired ideas for other pies or bars. And the filling … yum! It has a wonderful texture with a hint of lemon which pairs so well with the berries. Continue reading Berry Pie with Pecan-Sunflower Crust
Healthy, Wholesome Gingerbread Muffins
The smell of these muffins baking just fills your world with warmth! I have some in the oven right now to take to a small holiday get-together tonight. I like that they’re made with the wholesomeness of whole grain spelt and pumpkin–you get a healthy dose of fiber and nutrition, plus the molasses gives you a bit of iron too.
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Heart Healthy Pancakes
“I don’t have to tell you I love you. I fed you pancakes.”
~Kathleen Flinn in “Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good”
Our Thanksgiving holiday travel plans got cancelled at the last minute, so we spent a quiet Thanksgiving Day together at home. As most of you know, we stopped eating meat and poultry after Bill’s event (and we avoid common wheat as well) so our holiday meal is a bit nontraditional anyway. Yet the feast with the family is always wonderfully bountiful with an abundance of vegetables and Uncle Ernest’s famous homegrown butter beans!
Suddenly unprepared to put together the usual Thanksgiving fare (sans the turkey and stuffing), I used this unexpected change of plans to test this recipe and we were not disappointed! Our nontraditional Thanksgiving meal magically became a heaping plate of blueberry pancakes Continue reading SPELT-BLUEBERRY PANCAKES
I love this stuff! So easy to throw together, simple and delicious. My friend Holly and I whipped this up during our recent visit to her house and we all eagerly devoured it. She discovers the best recipes! … (including the Vegetarian Quinoa Chili here on the blog.)
It tastes so fresh and summery with the crisp, cool cucumber and sweet, tangy orange. Black beans provide protein and heart healthy fiber, magnesium and potassium, plus a variety of healthy phytonutrients. And creamy, buttery avocado contributes beneficial, heart healthy fats. Continue reading Black Bean and Avocado Salsa Dip