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Roasted Indian Cauliflower Tossed with Chickpeas and Cashews

Roasted Indian Cauliflower Tossed with Chickpeas and Cashews

Scramble CFO (and my dear friend) Robin Thieme stopped by on a Saturday to drop off a book and was surprised to find that I was cooking a hot lunch for just Andrew and me. I ... Read more
Win a Copy! The 52 New Foods Challenge: A Family Cooking Adventure (and Spicy Slow-Cooked Indian Dal Recipe)

Win a Copy! The 52 New Foods Challenge: A Family Cooking Adventure (and Spicy Slow-Cooked Indian Dal Recipe)

Jennifer Tyler Lee is an entrepreneur I admire.  Like many entrepreneurs, she devised a product to solve a problem she had, which was how to get her kids to be open to trying more new foods.  She created Crunch-a-Color, an award-winning healthy eating gam... Read more

Healthy Halloween Recipes:  Witches' Fingers and Terror-ific Tomato Soup

Healthy Halloween Recipes: Witches’ Fingers and Terror-ific Tomato Soup

While this might seem rather gruesome, you can serve this with a free conscience as no witches were harmed in the making of this recipe.  In fact, it's completely vegetarian -- and a hearty healthy Halloween dinner to serve before trick-or-treating.  This smooth... Read more

Healthy Halloween Recipes: Spider Black Bean Dip

Healthy Halloween Recipes: Spider Black Bean Dip

Black beans, fresh tomatoes, and vegetables (spiders optional) make this a healthy yet deliciously fun dip for a Halloween party or as a meal before heading out to Trick or Treat.  Serve with cheese cut like pumpkins, our homemade tortilla chips, and your favorite v... Read more

Summer Potluck Recipe: Corn, Tomato and Bacon Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing

Summer Potluck Recipe: Corn, Tomato and Bacon Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing

I think corn and tomatoes are a perfect pair. They ripen at the same time of summer and the tangy sweet flavor of tomatoes complement the crisp juiciness of the corn kernels. Here, with a creamy basil dressing and a smattering ... Read more

Vegan salad recipe: Luscious Chickpea, Avocado and Cucumber Salad

Vegan salad recipe: Luscious Chickpea, Avocado and Cucumber Salad

   

This flavorful vegan salad recipe can be a meal if served with some warm pita bread or naan, or a hearty side dish with some chicken or fish.  About the pickle: I’ve never used a pickle before in  a salad but I had one les... Read more

Freebie Friday, Back to School Edition: The Best Homemade School Lunches on the Planet

Freebie Friday, Back to School Edition: The Best Homemade School Lunches on the Planet

                                      If you’re a parent, you know that healthy lunches are vital to keeping our kids’ energy an... Read more
Fun Family Dinner Recipe: Baked Mexican Egg Rolls

Fun Family Dinner Recipe: Baked Mexican Egg Rolls

                  The burrito meets the egg roll and my family approves of the match up! Great anytime of the day and as fun family dinner recipe.  Serve them with avocado and cucumber salad or mangoes.   ... Read more
Grilled Vegetables:  Grilled Asparagus as a Delicious, Simple Side

Grilled Vegetables: Grilled Asparagus as a Delicious, Simple Side

Grilled vegetables are easy and delicious side dishes when you've already got the grill fired up. Grilled asparagus is so easy to make, and the slow heat concentrates the flavors and makes a beautiful presentation.  If you can’t gril... Read more

Vegetarian gluten free recipe: Roasted Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Spinach Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

Vegetarian gluten free recipe: Roasted Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Spinach Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

This is such a pretty salad that would be great to bring to a gathering. You can cook the quinoa and make the dressing while the potatoes are roasting, then throw it all together and serve it immediately or refrigerate it for up to 3 days. This vegetarian gluten free salad has a wonderful sweetness.  You might also like it topped with a little sour cream or plain... Read more