Giveaway: Vegan Brunch AND Vegan Soul Kitchen

Entries are closed. The winner will be announced in the next post! It is a vegan themed giveaway today on my humble blog, though you need not be vegan to enjoy these dairy-free, egg-free, animal-free gems! I reviewed Vegan Soul Kitchen personally, and I must say I have thoroughly enjoyed it. You…

Sugar-Free, Guilt-Free Banana Bread

The Breakfast-Worthy Banana Bread recipe is now viewable in a new post for you to trial! With a couple of over-ripe bananas beckoning from the counter, I knew it was time to take some baking action.  Luckily, blogging buddy Ricki reminded me of the “Breakfast-Worthy Banana Bread” in Go Dairy Free. Though I…

Gifts from the Kitchen: Gingerbread Granola

The baking bug hit me this weekend, so I decided to prepare some treats to give to friends this holiday season.  I was a bit torn on what to make since I would be shipping some of the items, when the weekly email from Meatout Mondays arrived suggesting holiday granola.  Brilliance! …

Thyme for Sweet Potatoes

I prepared the Traditional Green Bean Casserole made with my home-made “Cream” of Mushroom Soup (both recipes are in Go Dairy Free).  This was an old-reliable type recipe, so I knew it would be yummy, and it was! I was going to make my Tender Squash Dinner Rolls (also in Go…

Curry (Powder) in a Hurry

Realistically, no one could be more excited about my dairy-free book arriving than myself, but it isn’t why you might think.  Sure, it is wonderful to see my work in print, but unlike many cookbook authors, I am excited to USE my own book.  And you might be amazed at how…

Free Cookbook Benefits America’s Second Harvest

Nicole over at Pinch my Salt reminded me of Barilla’s free cookbook, which I had almost forgotten to download.  Download The Celebrity Italian Table Cookbook between now and March 31st, and Barilla will donate $1.00 to America’s Second Harvest for every cookbook downloaded, up to 100,000 downloads. While it certainly isn’t…

Two Frugal Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Ah, how do I love Trader Joe’s, let me count the ways … a side note from food, but it seems that their mini floral department is donning some spectactular rose specials, to help avoid buying the $10 marked up to $50 dozen red roses.  They have a “14 Stem Rose Spectacular”…

So, I have been baking …

Several years ago, when I returned to a dairy-free diet, I discovered how many baked goods had milk in some form lingering within them.  Even that innocuous looking French bread often had whey on the ingredient statement.  So, I took up baking.  It turned out to be an excellent cost-saving…