My new favorite food: the spaghetti squash. Not only is it fairly easy to cook (roasting instructions below) but it’s fun when you get to scrape the “noodles” from the gourd. Besides being much lower in calories and carbs, and gluten-free. These tasty little threads also contain omega-3s and omega-6 acids (to help prevent heart […]

Curried Yellow Split Pea Soup

Since a fresh foot of snow fell yesterday, I decided to try a slight twist on my two favorite winter warmers. If you liked my red lentil soup, you’ll love this one. INGREDIENTS: 1 tsp canola oil 1medium yellow onions, chopped 3 cloves of garlic, minced 4 carrots, peeled and chopped 4 cups of vegetable […]

moroccan chickpea soup

This hearty, chunky soup is so easy to make you will kick yourself for not making a double batch. It’s also the perfect soup to warm you up when the temperatures continue to drop outside. INGREDIENTS: olive oil spray 1 large onion diced 6 to 8 cloves minced (or 3-4 tsp minced or chopped from […]

Coconut curry red lentil soup

This soup will warm you up on even the coldest of winter days. Ingredients: olive oil spray 4 carrots, diced 1/2 large onion, diced 3 tbsp curry powder 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes 3 cloves garlic minced (or 1 1/2 tsp minced or chopped from jar) 1-inch piece fresh ginger minced (or 1 1/2 tsp […]

I’ve been gluten-free for almost 7 years now, and while it does annoy me a bit when folks think I’ve just hopped on the latest food trend, I am grateful that all this buzz has made it much easier to find gluten-free products. And made the gluten-free goods much more palatable than a few of […]

xmas cookie plate

Christmas. It’s the most wonderful time of year. Time for laughter, time for cheer, but most importantly, it’s time for Tia’s Christmas cookies. I’ve been making these colorfully decorated sugar cookies for about 25 years, and they have become as much a part of my family’s Christmas tradition as the ornaments on the tree and the […]

Thanksgivukkah cookies

Since this Thanksgiving/Hanukkah hybrid holiday is a once in a lifetime experience (unless you’re planning to stick around for another 799,000 years), I just couldn’t let the festivities pass without a special batch of my (now) famous sugar cookies. I looked around the internet to get some inspiration for what I wanted my cookies to […]