Category: Dairy Free

coconut water oatmeal in a bowl with apricots and cardamom

At any given time, there may be upwards of three different varieties of oats in my kitchen cabinet. For baking, I’ve got my traditional rolled oats. When I’ve got time on my hands, I pull out the steel cut oats and treat myself to a bowl sweetened with just a tad of maple syrup. And then there are the typical days, where I want a warm, filling breakfast that’s ready in five minutes. It’s on these days that I rely…

lemon chicken and vegetable soup in a bowl

Lovely spring we’re having. It got up to 86 degrees on Sunday. Tuesday night it snowed. Typical spring…playing with my emotions. So we’ve got an all-seasonal soup today. It’s a livened up version of chicken soup, bursting with the bright flavors of lemon and herbs.  It’s the perfect remedy for those pollen-filled… or snowy spring days.

apricot and rosemary cookies on a cooling rack

Have you ever tricked yourself into thinking an oatmeal raisin cookie is an acceptable breakfast? You tell yourself it’s okay because eating an oatmeal cookie is essentially the same as eating a bowl of oatmeal…with lots of sugar and butter and flour. The only problem is an oatmeal raisin cookie isn’t  as filling as a bowl of oatmeal, so you eat two…or three…or four. And your morning is off to a great start! Sugar crash impending. FAIL. If you ever…

vegan eggnog cake

Growing up, eggnog was never a part of my family’s Christmas food traditions. I always thought the stuff was weird and dangerous because of all the raw eggs. The first time I had eggnog I must have been 18 or 19 and it was a pasteurized version from a carton. Completely safe, right? Not at all. My youthful suspicions proved to be true, as I discovered eggnog is dangerously addictive. All that sugar, nutmeg, and milk fat is a recipe…

maple butternut squash bread

Leave it to me to complicate things. This butternut squash bread requires two additional steps normally not found in quick bread recipes. Instead of adding whole eggs to the wet ingredients, egg whites are whipped and then gently folded in with the rest of the batter. So is it still a quick bread? I think so and a darn good one, that happens to have no white sugar or cholesterol. Buttery maple syrup and creamy roasted butternut squash give the…