Persimmon Bars

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These bars are lighter than traditional fruit and nut bars, and make a great traveling or backpacking snack—or a dessert cake when a bit of frosting is added. Refined sugar is replaced by dates, which have a brown sugar flavor that complements the … [Continue reading]

Chunky Cranberry Sauce

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I love foods that taste like dessert but are served with dinner, and cranberry sauce tops my list! Try this zipped up version with apples and pears, walnuts and raisins. Dates are used instead of refined sugar, and a few pomegranate seeds add a bit … [Continue reading]

Hearty Lentil Stew

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As the rain rolls in, I roll out my soup pot! This hearty lentil stew is a perfect rainy-day meal all by itself. And it’s super easy to make. Lentils, potatoes and cabbage, mmm. I’m off to curl up with some stew! Ingredients ¼-½ cup water, … [Continue reading]

Curry Vegetables & Rice

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This sweet and mildly spicy curry sauce is great on vegetables and rice, as well as on baked potatoes. Instead of richness from oil, butter or coconut milk, this sauce calls for ground sesame seeds. While you can buy curry powders pre-made, for this … [Continue reading]

Mint-melon Sorbet

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Naturally sweet melons make delicious treats just as they are. But they also make great sorbet! For this recipe, you can use any kind of melon and fresh herbs, but I have chosen to use mint and a casaba melon, which is white on the inside and … [Continue reading]