Almond-Poppy Seed Cake

Almond Poppy Seed Cake

This festive and hearty cake is not only delicious, but very fragrant. Its few ingredients and steps make for easy preparation, and it may be served plain or with Lemon Frosting. It uses no oil, and still bakes up moist without being greasy. Note: I have received some questions about millet, as it’s a lesser-used […]

Homemade Salad Dressings

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Bottled salad dressings from the grocery store typically contain an abundance of oil, salt, and/or sugar, as well as other ingredients (i.e., dairy, cheese, corn syrup, MSG, caramel coloring, thickeners, preservatives) we don’t want to put into our bodies if good health is our goal. Making salad dressings at home from scratch is the most […]

Why Go SOS-Free?

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You have heard of “gluten-free,” “sugar-free” and “fat-free,” but what about “SOS-free?” An SOS-free diet simply means that no refined salt, oil or sugar has been added to the food (during preparation, cooking or afterwards). “Going SOS-free” continues to catch on as more people strive to reduce or eliminate salt, oil and sugar in their […]

Zucchini Bread

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Traditional zucchini breads are rich and dense due to their refined oil and sugar, but these ingredients are not necessary, or health-promoting. This bread gets its moistness and heartiness from zucchini, apples, dates, and millet and oat flours. I have happy memories of my mom’s zucchini bread made from the squash in our garden. And […]

Favorite Holiday Recipes

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Below are some favorite traditional and non-traditional holiday recipes from my blog. Enjoy! Appetizers: Chickpea & Avocado Spread Tu-no Salad Wraps Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Kabocha Bean Dip Salads: Caesar-y Salad Creamy Coleslaw 4-Bean Salad Cabbage Salad with Dijon-lime Dressing Roasted Vegetable Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing Macaroni Salad Quinoa Salad with Currants and Pistachios […]