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Yogurt and Raisin Bran Muffins

Bread /
Yogurt and Raisin Bran Muffins

I’ve been making my own yogurt lately. I use it not only for desserts, snacks, and breakfasts, but also for enriching baked goods. Here are some eggless bran muffins that are moist and mildly sweet. / 0 / More

Veggie Pork Sausage Patties

Essentials /
Veggie Pork Sausage Patties

Just the right flavor and texture for a breakfast side, these patties are made with a product I love, Creative Cuisine’s Light Gluten Shreds. These cook up easily, keep in the refrigerator for several days, or store in the freezer for a month or two. / 0 / More

New England Corn Bread

Bread /
New England Corn Bread

New England style corn bread is generally sweeter and more moist than the hearty Southern variety. This version of the New England treat is mildly sweet and not too rich…in my opinion, a perfectly balanced corn bread. / 0 / More

Spicy Baked Pinto Beans

Lunch /
Spicy Baked Pinto Beans

Spicy Baked Pinto Beans Use home simmered dry pintos or simply use canned beans. Either way, this is a satisfying hot meal, especially good with my New England Corn Bread. Serves 4-5. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium bell pepper, chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 jalapeno chili pepper, seeded / 0 / More

Persian Cucumber Salad

Salads /
Persian Cucumber Salad

Persian cucumbers used to be hard to find in American supermarkets, but now they are available and generally unwaxed, crisp and delicious. Here is a lovely way to use them. / 1 / More

Kabocha Turnovers

Breakfast /
Kabocha Turnovers

Japanese Pumpkin, also called “kabocha”, is delicious in these turnovers…. The turnovers remind me of those delicious Mexican Pumpkin Empanadas. The flavors of cinnamon, clove, and brown sugar make these a wonderful Fall breakfast treat. I used Indo-European Puff Pastry Dough Squares, which may be purchased at many Mid-Eastern, import, or Indian stores! / 0 / More

Persimmon Cheesecake Pie

Desserts /
Persimmon Cheesecake Pie

You would never guess this delectable dessert has a base of cottage cheese. This higher protein, lower calorie dessert may be made in a pie plate as below, or in 8 individual half-cup ramekins. / 0 / More