Monthly Archive: October 2015

Japanese Eggplant Goes Italian!


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The Japanese eggplant has a tender, slightly sweet skin which makes it perfect for this Italian dish, no peeling required! Using a mandolin assures that your slices will be thin for even cooking, but be careful!! …..Sharp blades.  Kale and baby Portobello mushrooms add an earthiness, while the creamy cheeses melt in your mouth….Brings me right back to Rome! (more…)

Oatmeal Two Ways On Food Home Lifestyle Today

Brrrrrr…..getting cold out there…. time to get the oats cooking to keep our body furnaces toasty. Oatmeal for breakfast and dinner? Serving up the basic oat in two separate recipes. Check out my latest blog post at


Savory Pumpkin and Sage Pasta Sauce


I was on an early morning walk today and you know that smell of Autumn, when the ground is just giving into winter and the air smells like everything is fermenting?  It inspired me to make this dish using the slightly bitter, sweet and savory herb, Sage.


Not So Scary Pumpkin Smoothie

I know, (sigh)…. another pumpkin drink recipe…. but with all the artificial flavored beverages out there, very few are made with real pumpkin.  I made this thick and creamy smoothie to taste like a slice of pumpkin pie (without the guilt) and added a carrot to the mix.  It’s a real bump up in your vitamin A intake…just in time for trick-or-treating in the dark! (more…)

Avocado Cream Instead of Mayo?! Why Not…

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My friend Linda sent me a recipe for Avocado Ranch Dressing.  This recipe gave me an idea….since you can’t go wrong with avocado (brain food), I thought why not alter the recipe and use this dressing as a healthier replacement to mayonnaise.  (more…)