Healthy Chocolate Bonbons

I’ve made many variations of my healthy chocolates over the years. Here’s my latest iteration, using a basic foundation, then “dipping” them in an assortment of toppings: hemp seeds, coconut, dried cranberries, dried goji berries, freeze-dried pomegranate perils (seeds), cashews (since I used cashew butter this time). I brushed some…

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Cajun Crab Cakes

My husband is Cajun and is very particular when it comes to crab cakes. He does NOT like filler, but it can be difficult to hold the cakes together without any. These are packed with crab, using only the smallest amount of breadcrumbs. Adjust the Tabasco to suit your tastes, then serve some on the side as well.

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Rosemary Garlic Roast Chicken

This is my go-to chicken recipe. You can use any fresh herb or combination, or skip the herbs and garlic altogether for a simple salt and pepper chicken. Either way, the instructions will teach you how to make a moist-on-the-inside and crisp-on-the-outside chicken! The number of people served is approximately what we get out of it.

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Radish and Cream Cheese Sandwich

Radishes are in season during the cool weather of spring and fall. Once exposed to long periods of warm weather, the spicy heat of the radish intensifies, sometimes to the point of becoming inedible. Radishes are easy to grow, but once they’re ready to pick, you could end up with…

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What’s the FODMAP-free diet?

FODMAPs: Have you seen this unusual acronym in the news lately? Or perhaps someone has mentioned that he or she is following a low FODMAP or FODMAP-free diet. So, what is it? FODMAP stands for Fermentable, Oligo-saccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. Now, does that clear everything up? No? Well, here’s…

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Hermits

This recipe for Hermits was given to me by my friend Elizabeth, who couldn’t believe I’d never heard of them. They were a tradition in her family for generations. We fell in love with them not only for the taste, but also for the ease. There’s no need to wait…

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