Category Archive: American

Thanksgiving Family Food & Fun

We really changed things up this year for Thanksgiving since our daughter Katy and her hubby Esau hosted both families for the big day. They recently moved into their first home and were delighted to have enough room for everyone. They were gracious hosts and we had a lovely time!   Katy made all of …

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Chocolate Mint Smoothie

I have enjoyed so many amazing smoothie recipes on the Green Smoothie Challenge see my last post for all the details. It has my creative juices flowing and I keep having ideas for new flavors. Earlier this week I wanted a chocolate mint smoothie but I didn’t have fresh mint at the time so I …

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Chocolate Ganache Pudding

The photo doesn’t do this dessert any justice. It’s so difficult to get good photos at night this time of year – sigh. It’s time to fess up and share with you that the base of this decadent dessert is none other than a can of cannelleni beans (or a box if you buy the …

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Apple Cranberry Crisp

The secret ingredients in this crisp recipe are cashew butter and applesauce! They work perfectly to replace butter and are neutral in flavor so you wont’ even detect any difference. I wish I could take credit for the brilliant idea to sub cashew butter for dairy butter but I owe the magic to Isa Moskowitz …

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Bok Choy Fennel Salad

This original recipe called for a shredded apple which sounded messy to me so I opted to make little julienne strips instead. My approach was to cut the apple in half, use a melon ball tool to remove the core, slice each half into rounds and then slice each round into sticks. Since I was …

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