In early September, I visited a small Italian cafe for lunch. They had a pumpkin ravioli and butternut squash salad on special that I tried and loved! The salad came topped with cold ravioli, and a mixed berry vinaigrette on the side. I loved all the fall flavors, and the colors reminded me of the holidays. This months recipe redux theme was to create “naturally-colored/naturally-dyed holiday fare.” When I recreated this holiday butternut pecan salad with berry vinaigrette, I knew it was perfect for the redux! Continue reading →
This month the recipe redux challenged members to makehealthy small bite desserts. I am not a huge sweets person; I vary rarely make and eat desserts. As you can see on the Recipes Homepage, I only have 6 desserts posted! When I started brainstorming this challenge, I focused on my favorite healthy, small bite meals. Ebelskiver means filled danish pancake; they can be sweet or savory depending on the filling and seasonings used. For this challenge, I made cream cheese earl grey ebelskivers with blueberries! Continue reading →
I dislike grocery shopping when the store is really busy. There are people all over the place, you can never weave your way through the aisles. It just takes longer, and well, I get impatient. I find myself buzzing around just wanting to get the heck out of dodge, and inevitably I will forget to buy something that is on my list. This blueberry chia seed jam came to the rescue on one of those days, when I forgot to buy jam at the store. It is so easy to put together, and I always have all the ingredients on hand! Continue reading →
These quick whole wheat blueberry muffins are my go-to recipe when I need to whip up something for on-the-go! It is 100% whole grain, which means you know that you’re getting plenty of fiber and nutrients. I always have frozen berries in the house, which makes this recipe even more simple to make when I need something quick! Continue reading →
Blueberries are out of season now, but you can always find frozen berries to use in there place. I was recently given some local, hand-picked berries that had been frozen for long term storage. In an application like this one, you can’t even tell that they were not fresh berries!
So, what is seitan you ask? Great question! Pronounced satan, it is a vegetarian meat substitute made from wheat gluten, commonly known as the wheat meat. It can easily be found at health food stores, or you can make it at home. There are numerous seitan recipes out there with various results. It all depends on the cooking method and the desired texture. Someday I will make a post all about cooking seitan, but today we are looking at these skewers with blueberry balsamic relish!