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Vegan Thai Red Curry

Vegan Thai Red Curry

One of my favorite dishes is Thai Red Curry with tofu. The complex flavors of the curry are warm and satisfying like no other dish I have ever eaten. My son, Andrew, first introduced me to Thai food after his travels to Thailand. He has […]

BLT with Spicy Avocado Yogurt Mayo

BLT with Spicy Avocado Yogurt Mayo

A BLT is an American classic.  The combination of bacon, lettuce, and tomato with a little mayonnaise and a crusty bread make the perfect sandwich.  A BLT is always my “go to” when I don’t know what else to order in a deli or diner, […]

Pierogi

Pierogi

The first pierogi I ever ate were made by my mother-in-law.  I was instantly hooked. They were pasta filled pockets with creamy mashed potatoes, cheese, and onion…what’s not to like. Pierogi can be filled with many things, other than potato, such as sauerkraut, ground meat, […]

Italian Sausage Roll

Italian Sausage Roll

Italian sausage rolls are one of my families favorite comfort foods, especially my husband. He orders a sausage roll in a pizzeria more often than not. The other day I was making pizza dough and memories of my youth came back to me when my […]

Chicken Parmigiana alla Caprese

Chicken Parmigiana alla Caprese

Chicken Parmigiana is an Italian American favorite. You can find it everywhere, from fine restaurants to the neighborhood deli. This also holds true in my family as this dish is one of my son, Andrew’s, favorite meals. Even so I have not made it in […]

Shrimp and Corn Salsa Appetizer

Shrimp and Corn Salsa Appetizer

I am always looking for new ideas for appetizers, especially one that is light, healthy, and delicious. Shrimp are very versatile, which makes the possibilities endless. For this recipe, I am using a latin spice profile for its warm, bold, aromatic flavors. Cucumber will be […]

Baked Rigatoni with Savoy Cabbage and Fontina

Baked Rigatoni with Savoy Cabbage and Fontina

Growing up, my mother would make savoy cabbage with spaghetti in a garlic and oil sauce.  It was one of my favorite pasta dishes.  We would have it regularly, at least once a month.  The savoy cabbage is similar to the regular green cabbage you […]

Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup

Homemade tomato soup is a treat all year round. The soup is easy to make and versatile. You can serve it as a first course, with a sandwich, or eat it alone. Any way you choose you will not be disappointed. It is delicious and […]

Tofu Reuben Sandwich with Broccoli Slaw

Tofu Reuben Sandwich with Broccoli Slaw

A classic Reuben sandwich is made with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing. It is one of my all time favorites; however, I avoid eating it because I try to eat healthier. One day I was having lunch in a local cafe and […]

Purée of Zucchini Soup

Purée of Zucchini Soup

These cold winter days are perfect for a bowl of creamy zucchini soup. Unlike most heavy cream soups, this one is light, smooth, healthy, and delicious without giving up any flavor. Instead of using heavy cream, this soup gets its thick, rich flavor from adding […]