Category Archives: Recipes/Cookbooks/Food Articles

How Do I ♥ Chocolate?

Some things NEVER change.

I  ❤ Chocolate and I Guess I Always Will.

Hope You Enjoy This Reblog Post that Includes Some of My Favorite Ways to Indulge Those Cravings😊

Happy Week and Happy Cooking!

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….let me count the ways! 😉

I know there are people who don’t like chocolate but I’m NOT one of them.

I L-O-V-E all things chocolate!!!

How about you? Are you a chocoholic or can you give it a pass?

These days, if at all possible, it’s organic cocoa and chocolate, as my first choice.

You can read more about why choosing organicchocolate/cocoa is the best way to go here and here.

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And here are some of my fav chocolate treats, with recipe/review links where applicable:

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My Fav Zucchini Chocolate Cake aka “Naked” Cake

And a foodie haiku as a bonus!

Quick and Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes

You can make these in no time at all and again, great with or without frosting! 

Easy Chocolate Hazelnut Clusters

SUPER EASY to Make and Oh So Good!

Perfect for Valentine’s or any day of the year. 😉

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Chickpeas: What’s Not to ♥ ♥ ♥ !!!

I am a big fan of chickpeas!

What about you?

I have a lot of cooking and baking planned for the next couple of weeks, with chickpeas to use in a couple of the recipes.

Below is a Veggies…post from a few years ago, featuring a couple of my favorite chickpea recipes.

Hope you enjoy them soon and DO let me know if you give them a try.

HAPPY WEEK TO ALL! 🙂

VEGGIES, YARNS & TAILS

I’m a big fan of chickpeas.

I use them in all kinds of recipes: soups, stews, curries, hummus…

their nutty rich flavor and the unique texture they add to dishes too.

And they are sooooooo good for us! 😉

There are many health benefits derived from eating chickpeas, you can read more about that here and here. 

On the menu for supper tonight:

Slow Cooker Veggie Curry

And to add to this week’s snacks with crudites, crackers…

Fresh Rosemary Hummus

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Both recipes are featured in:

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The Groovy Green Kitchen: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker

Do you like chickpeas?

What’s your favorite way of using them in recipes?

Happy Cooking! 🙂

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The Best Oatmeal Cookies!😋

I made a batch of these Crispy Oatmeal Cookies a couple of days ago and they are SO good.

https://m.wikihow.com/Make-Crispy-Cookies

I like cookies that are crisp on the outside, these fit the bill. Great texture and flavor.

I didn’t want to bother digging out my stand mixer so I used a food processor instead, it worked fine. With the amount of oats, these would be hard to mix properly by hand.

I also cut the sugar in half, and added some vanilla and cinnamon. Other than that, this Crispy Oatmeal Cookie recipe from WikiHow is great. 😊

Hard to stop at one though!

Apple 🍎 Time Has Arrived!

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One of the many things I ❤ about autumn, the harvest fruits and vegetables at their peak, and all the yummy recipes to use them in.

Apples are way up on that list!😊

The recipe (see page two) for:

 

AppleSour Cream, Crumb Pie

 

is one of my🍎 favorites that I hope you enjoy soon.

I’m making one of these oh so rich and yummy pies, later today.

Definitely good but definitely NOT for a dieting day!!😏

 

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On the Menu: Mushroom Stroganoff with Herbed Pasta

I made this simple but elegant main dish again, last night. It was SO delish!😊

For a bit of a change, I used orzo in the herbed pasta. It worked out great.

Joe and I hadn’t eaten much during the day and ended up polishing off all of it. Suffice to say, snacks were cancelled in the evening !!😁 

If you ❤ mushrooms, you will ❤ this recipe.

Happy Cooking!

VEGGIES, YARNS & TAILS

If you are looking for an easy and elegant supper entree that everyone (meat-eaters too!) will love, you may want to give this veggie version of classic stroganoff a try. Quick, delicious and added bonus: NO oven time…..great during these hot and hazy days of summer.

This recipe has been a real favorite from my cookbook, Not Just for Vegetarians. Hope you will enjoy it too.     🙂

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I’m on a Salad Kick….

…..and the recipe below is one of my all time favorites.😊  A winner in one of my veggie recipe contests.

Last night I made Waldorf Salad, Potato Salad and Orzo Salad. We had a great dinner.

I’m thinking I’ve got the ingredients for this rice one too.

Hope you enjoy this reblog, do give the recipe a try, you won’t be sorry.

Happy Weekend,🌺🌻🌼

VEGGIES, YARNS & TAILS

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Popping Perfection!😁

Who Doesn’t ❤ Fresh, Homemade Popcorn?

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But popping the perfect pop can be tricky.

I personally don’t like air popped popcorn. I think it’s rather tasteless. IMO, a little oil when making popcorn is worth the calories, along with a drizzle of butter to top.😉

The stovetop method (see link below) I tried recently yielded excellent results.

Follow each simple step to the letter and get ready for popping perfection.

 

The Pioneer Woman Popcorn 

 

🌻Wishing You a Happy Week!🌻

My Summer 2018 Kindle eBook Promotions! :-)

🌴 Summer 2018 Amazon eBook Promotions 🌴

Stop by my author/book site for a list of all the eBook promotion dates/links and additional information.

🍉While you’re there, check out the recipe page too! 🍅

 

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Happy Summer, Cooking and Reading!!!

Holiday Cookbook Sale 2017!

I have a limited supply of my first print cookbook: Not Just for Vegetarians, on sale for the rest of November and all of December.

You can read all the details here.

Makes a great gift idea!

Happy Cooking and Have a Wonderful Holiday Season!!

My New Author’s Website and Summer Book Promos!

Woohooo..

My New Author’s Website

AND

Summer Book Promos!!

My Poetic Path

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Woohoo…well, I finally have an author’s website!

A project that was long overdue. 

You can read all about my new site and upcoming eBook promos for June, here.

Happy Summer and Summer Reading! 

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