Endless Effortless Meals for Spring: April 3-28

As if I didn’t do enough baking in March … Home-baked goods are the best. Baking can get addictive. An assortment of baked goods (clockwise from top left). Whole wheat focaccia with lots of toppings. Roasted cabbage, beets, garlic, leeks, kalamata olives, red pepper flakes and blue cheese. Recipe adapted from Fresh Pantry. Whole wheat… Continue reading “Endless Effortless Meals for Spring: April 3-28”

Using Recipes as Inspiration and How to Adapt Them to Your Needs

Read only a few of my blog posts and you’ll often see words like “based on” and “adapted from” in reference to recipes. I use recipes to find flavor combinations and cooking techniques I have yet to try. Recipes provide a ready source of inspiration. But who wants to pick out a bunch of recipes,… Continue reading “Using Recipes as Inspiration and How to Adapt Them to Your Needs”

Homemade Doesn’t Mean Complicated: March 27-31

An easy and nutritious start to the week after a weekend away? Hot cereal to the rescue. Carry simplicity into the week with frozen slices of homemade bread and freezer jam: Weekday convenience: whole wheat toast made with homemade bread from the freezer. Spread with almond butter and raspberry freezer jam. Served with black coffee…. Continue reading “Homemade Doesn’t Mean Complicated: March 27-31”

Frozen Berries: The Jewels of Winter

Most people keep ice cream and ready-to-bake pizzas in their freezer. Fine. (Although homemade pizza is easy and so much more delicious.) The one thing you should keep in there above all else? Berries. Yes, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and cranberries. You might be wondering what’s so special about berries over other frozen fruit. Okay,… Continue reading “Frozen Berries: The Jewels of Winter”