My favorites

My favorites

  • 41 Recipes
My favorites
natural red velvet cheesecake

natural red velvet cheesecake

It’s a creamy cheesecake, not a cake. Add the Neufchâtel to the beet puree in the food processor and blend until velvety creamy and evenly pink, about 3 minutes, scraping the sides a couple times
broccoli cheese soup with pumpkin puree

broccoli cheese soup with pumpkin puree

My sister is a huge fan of Panera Bread and their super creamy broccoli Cheddar soup. So, of course, I leaped into action in my kitchen to recreate a better-for-you version that still tasted equally luscious—if not tastier
cincinnati-style veggie chili

cincinnati-style veggie chili

My vegetarian version is richly spiced, full of veggies, and specifically designed to be paired with pasta, not eaten straight from a bowl
sunny-side-up farmers market breakfast

sunny-side-up farmers market breakfast

(For larger photo, click on photo, then click again. ). Makes 1 serving. Like most people, I don’t usually have much time to whip up a glamorous meal in the morning

creamy corn and bell pepper bake

Create a creamy cheese sauce with a combination of a naturally low-calorie plant-based milk and real cheese

vegan chocolate chip cookies

Lightly beat 1 of the eggs with a fork in a small bowl and add 1 3/4 tablespoons of it plus the remaining 2 eggs to the butter mixture, beating until creamy, about 1 minute

ginger cherry, berry & watermelon daiquiri

(For larger photo, click on photo, then click again. ). Makes 4 servings. 1 (6 1/2-ounce) drink each. There’s no problem meeting fruit servings when you can sip them like this

asparagus fettuccine alfredo

My answer. I was not paid to develop it for my blog. (For larger photo, click on photo, then click again

party veggie pasta salad

I was not paid to develop it for my blog. (For larger photo, click on photo, then click again. ). Makes 18 side-dish servings
berry berry cobbler

berry berry cobbler

My fabulous intern, Stephanie Smith, and I came up with this “tasteover” together. 6 servings My fabulous intern, Stephanie Smith, and I came up with this “tasteover” together

banana hemp seed bread

My brother, Jim, challenged me to develop a sweet yet good-for-you recipe to enjoy in the morning that has a punch of protein
kale mac and cheese

kale mac and cheese

I was not paid to develop it for my blog. (For larger photo, click on photo, then click again. ). Makes 8 servings
mexican-inspired seven layer dip

mexican-inspired seven layer dip

This is my new translation—and my new favorite. And the quark in it will surely raise some eyebrows—it’s simply a fresh European-style cheese that’s like a super creamy cottage cheese
cara cara pilaf with almonds & pistachios

cara cara pilaf with almonds & pistachios

) the butter and adding nuts, like almonds and pistachios–my two favorite culinary nuts. (For larger photo, click on photo, then click again
black bean & butternut squash chili

black bean & butternut squash chili

The creamy avocado on top is a perfect finish. (For larger photo, click on photo, then click again. ). Makes 4 servings
lemon-dill cannellini dip

lemon-dill cannellini dip

That’s what this creamy (now beany) concoction is all about. (For larger photo, click on photo, then click again
zesty lemon bars

zesty lemon bars

As for the recipe … I’m sharing these luscious lemony bars with you specifically because one of my culinary class participants requested a better-for-you lemon bar recipe after she was enticed by one she found in Fine Cooking magazine
fair trade cocoa shake

fair trade cocoa shake

This is the oh-so-chocolaty rich milkshake I enjoyed as a child … before I had to worry about watching my weight