Pumpkin Pie Biscotti

Its that time of year again…..time to start making tons of pumpkin items!! This year, we are still having warmer days well into September. Cooler nights and mornings but we have been blessed with some beautiful sunny, warmer days. The girls love this because it means a few more weeks in their summer shorts, skirts and sundresses. Even though I am not yet ready to think about Thanksgiving, as soon as I see pumpkin on the shelves I automatically think of Pumpkin Pie. It is one of our family’s favorites and a pie that we don’t just consume on Thanksgiving. My version isn’t much like the traditional version, honestly its something I don’t mind making often because the girls love it and it serves up a good serving of lightly sweetened pumpkin which is super rich in Vitamin A, an excellent source of B-carotene, lutein, a good source of B-complex vitamins and rich in copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus. So pumpkins go a long way for me on a nutritional platform and have so many … [Read more...]

Quinoa Cakes

I was recently re-tested for food sensitivities. I have been battling with inflammation over the past few months and what I was doing/trying didn’t seem to reduce things. So this time I did a much more in-depth test and the results were, well shocking. I feel a little like I am allergic/sensitive to all of my favorite foods (apples, pears, beets, avocados, dates, spinach, kiwi, tomatoes, etc.) only to name a few. I was left shocked, pissed off and not really sure what I was going to eat for the next 3-6 months (the time period recommended to “cleanse” system from such sensitivities). A day or so later, as I was still digesting what I was and was not allowed to consume, I flipped open one of my cookbook to find a recipe to make for dinner. I was truly surprised to find that most of the recipes that I had created over the years, are recipes filled with ingredients I am not sensitive to.   Going back to what I did years ago when I first starting creating these recipes, I would once … [Read more...]