Michael’s Vegan Black Bean and Rice Soup

My husband Michael is a vegan and dinner for the family can be a challenge. Our kids are unapologetic omnivores. They are fine with an occasional vegan meal but it has to be hearty. This soup worked and we all … Continue reading

Kale, Roasted Root Vegetable and Sausage Soup

During the winter, nothing beats a good bowl of soup. I am trying to start the year off right with exercising and following a food plan that is chock-full of vegetables. On some days, I succeed! Finding good, healthy food … Continue reading

Corn Chowder

Come August I’ll be complaining about the heat, but right now I am a bit weary of the cold.  Oh, I love winter most of the time.  I love to watch it snow; just don’t like shoveling.  And I love … Continue reading

Sausage, Kale and Bean Soup

Soup is one of my favorite things to make.  It’s versatile, it’s forgiving, and it makes the whole house smell good.   Well, that and it makes everyone who walks in the door salivate.   A hearty winter soup is my idea … Continue reading


“JEWISH DRISTAN” TO THE RESCUE It’s cold and flu season, and here’s a most flavorful recipe. It may not cure the cold or flu, but it will make you feel better or we wouldn’t call it Jewish Dristan! My niece … Continue reading

Cranberry Chutney

I tried this at a friend’s Christmas open house.    She had served it spread over Mascarpone cheese, with little crostini to spread it on.    I was in heaven.    The tart cranberries, with just the right hint of spice and onion … Continue reading

New Years Pork and Sauerkraut

New Years 2015!! Can it really be? Where in the world did 2014 go? I, for one, am really excited about 2015. New opportunities, new places to visit, new people to meet and new food to discover. Sounds like a … Continue reading