Apricot-Date Seeduction Mini Muffins

Some of you might not go wild about these mini-muffins, but I wanted to share this recipe because I know others of you are going to love them. Full of flavor and texture, these bite-sized little gems are made with similar ingredients (but different flavor) as the Cumin and Turmeric Seeduction Crackers. They are vegan, gluten free, chewy, and… Read More

Injera (Ethiopian Flatbread)

In my recent post that began my mini series on Ethiopian cuisine, I featured berbere (the post is now updated with a recipe for berbere), an essential Ethiopian blend of spices that explodes with complex flavor. Another integral—and perhaps the most important—food item in Ethiopian cuisine is injera, a spongy sourdough flatbread that serves not only as a kind of bread, but… Read More

Hearty and Rustic Vegetarian Chili with Moist Cornbread

Over the weekend I entertained a few friends and made a large pot of this hearty and rustic chili, a warm welcome when the cool days of late autumn arrive. To make it a full meal, I served this chili with moist cornbread—a slightly sweet family favorite made with stone-ground corn and flavored with a hint… Read More

Creamy Green Pea Soup with Mint

Because of their sweet flavor, many children’s first foray into green vegetables is green peas. I started my son with the less sweet of the greens—spinach, broccoli, asparagus, etc.… By the time we got to peas, he may have thought he was having dessert. I didn’t like green peas as a child. I recall discretely… Read More

Parsnip, Pear, and Fig Bread

This tender quick bread comes together with a flourish for a breakfast treat or a welcome sweet at any time of day. Dried figs make a decorative topping, and cornmeal lends a nice crunch. A leisurely holiday-weekend breakfast is a nice way to extend the holiday, especially if you have a houseful of out-of-town guests.… Read More

Mini Banana Apple Bran Muffins

With all the flavor of a big muffin, these mini muffins fit nicely into little hands, and big ones too.  As a mother aspiring to raise a “Petit World Citizen,” I was happy to accept a recent invitation to a morning café with French speaking mothers and their children. As my French speaking ability is far… Read More