Seasonal and Holiday Favorites

Now is about the time I start to think of holiday meal planning and I’m often swapping recipes and ideas with friends and family. Here’s a list of a few of my seasonal and holiday favorites from the archives. Happy Holidays! Much love, peace and happiness to you. ~ Martine SAVORY Walnut and Mushroom Pâté – For… Read More

Cardamom Scented Flourless Chocolate Cake

If you’ve heard of the 80/20 rule you’ll know that it’s not a particular type of diet, but more of a lifestyle change that can lead to sustainable health benefits. Simply, the principle behind the rule is to eat nutritious foods most of the time (8- percent) and allow yourself to indulge a little the other 20… Read More

Coconut Red Lentil Terrine with Cumin and Turmeric Seeduction Crackers

Everyone should have at least one good pâté recipe in their entertaining repertoire. Whether you serve it at lunch with a simple green salad; or with afternoon tea; or as an appetizer during a cocktail hour, a wine tasting, or with an apéritif before dinner, a tasty and exotic pâté can often liven up a culinary spread… Read More

Almond Seeduction Bars

al·mond \ˈä-mənd: the fruit of a small tree of the rose family with flowers and young fruit resembling those of the peach; its ellipsoidal edible kernel used as a nut. se·duc·tion \si-ˈdək-shən: something that interests and attracts people. Health enthusiasts have had a love affair with almonds for years. How about you, have you been seduced by… Read More

Superfood Green-ola Bars

I want to make green granola bars, she said. Green, as in the color green???, he asked Yes, she answered. Green. Dubiously, he asked, how? Spirulina, of course!, she said with a smile. Spirulina is a natural algae powder that is quite high in protein and nutrients. Though more of a marketing term, the word superfood could definitely be… Read More

Hazelnut Buckwheat Granola Bars

Lately, I’ve been tinkering in the kitchen, trying to come up with ideas on nutritious snacks for my husband and toddler. My latest concoction were these very tasty hazelnut buckwheat granola bars. They’re not only great as a snack, but also great bars for breakfast, if you prefer. These granola bars are a little on the soft… Read More