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Healthy Pumpkin Cake (Gluten-Free)

Healthy Pumpkin Cake (Gluten-free, dairy-free) I borrow a line or two from my literary background and bring it into the kitchen from time to time. One that I found particularly useful the moment it fell on me came from W.B. Yeats (who, I’m sure, was completely unaware of his line’s bizarre culinary future):  “If there is a […]

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Chocolate Banana Bread (Gluten-free, dairy-free, no added sugars)

Ok, so there may be a blessing in disguise here… While countless kitchens feature their own versions of killer banana breads, I find this version one good reason to go bananas–literally! I made a slight variation from my original gluten-free banana bread recipe, which turned out to make a whole world of difference–especially for ardent […]

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London’s “Real Food Market”: Gourmet Vegan and Vegetarian Goodies

We certainly are enjoying our UK summer, especially the food part. Not only is it quite easy to choose something healthy among the myriad of fresh market items, but the gourmet aspect of market food can be quite striking–especially in London. The past week, we visited the Real Food Market  which is tucked in right by […]

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(Naturally) Yellow Popcorn–the works!

Kids love the popcorn’s bright, yellow color–which happens to be a natural consequence of a great anti-inflammatory. But this delicious, simple snack is not only limited to children–this little twist in popcorn is to be enjoyed by everyone. If you haven’t guessed the secret ingredient behind the yellow glow, then I’ll let you in on this one: […]

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World Cup Snacks–Our Way!

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Red Bean Stew

This red beans stew is a very traditional recipe. Quite popular during the winter months, this stew tends to be cooked more during the colder months rather than summers due to its warming effects and soup-like “character”, I would say. So if you’re having one of those days when you don’t feel like rolling out of […]

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