Asparagus Pizza

Asparagus Potato Pizza with Kale Pesto

This past weekend was pretty much a washout here in the Washington area. It rained in the morning, it rained in the afternoon, it rained in the evening and it rained all night. It rained on Saturday and it rained on Sunday. In fact, it even snowed for a couple of hours. Imagine. Opie, who…

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Applesauce Sandwich Bread

Applesauce Sandwich Bread

This past weekend just whizzed by in a happy blur of food, fun and friends. On Saturday, it was brunch at my friend Roshani’s. Her parents  are visiting from Houston and her mom, Pratima Kothari, had cooked up a huge feast for us.  I even got a quick lesson in rolling Khandvi, one of my…

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Banana Coffee Cake

Banana Coffee Cake with Chocolate Streusel

So have you ever wondered what it is with all this trend-driven food blogging? The other day I came across an article with tips for successful food blogging, one of which was to watch Google Trends to see what recipes are trending so you can cook and share those and draw visitors to your blog…

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Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Hearts

Valentine’s Day is special to me because it’s the day I married the love of my life. So each year, when this day rolls around, I try to find ways to make it even more special than every wonderful day I spend with him. And by now I know that the easiest way to put…

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whole wheat loaf

No-Knead Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

In the past I’ve tended to add some wheat gluten or all-purpose flour to my wholegrain bread recipes. That’s because whole wheat flour is low on gluten and without the extra gluten muscle provided by vital wheat gluten or all-purpose or bread flour, it is not easy to produce a loaf that doesn’t taste and…

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french onion tart

French Onion Tart, Gluten-Free

It’s the weekend guys, and I don’t know about you but I feel good. Ecstatic, even, although it’s not like I’ve got anything special planned out. But how great is the very thought of two full days crammed with nothing other than endless possibilities of having fun? And here’s one way to have that fun and…

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Vegan Chocolate Cinnamon Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Cookies With Cinnamon

This Chocolate Cookie with Cinnamon is just the perfect treat to eat and share for the holidays. Although as good as it is, you might find the sharing part a little harder than you imagined. I was looking through the many cookie recipes I’ve shared with you on this blog over the years and I…

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Crusty Italian Bread

Crusty breads with soft, airy crumbs are my favorite, and here’s an Italian loaf that I absolutely adore and bake up every chance I get. This bread needs three rises, including an overnight rise, so this is one of those recipes you want to plan ahead for. But all that rising is what rewards you…

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Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Thanksgiving is a time to take stock. Of the good things in life, of blessings big, small, and so tiny that you don’t really think about them much but for which you still are grateful, deep in your heart. As I ponder my life over the past year, I see so many things to be…

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tikka masala pot pie

Tikka Masala Pot Pie

 Elegant yet quirky, my Tikka Masala Pot Pie is perfect eats to warm up your tummy on a frigid Fall evening. And I can’t think of a better dish to inject more fun into Thanksgiving dinner. I love pot pies– what’s not to love about bubbling veggies and a creamy filling encased in crisp, flaky…

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Chocolate Berry Muffins

Double Chocolate Berry Muffins

These Chocolate Chip Berry Muffins are moist, tender, perfectly and mildly sweet, infused with the goodness of berries and chocolate, and all whole-wheat. Try and top that.I came up with this recipe over the weekend, looking for a healthy yet decadently delicious muffin that would do double-duty as a breakfast food and also a teatime…

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Maple Sourdough Buns

Whole Wheat Maple Sourdough Rolls

My workplace is vegan and animal-friendly, so every day I get to work in the company of not just people committed to animal rights but also a number of furry, four-legged creatures who make coming in to work a lot of fun. We have four cats who live in the office and dogs who come…

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Vegan Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Right now, my garden is aflame with a brilliant butterfly weed, orange-smoothie hibiscus flowers with hearts of blood, pink and white echinacea blooms, pink and yellow dahlias, snow-white daisies and yellow daisies, lavender clematis and delicately hued hollyhocks, to name just a few. Desi and I bought our fixer-upper home during the hot housing market…

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Chocolate Bread Recipe, Vegan and made with Whole Wheat

Chocolate Bread

Because one just can’t get enough chocolate, here’s another delicious way to stuff it into your tummy: Chocolate Bread. I came across a Chocolate Bread recipe in the Fannie Farmer Baking Book which, if you didn’t know about it, is an American classic often referred to as a baker’s Bible because it is packed cover…

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