Gluten-Free Raspberry Chocolate Brownie Bars: Countdown to Valentine’s Day

Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

  All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt! –Charles M. Schulz Which is why I have for you today the ultimate vegan Valentine: these scrumptious Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Bars. And they are gluten-free. Now everyone knows that chocolate is pretty much the ultimate aphrodisiac– not to mention… 

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Eggless Broccoli-Tomato Frittata from Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen: Cook That Book

Broccoli Tomato Frittata

For as long as I can remember, I have loved the idea of food as medicine. Although I am guilty of stuffing my own face with more junk than I should (think french fries, pizza, and crispy, salty snacks–ooh, where can I get some now?), I am an unabashed dictator when it comes to laying… 

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Butternut Squash Muffins, And Travel Through Timeless Lands

Butternut Squash Muffins

These Butternut Muffins were a bit of a gamble. I had some butternut squash puree leftover from making my Butternut Squash Pie, and some blended tofu from making my Mango Pie and I wondered why I couldn’t just marry these two into a blissful breakfast food . And just like that, these delicious muffins were born. Before… 

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Mango Pie. Because a Cow Turns Five Only Once

Mango Pie

A couple of days ago, Holy Cow! turned five. That seems a long time in the ephemeral world of cyberspace, and I must confess I am not someone who sticks long-term with most “hobby” projects, as Desi will tell you. But this blog has persisted through good times and tough ones, largely because it has… 

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Pumpkin Pie (With Butternut Squash)

pumpkin pie with butternut squash

I wasn’t feeling terribly inspired about baking a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving until I chanced upon a recipe in the New York Times that showed how to make one from scratch– without a pumpkin. I have nothing against pumpkins, mind you.I love them in all their rotund glory and they are delicious sweet or savory…. 

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Low-Fat Cucumber Cake, Indian-Style

Cucumber Cake

It’s sweltering here in the northeast, and in most of the country. But a steady crop of cucumbers from the vines I planted in my backyard garden this spring are helping us keep our cool. I’ve been slicing them into pitchers of water, chopping them up into salads and raitas, and just eating them fresh… 

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Sandwich Buns or Hamburger Buns

Garlic Hamburger Buns

Hey, there! How have things been in your world these past two months? You may have wondered what was going on in mine after I dropped off the face of the planet, unannounced. But I was around, very much so, and missing you too. Life just got in the way and to make a long story… 

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Mirch Ka Salan With Peshawari Naan

Before I get to today’s recipe, Mirch ka Salan with Peshawari Naan, here’s a small rant. I am not a Bolly-watcher, by any means. I am not hungry for the latest news on whichever middle-aged “hero” and painfully young “heroine” is dominating India’s movie industry. I couldn’t care less who’s going out with whom. And… 

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Carrot Bread: Low Fat And Wholegrain


Spring arrived early this year, like an unfashionable guest. The cherry trees in Washington’s Tidal Basin– gorgeous with their full, pink flowers — have already bloomed, days before they were supposed to. The daffodils have been out for a while, and the tulips are beginning to bud. March is all dressed up in weather that… 

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