Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits, Gluten-Free

The holidays are coming and no doubt you already are pulling together your favorite cookie recipes for your family to enjoy. And since so many of you who read this blog have furry family members, I wanted to share with you these scrumptious Gluten-free Peanut Butter Biscuits that never fail to set my Opie’s tail…

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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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Pumpkin and Brown Rice Pudding, vegan and gluten-free recipe

Pumpkin Brown Rice Pudding

My Pumpkin Brown Rice Pudding is a super-fun way to sneak “healthy” into your Thanksgiving dessert. But wait, let’s not start with healthy. Let’s start with delicious because that’s what this dish is– absolutely, mindblowingly delicious. So delicious in fact that you might have a hard time sharing it. And as for the healthy part–…

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Pumpkin-Chocolate Brownies, vegan recipe

Pumpkin Chocolate Brownies, Whole Wheat

Right outside my window, across the street, a life-size skeleton hangs from a tree. Another sits next to it, hand on bony knee, waiting eternally for an unseen visitor, perhaps? Spiders as big as your head crawl up the windows of another home. And in the neighboring yard a bug-eaten man pops up occasionally from…

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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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Cardamom Coconut Shortbread

Coconut Shortbread

Coconut Shortbread: A delicious, melt-in-your mouth cookie made with healthy fats. Indian sweets often combine the classic medley of coconut, cardamom and sugar. In my Coconut Shortbread, I use these Indian ingredients to put a delicious spin on a Scottish favorite. Desi loves shortbread and so do I. What’s not to love about a cookie…

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Apple Cake

Whole-Wheat Apple Cake

Desi loves himself some apple pie and each time we go grocery shopping together he will stop by the apples and wonder how long it has been since he had some. But the last time I gave in, I was not too sure I wanted to bake a pie. Because I am on a healthy…

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Vegan Mung and Rice Pudding With Coconut and Saffron

Here’s a kheer (an Indian pudding) that my Konkani parents make for Makar Sankranti, a celebration in their part of India that falls on the same day as Pongal. The recipe is very similar to Sakkarai Pongal, except that my parents’ version has some coconut milk, a staple of the Konkan region where coconut trees…

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Butternut Squash Muffins

Butternut Squash Muffins, And Travel Through Timeless Lands

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

Mango Pie. Because a Cow Turns Five Only Once

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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Cucumber Cake

Low-Fat Cucumber Cake, Indian-Style

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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