Recipe: Black Forest Muffins

Since the last muffins I made with whey protein powder turned out not only tolerable, but yummy, I thought I’d try baking with it again. This time I made fancy-schmancy chocolate muffins with  dried red plums soaked in black cherry booze. They were scrumptious! If you don’t have protein powder, replace the 1/2 cup in the recipe with 1/4 cup … Read more

Recipe: Mochachocarula Muffins

I recently had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go on safari in southern Africa. How does a tightwad from North America manage that? One of my clients is a boutique travel agency and wanted me to visit so I could write a first-hand account of the various safari destinations there. So it was as much work as vacation, if that makes you feel any … Read more

Recipe: Beauty Heart Radish Dip

I love beauty heart radishes. Is there another winter vegetable so lovely? They’re also known as watermelon radishes. Look how pretty they are when you cut the peel away! They’re awesome with cream cheese or Neufchatel and a little salt. Ingredients 1 large beauty heart radish (about 16 ounces) 1 8-ounce package Neufchatel or cream cheese ½ teaspoon salt (or to … Read more

Recipe: Pizza marghuerita

Last week I wrote about making whole wheat pizza dough. Starting today, I’ll be giving you lots of ideas for topping the dough! I’ll be posting some different recipes over the next few weeks, starting with the classic: pizza marghuerita. This is an incredibly simple recipe that tastes incredibly good. (See all pizza-related recipes I’ve posted so far here.) Supplies pizza peel pizza … Read more

Recipe: Cucumber-Kohlrabi salad

Companion made this beautiful salad. My first instinct, of course, was to take a picture. But it tastes good too. The white chunks are not cheese, though they sort of look like it from this angle. They are kohlrabi, a close relative of broccoli eaten for the stem, rather than the florets. Kohlrabi has a nice, nutty taste and crispy texture. … Read more

Recipe in a Flash: Fruit Crisp Frozen Yogurt

OK, so there’s not actually any crisp topping in this recipe. But the stone fruits and cinnamon make it taste like a frozen version of that favorite summer dessert. If you’d like some crunch, simply sprinkle it with chopped walnuts. Ingredients 1 cup frozen peach pieces ½ cup frozen pitted cherries ½ cup frozen pear pieces or frozen cubes of pear sauce ¼ … Read more