Recipe: Protein-Packed Chocolate-Banana Muffins

Recipe: Protein-Packed Chocolate-Banana Muffins

I should start a new blog and call it 500 Ways to Make Banana Bread. Or heck, maybe that’ll be the title of my first cookbook. Because here I give you yet another banana bread/muffin recipe. I still have protein powder languishing in my pantry, so I used that, then continued with the protein theme by adding bean flour, eggs … Read more

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 in a Flash: Black Raspberry Ice Cream

   Ingredients 1¼ cups frozen pear pieces or cubes of frozen pear sauce ½ cup frozen black raspberries ¼ cup frozen juneberries or blueberries 2 tablespoons heavy cream or unsweetened coconut milk (full fat) ¼ teaspoon or 1 packet Truvia (optional) Instructions Put everything in a blender or food processor (see my previous post for thoughts on blenders) and turn to high power following … 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: Pistachio pesto

We got a lot of basil in our farm box this week. Time for pesto! Ingredients 2 cups fresh basil leaves 1/3 cup shelled pistachios 1/3 cup grated Asiago 1/3 cup olive oil 2 cloves garlic, peeled 1/4 teaspoon salt Instructions Mix all ingredients in a blender or food processor until a thick paste.  Refrigerate for up to a week. Great with pasta, … Read more

Recipe: Chocolate-chip zucchini spice muffins (vegan)

Recipe: Chocolate-chip zucchini spice muffins (vegan)

It’s that time of year when summer squashes become almost perverse in the profligacy of their fruit production. Those who are usually glad to benefit from summer’s bounty mysteriously disappear when they see a gardening neighbor come down the walk with a box full of zucchini. Farmers can barely give the things away – really. Each week when we go to pick up … Read more

Recipe in a Flash: Wild Berry Sherbet

Today was hot, humid and horrible – the perfect weather to forgo cooking of any kind and eat healthified ice cream instead. With a lot of fruit, a little yogurt, and a dash of cream, it’s the nutritional equivalent of fruit salad. But it’s the taste equivalent of a creamy fruit gelato, and it takes just two minutes to make – which is … Read more