Cheer for ginger cookies

gingersnaps cheer brandy

Hip hip hooray! I’m talking cheer for ginger cookies. They once were hard as a rock, but now they’re soft again and kissed with Christmas cheer. Cheer as in brandy. Definitely worth cheering about, especially with the holidays right around the corner. Here’s what happened: I was making a wonderful ginger cookie recipe from Emily… 

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white bean chili

White Bean Chili with Prawns

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a chili recipe that has prawns in it. Am I stretching the boundaries of chili a tad here? Maybe. But you’ll forgive me once you find that this recipe takes less than 30 minutes, yet delivers a full-on, soul-warming, healthy dinner. Just what you need after spending a few… 

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spaghetti squash spinach feta final

Spaghetti squash with spinach and feta

Confession time: Squash isn’t my favorite thing, no matter if it’s a summer or winter variety. (Have I said that already? Probably that last time I wrote a post about squash. Hmm…) But you know, I’m warming up to it. Especially now that the cooler weather has come to stay for a few months. And… 

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triplechocolatebrownies-final2

Triple Chocolate Brownies

It might surprise you that I don’t like a lot of dessert. Um, let me put that another way. I absolutely adore desserts and sweet treats, especially when chocolate is a main ingredient, but I’m satisfied with having only a bite or two. Ask me how big a slice of cake I’d like after dinner… 

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Spinach and Gruyere Scramble

At lunch and at dinner, I’m an adventurous eater. Give me the choice, and I’ll almost always pick whatever is on offer that I haven’t had before, or haven’t had recently. Not so at breakfast. I always want to eat exactly what I ate the day before, until suddenly I don’t. At that point, I… 

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kombucha first scoby

Kombucha home brew

This could be the start of something very cool. I’m talking kombucha. Brewed at home. Yep, I’ve jumped on the bandwagon. So what is kombucha and why am I so smitten? Kombucha is a fermented drink made from tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast. (Those last two are known as the SCOBY, a symbiotic culture of… 

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chickpea flour crepes

Chickpea Flour Crepes {Gluten Free, Grain Free}

One of the best things about experimenting in the kitchen is that, just when you think you know all there is to know, a new ingredient makes itself known. And then *poof* you’re off on a brand new journey, making dishes that you never imagined. It’s like the more I learn, the more I realize… 

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