Recipes

Quick ‘n’ Easy Mushroom Sausage Stroganoff

Easy, Breezy, Stroganoff Looking for an easy-breezy dinner that is hearty, full of flavor, and versatile?  Look no further.  I present you with my spur-of-the-moment Mushroom Sausage Stroganoff. Tonight, it will be served adorning a baked potato and a splash of fresh...
Blackberry-Ginger Scented Chocolate Mousse

Blackberry-Ginger Scented Chocolate Mousse

Unexpected company just arrived, and you need a quick, yet elegant, dessert to rustle up?  No worries.  This Chocolate Mousse recipe has you covered, using items that you might well have in your pantry and fridge. Now, don’t get deterred if you don’t have...

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Tourlou Tourlou – Feelin’ Greek This Week

Tourlou Tourlou – Feelin’ Greek This Week

I was writing my recipes for my New Year’s Resolution Diet Be Gone culinary class and wanted to come up with a dish that would speak to the Mediterranean Diet and the Greek Blue Zone. I was thinking, some sort of stew; so I googled Greek stew.  There was literally no...

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Meringue Cookies Done the Vegan Way!

Meringue Cookies Done the Vegan Way!

Looking for a way to use that garbanzo bean liquid (aka Aquafaba) that will impress everyone with little effort on your part?  Well, do I have a recipe for you! Meringue Cookies - done the vegan way! [mpprecipe-recipe:23] Be sure to Follow Linda on Facebook for more...

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Chocolate-Covered Spike Jellies & Dehydrating

Chocolate-Covered Spike Jellies & Dehydrating

An "On-the-Fly" Recipe This was a fun recipe that I created “on the fly” because I was hosting the Sedona Garden Club; and the topic I was speaking on was “Dehydrating”.  Now, as I always say, “my Excalibur dehydrator must do more than make kale chips”.  I wanted to...

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Holiday Entertaining – Made Simple and Easy

Holiday Entertaining – Made Simple and Easy

The Holiday Bookends Class As you might know, I provide Vegan Boutique Culinary Demonstrations and Tastings. In keeping with the season, the class on December 4 was Holiday Bookends – Savory Starts and Fragrant Finishes.  Thirteen students gathered for a Holiday...

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Plum Tomatoes – Roasted Air-Fried and Delicious!

Plum Tomatoes – Roasted Air-Fried and Delicious!

The Last of the Plum Tomatoes Today we harvested the last of our plum tomatoes from the garden.  Wanting to luxuriate in the last of our bounty, I was determined to make the most of the richness and umami flavor that can be imparted when a plum tomato meets high...

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Free-Form Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Vegetable Tart

Free-Form Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Vegetable Tart

Looking for a show-stopping appetizer for your Holiday dinner party that will have everyone thinking you toiled over it for hours on end (but really didn’t---shhhh, I won’t tell!) This Free-Form Savory Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Root Vegetable Tart will fit the bill...

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British Afternoon Tea

British Afternoon Tea

Before I start telling you about my recent culinary demonstration, I must clarify a frequent misnomer about the event which we have come to refer to as ‘High Tea’. It actually isn’t a true ‘High Tea’ at all. In fact, High Tea is something quite different from the...

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Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Magic Bars

Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Magic Bars

Happy Halloween! This time of year always make me think, "PUMPKIN". I adore that amazing vegetable. This summer, our garden gifted up with two absolutely beautiful pumpkins, both volunteers as we did not plant them. What a lovely surprise. So, the question remained,...

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Fresh Bing Cherry Tart

Fresh Bing Cherry Tart

Looking for a quick and easy dessert? It really doesn’t get much simplier than this one, especially with the wonderful fruits that are in season. A fresh fruit tart with a cookie crumb crust and a custard filling is just the thing to whip up when you need a dessert...

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Zucchini, Zucchini Everywhere!  What To do!

Zucchini, Zucchini Everywhere! What To do!

Summer’s garden bounty --- zucchini, zucchini, zucchini everywhere. Ciambotta (Italian vegetable stew, pronounced JumBaut), air-fried breaded zucchini frites, zucchini frittata. I could go on and on... But, it wouldn’t be garden zucchini if I didn’t include a zucchini...

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Braised Brussels Sprouts – Cooked in an InstantPot

Braised Brussels Sprouts – Cooked in an InstantPot

I absolutely adore Brussel Sprouts, those tiny little cabbages. Historically, I’ve been roasting them in the oven with just a sprinkling of olive oil and fresh garlic. With the advent of the air fryer, that became my new, go-to method…that is, until I came up with...

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Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

I have been craving mushrooms for the past two months. I cannot seem, no matter how much I try, to get enough of them. All kinds, from the everyday button mushroom to the more exotic—such as lobster, enoki, chanterelles, hen of the woods, etc. Whatever I can find, I’m...

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Quick ‘n’ Easy Mushroom Sausage Stroganoff

Easy, Breezy, Stroganoff Looking for an easy-breezy dinner that is hearty, full of flavor, and versatile?  Look no further.  I present you with my spur-of-the-moment Mushroom Sausage Stroganoff. Tonight, it will be served adorning a baked potato and a splash of fresh...
Can you Say Cake? Now Can You Say Fruit Cake!

Can you Say Cake? Now Can You Say Fruit Cake!

It’s already DECEMBER!!! Wow! Time flies when you’re having fun. Since December is National Fruit Cake Month, I thought this would be the perfect time to re-share my Veganified version of Aunt Dot’s Fruit Cake. Plus, just for giggles, I wanted to share this short news...

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Sweet Potato Bourbon Meringue Pie

Sweet Potato Bourbon Meringue Pie

Change Things Up In keeping with the Holiday Season, how about pleasantly surprising your loved ones and friends with a change-up from the expected pumpkin pie with a spirited sweet potato pie? If you use an organic, store-bought pie crust that’s 100% whole wheat or...

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Lavender – and Oldie, but a Goodie!

Lavender – and Oldie, but a Goodie!

A few years ago, I wrote a blog all about Lavender and how it's gone beyond just an air freshener scent! You'll find below my blog from June, 2013. with a great recipe for Lavender Shortbread Cookies! Enjoy! So, we all know how wonderful lavender smells, right?  It...

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Grilled Avocados and Lemons

Grilled Avocados and Lemons

Betcha Didn't Think of This ... Whether I’m hungry and need to have something delicious and nutritious in a pinch or want to impress guests with an appetizer that I can bet most likely they never even heard of never mind tasted and couldn’t be easier to prepare,...

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Black Bean Stew

Black Bean Stew

Black beans are hearty, flavorful and oh-so versatile.  While I adore them as a soup, I was craving something a bit more robust, and something that would become part of a layered dish. The bottom would be a rice of some sort.  Now, I was initially thinking along the...

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Tagine to the Rescue!!

Tagine to the Rescue!!

So, last week I introduced you to my tagine, the North African earthenware vessel.  After I delighted in the yumminess that came out of it, I of course washed it and left it to dry au’naturale. The next day was a bit of a flurry as I started the eCornell T. Colin...

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