Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

My Saturday morning creative process

This morning, I’m working on a pecan square recipe for Christmas. Later today, I’ll make a creamy tomato soup that is great for cold, rainy November weather. When I create recipes, the process often begins with scribbles, arrows and messy notes on paper. The next step is to make sure that I have all the […]

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Nutrition

Pumpkin walnut loaf cake

It’s pumpkin season and there are so many delicious recipes that you can make with pumpkin purée: pumpkin spice latte; dips; soups; breads; scones; pancakes; cakes; and more! I normally make my own pumpkin purée right on the stovestop because the canned version is difficult to find where I live. And, when available, it is […]

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Disease and Illness Prevention, Nutrition

Steel-cut apple porridge

I often cook and bake with rolled oats. But when the mornings are cool, I reach out for steel-cut oats and make a warm batch of breakfast porridge. Steel-cut oats, also known as Irish or Scottish oats, are not available here in France or Switzerland. (I’ve looked everywhere and can’t find them, but if you […]

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Nutrition

Creamy zucchini soup

What do you do when your neighbour gives you a bunch of zucchinis that are almost the size of baseball bats? This fall, my neighbour’s garden has been bursting with zucchinis and I’ve got them everywhere in my kitchen! A few weeks ago, I made chocolate zucchini cake. Today, I made something more traditional: soup. And […]

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