Disease and Illness Prevention, Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

Cashew purée

If you are lactose intolerant, vegan or just want to avoid dairy products, adding cashew purée to a recipe is a healthy alternative to whipped butter. This week, I made a batch of wholesome chocolate chunk cookies with cashew purée. This velvety purée has only three ingredients: raw cashews, water and a bit of oil. […]

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Hearty autumn soup

Sometimes the best meals are the ones made with foods that are easy to find at the local grocery store. There is nothing fancy or exotic about this hearty autumn soup, but it’s the kind of soup that you will want to make over and over again. Made with an array of garden and root vegetables, potatoes, […]

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Today is Saint Patrick’s day and I made a chocolate cake for the occasion. This is a wholesome, nutritious and not too sweet cake that can be enjoyed any time. It also tastes great with or without icing. If you like your cake with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream, […]

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Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

Semifreddo cream tarts

Semifreddo is an Italian term for desserts that are served semi-frozen. These no-bake semi-frozen tarts are light, refreshing and not too sweet. They’re great on a hot summer day. You can make them plain or with grated chocolate and cinnamon sprinkled on the tops or add a fresh fruit layer. You can be as creative and decorative […]

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