Spaghetti Squash with Sauteed Vegetables and Lentils

Spaghetti Squash with Sauteed Vegetables and Lentils

Spaghetti squash is so easy to prepare, and it makes a great occasional (gluten free) substitute for pasta. You can bake it the day before and keep in the fridge overnight if time is an issue. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Using a sharp knife pierce the squash a few times and then place it in a baking dish. When the oven has reached the temperature, place the squash in the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a knife goes in easily. When it is done, slice it in half.…
Chick Pea and Yam Cakes with Tahini Dressing

Chick Pea and Yam Cakes with Tahini Dressing

Savory Chick Pea & Yam Cakes These are lightly sauteed savory cakes made from garbanzos and cooked yam with Mediterranean spices. They are great on a salad with Tahini dressing - or in a pita bread like a veggie burger. Ingredients: (makes 3-4 cakes) Puree in a food processor - then scrape into a bowl in a bowl: 1 can of garbanzo beans (drained) - minus 1/2 cup of beans. (reserve 1/2 cup and hand chop to add texture) Scoop out and add to bowl: 1 yam (baked at 400 degrees until soft)…
How to Make a Perfect Poached Egg

How to Make a Perfect Poached Egg

I have always wanted to know how to make a perfect poached egg. The kind that is sealed up in a soft oval, white egg package like the ones you get at restaurants. The kind that you cut into with a knife and the soft yellow yolk oozes out! When I used to make them, the whites would spread out all over the pan and they did not look very nice. So I set out to learn how to make the perfect poached egg. Of course I went online and watched videos on…
Wholesome (Vegan and Gluten Free) Breakfast Cookies

Wholesome (Vegan and Gluten Free) Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies / Vegan & Gluten free (makes 12 - 15 depending on the size you make them) You can make a batch of these breakfast cookies and keep them wrapped in "twos" in the freezer. Take them out as needed to thaw the night before. They are great with coffee in the morning, along with fruit or jam. They are also good with a cup of tea as a midday snack to tide you over, as they are not overly sweet. Ingredients:    (preheat oven to 340 degrees) 1 1/2 cup of…
The New Hamptons Cottage

The New Hamptons Cottage

3/27/15 The long, cold and snowy winter of 2015 set the construction of our new house way back! The old cottage was knocked down in the fall, and we had a big hole in the ground. Then the snow started...and it did not stop all winter long. The hole was filled with a few feet of icy snow for the remaining of the winter. Unfortunately the work came to a halt on the cottage for many months. Now the weather has warmed up, and work has finally progressed. This week is the first…