Happy searching!  I’m always looking for new recipe ideas, so feel free to leave a comment with any good suggestions.



Agave Julep

Carrot Cake Green Monster

Classic “Green Monster” Smoothie

Classic Lime Margarita

Cookie Dough Green Monster

Gingery Green Monster

Mint and Lemon Iced Green Tea

Peanut Butter Green Monster

Peppermint Patty Green Monster

Tropical Green Monster

White Summery Sangria


Mulled Apple Cider

Rooibos Chai

Rum Spiced Apple Cider




Barley Banana Bread

Basic Double Crust Pie Dough

Cinnamon Streusel Zucchini Bread

Coconut Date Banana Bread

Double Chocolate Whole-Wheat Banana Bread

Orange Spice Banana Bread

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

Whole-Wheat Banana Bread


African Safari Beer Bread

Basic Pizza Crust

Best Sandwich Buns

Buttermilk Rye Whole-Wheat Bread

Dill and Cottage Cheese Bread

Garlic and Sage Bread

Multigrain Bread

Quick Norwegian Flatbread

Whole-Wheat English Mini-Muffins

Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough




Banana Buckwheat Breakfast Bake 

Cranberry Flaxseed Scones

Royal Honey(moon) Wheat Scones

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

Whole-Wheat English Mini-Muffins


Croque Monsieur

Rainbow Veggie Omelets

Sausage and Egg Muffins

Spinach and Pasta Frittata


Chicken Breakfast Sausage


Basic Steel-Cut Oats

Chocolate Overnight Oats

Cool Greek Yogurt Overnight Oats 

Sweetheart Steel-Cut Oats for Two 


 Apple Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Whole-Wheat Pancakes

Strawberry Whole-Wheat Pancakes


Breakfast Pizza

Buckwheat Breakfast Bowl

Croque Monsieur

 Good Mornin’ Granola

Greek Yogurt Bowl with Spelt Berries


Crock Pot

Beef & Barley (and everything else) Soup

Beer-Braisted Pork and Bean Soup

Chicken Adobo Soup

Indian Lamb with Apricots

Lentil Vegetable Barley Soup

Moroccan Lentil Stew

Sausage and Cabbage

Spanish Rice and Sausage

Split Pea Soup

Thai Chicken Soup


Desserts/Baked Goods


 Black Bean Brownies

Ginger Bars

Fig and Walnut Bars

Pumpkin Butter Oat Bars

White Chocolate Chip Zucchini Brownies


All-Purpose Chocolate Cake

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

Harry Potter Cauldron Cupcakes

Three-Layer Strawberry-Filled Chocolate Cake

Very Scary Cake Pops

Whole-Wheat Banana Marble Cake


 Almond Chocolate Fudge

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Mocha Truffles

Peppermint and Almond Rocha


Almond Oat Cookies

Banana Nut Oatmeal Cookies

Double Trouble Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ginger and Molasses Oatmeal Cookies

Gingerbread House Cookie Dough

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Quinoa Cookies

Hot Chocolate Cookies

Lemon Poppy Seed Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

PB&B(anana) Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rooibos Tea Cookies


Basil Melon Sorbet

Frozen Banana Yogurt

Mom’s “Special” (Amaretto) Ice Cream

Strawberry-Banana Sorbet


Gingerbread House Icing Cement

Whipped Chocolate Ganache


 Gluten-Free Pomegranate Corn Muffins

Granola Muffins with Raspberry Preserves

Orange Sesame Muffins

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Sunrise Orange Muffins

Tropical Mini Muffins (Whole-Wheat)


 Apple Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie


Apple Crisp

British Flapjacks

 Cranberry Flaxseed Scones

Irish Apple Barley Pudding Parfaits

Quinoa Fruit Salad

Royal Honey(moon) Wheat Scones

Scottish Shortbread

The Snookie Monster




Gingery Beef Stir Fry (with Chinese Forbidden Rice)

Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage

Philly Cheesesteak Pizza

Slow Roasted Beef


Chicken a la Nueces de la India (Chicken with a Ground Cashew Sauce)

Chicken, Quinoa, and Summer Squash Casserole

Chili in a Pumpkin Bowl

Green Apple Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Grilled Tandoori Chicken Skewers

Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage

Mexican Quinoa Skillet

Roasted Chicken with Mango Chutney

Spinach and Pasta Frittata

Sunday Roasted Chicken

Sunday Roasted Chicken–CIA version

Thai Noodles with Bok Choi and Chicken

Thanksgiving Turkey and Stuffing

Turkey Open-Faced Tacos


Baked Ham (with an Orange-Maple Glaze)

Basic Shredded (Pulled) Pork Recipe

Maple Glazed Pork Roast

Pork Mango Curry with Coconut Rice

Sausage (pork, chicken, or beef)

Grilled Sausage in Foil

Sausage and Cabbage

Spanish Rice and Sausage


Broiled Lemon Salmon

Grilled Trout with Lemon, Tarragon, and Garlic Mayonnaise

Seafood Paella (Shrimp, Scallops, and Mussels)

Tuna Penne Salad

Vietnamese Sweet and Spicy Fish


Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Cheesy Peasy Couscous

Eggplant Curry

Indian Samosa Casserole

Italian Spaghetti Squash

Lentil Loaf

Masoor Dahl (Lentils)

Mexican Quinoa Casserole

Miso Pizza Roll-Up

Mjdara (Lentils with Rice)

Pasta Puttanesca

Sage and Butternut Squash Pizza

Sesame Soba Noodle Salad

Vegetarian “Tuna” (Chickpea) Salad

Very Veggie Burgers

Very Veggie Pizza

Zucchini and Tomato Tart



Chicken & Radicchio Pasta Salad

Cold Soba Noodle Salad with Orange-Ginger Miso Dressing

Greens, Egg, and Ham Salad

Grilled Radicchio and Pear Salad

Grilled Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Quinoa Fruit Salad

Sesame Soba Noodle Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad (with Grilled Chicken)

Summer Picnic Pasta Salad

Tuna Penne Salad




Fruit Dip/Fruit Salad Dressing

Mango Chutney

Pumpkin Butter

Rhubarb and Red Wine Compote

Spiced Apple Butter


Basic Pesto

Basil Lime Pesto

Chive Blossom Vinegar

Cool Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

Lemon, Tarragon, and Garlic Mayonnaise

Lime Cream Sauce (with Angel Hair Pasta)

Miso Salad Dressing

Roasted Garlic and Pepper Tomato Sauce (and Canning Tutorial)

Thai Coconut-Lime Peanut Sauce


Side Dishes


Brown Rice and Lentil Pilaf (Mediterranean)

Cilantro Lime Brown Rice

Curried Quinoa

Farro with Mushrooms and Artichokes

Saffron Rice

Summertime Farrotto

Turkish Millet with Turnip Greens


Baked Acorn Squash

Brussel Sprouts

Crispy Roasted Broccoflower (or Broccoli/Cauliflower)

Fennel Gratin

Gingery Baby Bok Choy

Grilled Tomatoes

Herb Roasted Carrots

Roasted Beets

Savory Collard Greens

Sauteed Zucchini

Spicy Pickled Beets

Sweet ‘N’ Sour Cabbage

Zucchini Fritters


Hot and Tasty Oven Fries

Oven-Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Curry

Syracuse Salt Potatoes 





Banana Whole-Wheat Rusks

Candied Walnuts

Mexican Hot Chocolate Spiced Almonds

Peach and Goat Cheese Bruschetta


Crispy Chard Chips

Fennel Chips with Sea Salt

Hot and Spicy Nachos with a Cool Cilantro Sauce

Sweet and Spicy Pickled Banana Peppers (Canning)

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Sassy and Spicy Hummus

Seeded Whole-Wheat Crackers

Spinach and Artichoke Hummus

Trail Mix

Vietnamese Spring Rolls



17-Bean Soup

Beef & Barley (and everything else) Soup

Beer-Braised Pork and Bean Soup

Carrot-Ginger Soup

Chicken Adobo Soup

Chicken and Brown Rice Soup

Cinnamon Lamb Stew

Cream(less) of Mushroom Soup

Corn Chowder

Hearty Vegetable Barley Soup

Indian Lamb with Apricots

Lentil Vegetable Barley Soup

Moroccan Lentil Stew

Protein-Packed Italian Soup

Roasted Tomato Bisque

Split Pea Soup

Sweet Potato Soup

Thai Chicken Soup


Spice Mixes

Cocoa Cumin Dry Rub

Garam Masala

Latin Spice Dry Rub

Lavender Salt and Sugar

Lavender, Thyme, and Rosemary Dry Rub

Three-Pepper Dry Rub

11 responses to “Recipes

  1. CounterfeitDrug

    Loved your website! I’m going to try your Mexican hot chocolate spiced almonds… I recently made Burnt Almonds, but these sound soooo much tastier! Thank you!!! =]

  2. These all sound OUT OF THIS WORLD amazing! 😀


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  4. Lauren – First, you rock. Second, I lack motivation for cooking even though I enjoy it, so I read your recipes and say, “I’m totally gonna try that later!” and never do…but they all sound fantastic! Mom, of course, keeps telling me to make your stuff. Anyway – I was browsing P.W’s blog recently (because again, I love reading about cooking, just never get around to doing it) and she’s got recipe cards at the end of her cooking posts. What a good idea right? Have you thought about doing something like that on your blog? So people like me can hoard un-used recipes as well?? I’m totally going to have the best “family recipe stash” ever to pass on to my children 🙂 Keep up the delicious work, I love reading!

    • haha thanks! some people have suggested I start doing that…I just need to figure out how to do it quickly, because blogging already takes so much time! i know most people would probably appreciate it though. may have to read up on some tutorials 🙂

  5. Barb

    Great Recipes! I really like the protein packed Italian soup. Thanks.

  6. takethecake!

    I love the attitude you have adapted toward your body, your spirit and your well-being. It is hard. My perfectly proportioned, healthy, gorgeous 13 year old grand daughter is already feeling the pressure. She and her peers are being set up with some very harmful messages. The food companies scream out their commercials about their tasty, luscious, grand portioned, unhealthy food, glamorize overeating and overindulging, They show heaping bowls overflowing with ice cream or whatever they have to sell, and quietly print on the package that each portion is only a fraction of what is being seen on television. The fashion world glamorizes everything they have to sell too, and skinny is one of them. It is a can’t win situation we’ve been set up with. Mixed messages are confusing for growing minds. tweens and teens see huge portions , and rail thin people hawking them. That tells them that they too can eat a LOT of junk and still be sticks. Its unfair. Kids do not stand a chance. Parents can do a lot and blogs like yours offer lots of fresh ideas and I have renewed hope. Thank you. I surely will be trying many of your wonderful ideas myself. I can’t wait to get started!

  7. I wanted to thank you for your wonderful and healthy recipes. I moved to the central mountains of Mexico almost a year ago. Though health, fresh, and organic veggies are plentiful, they are not always convenient. This is the land of sugar and carbs. Your simple and lovely recipes use ingredients I can actually find here, and can make quickly. I am so happy to have found your blog and hope it helps me to make it easier to make yummy healthy food. Gracias!

  8. Stefanie

    This all looks amazing! I always head to my cookbooks when I’m looking for new recipes to try, but I definitely plan to come back here next time I’m at a loss for what to make.

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