Sweet Potato Lentil Soup with Carrots & Apple

 

Fall is the perfect time of year to make a hearty pot of soup that includes all my favorite vegetables.  I’ve shared a basic lentil soup with greens before, but today the recipe is a sweet potato-lentil soup with carrots and apple. That one apple with a little cumin and chili pepper adds a special flavor to the soup, and your family will ask for more. Read More

Pear and Pomegranate Salad

In California here in the U. S., the season for pomegranates is from October through January.  Now is the perfect time to review its great health benefits and make an effort to add the fresh seeds to our dishes.  The pomegranate seeds and the juice from them are the only edible parts of the plant and are a super food.  The juice was shown in a research study to have the highest level of antioxidants of all the fruit juices. It helps keep your arteries clear and lowers blood pressure. Read More

Autumn Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

Fall is the time of year for adding cozy touches to our lives in our homes and in our menus. Today’s tasty cupcakes have a great pumpkin ginger taste paired with a maple cream cheese frosting. Yum!  If you don’t have maple syrup, you can use plain cream cheese frosting or your favorite butter cream recipe.  It’s perfect for autumn treats and can be decorated with crystallized ginger, nuts, or holiday candies. You’ll be making these throughout the season right into December. How about little pumpkins for dessert? Read More