Raw Nut-Free Cacao Hamentaschen

The Jewish holiday of Purim is in a few days.  This festive holiday, commonly celebrated with wild costume parties and drunken escapades, commemorates the time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination.  The villain of the Purim, a man named Haman, is remembered by the traditional food of the holiday – the Hamentaschen. Continue reading

Mardi Gras Superfood Parfait

How are you celebrating Mardi Gras?  Not everyone can go to New Orleans to attend the parades.  Chances are that you’re eating some Fat Tuesday-themed goodies, such as King Cake.  I’ve never been to Mardi Gras or even tried King Cake – maybe the artificial colorings used to decorate the cakes is a bit too scary for me! Continue reading

Chocolate “Mousse”

TGIF!!!  When the weekend rolls around, I enjoy eating dessert.  I often bake cookies or a cake to have for an after dinner treat, it just makes the weekend feel more special to have dessert.  I look forward to the  weekend as my chance to unwind and relax, and to have a special snack, too. Continue reading

The BEST Homemade Hummus

Do you have a favorite snack?  Is there one food that you turn to, day after day, regardless of your mood or the time of the year?  For me, that favorite snack is hummus.  I could eat hummus everyday of the year (and I almost do!) without growing bored or tired.  I like to eat hummus with carrot sticks, cucumber slices, or spread onto my favorite Mary’s Gone Crackers. Continue reading