Papa Wolfe Soup

This soup is ideal for when the weather turns frigid and your house feels cold inside. Because it’s what I call an all-day soup, I knock out another time-consuming task while it cooks (like laundry). There are three stages to preparing this which also means the pot doesn’t have to be watched every second. Though…

Veggie Meatballs

We’re always looking for interesting food and these tasty veggie balls are all kinds of versatile. They can be served with dip as appetizers, used as a filling side to a light main dish like zoodles and marinara sauce and packed as a sandwich filling. The key is beginning with a flavorful blend. This one…

Zucchini Ravioli [Includes Vegan Version]

The first time Memphis made these and shared them with me, I fell in love. In fact, they were so tasty, I ate them cold. When I gave up pasta in solidarity with my diabetic husband, lasagna and ravioli were just a few of the Italian favs that disappeared from our menu. But thanks to…

Grain-Free Tabouleh

When Lefty’s husband was diagnosed with diabetes, their home turned upside-down trying to find various ways to avoid grains which caused his blood sugar to spike. He wasn’t a fan of “health food” but she talked him into going grain free mostly by ditching grains herself. As the chief cook of their home, she felt…

Jicama Salad, Basic

  I don’t really recall how Jicama (pronounced hick-uh-muh) came into my life. It’s one of those things that crept into my consciousness, and the next thing I knew, I’d bought one. It’s light, refreshing and pleasantly crunchy like an apple when fresh. Choose one that looks manageable with smooth skin. It should feel hard…

Light and Filling Zoodles!

When I was a kid, I grew up in a mostly Italian neighborhood with a lot of great cooks. My foray into international food began as I toddled around between houses toward the enticing aromas coming from the neighbor’s house. (Everyone wanted to eat anything she was cooking!)Love smells like spaghetti sauce. And who can…

Tandoori Tofu with Channa

In a pinch for time recently, I had run out of all the things I love to eat and was left with some basic ingredients. Plain chickpeas, tofu and a few pieces of fruit. In the back of my spice cabinet (which is extensive since my job as “the Spice Queen” years ago) lurked a…