Cauliflower Bolognese

“No this is not a joke and you don’t have to be a vegetarian to love what’s going on here”  🤣🤣🤣 I mean. Hilarious. But also true. This Cauliflower Bolognese is vegan, gluten free, packed with veggies, vitamins and fiber… and nothing short of amazing. I can’t take credit though, Bon Appetit said this and…

Avocado Fridge Fudge

Yes another Bon Appetit recipe. Sigh. What can I say, when you’re good, you’re good. You can find the original recipe here. I removed the toasted almonds, but pretty much kept everything else the same. To be honest, I removed the almonds because I only had about 20 minutes to make it before heading out…

Taos Ski Valley

Taos Ski Valley Living in the Hudson River Valley of New York for two years forever spoiled us with regard to ski season. The winters may be brutal, but the snow had its perks. We lived about 15 minutes from a small, but adequate ski mountain and were within an hours drive from well known…

Easy Weeknight Red Thai Curry

Red Thai Curry I love this dish because it is, well delicious most importantly, and also a great meal you can prepare ahead of time if you have a really busy afternoon and know you won’t be able to make it back with enough mental stamina to prepare supper! It happens to me often… And…

Mind Body Breath

Phew! The holidays are a joyful time, but can also certainly be a stressful time. At least for me. A part of me LOVES the chaos, kids, gift giving, parties, abundance of delicious treats, cards, games, family and fun. But then there’s a part of me that gets a little overwhelmed. Well, really overwhelmed if…

Christmas Cookies 2019

Sheesh, it sure took me long enough! And I honestly almost boxed these babies up and forgot to post. Lucky for me, I found an Instagram challenge of all things that reminded me. These little cookie boxes are great gifts for teachers, friends, neighbors etc. We give them to the USPS, UPS, Fed Ex folks,…

Chia Jams

And no, I’m not talking about 90s style Chia Pet jingles. I’m talking jams and jellies made with chia seeds that will change your life! I recently discovered these and I cannot stop making them. It’s so easy and they’re so versatile! I’ve made grape jam, raspberry jam (personal favorite) and blueberry jam so far….

Mohonk, Affordably

Lets face it. If you want to go to Mohonk Mountain House, you’re going to have to shell out a bit of cash. Nightly rates start at around $600/night PER PERSON, if you book early enough, use a coupon code and get a great deal. Weekend stays can be prohibitively expensive. And entire weeks? Well… […]

Coq Au Vin, Instant Pot Edition

Gosh I love this meal. And the French. Only they could turn an inexpensive meat like chicken thighs, braise it in some wine and turn it into a gourmet dish. Coq Au Vin sounds super fancy, but it’s shockingly simple. And you can throw it in the Instant Pot or Dutch Oven in the morning…

Saag Paneer(ish)

The funny thing is I don’t even know how to pronounce this dish… 🤣😬🤷🏻‍♀️ I just know that it is DELICIOUS! It’s like creamed spinach with these warm and flavorful Indian Spices. I had it at a local Indian restaurant here, then saw it in Bon Apetit Magazine and had to try it with my…