Seasonal Sundays (Week 40 Early October)

Who's into All-Things-Pumpkin?! Me, I'm staving off pumpkins, even to celebrate the arrival of October. But this week's Seasonal Sundays is full of ideas to get you into the coming week and tiptoeing toward, dare I say ... holidays (and pumpkins) to come.

Homemade Granola with Almonds & Apricots

For anyone wondering just how easy it is to make granola from scratch? Or who's looking for a homemade granola that's much low(er) in sugar and fat? Or who's fed up paying grocery-store prices for what's no more than oats, a few nuts, a little sweetener and few spices? Today's your lucky day because my Homemade Granola is super-easy to make with pantry ingredients. It's sweetened with maple syrup and enriched with healthy olive oil. Fresh & Seasonal. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Weight Watchers Friendly. Great for Meal Prep & Homemade Food Gifts.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 39 Late September)

A quick read, this week's late-summer and early-fall collection of recipes and ideas. And a big thank you for your response to last week's inaugural edition of Seasonal Sundays!

Cornmeal Muffins with Apple

Simple cornmeal muffins studded and garnished with slivers of fall apples, barely sweet, perfect for a morning meal throughout autumn. Fresh & Seasonal, Perfect for a Relaxed Fall Breakfast. Autumn Comfort Food. Great for Meal Prep. No Mixer Required.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 38, Mid September)

A Brand-New Let's-Try-Something-New Newsletter-y Edition Welcome to Seasonal Sundays, a new occasional? weekly? feature that I hope touches you with something so many our lives could use more of: real connections with like-minded people. Like catching up over coffee with a friend. Or an actual phone call with someone you'd like to see more of. Curious? Read on ...

A Healthy Celebration of Late-Summer Bounty

My much-loved version of the French stew called ratatouille, made with the eggplant, peppers, zucchini, tomatoes so abundant in gardens, farmers markets and grocery stores right now. For years, it's been one of my very favorite late-summer dishes! I've simplified and lightened up the French classic but oh, people, Ratatouille is so worth making. Fresh & Seasonal, Perfect for Late Summer & Early Fall. Easily Vegan. Low Carb. Weight Watchers Friendly. Great for Meal Prep. Naturally Gluten Free.

Green Chile Scrambled Eggs

Hungry for an easy, healthy breakfast? Me too! We love these simple scrambled eggs jacked up with extra protein and green chiles, either from a can (so convenient) or just-roasted Anaheim, poblano or Hatch chiles or even a simple green pepper (so seasonal). Add a warm tortilla and a little avocado, it's a breakfast feast. Year-Round Breakfast Staple. Flexible & Adaptable. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. High Protein. Naturally Gluten Free. Weekday Easy, Weekend Special.

Oil Tanker Burgers

The summer's latest burger obsession, one invented by a creative young cook, age 10. He calls it an "Oil Tanker" (an unusual burger name which makes particular sense to a ten-year old ...) but this burger is stacked so high, maybe it's not just an Oil Tanker but a Super Tanker . I had another recipe planned for today but, really, a long weekend is just ahead and all these layers add up to the best burgers we've had in a long time ... so if burgers are on your menu, consider an Oil Tanker. Happy three-day weekends, all! A Special Summer Burger. Weekday Easy, Weekend Special.

Shrimp with Tomatoes, Spinach & Feta

Oh people, take a good look here, this is one of my favorite suppers in a long time, shrimp cooked in a nest of tomatoes, spinach and feta cheese. It's just gorgeous! It's my rendition of a Greek dish called Shrimp (Garides) Saganaki, a favorite (or so I read ...) at Greek tavernas. Here, a summer version of Shrimp Saganaki uses ripe, juicy summer tomatoes and a winter version, equally good, uses canned tomatoes. Both will have you looking for good bread to sop up the juices! One-Pot Supper. Quick Supper. Fresh & Seasonal. Low Carb. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free.

Warm Goat Cheese Appetizer with Mini Tomatoes & Capers

An Easy, Impromptu Summer Appetizer Oh people, if only dinner were this easy! But then again? Add a bottle of chilled white wine and you just might be inclined to go ahead and call this big jumble of warm goat cheese and tiny tangy tomatoes and capers dinner , after all. Simple & Summery. Easy Enough for Everyday, Special Enough for an Occasion. Perfect for Casual Summer Entertaining & Convivial Gatherings.