Zucchini Bread with Carrot & Candied Ginger

Call me picky but for a long time now, I've been hunting for the one go-to zucchini bread recipe to call my own. This recipe has it all: a generous measure of grated zucchini, bright color from grated carrot, spice-forward from pantry spices. Most of all, this zucchini bread stays moist and fresh for a long time. Some times? It pays to be picky.

Fresh & Seasonal, a Summer Favorite. Old-Fashioned Classic. Budget-Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Stays Fresh for Days. Rave Reviews.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 30) Summer Salads

A big collection of summer salads, the mainstays of quick summer meals ...

How to Sweeten Lemonade with Fruit Not Sugar

Many of us are on determined quests to reduce sugar consumption. But what about summer's favorite drink, lemonade? Can lemonade be sweetened with fruit instead of processed sugar? The answer is a definite "yes". My experiments turned out so well, we're drinking fruit-sweetened lemonade nearly every day!

Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real. Great for Meal Prep.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 29) Summer Suppers

Anyone looking for new dinner ideas? (Aren't we all?!) Today's collection is jam-packed with fresh, seasonal meals to carry us through the summer ...

Homemade Fresh Basil Pesto Without Cheese

How to make basil pesto at home. My simple pesto recipe calls for just five ingredients and two easy-to-remember techniques to prevent the problems that we some times encounter with homemade pesto, bitterness and muddiness. My pesto recipe is made without cheese, that means that sweet, fresh basil flavor really lets loose.

Fresh & Seasonal, a Summer Classic. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real. Great for Meal Prep. Rave Reviews.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 28) Summer "Extras"

Too hot to cook? If not yet, then soon. So here I've collected some of my very favorite "extra" recipes for summer, the little things that make it extra easy to put together a quick sandwich, salad, taco, pizza or a quick meal with a touch of something special, all without planning. More and more, it's these "little extras that make all the difference" that fascinate me.

Best-Ever Macaroni Salad

My own special recipe for Macaroni Salad, full of crunch (thank you, six different chopped vegetables) and a light and bright savory dressing (thank you, less mayo punched up and seasoned with lemon, mustard and dill pickle juice). It's the classic summer salad, just recast and much improved, like store-bought except homemade and better.

Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. The Summer Classic, Just Better. Budget-Friendly. Weight Watchers Friendly. Great for Meal Prep. Potluck & Party Friendly.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 27) Low-Key Celebrations

A collection of recipes for low-key summer celebrations, little fuss and few fireworks, just a few of summer's best recipe ideas for small gatherings, even just the small family units of two and four that hold us together right now. Happy Canada Day, dear Canadians. Happy 4th of July, fellow Americans. And Happy Summer, to all of us ...

Chicken Burgers with Spinach, Feta & Garden Tzatziki Sauce

"Where's the beef?" Let's put red meat aside for the moment and instead choose a summery Greek-style chicken sandwich served with a chunky Greek tzatziki, updated with lots of vegetables from the garden.

Real Food, Fresh & Fast. Budget-Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Weight Watchers Friendly. High Protein.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 26) Blueberries, Baby!

Happy Father's Day to all ... and let's hope all the dads, grandpas, uncles, teachers and all who "father" like blueberries because I aim to turn tongues blue with an almost-all blueberry edition from coffee cake (two!) to pie (two!) to ... a few savory surprises!