Entries Tagged 'Herbs and Spices'

Roasted Autumn Vegetable Chowder

Roasted Autumn Vegetable Chowder

As much fun as it is to write about pumpkin, cream cheese, and pies this season, it’s nice to know that there are some wonderful Autumn recipes out there that are warm, hearty, satisfying, and healthy.  And my new favorite from that category is this rich and hearty roasted vegetable chowder inspired by two of my favorite bloggers: Karina of Karina’s Kitchen and Rachel of Coconut & Lime. Continue reading →

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Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread

Does your morning bagel need a fall makeover?  Do you crave pumpkin cheesecake but don’t need the extra 1000 calories?  Do you like quick and easy recipes that taste really, really good?   If you answered yes to any of those questions, you’ll love this Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread! Continue reading →

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The Accidental Soup Recipe: Chick Peas, Ginger, and Coriander, Oh my!

Garbanzo Bean Soup

Although it started as an accident, this Chick Pea Soup with Ginger and Coriander has turned into a favorite in my kitchen. It’s simple, healthy and satisfying and can be on the table in about 10 minutes (ok, maybe 15). Continue reading →

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Low Carb Muffins? An Egg-xcellent idea!


Chicken, Goat Cheese, and Black Olive Muffins. Sounds good, right? What if I told you they were also wheat-free, gluten-free, and low carb? Would you still be interested?

You guys know that I’m not a low-carber but that doesn’t mean that I shy away from low-carb recipes. When it comes to food blogs, I don’t discriminate! One of my favorite food blogs is Kalyn’s Kitchen and the majority of her recipes are South Beach Diet friendly. I don’t follow the South Beach Diet but I love Kalyn’s recipes because they are both healthy and delicious with an emphasis on whole, unprocessed foods. Continue reading →

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Whole Wheat Orange Spice Muffin Recipe

Orange Spice Muffins

I’m back, and this time I really mean it!

I won’t bother apologizing for another extended absence. If you’ve been following my adventures at all, you know that I recently located back to the United States after four years in Sicily. If that’s not a reason to take a month off, I don’t know what is! Continue reading →

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I’m Back with a Tangerine and Jicama Salad Recipe!

Peeling a Tangerine

Sorry for the unannounced disappearance!

The move back to the states, living out of a small bedroom with two animals, and being without a steady means of transportation has made it difficult for me to concentrate on blogging! On top of that, all of my spare time lately has been spent house hunting and Christmas shopping.

Luckily, we did find a nice house, but for now it’s empty since our furniture is still on its way back from Sicily! But Smack and Thumbelina have moved into the new place and Justin has been sleeping there on an inflatable mattress so that his commute to work is shorter. The animals are happy to have the run of the house after being mostly confined to one room for the last month! I’ve been borrowing a car when I can and splitting my time between my sister’s place and the new house. Hopefully the furniture and my car will arrive sometime in January. Continue reading →

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Jason’s Ultimate Manwich

The Ultimate Manwich

A sandwich is a sandwich, but a Manwich is a meal!

As I have already mentioned, today I share a birthday with my cousin Jason. A week ago he e-mailed me and requested that I create ‘The Ultimate Manwich’ for his birthday and post it on Pinch My Salt. No other instructions or descriptions were given. He just asked for The Ultimate Manwich. Continue reading →

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Vegetarian Chili Pie with Cheddar Cornbread Crust

Chili Cornbread Pie

The vegetarian three bean chili from the other night turned out really great! As I had mentioned, I decided to try topping the chili with cornbread batter and baking it. I’ve never done this before but several of you talked about it during our weekend cornbread discussion and it sounded like a pretty good idea to me! Continue reading →

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