Sage Cranberry Sauce

For me, fall means cranberry season! I don’t know about you but I can’t seem to get enough of these tart little gems. Check out this piquant sauce which uses whole fresh cranberries.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Chances are, you have heard of and probably even enjoyed delicious Italian gnocchi. But have you every tried sweet coconut flavored gnocchi? These flavor-filled balls are safe for those on a gluten-free diet or a nightshade-free diet, but I think everyone will enjoy them.

Vera's Quinoa

Sweet roasted butternut squash, sage and rosemary come together to make this fall themed quinoa salad.

Caesar Salad Dressing

Did you know that Caesar salad is believed to have been invented in 1924 by an Italian who owned a restaurant in Mexico and it didn’t even have anchovies in it?! Check out this low-calorie, vegetarian Caesar salad dressing recipe.

Spicy Black Bean Soup

Soup season has arrived and here is another basic soup recipe that can be adapted, doctored up or enjoyed as is.

Carrot Soup

Carrots are an awesome source of vitamin A and a good source of potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin K and manganese. This is a basic carrot soup recipe than can be personalized in a number of ways to make it your own, and best of all, it is ready in under 20 minutes.

Sweet Potato Smoothie

Try this smoothie for breakfast or dessert. Both sweet and tart, it combines greek yogurt, coconut water, cardamom, ginger and of course sweet potatoes.


Norwegians have an unusually strong relationship with their potato salad. Recipes are strictly guarded by gas station attendants, grandmothers and potato farmers, kept locked in secret closets and never given to outsiders (even fiancés). Unfortunately for them, I am an expert at tasting recipes and recreating them.

Øyvind’s Oatmeal

We recently had some friends visiting from Norway and they introduced us to a way that Norwegians commonly eat oatmeal. It is quite different from the sweet, warm dish that Americans traditionally think of as oatmeal.

Pepperoni Primavera

Pasta primavera is one of my favorite dishes because it is an easy way of combing lots of different vegetables in the same dish. You can easily make this dish for a crowd, or for just two. Plus it is customizable, by changing only one ingredient you can make it either gluten free (with gluten free pasta), vegetarian (leave out the pepperoni), or dairy free (leave out the cheese).

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