Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

Brown rice syrup is the healthiest natural sweetener, containing complex sugars along with the simpler kind. It tastes great in baked goods, but it’s milder in sweetness than pure maple syrup, our nation’s natural sweetener, so you may want to blend them if you’re...
Sweet Pepper Soup with Fresh Corn & Chive Relish

Sweet Pepper Soup with Fresh Corn & Chive Relish

The idea for this recipe came from the former Piccolo Teatro Restaurant in Sausalito, California. Include colorful sweet peppers—orange, red, and/or yellow—to make this soup. Or you may find gypsy peppers—light yellow sweet peppers with an orange blush—available in...
Little Gem Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing

Little Gem Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing

Little gem lettuce is a cross between romaine and butter lettuce that grows in small-size heads. I find it at both natural food stores and the farmer’s market. This dressing is also great served as a dip for raw or lightly-cooked veggies such as sugar snap peas, green...