Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Peaceful Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Pie

Who Says you can't have dessert first?This is a beautiful slice of pumpkin pie, the recipe was created this morning. It is the most delicious pumpkin pie!! I have tested several recipes but this one turned out perfect!

Stay Tuned for Chocolate Mousse pie, pecan pie, Caramel Apple pie and more.....This recipe will be featured in the Thanksgiving menu & Recipe collection. This collection will be available for purchase on Monday.

Tempeh Sausage Stuffing

I made fresh 100% whole wheat bread the night before. I cut the loaf of bread into cubes and left them on a cookie sheet overnight.

The next day I broiled the bread for about 5 minutes until crispy. Then I left it until I was ready to make dinner. This is something I would only do for Thanksgiving it is time consuming but so worth it if you want a healthy stuffing!

If you want something less involved the Quinoa Stuffing recipe is amazing!

Scalloped Potatoes

My kids were thrilled with these potatoes. They have a wonderful flavor and a few 'secret' ingredients that give them that special flavor.

eet Potato Casserole

Okay, I don't mean to toot my own horn but these were DIVINE!!! This casserole was so sweet, and it has a VERY creamy consistency! The topping has a hint of cinnamon. If you don't like pecans you can substitute another nut or leave them out. This casserole is extremely low fat in comparison to most sweet potato casseroles and I must say you don't lose ANY flavor at all!!

Thanksgiving Corn in Ranch Sauce

This is a special corn recipe for Thanksgiving. It has a special ranch dressing sauce to make it extra special for special occasions. My kids really loved this corn and I just had to have an extra helping. YUM!!

Ranch Dressing

This is a beautiful, creamy dairy-free ranch dressing! We had this dressing with a vegetable tray for dinner. My kids are really picky about ranch dressing, they are used to the dairy based dressing Grandma gives them so it means a lot that they loved it.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Latest Fall Recipes

Pumpkin Hummus Harvest Pizza

It has a light pumpkin hummus topped with tempeh sausage, chopped spinach, bell peppers, onions and a special balsamic drizzle. I would have added tomatoes but I didn't have any. I must admit it is a strange combination for pizza but it is AMAZING!! I decided to try half with vegan mozzarella cheese and half with my own homemade macadamia nut harvest cheese but this pizza doesn't even need cheese the pumpkin hummus has a cheesy flavor. It is a fun fall dish to serve with warm whole wheat breadsticks!!

Cheesy Garlic Yams and Butternut Squash 

Okay, so I've been a little over zealous with the yams and butternut squash lately. I LOVE yams and squash so I have been making every combination I could think of. My daughter informed me tonight that she was sick of yams and squash and asked me why we had to have it every night. Poor Kid. I will be moving on to spaghetti squash and acorn squash for variety.

Quinoa Stuffing

I wanted to make a gluten free stuffing for those who have wheat sensitivites or do not eat wheat. This has a delicious flavor and texture. This is my quinoa stuffing. It may not have the appearance of bread based stuffing but it has a lovely flavor and would be beautiful on any Thanksgiving table.

Balsamic Roasted Yams

We are all used to traditional sweet yam recipes but there are some excellent savory yam and squash recipes out there. The combination of the sweet yam and the balsamic vinegar is delicious!

Creamy Broccoli and Dried Cranberry Salad

My husband LOVED this salad. It has a delcious veganaise and agave whipped dressing with dried cranberries, red onions and broccoli. YUM!!!

This would make a lovely addition to a holiday meal!

Maple Glazed Carrots and Pecans

These carrots have a beautiful look and they taste delicious. They are definately a crowd pleaser!!

They are extremely easy to make and are a great side dish when you are serving children. Children seem to gravitate toward the sweeter taste and you are acutally getting a vegetable in for them so that's a bonus!

I hope you have enjoyed a sneek Peak at the latest recipes from The Peaceful Kitchen!!

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Fall Recipe Collections

I have been working tirelessly to get out the fall recipe collections for the website:

I have decided to begin blogging about my daily recipe creations so that you can see what new recipes will be coming to the website.

  • Each recipe is carefully created, tested, tweaked, tested again and then is put on a permanent recipe card for addition to the recipe collections.
  • I am creating recipes on an almost daily basis and I believe it is important to keep my customers up to date on recipes to come.
  • I will provide all blog followers with a few recipes from the collections so stay tuned and check back often for new recipes to add to your collection.
  • One of my greatest goals is to provide you with delectable recipes that are low in fat, high in nutrient density and taste AMAZING!!
I am very proud of these upcoming holiday recipe collections, the food is absolutely amazing.

**I have actually been getting in trouble with my husband over the grocery bill, so please support The Peaceful Kitchen :-)

Moist Low Fat Pumpkin Bread

I have been trying to create a low fat pumpkin bread for a while now. Most low fat breads come out crumbly, dense and not very flavorful. I am committed to making healthy cooking more delicious than unhealthy food and dense bread just will not cut it.

I have discovered the secret to making low fat moist, delicious baked goods!

I was AMAZED by this bread, it turned out better than I hoped it would. It is the most light, sweet, moist low fat bread you have ever tasted. Purely AMAZING!!

Don't miss Fall Recipe Collection II on the website for this amazing Bread!

Maple Cream Cheese Pear Tart

My husband wasn't too thrilled when he heard me say, maple pear tart.... "What, no chocolate, It's not dessert without chocolate!" I told him to just taste it. He LOVED it!! My chocolate loving husband absolutely loved this light, decadent fall dessert.  It has a light fluffy pie crust, the crust is filled with a sweet thick cashew cream cheese, layered with thinly sliced pears and drizzled in maple cinnamon glaze! This will be the hit of any party!!

  • Pumpkin granola
  • Creamed pumpkin kamut breakfast
  • Gingersnap cookies
  • Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
  • Pumpkin Pancakes with maple cider syrup
  • Butternut Cinnamon cream soup
And many more to come.....