Breads, Biscuits & Pretzels

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Banana Bread

Corn Tortillas

Hamburger Rolls

Handmade Soft Pretzels


No-Knead Bread (All-Purpose Flour Version)

Whole Wheat No-Knead Bread

(Whole Wheat) Pitas

Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread


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Apple Cheddar Omelet

Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes

Basic Quiche Crust

Blender Oat Pancakes

Breakfast Tacos

Chocolate Chip/ Walnut-Raisin Biscotti

Coconut Almond Granola

Crispy Hash Browns

Fluffy Overnight Sourdough Pancakes

French Toast Skewers

Fruit Tacos with Chocolate Tortillas

Hearty 100% Whole-Grain Blueberry Walnut Muffins

Homemade Maple Syrup

Lightly Sweetened Overnight Baked Oatmeal

Monkey Bread

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Rice Cooker Oatmeal

Rice Cooker Barley Bowl

Rice Cooker Whole Oat Groats

Strawberry Syrup

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Chinese Food (Or Something Like It)

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**Disclaimer: The last thing I want to do is pretend to be a chef of Chinese food. But I’ve been wanting to try to cook some things more local to where I live now, & here are some recipes I’ve found or made up that are something similar to the food we eat outside our home. With the help of a good Chinese cookbook and a local friend who measures things in teaspoons and Tablespoons as she teaches me, these ones have turned out well and have been well-received.

Cold Cucumber Dish- 手拍黄瓜- Shou Pai Huang Gua {“Mature Vinegar” Version}

Mapo Tofu

Stir-fried Snow Peas

Stir-fried Wosun/ Asparagus Lettuce

Sweet & Sour Pork


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All of these cakes are ones that I make with oil, not butter, making them a “small-town-China”-friendly option.

Apple Cake

Basic Chocolate Cake

Carrot Cake

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Ganache

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Cream Cheese Frosting

Frosting Alternative


All of these cookies are ones that I make with oil, not butter, making them a “small-town-China”-friendly option.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (No-Bake)

Classic No-Bake Cookies (a.k.a. “Beaver Houses,” “Goose Poops,” etc.)

Gingerbread Cookies

{Made Healthier} Peanut Butter Cookies

(Made With) Oat Flour Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

Raw Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls (With Chocolate Chips!)

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies


Basic Pie Crust

Chocolate Pie with Oreo Crust

Oreo Pie Crust

Pumpkin Pie

Uncategorized Desserts

Chocolate-Chocolate Truffles

Fudgy Brownies (Made with Oil)

Strawberry Banana (Soft Serve) “Ice Cream”

Dips & Salsas

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Apple Butter {Crock Pot}

Black Bean & Corn Salsa

Butternut Squash Butter {Or Pumpkin Butter}

Fresh Pineapple Salsa

Fruit Yogurt Dip

Homemade Fruit Salsa

Hot Pepper Cheese Dip

Natural Peanut Butter

Natural Peanut Butter {From Raw Peanuts}

Pico de Gallo

Pumpkin Yogurt Dip

Roasted Red Pepper White Bean Hummus

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Tzatziki (Greek Dip)

Veggie Dip (Mayonnaise Based)

White Bean Hummus (Original Flavor)


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Apple Detox Drink

Banana Protein Smoothie

(Cinnamon Vanilla) Almond Milk

Corn Juice

{Crock Pot} Pumpkin Spiced Coffee Drink

Green Superfood Smoothie

Honey-Sweetened Jasmine Tea

Italian Cream Sodas

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Spiced Apple Cider (Crock Pot)

Strawberry-Banana-Pineapple Green Smoothie

The Very Orange Smoothie

Indian Food

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Cardamom Substitute

Indian Cabbage Curry

Indian Chole (Chickpea Curry)

Indian-Style Beef Kabobs with Cilantro Sauce



Potato Bhurta

Saag Paneer

Tandoori Chicken Legs

Tandoori Spice Mix

Main Dishes

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Awesome Lettuce Wraps

Brazilian Meat Lunch

Burgers with Caramelized Onions, Sweet Potato Fries, Fried Eggs, & Mozzarella on Whole Wheat Rolls 

Caramelized Onion and Lamb Sandwiches

{Cheese-less} Sausage Meatballs

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Salad

Cilantro Lime Shrimp with Green Beans

Coca-Cola Mini Chicken Legs/ Wings

Hearty Cowboy Burgers {Broiled}

Honey Sesame Chicken (Crock Pot)

Made-from-Scratch Lasagna

Mapo Tofu

Oven-Baked Fried Chicken

Pork Souvlaki

Pulled Pork {Sandwiches}

Quesadilla Casserole

Sausage and Peppers

{Sausage Meatball} Veggie Kabobs

Sautéed Mushroom and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Shepherd’s Pie

Sweet & Sour Pork

Teriyaki(esque) Baked Garlic Chicken Legs

Teriyaki Chicken Wings (Stovetop)

Making the Basics

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Barbecue Sauce

Basic Pie Crust

Basic Quiche Crust

Basic Sausage

{Blender & Slow Cooker} Tomato Sauce/ Pizza Sauce

Caramel (from Condensed Milk)

(Cinnamon Vanilla) Almond Milk

Colored Sprinkles

Dill Pickles

French Fried Onions

Fried Wonton Chips

Homemade Croutons

Homemade Lasagna Noodles

Homemade Maple Syrup

Homemade “Oat Flour”

Homemade Tomato Sauce

Molasses Substitute

Natural Peanut Butter

Pizza Crust

Self-Rising Flour


Taco Seasoning

Tahini (Sesame Paste)

Wonton Wrapper Chips/ Scoops


Salad Dressings

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Asian Salad Dressing

Basic Italian Dressing

Hummus Salad Dressing

Sesame Ginger Dressing


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Autumn-Spiced Popcorn

Cherry Coke (Zero) Jello

Chocolate Fruit and Nut Bites

Cinnamon Sugar Almonds (Or Mixed Nuts)

Easy Granola Bars

Frozen Bananas

Fruit Juice Jello

Fruit Tacos with Chocolate Tortillas

Handmade Soft Pretzels

Homemade Croutons

Homemade Tortilla Crisps

Honey Popcorn Balls

Honey Roasted Peanuts

Mini Banana Split Skewers

Mini Taco Cups

Mozzarella Sticks

Onion Rings

Pita Chips

Mini Zucchini or Mushroom Pizzas

Reeses Popcorn

Savory Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Snickers Popcorn

Southwest Spiced Party Nuts

Stovetop Popcorn

Veggie Patch Pizza

Wonton Wrapper Chips/ Scoops


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Black Bean Soup

Broccoli Cumin Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Edamame Soup

Italian Sausage Soup

Miso Soup

Mushroom and Barley Soup

Roasted Red Pepper and Sweet Potato Soup (Crock Pot)

Thick and Hearty Red Bean Chili

Thick & Hearty Tomato Soup

White Chicken Chili

Tips, Tricks, & Useful Charts

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Bean Conversions

Grain to Water Ratio Charts

Green Smoothie Formula Chart

Kitchen Cheat Sheet

Kitchen Conversion Cheat Sheet

Metric Conversion Charts

Veggie Cooking Cheat Sheet

Veggies & Sides

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Asian Cole Slaw

Baked Barbecue French Fries

Baked Sweet Potato French Fries

Basic Potato Salad

Chickpea and Edamame Salad

Classic Deviled Eggs

Fruit Turkey

Green Bean Casserole


Mexican Rice

Mini Zucchini or Mushroom Pizzas

Mushroom Risotto

Oven-Baked French Fries

Pierogies/ Mashed Potato Dumplings

Rosemary Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

Sesame Broccoli

Simple-As-It-Gets Edamame

Stir-fried Snow Peas

Stir-fried Wosun/ Asparagus Lettuce

Stove Top Baked Beans

Taro Fries




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