Category Archives: Recipe

{from my kitchen} sweet & spicy caramel corn

One of my favorite things to do with my nieces is to make caramel corn.  When they (along with Nana – who is both old enough and tall enough to drive) pick me up at the airport I barely have my seat belt fastened before they start asking for the timeline of said caramel corn.  It might not happen the moment we step in the door (much to their chagrin) but almost without fail it makes its appearance before I leave.

My go-to recipe is a good one.  There is no thermometer to mess with, just a simple timer, some measuring cups and spoons, and a pan or two.  You’d think I’d leave well enough alone.  After all my nieces and I never had any trouble sitting in the kitchen and finishing off a tray all by ourselves.  Yet I always wanted a bit more dimension, something to go with all that sweet.

When I first started playing with which spices to add and how much I thought I had missed the mark.  It was still all sweet.  Then slowly the heat started to build.  But not too much heat.  It’s just right amount of both sweet and spicy.  Who doesn’t want a bit of both?

Sweet and Spicy Caramel Corn Gift

If you’re inclined to celebrate Valentine’s Day, might I suggest this as the perfect gift? It’s out the ordinary. Takes no time whatsoever in the kitchen.  And I’m even throwing in a download of my Namaste Conversation Hearts so you can tie up a pretty package of your own.  Though if you decided to eat the tray all by yourself, I can’t say I’d blame you.

Sweet and Spicy Caramel Corn Recipe Card

{from my kitchen} smoky black bean burgers

Yoga translates as union.  And there is no better example of that in my kitchen right now than these Smoky Black Bean Burgers.  They are the union of two of my favorite recipes: Smoky Black Bean Dip and Veggie Burgers.  I’m not one to turn up my nose at a snack dinner but sometimes youContinue Reading

{from my kitchen} Celebration Cupcakes

I believe in celebrations big and small.  And I believe in cakes big and small.  As far as I am concerned you cannot have enough of either. This little celebration is actually a big one.  It’s my two year teaching anniversary this week!  And I couldn’t be happier to be celebrating it.  Being able toContinue Reading

{from my kitchen} Individual Plum Cobblers with Spiced Biscuits

When it comes to food, I wholeheartedly endorse Julia Child’s advice.  “Everything in moderation, including moderation.”  That means that braised kale and roasted Brussels sprouts appear in my kitchen with more regularity than desserts do.  But to keep all that moderation in check, my desserts often make a reappearance at breakfast the next morning. TheseContinue Reading

{from my kitchen} Curried Red Lentils

Welcome to another new feature on the blog!  Close to my love of yoga comes a love of food.  I once dramatically said to a friend that I believed yoga and food could save the world.  Dramatic, yes, but I think it’s true.  Yoga connects us to our most authentic selves and food connects usContinue Reading

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