Homemade Chumus with Coriander and Parsley

My vegan son asked me to make chumus. I’ve failed numerous times. The recipe below, unlike others I’ve seen, does not include additional water. I also spent five minutes removing the skin from the cooked chickpeas. I happened to have fresh parsley and coriander on hand, so I added them both. They definitely took the chumus to […]

Recipe: Homemade Pizza Dough

The recipe comes from Craig Claiborne’s Gourmet Diet, another cookbook belonging to my mother. When the author developed health issues, he rewrote recipes from his previous cookbooks wrote new ones for ketchup, pickles, mustard, and other staples, all without salt.

Homemade Pizza Dough


Tomato or Marinara Sauce in the Pressure Cooker

I use a pressure cooker to make a large batch of tomato sauce. Then I freeze it in batches to use in lasagna, on top of pasta or grains, to spice up leftovers, or as a base for meat, fish or vegetables. This post contains instructions for cooking in a conventional pot or crockpot. The […]