Tag Archives: Raisins

Raisin Walnut Baked Oatmeal

My breakfasts tend to be a random assortment of flavors and textures, often involving oats, Greek yogurt, fruit, and granola. While delicious, it is rarely thought out or specific enough to post here as a “recipe.” A few weeks ago, however, I began imagining a series of “fruit/nut/superfood” oatmeal concoctions, largely based on the ingredients […]

Massaged Kale Salad with Carrots, Raisins, and Walnuts

Back home in Charlottesville, but not yet back to work, I took advantage of my afternoon at home and planned a lovely lunch recipe to share. This simple salad featured kale, carrots, walnuts, and raisins. The dressing included (among other things) turmeric and Himalayan pink sea salt. As part of my New Year’s resolution to really […]

Fennel-Raisin Orzo Pilaf

Confession: Often when I’m uninspired, I just combine whatever I have left in my kitchen, and hope for the best. Sometimes this leads to disaster, but sometimes, as in this case, it leads to something delicious. Fennel-Raisin Orzo Pilaf Serves 4 as a side 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup onions, chopped 1 large […]

Trail Mix Muffins

Thursday morning, I stepped into the kitchen trying to satisfy two needs. 1) Once again, I needed a yummy snack to take to work. 2) I could use a little baking therapy. If ever I’m emotional/worried/bored, baking will calm me down. I wanted something moderately healthy, so instead of making cookies, which guarantee therapeutic success, […]


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