Are you bored of traditional pasta salad? Yawn at the sight of the proverbial bowl of rotini with Italian dressing at your annual picnic? Well, today I’m going to give you a recipe for a pasta salad with a twist. An Asian twist! […]
Lately, now that the evenings here where I live aren’t unbearably frigid, my husband and I have been spending a few nights a week sitting around a crackling fire on the deck, wrapped in cozy blankets.
We love having friends and family join us sometimes, and this healthy chili is perfect in a steaming bowl, warming our chilly hands as we sit around the fire pit on these early March evenings as winter breathes its last gasps.
I first heard of smashing an avocado onto your salad as a salad dressing last summer, but other than a “that’s weird”, I didn’t give it much thought. Avocado has long been the star ingredient of my homemade salad dressings, making them thick and […]
Have you ever wanted to eat a whole batch of cookies by yourself, but that little voice in your head was screaming that your hips would surely be wearing another few pounds in a few minutes if you ate more than one or two […]
I love potatoes. I REALLY love them. I might even go so far as to name them as my favorite food. Maybe. Sorry, chocolate, you might have been demoted. :)
Lately, my suppers (and if I’m lucky and have leftovers, my lunches) have been comprised mostly of potatoes. I make sweet potato fries and white potato fries with ketchup, potatoes are the stars of giant pans of roasted veggies, and they simply melt in your mouth as (more…)
I am a fairly new lover of sushi. I always thought it was interesting, but until very recently, I’d only tried it once, and though I liked it, it was expensive and not something I thought about much. Then my daughter, Sierra reintroduced me to […]
If you like hummus, I think you’ll love this recipe for a sweet and spicy, creamy and delicious vegan black bean dip for vegetables or chips. My sister, Lizzie came over for lunch one day last week and brought a bowl of Asian Black […]
I wish I could share with you how my kitchen smells right now. Soft summer breezes carry the scent of freshly mown grass, and somewhere a candle is burning. But the smell I’m most enjoying at this moment is the aroma of vegetables roasting slowly in the oven. Potatoes, mushrooms, onions, and fresh cauliflower are caramelizing and browning in the heat, and are smelling absolutely heavenly.
I keep checking the timer, because surely they’re ready now? No, just a couple more minutes and (more…)
Today is my birthday!! I just love birthdays. People go out of their way to let you know they love you and to make you feel special! I wish everyone could feel like this on their birthday. I know not everyone does, and I […]