Spaghetti Squash with Turkey and Sage

All the paleo diet sites rave about spaghetti squash because it has the mouth feel of pasta without the processed wheat flour. The carbohydrate load is very low and because it’s rather bland, it is a good background for pasta sauces. I have tried it in past summers with little success. It was boring and…

Caramelized Honey Squash Rings, Fiesta Friday

Happy Halloween and Happy Harvest I received these beautiful yellow and green striped delicata winter squashes and pomegranates in my Fall CSA basket. The delicata are petite winter squash that can be used to make perfect little rings to roast and caramelize. The pomegranates are a tangy sweet addition that look gorgeous next to the…

Pumpkin Kale Enchiladas: Fiesta Friday #38

  Hello Fall produce! You know I love summer vegetables but I’m a tad bit tired of tomatoes and zucchini so I welcome the change in seasonal produce. This recipe for pumpkin, kale, Moroccan spiced enchiladas in a feta, coconut bechamel sauce was based loosely on “Indian Enchiladas” (Fitness Magazine, Feb. 2014),which used potato and…

Roasted Garlic Butternut Squash Soup with Parmesan Crisps

  I love Fall and I am lucky to live in Northern Nevada where we enjoy four seasons. Our autumn air is crisp at night but the days are still sunny and warm. Our local produce changes from tomatoes and summer squash to delicious root vegetables and winter squashes. Winter squashes are comfort food and…

Smoked Salmon and Shrimp Chowder

I adapted this recipe from Fine Cooking Magazine’s recipe for Smoked Salmon and Leek Chowder. Their version called for whole milk, 3 tablespoons of butter and heavy cream. Try reducing the cream and butter in most recipes to reduce the saturated fat and calories. Substitute olive oil for some of the butter to increase the…

Baked Tomato With Pesto & Mozzarella

I have fresh tomatoes coming out of my ears. I’m not complaining, I swear. I will be crying for fresh tomatoes in October when they are replaced in the grocery stores with red, tasteless orbs of tomato likeness. I love caprese salad because seriously what’s not to love about tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella? I…

Tortilla Soup- Vegetarian

I know that you all are dying to know what I made with my “What’s for dinner? Challenge” ingredients. I can tell from the “holding your breath in anticipation” cyber silence. Feel free to breathe now and leave a comment if you came up with a recipe for the challenge. 🙂 South of the border,…

Make Time For Arugula Nectarine Feta Salad

There’s never enough time! “This is no time to talk about time! We don’t have the time!… What was I saying?” Cmdr. Deanna Troi, Star Trek First Contact 1996 “I’m late, I’m late for a very important date. No time to say Hello, Goodbye, I’m late, I’m late I’m late.” Bob Dale I’m on my…

What Would You Make For Dinner?

Are you up for a challenge, Top Chefs? The prize, you ask? Uh….a sense of accomplishment. Yes a sense of accomplishment! Now stop procrastinating and Go! What would you make for dinner tonight? Here are your ingredients. Corn Red bell pepper Portobello mushrooms Carrots Swiss chard You may add seasonings and either a meat or…

Tomato & Basil for Bruschetta

Is there anything better than fresh tomatoes keeping company with basil and garlic? What’s not to love? Tomatoes are a rich source of antioxidants including vitamin C and beta carotene. They have a very good amount of the mineral manganese and a good amount of vitamin E.