Quinoa Tabbouleh in Lettuce Cups

This is a simply delicious way to add a tangy antioxidant punch to a Summer BBQ. Parsley and tomatoes are loaded with antioxidants and fiber. Lemon gives you a burst of tangy Vitamin C and quinoa provides a complete vegan protein source. I’m taking these to http://www.FiestaFriday.net where you can find new and exciting recipes…

Baby Lettuce, Blue Cheese and Bacon Wedge Salad

My Winter produce can be a bore. I’m lucky enough to be a hundred miles from California’s Sacramento Valley where the Spring crops are coming into season but there hasn’t been a huge variety yet. My CSA basket has been filled with kale, cabbage, carrots, radishes are turnips. Last week I was surprised with these…

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.

Eggplant Parmesan With Pesto

I’m having a lazy Sunday, after an incredibly stressful week, writing my blog for Fiesta Friday. If you are a new blogger then you should find a weekly virtual group that will challenge you to write. Fiesta Friday at The Novice Gardener motivates me to create recipes and photos every week. I’ve made a commitment,…

Thai Beef Salad Over Greens

A flavor explosion for the Fiesta Friday #25. It is important to me that my blog posts are honest and genuinely reflect how I eat which is why you won’t see gourmet, extravagant, high calorie meals here. A friend who reads my blog asked me if I eat any meat because I only post fish…

Sesame Lime Confetti ZuNoodles

I love Asian inspired noodle dishes but I rarely eat pasta or rice noodles. I prefer to save my carbohydrates for fresh fruit and other unprocessed carbohydrates. As you can tell, I have been getting zucchini and carrots every week in my CSA basket from Mountain Bounty Farm. I also received fragrant cilantro. This is…

Roma Saltimbocca di Pollo

Please enjoy the recipe photo shoot that resulted in a cold, stressful, enjoyable meal. I’ve included a few photos taken in Rome. We rented an apartment in the Ancient quarter of Rome where I shopped for fresh produce daily and recreated a Cooking Light recipe with the ingredients that I found at the neighborhood market…