Spicy Asian Zucchini Noodles, Lowcarb, Vegan

You don’t need a lot of gadgets to make great food but I do love my vegetable spirilizer.  It is important enough to take up precious cargo space in the car on the trip down the Baja so …. it’s important. You can make these Spicy Asian Zucchini  Noodles with julienned vegetables or even long thin…

Quinoa Tabbouleh With a Poblano and Lime Twist

I love Sunday Market days in Miramar. My menus are inspired by the freshest ingredients. I planted herbs on my deck and the landscaper assures me that the plants and soil are organic. Call me a skeptic but I’m guessing my herb garden would not get the organic seal of approval in the states. I…

Roasted Grape Arugula Salad

The inspiration for this recipe comes from Sunset Magazine, October 2015. Their salad included a serving of salmon which looks fabulous and I will try it as soon as my semi-annual shipment of Alaskan salmon arrives. I had never imagined roasted grapes on a salad but it makes perfect sense now. I roasted pears for…

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…

The Main Attraction: Flavor Packed Superfood Salads

Im taking my nutrient packed salad to Fiesta Friday where you too can find amazing recipes and inspiration @TheNoviceGardener.com You can easily make a main dish salad using any fruits and greens that are fresh. When I shop for produce, I always have salad in mind. We eat some raw and some cooked vegetables every…

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…

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.

Israeli Couscous, Chickpea and Lemon Salad, Vegan

Fiesta Friday #24 The Summer CSA is in full swing so I have multiple vegan salad options. I start with cutting up whatever is fresh and colorful and then add a grain or a small amount of pasta to create a main meal salad. Of course you can serve this with a grilled chicken breast…

Quinoa Arugula Greek Salad

Independence Day and Fiesta Friday #23 Happy Independence Day America. There will be fireworks, a parade, sailing and friends to celebrate with. We are expecting record high temperatures so I’m staying out of the kitchen and in the water as much as possible. I have a salmon and fresh sweet corn to BBQ. There might…

Citrus Salmon Caesar Salad

I have a freezer full of Alaskan salmon and I eat it at least twice a week. It is low in mercury, high in omega 3, and sustainable. This dinner entrée is satisfying, easy to make for a week night or for a special meal with friends. If entertaining you may want to splurge and…