Showcasing my third bowl meal for the week, I am posting a recipe from my latest Cookbook Club book, Near & Far. It has an exquisite cover that is embossed with design and is filled with unique natural food recipes inspired from Heidi’s travels around the world and beautifully artful photos. As you can see by my slew of fuscia post-it markings, I really worked … Read more A Tribute to Heidi Swanson’s Cookbook, Near & Far
“Bowls” are my theme this week. A little pop of color goes a long way to make your dish look more enticing. My Salmon, Chard & Polenta Bowl with Basil Yogurt Sauce does just that! A burst of multiple hue’s in each ingredients’ natural pigment make it all the more alluring. It’s fun to create a one bowl meal out of interesting components that all work together and offer the … Read more The Exquisite Color of Food makes it More Enticing!
I hosted a large party last summer and where bowls were the theme of our meal. I enlisted each guest to bring something to put in the bowl and we created a buffet line out of it. It was so easy, so much fun, and everyone raved about it. So I’m revisiting that idea now and I’m loving it! It is a great way to serve an easy meal packed … Read more I’m in Love with Bowls (of food…)!
When you’re looking for a memorable ending to a meal that you want to serve on a special occasion, these Mini Apple Rose Tarts are just the ticket! They are absolutely adorable and not at all difficult to make. You can prep the filling a day ahead, making the assembly and cooking a simple process on the day that you want to serve them. A little dusting of confectioner’s sugar and … Read more The Cutest “Individual Serving” Dessert Ever!
It happens every so often that you run across a simple recipe to create something you just can’t stop eating. I found that to be the case with these super yummy Sweet Potato Biscuits. I like them warm, I like them room temperature. Slap on a little homemade honey butter and off to nirvana it is! It begins with roasting your potatoes in the oven. So much better than … Read more Help! I can’t stop eating these Sweet Potato Biscuits!!
Sometimes referred to as liquid gold, a good olive oil is something to behold. Pair it with one of the wonders of the citrus family; blood orange, and you have something sensuous and alluring. For a person who is fond of desserts that are not overly sweet, this Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake is just the ticket! My recipe uses every luscious part of the orange, … Read more A Perfectly Moist & Lightly Sweet Dessert that will make you Swoon!
Many people ask me how I continue to come up with new ideas for my Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA produce. Well I must admit, it does take some research and thought to create something new every week. But it never ceases to amaze me at the infinite number of ways there are to combine and create new recipes with their fabulous produce! Lately I have resorted … Read more Get your “Healthy” on with this Nutrient Packed Soup!
I remember when Thomas Hill Organics (THO) in Paso Robles first opened. We were so excited to have a new “farm to table” restaurant in the area that we made sure to be one of their first customers. Debbie Thomas, the owner, was the quintessential host and made us feel at home right away. Her sales and marketing background gave her the savvy to know that one of … Read more One of my Favorite Restaurants has now become Two!
While trying to stay away from sugar as much as possible, I have found Coconut Milk to be a fabulous condiment to use in my recipes. There’s only 1g of sugar in the Trader Joe’s coconut milk that I use and it has a sweet, subtle coconut flavor that goes really well with a whole bunch of things! I have been using it for making … Read more I’ve Turned into a Coconut Lover, Milk that is…
Whenever you are planning to pair citrus with a roasted dish, use every part of the citrus to create an amazing depth of flavor. If I am using lemon juice, for instance, adding some zest to a recipe really perks it up nicely. When roasting vegetables, fish or chicken, adding some thinly sliced lemon to the roasting pan creates the most mouthwatering caramelized fruit ever. The lemons turn a wonderful mix of … Read more Roast Lemons and Broccoli together for Mouthwatering Goodness!