I have to admit, the carnivore in me craves a piece of roasted meat now and again. And since I don’t indulge that often, when I do, it requires a high quality piece of meat. To satisfy this craving, I opted for a Lemon-Basil Rack of Lamb. And of course, I also needed something worthy of pairing with my lamb, so I created a Shaved Brussels Sprouts and … Read more My Favorite Dinner of the Week!
If you follow my blog, you may have noticed a bit of a theme lately. I am doing a study on Asian cooking so I have been posting many Thai style recipes. Living in a rural area, it can be difficult to get some of the more uncommon food supplies that I need. However, we have two lovely Asian markets in San Luis Obispo County … Read more Enjoy the last of the Seasons’ best Fresh Corn, Cob and all!
I’m not much on breakfast meals these days but I do love vegetable pancakes. Some of my favorites are made with potatoes, squash or zucchini. I also love pancakes made with corn. They are very versatile, as you can make them sweet and serve them for brunch topped with powdered sugar or savory and serve them as a starter or a side dish with your meal. … Read more Go Asian with these Thai Style Corn Fritters!
Bell peppers make a wonderful vessel for many combinations of ingredients. The most common version of stuffed peppers is made with rice, so I thought why not a lasagna version made with orzo pasta? I love the taste and texture of orzo and it is a perfect substitute for rice. Served with a fresh salad on the side, this makes a terrific meal! The remarkable peppers I … Read more Portion Control; Serve your Stuffed Bell Peppers in Half!
You’ve heard of breakfast food for dinner so why not change things up and make a salad for breakfast! Every year I try my hand at a small garden attempting to grow a variety of heirloom tomatoes. This year I was determined to make it a success and even attended a Tomato Masters Program seeking out additional gardening advice. Everything began quite nicely as I followed the lessons to … Read more Thinking Outside the Box; A Breakfast Salad
Not all carbs are bad for you. If you want to get the most from your workouts and train at your peak, quality fuel is critical. Carbohydrates are your body’s preferred fuel source. In addition the need for carbohydrates is not limited to the body. Glucose from carbohydrates is the fuel the brain uses to produce the energy that moves and motivates you. According to Dr. Carol … Read more Carbs that are Good for You!
I found a recipe that is adaptable for use with almost any vegetables you have on hand! It is easy to assemble and can showcase your own creativity. I really love how the batter mixture creates a bed enveloping your vegetables into a cohesive dish. What fun! The recipe I altered from Food & Wine called for carrots, onions, tomatoes and green beans. I didn’t have … Read more Vegetables Nestled in a Yorkshire Style Pudding is Fantastic!
Even the most adamant beet naysayer will love this dish. Beets are a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains. Betanin and vulgaxanthin are the two best-studied betalains from beets, and both have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. If that isn’t enough reason to eat them, then this recipe will be! Golden Beets are even more of a reason to eat beets. … Read more An Amazing Spaghetti Dish made with Golden Beets and Sundried Tomatoes!
My plan was to revisit an incredible recipe from Giada De Laurentiis for Sauteed Green Beans with Tomatoes and Basil served with Parmesan Crisps. And…if you know anything about me, you know that I seldom cook the same thing twice! However seeing these fresh french green beans from Talley Farms brought back memories of Giada’s delicious beans simmering in a fresh tomato and basil sauce, and I couldn’t resist! … Read more An Update on Giada’s Best Ever Green Bean recipe!
For a yummy way to serve green beans, I have to thank Giada De Laurentiis for the best green bean recipe! It is for Sauteed Green Beans with Tomatoes and Basil served with Parmesan Crisps. Quick and easy to prepare and makes a fantastic side dish. I made a few changes to utilize some of the fresh vegetables that I had on hand from my CSA box … Read more Thank you Giada for the Best Green Bean recipe!