Quinoa Tabbouleh

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Summer is finally arriving here on the west coast (apologies to Easterners!) and the tomatoes are now showing color.  I’ve been busy with cooking demos at farmers’ markets and one of my most popular dishes is tabbouleh made with quinoa.  It’s a crowd pleaser and great to make in advance for backyard parties…

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Lentils with Sweet Potatoes and Greens

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Happy Earth Day!  And what better way to celebrate than to recycle your food?!  OK, that doesn’t necessarily scream ‘appetizing’ but here’s my thought.  I adore leftovers.  With the exception of fish (save salmon for my salad) most foods cooked the day before have had more time to permeate their flavors, especially when it comes to dishes like soup or stews.  And not only does eating leftovers maximize your mileage of that item, it also saves on your pocketbook. Click to continue reading »

Salade Nicoise

In honor of Bastille Day I thought it only fitting that I whip up something French.  My cheese and wine intake have been reduced as I try to nail down headache triggers (sometimes life ain’t fair), so other than chocolate mousse, this seemed like the perfect dish.  And the best part is I had most of it on hand from my latest trip to the farmers’ market… Click to continue reading »

Raw Slaw

I have been on a kale kick lately.  Sounds pretty strange, doesn’t it?  Ah, but the reward is how good I’m feeling!  So while I may preach ‘all things in moderation’…I’m actually OK with indulging in a bit of healthy greens for a spell.  And truth be told, the dishes I’ve been making are uber delicious.

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