Carrot and Cabbage Salad with Ginger Sesame Dressing

It’s a heat wave here in Cincinnati and many places across the country and world. I try not to turn on the oven during a summer heat wave and I really like easy no cook dishes. Here you go with a salad, side dish, lunch you name it. Grab a head of purple cabbage, shredded…

Quinoa and Cauliflower Salad

It’s time to think ahead a few days and get ready for the 4th of July! Happy Birthday America! Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolets. A blast to the past into the 1970’s when that car commercial was so popular here in the States. I am bringing you up to speed on food for…

Ginger Sesame Carrots and Parsnips

Here’s a beautiful side dish for your spring holiday table. It’s vegan, Kosher and oh so good. Spring gives us tender and sweet baby carrots in a variety of colors. Pair them with parsnips and give them a fresh boost with ginger and sesame. I’m roasting them, along with other items for a festive dinner….

Thai Noodle Salad

I had an Asian Noodle Salad at the tail end of summer and it was delicious. I’ve been thinking of reproducing something similar since then.  I would have liked more spice. So being inspired by the flavors in the version I ate, I searching my pantry and spices.  I kept coming back to wanting a…

Basil Pesto

Presto! That’s how fast you can make Pesto. If you are harvesting massive amounts of Basil from your summer garden, then it’s time to make massive amounts of Pesto. Get out your food processors, and some garlic, pine nuts, olive oil all that basil and Parmigiano.  I use this of course on pasta, but it…

Spicy Chipotle Black Bean and Roasted Corn Salsa

My family loves a good Tailgate Party. This year is no exception. We serve traditional items and have lightened them up a bit.  There’s always some veggies and fruit around, but I like to have a couple of healthy options. Who wants to feel too weighted down on a beautiful autumn day in Bloomington ,…