Thai Cucumbers

Who doesn’t like a sweet and tangy vegetable, especially one with a kick to it. My Thai Cucumbers hit all the right notes and are easy to make. Just like my pickled onions, simple ingredients and so delicious. Make them and put that jar of cucumbers right next to your onions in your refrigerator. You’ll…

Asparagus, Snap Pea and Tomato Salad

I’m always looking for a good sidekick to a meal that can double as a quick lunch. I’ve made this dish several times for clients and served it at a luncheon. Grab some fresh in-season spring veggies. Get a pot of water boiling and a bowl of ice to blanche, whip up my shallot vinaigrette…

Mediterranean Quinoa Wraps

I’ve been loving adding quinoa to salads, substituting it for wheat based grains and adding it to grain bowls for a long time. This week my new favorite way to use a batch of quinoa is in a Mediterranean lettuce wrap. I have romaine and all kinds of greens spilling out of my veggie drawer….

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….

Grain Bowls

This past month, March 16th, I created a variety of grains, beans and other items for our second “Women on Wellness” event.  I fell into  a Fresh Mexican theme and added warm spices, fresh lime juice and pickled onions to bring a fresh way of making a grain bowl.  Try this recipe, let me know if you like…

Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps

I discovered this recipe a few months ago on a fellow blogger’s site – http://www.Iowagirleats.com. She features gluten-free recipes and I love her site along with this recipe. I also found out that Iowa girl’s name is Kristin as well! I am not a huge fan of ground beef-based recipes but there is a place…