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…

Grilled Romaine & Tomato Salad with Gorgonzola Vinaigrette

Grill your greens , I beg you!The most simple of lettuces that are in your grocery carts can be transformed when on the grill .Grill some cherry or grape tomatoes alongside and let’s see what happens. I added a little flat iron steak and roasted potatoes and there you have it a hearty meal. Grilled…

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…

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…

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…

Red Lentil Pasta

I have been experimenting this fall and winter with alternative protein pastas. I love chickpea pasta. Banza is my go to brand. It’s in a bright orange box if you are looking to try it. The penne and elbow shapes work best with sauces and pestos. I wanted to try red lentil pasta next. Fortunately…