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Recipe of the Week | Hearty Quinoa Burger

Recipe of the Week | Hearty Quinoa Burger

Are you tired of the mas-produced veggie burger patties found at your favorite grocery store? Tired of the garden burgers foisted on you as the only choice at your favorite drive-thru? Take a look at the quinoa burger recipe below. This one is delicious, nutritious and wonderfully different. Make it ahead of time and keep […]

Recipe of the Week | Chipotle Honey-Vinaigrette Caprese Salad

Recipe of the Week |  Chipotle Honey-Vinaigrette Caprese Salad

Here’s a fun and different recipe for those end-of-the-season fresh tomatoes in your garden. It is a spicy takeoff of the classic Italian Caprese Salad. It includes fresh tomatoes and mozzarella. Then I substitute avocado slices for the basil leaves and add a spicy vinaigrette with chipotle adobo sauce and a touch of honey. When […]

Recipe of the Week | Quinoa Salad with Serrano Chiles

Recipe of the Week | Quinoa Salad with Serrano Chiles

Quinoa is pronounced “keen-wah”. When I journeyed to Peru a couple of years ago with our son, Robert, he and I enjoyed this traditional grain salad on the balcony of a small restaurant about an hour from Cusco at 11,000 feet in elevation. While waiting for our food we noticed a bowl of small green […]

Recipe of the Week | Pappardelle With Burrata And Crushed Cherry Toms

Recipe of the Week | Pappardelle With Burrata And Crushed Cherry Toms

    The flavors of the burrata, roasted tomatoes, and fresh basil are a classic combination. In addition, this pasta dish looks amazing when plated. Serve with a glass of your favorite wine and I say this is a complete meal. Mangiamo!   Ingredients 4 cups cherry tomatoes 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (plus more to drizzle) Salt and […]

Recipe of the Week | Veggie Sausage and Asparagus Frittata

Recipe of the Week | Veggie Sausage and Asparagus Frittata

There is something about the combination of asparagus, tomatoes and Fontina cheese that makes this recipe unique. I’ve made this same frittata with a number of different cheeses and always come back to Fontina. Fontina is a versatile cheese often used in egg dishes because it melts easily and compliments, without overpowering, the eggs. Although […]

Recipe of the Week | Chorizo-Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Recipe of the Week | Chorizo-Stuffed Poblano Peppers

This is a tasty and colorful appetizer that doubles as a complementary side dish for almost any entrée. It’s that good. Nuff said. Ingredients: 5 Poblano peppers 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ½ white onion (chopped fine) 1 small jalapeño pepper (seeded and chopped fine) 2 chorizo sausages (chopped into ¼-inch pieces) 1¾ cups cooked […]

Recipe of the Week | Multicolored Tortellini Salad

Recipe of the Week | Multicolored Tortellini Salad

Pasta salad does not date back centuries, like many foods, but is a more modern creation thought to have appeared in the early-to-mid 20th century. My 21st century version calls for a balsamic vinaigrette dressing and fresh vegetables. Is pasta salad an entrée or a side dish, you may ask? It can be en entire […]

Recipe of the Week | Spring into Raab – the Rabb Sandwich!

Recipe of the Week | Spring into Raab – the Rabb Sandwich!

Spring is the perfect time to look for and to enjoy a little raab. Belonging to the mustard family and also known as rapini, raab is closely related to turnip greens. It is sometimes mistaken for a type of broccoli because very small broccoli-like heads appear on most varieties. It is often planted in the fall […]

Recipe of the Week | Open-Face Tomato Sandwiches

Recipe of the Week | Open-Face Tomato Sandwiches

Are you looking for something different to do with all of those tomatoes in your vegetable garden? Look no further. Here’s a fresh way to enjoy them. I love the combination of feta, tomatoes, and chives. If you can’t find or don’t like sunflower sprouts, substitute whatever type you like. Try also to change up […]

Recipe of the Week | Stuffed Tomatoes with Avocado and Fresh Mozzarella

Recipe of the Week | Stuffed Tomatoes with Avocado and Fresh Mozzarella

Avocados may be high in total fat but did you know they are low in saturated fat and are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals such as potassium, vitamin E, B vitamins and folic acid? Now that you know, buy fresh California avocados and pair them with fresh grown tomatoes and marinated fresh Mozzarella. Perfect […]

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