Grilled Peaches

Grilled Peaches
It seems to me that just about this time last year I was posting a bruschetta recipe that looks amazingly similar to this salad.  Its funny but I had completely forgotten about that recipe but started craving this flavor combination as the peaches in the farmers markets and stores started to reach their juicy peak! ...

Israeli Couscous Salad

Israeli Couscous Salad
Last night I spent a lovely evening of food and music in the middle of a wonderful community farm… a potluck.  Last week, several picnics and potlucks.  As for the rest of the summer, it seems to be what we are doing so I thought maybe all of you are doing the same thing, so ...

Warm Chickpea Salad – Cooking From Your Pantry 2

Warm Chickpea Salad - Cooking From Your Pantry
Last night dinner was so good! Really flavorful, fast, and the best thing? It was all just stuff I had lying around in the pantry or fridge.  This is the kind of recipe to throw together on a night that you didn’t plan anything and don’t have much in the house.   I’m calling this ...

Big Salad 1

Big Salad
Hey remember Elaine from Seinfeld? Throughout that iconic show she always ordered the “Big Salad.”  I have no idea what her big salad entailed, but this week, filled with jet lag and recovering from vacation over-indulgence; I saw this blog post and then a big salad is all I could think about! Of course I’m ...

Year of Quinoa 1

Year of Quinoa
Isn’t that pretty?  My fantastic blogger/author  friend Katie Newell of Healthnutfoodie and I have been playing around in the kitchen!  We are both really passionate about healthy delicious food so we got together with the kids, and whipped up some tasty delicious SUPER-food together.  My son really wanted to help, he banged pots together and  created as ...

All Beet Up

All Beet Up
So you don’t like beets huh? Betcha you do. Yeah that’s right I’m being totally antagonistic and daring you to try them.  Why am I so sure you ask? Because roasted anything is delicious and WAAAAAAAY better than the yucky ones in cans everybody is traumatized about.  Whenever I teach beets in a cooking class ...