Grilled Portobello and Red Quinoa Vegetable Salad

There’s been a couple of oh-so-tiny desserts recently and one soup but we’re still on our 2017 Challenge of Rice Bowls and Salads. Here’s the latest recipe to hit our table as we strive for health and weight loss. . . . → Read More: Grilled Portobello and Red Quinoa Vegetable Salad

Carnitas Rice Bowls with Pickled Onions and Cilantro Slaw

My mom, sister and I often swap recipes via email.  (You can read about another recipe my sister urged me to make here.)

Last weekend, a recipe for Homesick Texan Carnitas found its way from Sis to me.  Always succinct,  the link to the recipe was only accompanied by “this is a really good recipe” . . . → Read More: Carnitas Rice Bowls with Pickled Onions and Cilantro Slaw

Lemon Rice with Peas and Artichokes

Preserved lemons, onions, artichokes, green peas = a unique and delicious rice dish. . . . → Read More: Lemon Rice with Peas and Artichokes

Freekeh Pilaf

This dish is “freekeh” amazing! Recipe is from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty. . . . → Read More: Freekeh Pilaf

Mediterranean Rice Salad

A savory rice is finished with a light dressing, artichokes, dried tomatoes and fresh spinach….. . . . → Read More: Mediterranean Rice Salad

Wild Rice Salad with Dried Fruit and Arugula

Here is a recipe from a truly beautiful book, Eat Beautiful, by Wendy Rowe. . . . → Read More: Wild Rice Salad with Dried Fruit and Arugula

Sriracha Chicken and Squash Bowls with Tahini Dressing

Yep, we are still at it.

We are one month into the 2017 Challenge:  “Rice Bowls and Salads to $800 and a Sexier Husband.”

To update, we are eating salad and rice bowls consistently for lunches and dinners.   Breakfast consists of Kashi bars or oatmeal (depending on time).  We treat ourselves to one weekend breakfast . . . → Read More: Sriracha Chicken and Squash Bowls with Tahini Dressing

Red Rice Salad (Loaded with Veggies)

Here’s a healthy rice salad with a French-Moroccan spice flair for this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature, French Kiss. . . . → Read More: Red Rice Salad (Loaded with Veggies)

Winter Romaine Salad with Butternut Squash and Roasted Chickpeas

As we continue our 2017 Challenge, I am mixing a few salads into our rice bowl diet.

All of these steps can be done ahead of time.   This salad is best served when the ingredients are at room temperature but leftovers are just as good cold the next day.

Look at these colors.

. . . → Read More: Winter Romaine Salad with Butternut Squash and Roasted Chickpeas

12 Weeks of Brown Rice and Salads to $800 and a Sexier Husband

Hmmmm….interested in our new healthy quest? Here’s our first rice bowl to start us off for a 2017 challenge. . . . → Read More: 12 Weeks of Brown Rice and Salads to $800 and a Sexier Husband

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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