Lentil Salad with Sautéed Vegetables and Feta

This salad recipe appears in Alice Waters’ The Art of Simple Food and I love all the variations that she includes with the recipe. I’ve added carrots, celery, onions and feta to her base recipe for this dish. . . . → Read More: Lentil Salad with Sautéed Vegetables and Feta

Roasted Acorn Squash Salad with Arugula and Chèvre

Today’s recipe is featured in Life from Scratch by Sasha Martin, the Cook the Books current selection. . . . → Read More: Roasted Acorn Squash Salad with Arugula and Chèvre

Two Sheet Pan-Roasted Trifecta Vegetables

Trying to get enough veggies into your diet? Here’s a simple and easy and quick way that will keep you in healthy colorful vegetables all week. The colors of this recipe prompted the title “trifecta.” Not only is it a beautiful dish, it’s also a win-win! . . . → Read More: Two Sheet Pan-Roasted Trifecta Vegetables

Chinese Five-Spice Granola with Mango

Not only is there another new granola recipe here today, but I am also including a round-up of all things granola, including previously published ones. . . . → Read More: Chinese Five-Spice Granola with Mango

Pea Salad with Radishes and Feta

It’s been a while since I posted but I certainly wanted to share part of our Easter Dinner menu…starting with this salad. . . . → Read More: Pea Salad with Radishes and Feta

Crazy for Cocoa Granola

I am being nostalgic and referencing the vintage Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs commercials from the late 70s and early 80s. But, I have elevated the sugary manufactured cocoa cereal of our youth. (When did the 80s get retro?) . . . → Read More: Crazy for Cocoa Granola

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

TLC Book Tour: All the News I Need and Nectarine Salad with Oil and Vinegar

This TLC Book Tour finds me perusing through a copy of All the News I Need by Joan Frank (and making this delicious salad). . . . → Read More: TLC Book Tour: All the News I Need and Nectarine Salad with Oil and Vinegar

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

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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