TLC Book Tour: Unbound and Lentil Soup with Chorizo

Join me as I ski into Unbound: A Story of Snow and Self-Discovery with a warming and hearty lentil soup. . . . → Read More: TLC Book Tour: Unbound and Lentil Soup with Chorizo

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)

Veggies…the rest of the meal

Healthy and delicious! Green Beans with Garlic and Mushrooms, Garlic Cauliflower with Sesame Seeds, and Red Wine Maple Glazed Carrots from a special holiday meal. . . . → Read More: Veggies…the rest of the meal

Italian Sausage-Zucchini Soup for #SoupSwapParty

I am sharing a recipe for “Italian Sausage-Zucchini Soup” as I join bloggers from across the country in BookClubCookbook.com’s Soup Swap, to celebrate the launch of Soup Swap: Comforting Recipes to Make and Share (Chronicle, 9/16) by Kathy Gunst, Resident Chef for NPR’s “Here and Now.” . . . → Read More: Italian Sausage-Zucchini Soup for #SoupSwapParty

Insalata Russa for Food ‘n Flix

The Italian film, “I Am Love,” was the June feature for Food ‘n Flix. I had a hard time distinguishing what was being torched (no innuendo intended) in the film but I finally landed on making this Russian salad. . . . → Read More: Insalata Russa for Food ‘n Flix

Unprejudiced Palate Italian Soup

Although spring has sprung, it is still a good time for soup, especially with our up and down temperatures. I created a warming soup for a cold spring day and to celebrate this round of Cook the Books. . . . → Read More: Unprejudiced Palate Italian Soup

Surprise Carrot Cake for Blogger CLUE

The theme for this month’s Blogger C.L.U.E. Society is EASTER. See what I whipped up for an Easter dessert. . . . → Read More: Surprise Carrot Cake for Blogger CLUE

Healthy Eating: Roasted Carrots and Cauliflower (with a kick) #BloggerClue

C.L.U.E. celebrates healthy eating for January. In honor of this month’s theme, I present TWO recipes to you today: Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower (with garlic paste) and Honey-Roasted Sriracha Carrots. . . . → Read More: Healthy Eating: Roasted Carrots and Cauliflower (with a kick) #BloggerClue

Pork and Veggie Stir-Fry and Taiwan Fried Rice for Food ‘n Flix

This month’s feature film is Eat Drink Many Woman from director Ang Lee. Deb at Kahakai Kitchen is hosting. I made two dishes: a Pork Stir-Fry and Taiwan Fried Rice. . . . → Read More: Pork and Veggie Stir-Fry and Taiwan Fried Rice for Food ‘n Flix

Curried Quinoa, Wild Rice, and Veggie Salad

This salad was inspired from my lunch at the CIA run pop-up bakery in San Antonio last month. It combines quinoa, wild rice, peas, carrots, and radish. . . . → Read More: Curried Quinoa, Wild Rice, and Veggie Salad

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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