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

Coq au Vin Blanc with Carrots

A post-Valentine’s Day recipe using a “not for Valentine’s Day” gift. . . . → Read More: Coq au Vin Blanc with Carrots

Moroccan Raw Carrot and Beet Salad with Golden Raisins

Growing up I disliked beets and raisins.

Why?

I think it is interesting to trace our food phobias—trace them back to that horrific childhood memory where one first tasted the foul ingredient.  Notice I said “disliked,” not hated, because I really can’t think of a food that I absolutely hate.    So my dislike of . . . → Read More: Moroccan Raw Carrot and Beet Salad with Golden Raisins

The 12-Mile Dinner

Our truly locavore meal featured a Blueberry-Mint Lemonade, Sautéed Padron Peppers, a Spring Pasta with a Butter-Wine Sauce, and Fresh Blueberry Crumble. You are getting four recipes today for the price of one! . . . → Read More: The 12-Mile Dinner

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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