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.

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Chickpea, Artichoke, & Tomato Salad with Feta

I knew from the get-go that my Salad-a-Day theme for the Summer of 2016 would not be a daily occurrence but I really thought I would do better. Finally, I am posting another salad today. . . . → Read More: Chickpea, Artichoke, & Tomato Salad with Feta

White Bean-Tomato Soup with Chickpea “Croutons”

For my very first Secret Recipe Club assignment back in July 2011, I tried to roast chickpeas.   I love chickpeas and I love wasabi peas so I had high hopes.   They came out soggy and chewy, not crunchy and delicious.   (Needless to say I moved on to another recipe.)

Recently I was . . . → Read More: White Bean-Tomato Soup with Chickpea “Croutons”

Esau’s Pottage

Where else can you read about Steampunks, a Bible tale, and a delicious lentil soup? Here by golly. Intriqued? Keep reading for an explanation. . . . → Read More: Esau’s Pottage

Pumpkin-Tomato Soup with Beans and Chickpeas

I have tons of frozen pumpkin puree in the freezer.   You see, I love buying pumpkins for holiday decorations.   I get my money’s worth because I buy for Halloween, leave the pumpkins on the front steps for Thanksgiving, and then they finally meet their demise in a hot oven as they roast.   . . . → Read More: Pumpkin-Tomato Soup with Beans and Chickpeas

Moroccan Carrot-Chickpea Salad with Mint and Chives

We still have a plethora of carrots—I am talking three full plastic shopping bags full. I have made two carrot cakes, two batches of muffins, hummus and carrot wraps, and numerous carrot salads. But, I am always on the hunt for a better carrot recipe. . . . → Read More: Moroccan Carrot-Chickpea Salad with Mint and Chives

Morroccan Tagine with Roasted Eggplant and Zucchini

A warming recipe for a winter’s day AND November’s Secret Recipe Club post. . . . → Read More: Morroccan Tagine with Roasted Eggplant and Zucchini

Sweet Potato-palooza…the next installment: Sweet Potato Curry with Chickpeas

And you only thought it was over! Back to Sweet Potato-palooza with “Sweet Potato Curry with Chickpeas.” . . . → Read More: Sweet Potato-palooza…the next installment: Sweet Potato Curry with Chickpeas

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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