Cucumber and Mango Salad with Lime Dressing

A book review of The New American Heart Association Cookbook with a great salad recipe. . . . → Read More: Cucumber and Mango Salad with Lime Dressing

Chipotle-Lime Grilled Chicken

This time of year means it’s time for grilling, patio sitting, iced tea guzzling, cocktail sipping, bird watching, chimenea lighting, and star gazing. But, let’s get back to the grilling… . . . → Read More: Chipotle-Lime Grilled Chicken

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

Freekeh Pilaf

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

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

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

Jalapeno Relish

I am posting this late but as of the end of October, I was still picking peppers out of the garden.   You never know what you are going to get with Oklahoma weather.   It might be mild until Thanksgiving our you might be snowed in for the holidays.

Some were giants!

Having . . . → Read More: Jalapeno Relish

Quinoa Fiesta Salad

This salad is my SRC post for July. I was very intimidated by my pairing this month. 🙂 . . . → Read More: Quinoa Fiesta Salad

Carne Asada Pizza with Chevre and Cilantro Sauce

I developed this restaurant inspired meal from a now defunct restaurant that has found new life as a food trailer. (And, another reminder to remember the Moore tornado victims.) . . . → Read More: Carne Asada Pizza with Chevre and Cilantro Sauce

Pork Tenderloin with Sazón for May’s SRC

Stay tuned for a traditional Dominican recipe from Josie’s Kitchen and our use of it on a smoked pork tenderloin. . . . → Read More: Pork Tenderloin with Sazón for May’s SRC

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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