Homemade Hummus


I have been challenged with children who, for lack of a better word, are high-maintenance when it comes to their hummus.  I have tried to make my own homemade version a handful of times, only to hear them cry, “Where’s the real hummus?”  Excuse me?  This is the real stuff tootsie! After I let my […]

Roasted Napa Cabbage with Sesame Dressing

Roasted Napa Cabbage with Salmon

My CSA bag from Our Local Foods was plentiful last week.   And one of the largest items was a Napa cabbage.  I felt slawed-out today, being that slaw is commonly my go-to recipe for cabbage.  But I ran across a recipe from Eating Well that inspired me.  I changed up the recipe to make […]

Skillet Fish with Risotto

Henry's Skillet Fish

Our friend and realtor, Henry Cerceo, and his wife Linda shared this wonderful recipe on Facebook the other day.  I asked if they’d share the recipe with you so that you can enjoy it too!  I cannot wait to make it for my family.  I have been getting our fish from Our Local Foods or […]

Farro with Pesto

Finished product!  Farro with coarse pesto

I wish I could claim this recipe on my own, but alas, Giada has done it again!  I love farro – a whole grain (if you purchase it unpearled) common in Italy and nearby regions – for its subtle nutty flavor and chewy texture.  It reminds me of a cross between wheat berries and barley. […]

Black Beans – Two Ways

Sweet Potato stuffed with Black Bean Salad

Tonight I made an amazingly tasty, and simple meatless dish for Meatless Monday.  When I’m using canned black beans, it literally takes no more than 10 minutes to whip together. I love that this dish is rich in fiber, protein, antioxidants, potassium and vitamin A!  But what I love even more is it’s taste….give this […]