Vivian’s Rockin’ Raw Root Veggie Salad 4

Raw, healthy and delicious – Vivian’s Rockin’ Raw Root Veggie Salad is AWESOME for any mixture of root veggies.  The moment one learns the joy of cooking is the moment things get interesting. A whole world opens up. Recipes, cookbooks, classes, TV shows and food blogs. It can be a bit overwhelming to the […]

Root Veggie Salad

Wine Down Wednesday – Sweet Corn and Pattypan Squash Chowder 3

Welcome back to Wine Down Wednesday where I review a vegan dish paired with two different wines. To pair wines with a meatless dish we must look at the spices and main flavors of the recipe – In this case, the Vinadloo spices – a mixture of coriander, garlic, cumin, […]

Forbidden Rice and Indian Spiced Lentils

Forbidden rice is a black/purple, nutrient dense heirloom rice – with lots of vitamins and amino acids.  But the real reason to try this rice is the taste and color.  When cooked it becomes a gorgeous dark eggplant color that makes a striking presentation, perfect for a special occasion.  I […]

Indian Spiced Beet and Carrot “Fries”

There is something about the Indian spice blend, garam masala that is so warm and inviting.  Cloves, nutmeg, star anise and cumin are a few of the sweet aromatics that make up this medley.  When I thought of what I wanted to do with the golden beets I got from my farm, […]

Moroccan Mango Chickpea Salad

(Almost) Raw Moroccan Mango Chickpea Salad

Sweet, fresh and almost raw. This Moroccan Mango Chickpea Salad is a quick tasty option for a light lunch. YUM!    One more day and I’ll be off; flying through the air, straight to San Francisco where we’ll be for four nights and then heading over to Sonoma for the […]

Brazilian Vatapá 14

In a recent episode of No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain was thoroughly enjoying Brazilian Vatapá, a classic dish with African origins. Vatapá is a thick pureed seafood stew with coconut, jalapeño and peanuts and then a few variable ingredients such as breadcrumb or cornmeal, fresh lime, cilantro, tomatoes and ginger. How […]

Asian Peanut and Cabbage Salad and 7 Facts Award 17

Thanks to Cooking in College for awarding me the 7-Facts Award.  I am so flattered! 1. I go through almost two tubs of plain Greek yogurt each week.  My favorite brand is Chobani. 2. I have gone tenting in the Arizona desert for two weeks at a time, three times. […]

North African Chickpea Stew 12

Sweet Calabaza squash, fresh cilantro and crunchy peanuts comprise this delicious North African Chickpea Stew. Today’s Eat. Live.Be. for a better 2011 is how to get out of a rut. The only thing that works for me is to change things up and simply keep trying. Think about it, any […]

Clean Eating’s Chili Rubbed Tilapia with Banana Black Bean Salad 11

Recently I discovered Clean Eating Magazine.  I love the fresh ingredients, colorful photos, easy to read recipes and nutrition information for each.   I’m in trouble….another food magazine to love. But you will be proud of me.  Instead of hoarding the magazines until it becomes unbearable and we have to drop […]

Grilled Corn-Onion and Black Bean Salsa 2

We celebrated Mother’s Day last Sunday as my mom is going on a trip to Sedona, Arizona over the actual date.  We decided to make fish and shrimp tacos and I used the same marinade I had created previously for the fish and shrimp but added a teaspoon of minced garlic […]

Ginger Cilantro Honey Tempeh Salad 6

Discover the my favorite way to top fresh, farmers market produce. With the sweet and savory flavors of my Ginger Cilantro Honey Tempeh Salad! At the farmers market I got the biggest hunk o’ fresh ginger for one dollar that I have ever seen.  Cilantro sounded like it would pair well.    So […]