Ruby Red Bucatini

Ruby Red Bucatini Ruby Red Bucatini is a healthy vegetarian pasta dish that is absolutely delicious, nutritious and fun to make! The star of my Ruby Red Bucatini is the healthy, humble beet, roasted until fork tender, then sautéed in olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes! Use the pasta water to make the sauce […]

Galette Pasqualina

Inspired by an Easter recipe in Bon Appétit but also inspired by my need to cook with time saving tricks, I reinvented the traditional Italian Torta Pasqualina!   My Galette Pasqualina is not short on nutritional value, just much easier to make in a fraction of the time. There’s no ringing out greens and hours […]

Rapini Tomato Risotto with Roasted Poussin

So I ordered these wonderful free range semi boneless spring chickens called poussin and since it’s not really grilling season where I live, I thought I would just roast them in the oven. I normally would just throw some potatoes and onions on the roasting pan along with the poussin; but this time I decided […]

Beef and Onion Soup

More than onion soup, my Beef and Onion Soup is just loaded with nutritious organic alliums, medicinal mushrooms and organic vegetables in a free range beef bone broth; this soup is medicinal food for a very cold and wet winter! I have mentioned before that I am a member of our local CSA Farm, Seeds […]

Slow Roasted Salmon

My Slow Roasted Salmon is a variation of a recent Bon Appétit recipe that is simply delicious and extremely healthy! I have simplified the recipe and added herbes de Provence with fennel seeds that is a must use herbal preparation when cooking fish! Lemon grass, powdered harissa seasoning and Aleppo pepper along with thin lemon […]

Artichoke Tomato Orzo

Artichoke Tomato Orzo. My Artichoke Tomato Orzo is a quick and nutritious side dish that pairs perfectly well with grilled or oven roasted lamb or protein of choice; of course it is equally a delicious stand alone vegetarian entrée or warm salad. I always have left over cooked pasta or rice just waiting to be […]

Savory Beef and Vegetable Stew

                      Savory Beef and Vegetable Stew. My Savory Beef and Vegetable Stew, rich with grass fed free range beef, organic vegetables and seasoned red wine broth will take the chill out of these cold wintry days that we are all enduring. I use grass fed […]

Shrimp Edamame and Green Bean Frittata

               Shrimp Edamame and Green Bean Frittata. Should I call it a frittata, an omelette? Well, I can tell you that my Shrimp Edamame and Green Bean Frittata is my Asian version of an egg, organic vegetable and seafood dish that is heart healthy, super nutritious and delicious! My […]

Chitarra Spaghetti with Clams and Calamari

            Chitarra Spaghetti with Clams and Calamari.   So, chitarra cut spaghetti originated in the Abruzzo region of Italy; it has a squared shape and is thick cut made from a guitar string-like kitchen tool called a chitarra. It is flat but thicker than linguine, has an al dente bite to […]

Seared Halibut and Vegetables over Udon

Seared Halibut and Vegetables over Udon. My Seared Halibut and Vegetables over Udon is a simple Asian fish entrée that is not only full of flavor but is extremely nutritious, low in calories and heart healthy! Alaskan wild halibut stars is my Seared Halibut and Vegetables over Udon recipe which is flavor enhanced with Thai […]