Mediterranean Corona Bean Salad

    Gigantic heirloom Corona Beans make a wonderful presentation at table! I use these creamy yet firm beans from Rancho Gordo to make a yummy Mediterranean salad filled with artichoke hearts, parsley, kalamata olives and grape tomatoes, bathed in a vinaigrette of extra virgin olive oil and Spanish sherry vinegar. Serve my Mediterranean Corona […]

Tuna Pasta Salad with Fatoush Dressing

This is a simple tuna pasta salad with Mediterranean flare, enormous flavor and nutrition! Perfect to celebrate the coming of Spring, the Vernal Equinox and warmer days to come!     8 oz medium pasta shells, cooked al dente 3 cans olive oil packed tuna, drained 1 bag frozen organic peas 1 cup chopped organic celery 2-3 […]

Minted Israeli Couscous with Fried Eggs

I usually make more food than can be eaten in one sitting, and that’s a good thing; because reinventing healthy meals from left over dishes is a great time saver for those of us with extremely busy lives. It is also a great way to experiment with nutritionally sound ideas that have exceptionally healthy and delicious results!! Making […]

Minted Israeli Couscous

Minted Israeli Couscous This versatile dish can be used as a side dish, a salad or a stand alone vegetarian meal! Loaded with nutritious artichokes, onions, sweet peppers, parsley, tomatoes and olives, this bright dish is packed with vitamins and minerals; keeping with my theme that nutritious food can be a gourmet delight to both […]

Middle Eastern Bean Salad

A simple, delicious and very nutritious salad just filled with fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals and flavor! In a large bowl mix together: 1 can organic fava beans(Westbrae) 1 can organic garbanzo beans 1 bunch flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped 1/2 pint organic grape tomatoes 1 medium red onion, peeled and sliced 1 cup chopped celery […]

Pot of Beans for the New Year

A traditional pot of beans welcomes the New Year for many groups of people throughout the world! Here are two simply delicious, healthy and easy to prepare bean salads to celebrate the the 2015 New Year!! Ayocote Bean Salad A simply fabulous bean salad starring heirloom ayocote runner beans and simple vegetables in a white […]

Christmas Salad

This salad is particularly impressive at a holiday meal! The key to it’s appeal is the layering process, with each new layer another dimension of the salad is created! Arrange the salad in a large shallow serving platter; do not use a deep bowl! Start with roughly chopped crisp romaine lettuce, then a layer of sturdy […]

Lebanese Lamb Patties

  A classic Lebanese one pot meal of lamb, tomatoes, aromatic vegetables and spices! Traditionally served with seasoned middle eastern flat bread and equally delicious served with basmati rice, couscous or orzo. I have taken the liberty of simplifying the traditional step by step procedures of preparing this dish by layering the ingredients. It’s table […]

Saffron Quinoa

Saffron Quinoa Quinoa is the ancient Inca grain that is the most nutritious of all grains. Quinoa is high in fiber, gluten free, full of amino acids and iron with a delicious nutty flavor and an incredibly light consistency! My Saffron Quinoa is a side dish and a salad and goes with just about any […]

Radicchio, Basil, Chard Tabbouleh, A Variation!

Radicchio, Basil,Chard Tabbouleh, A Variation! Middle Eastern tabbouleh is such a versatile dish that can be used as a healthy grain and vegetable side dish for just about any main entrée protein. Tabbouleh is fabulous as a stand alone salad as well! For this nutritious tabbouleh variation, I have used an abundance of radicchio, fresh […]

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