Christmas Baccala and Cauliflower Fritters

        Christmas Baccala and Cauliflower Fritters When I was a little one, each year at Christmas, my grandmother would make these wonderful fried cod or cauliflower delicacies wrapped in seasoned dough! Bowls of baccala (cod fish) and cauliflower fritters would be set out on the Christmas Eve table and we would eat […]

Wild Rice with Roasted Squash and Tomato

Wild Rice with Roasted Squash and Tomato My Wild Rice with Roasted Squash and Tomato is a multicultural Thanksgiving side using New World and Old World ingredients. It brings the meaning of Thanksgiving of our existence and our responsibility to our neighbor full circle!  Wild rice, roasted squash and tomato from the New World blend […]

Ratatouille Galette

Ratatouille Galette   It is still peak season for farm to table vegetables from our local CSA Farm! The abundance of organic yellow, striped and green zucchini, deep purple to pink eggplant, yellow,red and green heirloom tomatoes, colorful red, purple, green and yellow peppers and more greens and lettuces than you can imagine seems endless! Eating […]

Minted Roasted Cauliflower with Green Beans and Tomatoes

Minted Roasted Cauliflower with Green Beans and Tomatoes   A simply delicious late summer warm salad featuring seasonal organic vegetables from our local CSA farm or garden, punched up with mint, sherry vinegar, Greek olives and Gorgonzola cheese! My Minted Roasted Cauliflower with Green Beans and Tomatoes is a stand alone warm vegetarian entrée; a […]

Delicious & Healthy Summer Potato Salads

Here are two Delicious & Healthy Summer Potato Salads! Greek Potato Salad A quick and easy potato salad with robust flavor, perfect with grilled fish,chicken or lamb! One of two Delicious & Healthy summer Potato Salads!   6-8 red skin potatoes, unpeeled, quartered and boiled 1 seedless cucumber, cut up 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives 2 […]

The lighter side of Cinco De Mayo

      This Sunday is Cinco de Mayo and dear to our hearts since we spent most of our lives in San Diego and dearly love south of the border food! So let’s celebrate with these healthy and delicious salads found in my cookbook Simply Natural Gourmet! The lighter side of Cinco De Mayo! […]

Detox Rebuild Summer Vegetable Salad

Detox Rebuild Summer Vegetable Salad Don’t let the words Detox and Rebuild give you visions of healthy food that doesn’t taste good; My Detox Rebuild Summer Vegetable Salad defies that notion! This Summer Vegetable Salad is absolutely delicious! My Detox Rebuild Summer Vegetable Salad is filled with colorful, nutritious organic vegetables that super charge your […]

Galette Pasqualina

Galette Pasqualina Inspired by another recent 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 […]

Beet Green and Radish Top Pesto

Beet Green and Radish Top Pesto Our local CSA, Seeds and Spores Family Farm is growing fabulous organic beet greens and wonderful radishes this time of year! So I concocted a pesto,my “beet green and radish top pesto” with these beet greens and radish tops that is just off the charts in flavor and nutrition! Really […]

Squash and Potato Boureki

Squash and Potato Boureki My squash and potato boureki makes a perfect vegetarian entrée with a crisp fresh green salad. My squash and potato boureki is a deliciously different gluten free potato side that accompanies any meat entrée. The flavor combinations of feta and yogurt, mint and oregano, potatoes and butternut squash make my squash […]

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