Hummus Update – Lighter, Smoother, Tastier

Hummus Update – Lighter, Smoother, TastierHummus Update – Join the Hummus Celebration on May 13

Rarely a day goes by without hummus in our refrigerator. Hummus, both “plain” and “fancy” (with preserved lemon or garlic scapes), is my comfort food. Perfect for quick energy straight from a spoon. Perfect as a snack, breakfast, lunch and dinner wrapped in a lettuce leaf with a Continue reading

Roasted Sweet Potato Poblano Quesadillas

Roasted Sweet Potato Poblano QuesadillasRoasted Sweet Potato Poblano Quesadillas
with Blue Cheese, Cilantro and Fresh Lime Juice

Savory, sweet, bold and mildly hot. I’d forgotten just how flavorful and satisfying Roasted Sweet Potato Poblano Quesadillas are. After seeing a number of recipes this past week for celebrating Cinco de Mayo, I remembered this recipe for quesadillas. We used to serve them when Continue reading

Roasted Cauliflower – Boldly Flavored, Deeply Roasted

Roasted Cauliflower – Boldly Flavored, Deeply Roasted Roasted Cauliflower – Golden Hued & Lightly Spiced

Deeply roasting cauliflower enhances its subtle nutty, sweet flavors. Taking a cue from a number of today’s best chefs, my roasted cauliflower now gets a final few minutes under the broiler to lightly blacken it. By charring the top side only, roasted cauliflower becomes more complex, Continue reading

Salmon Cakes with Quinoa & Vegetables – Baked Not Fried

Salmon Cakes with Quinoa & Vegetables – Baked Not FriedSalmon Cakes with Quinoa & Vegetables –
Crab Cake’s First Cousins

I’ve had an excellent recipe for crab cakes for many a year. With six cans of wild salmon in the cupboard and nary a flake of crab in the fridge, I had an idea. Perhaps I could replace the crab and make salmon cakes instead. With each bite, we wondered why I hadn’t thought of this before. Sautéed in oil, Continue reading

Gravlax – Honey Mustard Sauce with Fresh Dill

Gravlax – Honey Mustard Sauce with Fresh DillGravlax for Celebrating the New Year in Style

I’m smitten with homemade gravlax, the traditional Scandinavian method of preserving salmon. Gorgeous color. Luscious texture. Delicious flavor. Gravlax reminds me of the lox of my childhood. The lox we would eat Sunday mornings with whipped cream cheese and bagels. Continue reading

Roasted Winter Squash Ginger Tomatoes Lime Yogurt

Roasted Winter Squash Ginger Tomatoes Lime Yogurt Roasted Winter Squash with Ginger Tomatoes and Lime Yogurt –
A Standout Recipe for Holiday Entertaining

Complex and boldly flavored Asian and Middle Eastern ingredients make this the most delectable of roasted winter squash recipes. Each bite bursts with bright flavor and color. Roasted Winter Squash with Ginger Tomatoes and Lime Yogurt becomes indescribably delicious Continue reading

Roasted Japanese Turnips with Greens – Hakueri Turnips

Roasted Japanese Turnips with Greens – Hakueri TurnipsRoasted Japanese Turnips – Mild, Sweet, Crisp, Tender & Juicy

It’s easy to get excited about turnips when talking about  the unexpectedly sweet and mild Japanese turnips. Also known as Hakueri turnips (pronounced hah-koo-re-ee); these are the turnips for those who say they don’t like turnips. And when we’re talking about Roasted Japanese Turnips with Greens, oh my. Continue reading