Mango Avocado Salsa with Tostaditas

Mango Avocado Salsa with TostaditasMango Avocado Salsa – Sweet, Sour, Salty, Spicy, Delicious

Each flavorful bite offers a pop of sweet, a hint of spice, a dash of sour and a burst of deliciousness. With red, green, purple, white and golden hues, this is one vibrant and colorful salsa. And I haven’t even mentioned the textures. Crispy tostaditas, luscious mangoes and velvety smooth avocado. Chunky Mango Avocado Salsa has a just right balance of taste, color and texture. Continue reading

Grilled Cheese Sandwich w/ Tomato, Avocado, Goat Cheese

Grilled Cheese Sandwich w/ Tomato & AvocadoGrilled Cheese Sandwich—A Perfect Comfort Food

Quick, easy to prepare and made from ingredients already in the house. That’s my current definition of a comfort food. A hot, toasty grilled cheese sandwich totally fits the bill. Juicy, ripe tomatoes Continue reading

Chocolate Pudding — Rich, Luscious, Vegan & Gluten-Free

Rich & Luscious Chocolate Pudding –Vegan, Gluten-FreeChocolate Pudding That’s Almost Too Good to Be True

“The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
By a small sample we may judge of the whole piece.”

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Chocolate Pudding epitomizes comfort food. That a vegan, gluten-free and healthy Continue reading

Classic Guacamole — Fresh, Chunky, Flavorful

Classic Guacamole—Fresh, Chunky, FlavorfulClassic Guacamole for Celebrating National Guacamole Day!

I kept questioning my decision. Why am I sharing a recipe for classic guacamole in September? We still have so many ripe and ripening tomatoes Continue reading

Tabouli Salad w/ Quinoa, Avocado & Feta

Tabouli w/ Quinoa, Avocado & FetaA Tabouli Salad Garden

We grow a tabouli salad garden. Our small square-foot garden contains 4 early ripening tomato plants, 6 curly parsley, 2 flat-leaf parsley, about a hundred scallions and 4 large pots of spearmint. Some years we have success with cucumbers Continue reading

Chirashi Sushi—Sushi in a Bowl

ChirashiSushi--Sushi in a Bowl (c) jfhaugenFood Art Japanese Style

Beautiful and easy to make—a bowl of sushi rice topped with a number of lovingly prepared and artfully arranged ingredients. Chirashi is translated as “scattered,” Continue reading