Roasted Delicata Squash, Purple Onions & Tahini Sauce

Roasted Delicata Squash & Purple Onions w/ Tahini SauceRoasted Delicata Squash & Friends—Made for Holiday Meals

A family favorite for at least a month now. Ever since I saw it among the New York Times’ Thanksgiving recipes. It was love at first sight. The two beautiful delicata squash on my kitchen counter took to this new recipe famously with their tender skin and sweet flesh. Continue reading

Hummus – Healthy & Delicious

Hummus – Healthy & DeliciousHummus – Dip, Spread, Snack, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Make your own hummus as rich, thick, creamy and flavorful as you like. Though readily available in most grocery and convenience stores, delis and buffets, hummus tastes so much better when homemade. Besides being ready to eat in twenty minutes, you get to choose the quality of each ingredient and the final texture and taste.

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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

Vietnamese Salad Rolls w/ Two Dipping Sauces

Vietnamese Salad Rolls w/ Spicy Peanut SauceNo single dish better represents the delicateness
of Vietnamese cuisine than this one.

—Mai Pham, the Best of Vietnamese & Thai Cooking

Quintessential Summer Fare

Goi cuon, whether translated as salad rolls, summer rolls or spring rolls, are always fresh Continue reading

Farro & Vegetable Salad w/ Lemon Cilantro Vinaigrette

Farro & Vegetable Salad w/ Lemon Cilantro Vinaigrette Farro—Wheat of the Pharaohs

I can hardly wait for you to try this recipe; it has become our new favorite grain salad. A fabulous blend of chewy and crisp textures, nutty and bright flavors and purple, orange and green veggies—all most deliciously enveloped in the Lemon Cilantro dressing Continue reading

Roasted Asparagus & Creamy Roasted Asparagus Vinaigrette

First Daffodil of 2012

“A host of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees, fluttering and dancing in the breeze.”

William Wordsworth

It’s Spring in Montana
Can you believe the vibrant color of these, our first daffodils? They have just bloomed and are a most welcome Continue reading