Summer 2014 Re-cap: Food, Travel and How I Lived.

Summer 2014 has quickly come and gone, and as we slip into the later part of September, I thought I would re-cap some of the ways that I ate and lived this summer. I spent some time in southern California in May, and we did some wine tasting right near the ocean. The views of…

Garden Update (August 2)

The small container garden I planted in mid-May is flourishing. While I may have gotten a late start, things are shaping up in the little garden that could! Serrano pepper plant is healthy and producing! Tomato plant (Patio variety) is loaded with fruit, and will ripen better now that I’ve eliminated unnecessary foliage. The first…

Grilled Eggplant Ratatouille

This delicious dish is good in any season, and served up some major Italian flavors. You can use a variety of different ingredients to make this dish, but here is what I used: saut√© together: 2 tbs olive oil Mushrooms Yellow crooked neck squash Onion Garlic Pinch of kosher salt meanwhile… Slice eggplant and sprinkle…

Balsamic Tomato Salad

Last night we had some vine ripe tomatoes to use up. Since there was basil and mozzerella in our main dish, I decided to try a different flavor than the traditional Caprese salad. This salad is simple and has some wonderful sweet and salty notes. Enjoy!

Garden Update

July 1, 2014 It’s the beginning of July, and my small container garden is thriving! This is the biggest garden I have ever done, and I’m hopeful that it will be my most successful. Truth be told, I’m not the gardener of the family- my sister is. Check her blog out: Angela’s Gracious GardenShe provided…

Spicy Basil Guacamole (Dip or Dressing)

Avocados have to be one of my favorite things. They are creamy, buttery and a good source of plant based fat; which is essential to my eating plan. A lot of people ask me what I use as salad dressing; and this recipe works great as a salad dressing, or as a dip! Carrot,¬† celery…

Kale-ified Coconut Rice

I was craving Indian food tonight; but I wasn’t feeling like ordering take-out; and I didn’t want to start from scratch… so I compromised. I bought a pre-marinated bag of Yellow Curry Chicken tenders at Trader Joes, and prepared my rice from ingredients I already had on hand. Kale-ified Coconut Rice (serves 3-4) Note: While…