Vegetarian

Edamame Green Monster Dip

Edamame Green Monster Dip

  Scare up this hummus with edamame and walnuts for your munchkins to dig into before their Halloween treats. A healthy bunch of parsley makes the scary-good green color, boosts Vitamins K and C, adds flavinoids too, which function as antioxidants. And of course loads […]

Black Bean, Corn & Red Pepper Salsa

Black Bean, Corn & Red Pepper Salsa

This refreshing twist on salsa is perfect for summer. Tasty, a bit crunchy and good for you (aside from the chips, of course). A yummy way to eat your veggies. For the corn, leftover cooked corn-on-the-cob is perfect. Just slice it off the cob and […]

Get Pickled!

Get Pickled!

Refrigerator Pickles Makes about six 1-pint jars. Canning jars with two-part lids look nifty and traditional, but any food jar with a tight screw-top lid will work. 2-1/2 cups white vinegar 2-1/2 cups water* 3 tablespoons purchased pickling spice* 2 tablespoons sugar, or more to taste for […]

Kale Chips? Eat a Bunch!

Kale Chips? Eat a Bunch!

Literally; one bunch of kale. I promise, if you like kale chips you can eat a whole bunch!  If you buy kale chips, you know it costs $4-5+ for a handful size pouch. And what does a bunch of fresh kale cost? $2-3 and you’ll have a […]

Chard & Ricotta Galette Made Easy

Chard & Ricotta Galette Made Easy

  I was making this Chard & Herbed Ricotta Galette from Eating Well Magazine, when I heard from Rita she wouldn’t have time to post. We needed a new recipe to follow my Halloween post – gasp, it’s nearly Thanksgiving but retail tells us it’s Christmas!- so […]

Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Tart

Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Tart

Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Tart Prep time: 15 minutes Bake time: 45 minutes Makes: 8 servings 1            store-bought pie dough  (single crust, see note) 3-4        cups thinly sliced onion (halved and cut in vertical strips) 2            tablespoons butter 1            teaspoon dried thyme or 1 tablespoon […]

Thai Rice Salad with Three Herbs

Thai Rice Salad with Three Herbs

Thai Rice Salad with Three Herbs Serves 8    Prep time about 20 minutes if rice is prepared a day ahead. 4        cups cooked, chilled short-grain brown rice 1/2     cup Nakano seasoned rice vinegar 2        Tbsp. peanut oil or vegetable oil 1        Tbsp. soy sauce 1        Tbsp. […]

Can You Take The Heat?  Raisin Serrano Quesadillas

Can You Take The Heat? Raisin Serrano Quesadillas

Do flavor combinations in recipes sometimes give you a double-take? This one did for me: raisins, lots of serrano chiles, soy sauce and Monterey jack cheese in a quesadilla?!  I had to try it, the recipe was an entry in a contest I was judging for Sun-Maid raisins. […]

Kitchen Capers

Kitchen Capers

Spinach Pasta Salad with Caper-Dill Dressing Serves 6 – 8 12       oz. uncooked penne rigate or farfalle pasta * 1/4     cup fresh lemon juice * 1/4     cup olive oil 1         Tbsp. capers 1         Tbsp. caper liquid 1         clove garlic, crushed 1/2      tsp. each dried dill, […]

Lentil Burgers with Tangy Dressing

Lentil Burgers with Tangy Dressing

Lentil Burgers with Tangy Dressing Makes 6 burgers (approx 3-1/4 oz. each) or 12 smaller patties Prep time about 45 minutes 1-1/4  cups water 1/2     cup brown lentils 1/3     cup finely chopped yellow onion 1/2     cup bulgur 3        Tbsp. soy sauce 2/3     cup finely chopped crimini or […]