Roasted Eggplant with Feta and Caramelized Onions

Roasted Eggplant with Feta and Caramelized Onions

This is a recipe to post on the refrigerator!  It is one of those magical dishes that feels fancy and delicious without requiring much effort or many ingredients.  It uses four ingredients to be exact, yet feels fit for royalty. Here goes... Roasted Eggplant with Feta and Caramelized Onions Ingredients (serves 2): 2 medium sized eggplants 6 … [Read more...]

Feta Cucumber Salad

Feta Cucumber Salad

This is one of my favorite late summer dishes.  I had a version at a wedding shower years ago served with smaller cucumber chunks and corn chips for dipping.  I was hooked and have since turned it into a stand-alone salad that I make almost weekly in late August and early September.  It never disappoints! This year, it was a treat to make while … [Read more...]

Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

There is something about summer that inspires me to make pasta and grain salads. First of all, I love any excuse to use up as many veggies as possible, but I also love that these salads are good warm or cold and can be eaten right away or enjoyed a few days later. They are the epitome of easy, healthy, summer cooking. My standby is a quinoa salad … [Read more...]

Broccoli and Fennel Salad

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This is one of my favorite recipes.  It is light, flexible, and healthy.  It is delicious with fresh broccoli from the farmers market, and equally good with winter broccoli from the grocery store.  Best of all, it gets better with time and tastes good warm or cold, so it makes excellent leftovers! Broccoli and Fennel Salad Ingredients (serves … [Read more...]

Curried Chickpeas with Feta Cheese

Curried Chickpeas

We are loving Portugal.  It is filled with nice people, beautiful landscapes, and delicious food.  The food is fresh, flavorful, and healthful (just like my Portuguese Fish Stew).  We took a break from our Portuguese food adventures the other night to make dinner in our apartment.  There are only so many meals I can eat out before I'm ready for … [Read more...]

Veggie Stuffed Acorn Squash

Veggie Stuffed Acorn Squash

Cold January nights are a perfect time to enjoy winter squash.  Winter squash is actually harvested in the fall, but due to it's thick skin it can keep for months without refrigeration.  In addition to providing healthy, local food all winter long, squash sweetens as it ages (to a point) so it tastes even better after sitting for a month or so. … [Read more...]

Summer Veggie Quinoa Salad

Summer Veggie Quinoa Salad

I am a big believer in quinoa.  As someone who focuses on a mainly plant based diet, this complete protein grain is a terrific addition.  Plus it tastes great and I like the little squiggly grains. I use quinoa a number of ways, but by far my favorite is in salads.  You can use virtually any vegetables you have on hand and create a delicious, … [Read more...]