Butternut Squash Thai Curry Stew

Butternut Squash Thai Curry Stew
Hey all of you wonderful people, Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were full of significant connections with the people who matter most in your lives. We are deep into cold temperatures here in the Pacific Northwest.  The thermometer is dipping low.  This hearty vegetable rich, whole30 Butternut Squash Thai Curry Stew has been appearing and reappearing at our ... Read More

Four Fresh and Festive Salads

Winter Greens Salad with Tahini Dressing
It’s countdown time to Christmas and like me, you’re probably planning your menu for the big meal.  Here's a round up of four fresh and festive salads to choose from for your Christmas table.  Each one is unique and requires more or less attention to make, but all of them are vibrant and tasty, a perfect combo for your holiday ... Read More

Skillet Shrimp Lo Mein with Zucchini Noodles

Skillet Shrimp Lo Mein with Zucchini Noodles
You're welcome for the quick and easy Skillet Shrimp Lo Mein with Zucchini Noodles recipe I'm about to share. I made this to change things up from our usual salad with a grilled protein on top during this heat spell we're having. It's all made in the same pan and took me only 30 minutes to prepare from start to ... Read More

Curried Cream of Broccoli Soup

Curried Cream of Broccoli Soup
Spring is struggling to come out of its winter cocoon.  Rain, sun, snow has been on rotation for the past week.   The once white landscape is showing patches of drenched ground, soon to be bright green grass.  It can't come soon enough. Now is as good a time as any to make a spring soup.  It brings a warm, ... Read More

Herb-Crusted Roasted Salmon with Roasted Broccoli Steaks

Herb-Crusted Roasted Salmon with Roasted Broccoli Steaks
Who doesn't love the ease of one pan dinners like this Herb-Crusted Roasted Salmon with Roasted Broccoli Steaks? It's fancy yet easy and without fuss.  I'm cooking in a vacation kitchen these days.  We escaped the snow for awhile :)  Living without the usual comforts of my home kitchen has inspired me to prepare one pan simple meals.  Good thing ... Read More

Broccoli Pomegranate Salad

Broccoli Pomegranate Salad
Broccoli Pomegranate Salad fits perfectly into a holiday meal because it's simple but festive, comes together quickly, can be prepped a day or 2 ahead then mixed together right before serving.  With so many dishes needing attention at the last-minute, this salad is a bright spot on the holiday menu in more ways than one.  It's not fussy or high ... Read More

Cooking Class : Hearty Soups – Hearty Meals

Cooking Class:Hearty Soups-Hearty Meals

Hearty Soups – Hearty meals is just what we need as winter approaches bringing with it cold temps and from what I’ve heard, lots of snow.  During the long cold days of winter, I can’t think of anything better than coming home to something savory and fragrant simmering in the kitchen. This cooking class takes place in a comfortable home … Read More

Meal in a Bowl : Tofu Red Curry Sauce with Vegetables

Tofu Red Curry Sauce with Vegetables

A few months ago, while on a visit to Portland, my daughter and I dined at the Thai Elephant for lunch.  With aromatic steaming bowls of curries in front of us, we oooo’d and aaaah’d over each mouthful.  I can’t shake the mouth-watering memory so I tried to reinvent it with this dish.  My husband loved it and while I … Read More

Broccolini Tofu Stir-Fry with Cashews

Broccolini Tofu Stir-Fry with Cashews

I stir fried up this scrumptious mix of ingredients for a quick mid-week meal.  The recipe easily serves 4 as a side dish BUT I served it as a meal in a bowl along side cooked quinoa, with a slice of homemade gluten-free artisan bread and, well, we ate the whole thing! Tofu gets a bad rap.  People quickly dismiss … Read More