Eggplant, Tempeh and Root Vegetables with Harissa Glaze

Cooking Season has Arrived!!  Well, here in southern Arizona… ALMOST arrived!  Still, the evenings and mornings are getting a bit cooler (or is it my imagination?) and the kids are back to school.  Fall vegetables are just starting to show up in the markets, but yet, there are still some summer favorites hanging around (I’m … Read more

Caprese Salads – Two Ways

Ahhh summer is in full force!  I just returned from almost 3 weeks in different parts of Italy where they were having a record hot summer!  Just what someone from Tucson, Arizona needs on vacation!  But other than that, it was a great trip (I will be posting some photos on Instagram) and I once … Read more

Salsas and Guacamole!

Here in Tucson, we celebrate Cinco de Mayo (the 5th of May) in true Mexican style, even though the holiday seems to be an American creation!  There are parties and restaurants have specials and basically, it is an excuse for indulging in Margaritas and Mexican food and all the fun, festive things that brings.  Bright … Read more

Stuffed Turkey Breast with Wine Gravy

Ahhh, Easter!  For those that celebrate it, it tends to have all those feeling of re-birth and rejuvenation and is a highly religious holiday that celebrates not only the resurrection of Jesus, but the re-birthing of the land and all its flora and fauna.  We eat eggs and spring greens and ham and peas.  Maybe … Read more

Mashed Potatoes, Carrots and Cabbage (Colcannon)

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and since I am a carbaholic and kind of steer clear of much meat, I am bringing this dish to my son and DIL’s party.  It’s simple, humble ingredients and can be made vegan (although I added a bit of ham/bacon just to keep it close to … Read more

White Bean and Pine Nut Spread

A high protein flavor booster for sandwiches or wraps that can also be used as a dip for your favorite crudite or flatbread. With the holidays coming up, it is nice to have something to serve as a quick appetizer that is also healthy!  This bean spread is so easy and versatile and has lots … Read more