Warm Mushroom and Spinach Salad with Shrimp

I love it when my husband cooks for me, and I especially love his new twists on lovely, mouth-watering salad recipes that I can recreate for you all. His latest dish is this satisfying warm and springy salad of shrimp and mushrooms, plus I...
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Crunchy Cilantro-Lime Hummus Tacos

My husband actually raved about these vegan tacos! He didn’t ask for a side of chicken sausage or even sprinkle on cheese. He just happily ate (devoured) them, as I did: slathered with taco sauce and filled with mixed greens. The recipe yields tacos that are...
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Angel Hair Pasta with Wild Salmon, Corn & Basil

What to Do with Leftover Salmon and Corn Now that summer is in full swing, I buy fresh wild Alaskan salmon regularly, since it’s abundant in peak season and often on sale. When my husband travels to the big box retailer, we take advantage of...
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Easy Grilled Artichokes with Roasted Garlic-Dijon Puree

There are two ways of doing things in the kitchen: the restaurant chef’s way and the easy way. When I cooked at the five-star Mary Elaine’s, I was in charge of the artichokes, trimming them by the case. First I cut off all of...
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California Avocado & Egg Breakfast Salad, and Giveaway!

  Sponsored post Each week I hard-boil a batch of eggs for a weekday morning quick source of high-quality protein for my husband, 3-year-old and myself. Typically I season my quartered egg with olive oil, salt and pepper, and enjoy it with a side of toast...
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Spring Sugar Snap Pea Shooters

 Puree makes eating veggies a snap It can be so tempting to skip vegetables at lunch. Maybe you have healthy pasta dinner leftovers, but no vegetables to serve on the side. That batch of chicken breasts that you grilled to last all week is protein-packed,...
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Orange & Beet Salad with Arugula & Pistachios

 You can’t beat beet salad Beets are one of those love or “no, thank you” vegetables. If you’ve only experienced canned beets, freshly roasted beets will expose your taste buds to a whole new texture and natural, concentrated sweetness. And oh, the colors. Beets can...
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Halibut en Papillote with Cherry Tomatoes, Capers & Garlic

Steam up veggies, fresh halibut in parchment paper   There are very few proteins that I simply bake without first searing or browning. You will usually end up with a lackluster lump of pale meat if you skip this step. Fish prepared en papillote (in paper–parchment),...
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