Pear, Apple and Grape Salad with Thyme and Walnuts

While lush summer berries and melons are frequently enjoyed as fruit salad, it is a mystery to me why seasonal fall fruits don’t get the same treatment. I’m trying to change that by tempting you with this salad made of the season’s bounty, including...
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Tepary Bean Salad with Red Bell Pepper, Cumin & Lemon Vinaigrette

How to Cook Tepary Beans I recently discovered tepary beans – the only legume native to Arizona, from the Southern region – while attending the Arizona Farmer + Chef Connection. Tepary beans commonly come in brown and white varieties and one serving boasts 9 grams...
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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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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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Basil-Balsamic Salmon Salad

Love it or hate it, canned salmon is bursting with nutrition and is wonderfully economical. I rely on it this time of year, especially when fresh wild salmon is out of season. One of my favorite ways to use the canned variety is in...
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Kale, Grape & Walnut Salad and Lunch with Ellie Krieger at FNCE

Grape expectations for autumn salad Now that tomato season has ended, we need a satisfying substitute for this quintessential salad ingredient. Fortunately, California grape season is in full swing, from late spring through December. I keep grapes on hand for snacking, but with their sweet, juicy pulp and...
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Recipe: Fresh Mozzarella with Tomato Coulis and Basil

Italy, take me back. I dream of the day I’ll return for a visit and dine on oodles of freshly made pasta, sipping wine on a veranda overlooking rolling fields of vineyards. Years ago in Tuscany, my husband and I ventured to the little town...
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Recipe: Sundried Tomato-Basil Tuna Salad

With record-breaking temperatures, it’s nice to have on hand the makings for a cool, crisp meal requiring only a bit of assembly. Whip up a double batch ahead of time to provide for delectable lunches and snacks to have on hand for a few...
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