Easy to Make Tofu Ricotta

2015 was the year I developed adult onset food allergies and the year of lots of recipe testing. Thanks for many of the cookbooks I obtained that December I was armed and ready for battle. It was in one of these books that I discovered a recipe for easy to make tofu ricotta. The single…

Homemade Apple Sauce

We love homemade apple sauce. Our neighbors backyard has an apple tree. Do you see where I’m going? The house was owned by an elderly woman and she told me when we first moved into our house that I could help myself at any time. I went so far as to buy an apple picker…

Sautéed Marinated Tofu

I am obsessed with fried tofu. I’m so happy I found and put my tweak on a recipe for sautéed marinated tofu. I can’t seem to get enough of this. I blame my changing in eating habits on my initial participation in Arbonne’s 30 Days to Wellness. My body has been cleansed of all the…

Red Rice Salad

I found a recipe for red rice salad this past spring and never got around to making it. I’m actually glad I waited until summer to make this so I could use fresh summer peaches. Sure you could use frozen, but it just won’t taste the same. Red Rice Salad 1 Persian cucumber, washed, sliced…

Nectarine & Avocado Salad

This nectarine avocado salad is something I honestly wasn’t sure about heading into dinner. But consider myself pleasantly surprised. This was the tastiest salad I’ve made in a while. Be sure to make this while stone fruits are still ripe for the season. Not only was this easy and quick to make, this was 100%…

Watermelon Gazpacho

A few years ago we participated in a local food & wine event. Always one for pushing the buttons of traditional cuisine, I found a recipe for summer watermelon gazpacho. I was desperately not wanting to make yet another paella or crudités or canape on a bread base, or anything remotely typical. Sometimes you go…

Strawberry Mango Salsa

So this isn’t the most seasonal of dishes. However, strawberry season just about HERE on the Central Coast! With that I’m sharing this recipe. Strawberry-mango salsa is a great appetizer that travels well too. Think about all the holidays & family gatherings this will be good for. I really like serving this with Terra chips….

National Chili Day with Two Cooks

National Chili Day Who likes chili – you do right? Well I totally do. I’ve told you how much I like making frito boats, or “walking tacos” as they’re called in other parts of the country. This National Chili Day I’m bringing you a great recipe. I have many memories of my mom heating up…