How to Eat like a Kid?

Tots. How to eat like a kid isn’t that hard to do. It’s all in how you look at it.  For me it was manipulating left over tots from a brewery dinner the night before. I mean left over tots people! I remember being a freshman at the University of Redlands and experiencing my first…

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…

Pan Fried Squash Cakes

I’ve been cooking a lot this summer and who can blame me with so much fresh summer produce? Take Italian squash – there’s a ton of it in the grocery stores and at your local farmer’s markets. All you have to do is find new ways to cook it like these amazing pan fried squash…

Pan Fried Polenta

I have a favorite lunch – I don’t’ do it very often these days, but I adore pan fried polenta. My favorite way of serving it is to get the ready made tubes of polenta, slice it up and pan fry it. Sprinkle with a little kosher salt and serve with peach-mango salsa. Now I…

Tomato Mozzarella Polenta Bake

I just recently started reading Vegetarian Times. And it is inspiring me to eat more “meatless” meals. I recently made a tomato mozzarella polenta bake. My poor husband is going along with this, though not quite happily. While he said he did enjoy this meal – he was of course going to have to eat…

Brown Rice Risotto

Yep – I’m really on a meatless kick this week. Brown rice risotto with dairy free “parmesan” for dinner. Poor husband – but he really liked this one too, maybe I have a chance of getting the professional chef to eat a bit healthier after all! Plus kind of fun to be making this with…

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…

Marinated Mushroom Caps

Oh my pretties. How I can’t wait to eat these marinated mushroom caps for dinner. Since I don’t feel like starting coals tonight just for myself I’m probably going to either broil or use the George Forman. MARINATED MUSHROOM CAPS 3 portobello mushrooms ¼ cup canola oil 1/2 large red onion chopped 3-4 cloves garlic,…

Simple Scallion Pancakes

We loved cooking demos when we were catering. This flashback recipe for scallion pancakes came from a winery cooking demo. Hope you enjoy it. Bonus for anyone that needs to stay away from gluten – this one is gluten free. Don’t forget you can find more recipes on the sloCooking archive site. Happy Cooking. SCALLION…

Fresh Corn Salad for Summer BBQs

Summer means warm weather, cold drinks and BBQs and of course the foods that go with BBQs. But have no fear dear reader. I’ve got you covered with this recipe for fresh corn salad. You can make this recipe to make in advance, which means you have one less thing to worry about come Saturday….

Easy Marinated Mushrooms

Marinated mushrooms are an easy appetizer to make.  Below is my recipe that I have included in “recipe tree” mailings. Have you ever participated in one? Think chain letter, but instead of sending money, you’re sending a recipe to a few people and hope to get at least one back in return. Unfortunately I have…

National Chili Day with Two Cooks

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. I have many memories of my mom heating up a can of Nalley’s chili as a quick post swim meet dinner for…