Dairy Free Cottage Cheese Muffins

Dairy Free Cottage Cheese Muffins My mom used to make the full dairy version of these dairy free cottage cheese muffins when I was a kid. When I had early morning swim practice, she would send me with a few of these in my bag to make sure I had something good to eat between…

Summer Corn & Bell Pepper Salad

Summertime. Summertime is time for casual eating, dining alfresco, and making salads. This recipe for corn & bell pepper salad oozes summer to me. To me nothing says summer more than a good salad like this summer corn & bell pepper salad with fresh summer corn & bell peppers. This was a creation because I…

Lemon Vinaigrette

Lemon Vinaigrette There are never enough salads in my world, and certainly not enough great dressings for all the wonderful salads. Maybe it is a California thing, but we really like salad and take salad eating very seriously. There is no reason why you should not make your own salad dressing at home. They are…

Vegetable Spring Rolls

I love making vegetable spring rolls. There are times I just need to eat vegetables. I mean lots of vegetables. And my lots, I mean I really just want to eat vegetables and nothing else. I started making these vegetable spring rolls last year as I was going through my clean eating kick. These are…

Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon Is there anything tastier than a nicely cooked piece of salmon? I think not. That is why I adore this recipe for brown sugar glazed salmon. Typically I like to cook my salmon from fresh not frozen, but that cannot always be done. If you are going to be using a…

Eggplant and Tomato Frittata

Eggplant and Tomato Frittata Years back we were gifted by a local friend and winemaker with a ton of fresh eggplant from the winery’s garden. While my whole family adores eggplant, I was feeling pressed to find ways to eat it. I came across this recipe for eggplant and tomato frittata and gave it my…

Salad in a Jar

A few summers back we went dry camping with my husband’s family and had to keep all our foods in coolers. I really was not in the mood to do a lot of food prep onsite and was trying to keep our dirty dish needs to a minimum as well. I researched various foods that…

Mexican Street Corn Bowls

I’ve been hoarding recipes and thought it was time to spend some quality time in the kitchen testing them out. This recipe for Mexican Street Corn Bowls is delicious, easy and a family pleaser. I tried this in January – but imagine how tasty this would be with the fresh summer corn that is at…

Watermelon Gazpacho

Many years ago we participated in an amazing 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…