Cool Summer Treat – Watermelon Skewers

This quick guest offering is inspired by an appetizer served at a hotel in Limassol, Cyprus. Their version was served as triangles of watermelon which sandwiched triangles of cheese and lettuce wedged in between. Yesterday I made dinner for my awesome Chiropractor, Dr. M., and his sweet receptionist Margo. Since it was still around 80 … Continue reading Cool Summer Treat – Watermelon Skewers

Quick Mini Veggie Wraps with Peanut Sauce

This recipe has become a favorite as a quick lunch, or salad substitute with dinner. The presentation is colorful.  You can get fancy with decorating the plate, unlike my quick photo shot right before dinner! Next time you shop buy two packages of Brown Rice Wrappers and Nori sheets to have on hand. You can … Continue reading Quick Mini Veggie Wraps with Peanut Sauce

Hunan Eggplant – Healthy Version

It's been a number of years since I ate Chinese food.  The high sodium content, white rice, and excessive frying/sautéing are to blame. I don't believe in depriving oneself of all foods one enjoys, so I put a lot of effort into transforming high fat or dairy-filled dishes into healthy ones. Stir fries can be … Continue reading Hunan Eggplant – Healthy Version

Lentil Appetizer Balls

It's March, and we're still longing for rain in Northern California. The few days of rain so far this year have not put a sufficient dent in the drought.  Trees soaked up the water, but still the blooms continue like it's Spring. Global warming sure is a bummer! Making Lentil Balls, however, is not! Lentils … Continue reading Lentil Appetizer Balls

Plum Trees, and Cannellini – Artichoke- Olive Tapenade

The plum tree that borders our driveway is so bountiful it boggles the mind.  The branches are so laden with the delicious free-stone purple plums, that they hang low and many fruits fall off due to sheer weight!  We've happily supplied friends and family with armfuls.  I hope to make some plum jam and a … Continue reading Plum Trees, and Cannellini – Artichoke- Olive Tapenade

Cooking Up the Cure’s Gluten-Free Pizza Dough Recipe

After only two attempts, I am happy to announce an easy, and quick GF pizza dough that even kids will enjoy.  We have had 2 'build your own pizza' dinners using my recipe, and it was happily munched by all.. ages 10, 13, 17, 26, 28, 47 and me!  😉 Imagine that after two dinners, … Continue reading Cooking Up the Cure’s Gluten-Free Pizza Dough Recipe