Grilled Bruschetta 6

Grilled Vegetable Bruschetta

I’ve been on vacation in northern Michigan with my husband, a friend, and our dog, Daisy. We are staying in an awesome cabin right on the lake in Harbor Springs. It’s been cool (perfect sleeping weather, especially with the sound of waves lapping on the shore) with quite a bit of rain, but we had a break yesterday – just enough to fire up the grill and … Read More...

Tomato Onion Gratin 1

Tomato & Onion Gratin with Herbed Breadcrumbs

This dish is so easy to make I can’t believe I didn’t do this earlier.  It’s definitely going into my roster of recipes to throw together for guests.  The grape tomatoes from the farmers’ market right now are so sweet, and coupled with the caramelized Vidalia onions, my husband thought I added sugar!  Nope.  Not even a pinch.  And the herbed crust with … Read More...

Spiced Chickpeas Quinoa & Lentils 2

Lightly Spiced Chickpeas Lentils & Quinoa with Parsley & Red Peppers

I’ve been on a chickpea kick lately, so I thought it was time to post some of the recipes.  Without intending to, this salad ended up being a protein powerhouse between the chickpeas, lentils and quinoa!  I’ve also been on a spice kick so I added garam masala to the dressing which adds the slightest hint of spice and heat.  This recipe can easily be cut … Read More...

Linguine with Basil Avocado Pea Pesto 2

Linguine with Basil Avocado & Green Pea Pesto

Two words. Gut bomb. Or comfort food if that makes you feel better. This dish is definitely both. I wanted to make pesto without the traditional Parmesan cheese, but what could possibly replace the richness it adds? Answer: avocado and plenty of pine nuts. Need I say more? Warning: you will be tempted to eat this in large quantities. Don’t. Do. It. I … Read More...

Tofu Tacos 8

Tofu Tacos with Grilled Onions, Peppers, Arugula & Guacamole

Tacos, tacos everywhere! Wrapped in its own handy carrying case, you see them at street festivals, outdoor concerts or anywhere people are looking for a portable meal. And the wide variety of tacos being made nowadays is going ballistic – breakfast tacos, Greek tacos, grilled fruit tacos – the list is endless. So I decided to toss my sombrero into … Read More...

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Thai Noodle Tofu Salad with Sweet & Hot Peppers

I think I have a new favorite summer salad. The creamy dressing clinging to the noodles makes this so satisfying that it can be used for a main dish as well as a salad. My husband and I kept going back for more until we were totally carbed out! This would make a perfect dish to pass at a party. It’s easy to make and doesn’t need to be refrigerated so … Read More...

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Zucchini Squash Pizza with Parsley Sage Rosemary & Thyme

A number of events converged which resulted in my making this pizza today. First, as mentioned in this post, a friend let me go crazy with my clippers in her herb garden and I wanted to use them up while they were still fresh. Second, I recently picked up a copy of Simon & Garfunkel’s greatest hits which of course includes the timeless song … Read More...

Tri-Color Cole Slaw with Dill & Currants 1

Tri-Color Coleslaw with Dill & Currants

Summers and coleslaw were made for each other. So when my friend invited me to raid her herb garden, I knew immediately what I wanted to do. I had already planned that morning to make a big batch of coleslaw and the addition of her dill would be perfect. Unfortunately I don’t have my own garden and am limited to my kitchen window sill for growing my … Read More...

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