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Recipe of the Week | Tofu Satay

Recipe of the Week | Tofu Satay

Satay is a dish of Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Traditional satay consists of small pieces of meat grilled on a skewer and served with a spicy peanut sauce. My version is vegan substituting super-firm tofu for the meat. I think you’ll like it!   Marinade Ingredients: 4 tablespoons tamari sauce 2 tablespoon […]

Recipe of the Week | Harissa-Spiced Potatoes with Lemon

Recipe of the Week | Harissa-Spiced Potatoes with Lemon

Harissa is North Africa’s favorite hot sauce. The word for this fiery Tunisian chile paste is derived from the Arabic verb harasa, “to pound” because it is traditionally made with mortar and pestle. The main spices in harissa are hot red chili peppers, coriander seeds, caraway seeds, and cumin. I like to coat Yukon potatoes […]

Recipe of the Week | Savory Chèvre Crepes

Recipe of the Week | Savory Chèvre Crepes

Chèvre is the French name for cheese made with goat’s milk. Fresh goat cheese is soft, creamy, tangy, and easy to spread or melt. When it is mixed with fresh spinach and a little onion or garlic powder it makes a super-tasty filling. Baby asparagus provides crunch. Good stuff! The crepe pancakes can be made […]

Recipe of the Week: Egg and Cheese Florentine

Recipe of the Week: Egg and Cheese Florentine

Treat this as souffle, place pie plate in larger dish containing about 1″ water before baking.   Ingredients: 5 eggs, slightly beaten 1/4 cup water 4 tsp grated or chopped onion 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp dried, ground Basil 1 T parsley flakes 1/4 tsp granulated garlic 1/2 C thinly chopped or grated raw carrots […]

Recipe of the Week: Garden Goddess Sandwich

Recipe of the Week: Garden Goddess Sandwich

This recipe makes one sandwich but if you need more, double the recipe for two, triple it for three, etc. Make the pickled red onions the day before. Any leftover onions will keep in the refrigerator for at least a week. They are an awesome topping for your favorite burger.    Sandwich ingredients: 2 slices […]

Recipe of the Week: Simple Pasta Bowl

Recipe of the Week: Simple Pasta Bowl

Shaved Asiago cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and burnt butter sauce tossed with penne pasta. Quick, easy, and oh-so-tasty! Add a side salad, something to drink (a nice Casa Barranca Pinot Noir perhaps?), and you have a wonderful dinner for two!   Ingredients: 12-ounces uncooked penne pasta ½ cup unsalted butter ½ teaspoon garlic powder 2 tablespoons […]

Recipe of the Week: Tuna Mac & Cheese Casserole

Recipe of the Week: Tuna Mac & Cheese Casserole

Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup elbow macaroni 1 1/2 cups (6 oz) shredded american cheese 1/2 cup milk 1/2 tsp dried dill weed or dried Basil crushed 1 can (14.5 oz) peas and carrots, drained 1 can (6 oz) tuna, drained and broken into chunks   Directions: 1 Cook macaroni according to package directions in large […]

Recipe of the Week: Chik’n Tikka Masala

Recipe of the Week: Chik’n Tikka Masala

Tikka is the Punjabi word for an Indian dish of small pieces of meat or vegetables marinated in a spice mixture. Masala is an Urdu word for any of a number of spice mixtures ground into a paste or powder for use in Indian cooking. When you put them together you get a rich, creamy, […]

Recipe of the Week: Pork Roast

Recipe of the Week: Pork Roast

Yummy winter treat! Ingredients: 1/2 cup cooking sherry or chicken broth 1/2 cup soy sauce 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons ground mustard 2 teaspoons dried thyme 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 boneless rolled pork loin roast (4 to 5 pounds) APRICOT SAUCE: 1 jar (10 to 12 ounces) apricot preserves 2 tablespoons dry cooking […]

My Mother’s Turkey with Stuffing–easiest holiday recipe ever

My Mother’s Turkey with Stuffing–easiest holiday recipe ever

    My mother couldn’t cook.  Everyone in the family knew it, and most of the neighborhood kids, who made every effort to avoid eating at our house.  But the one thing that lady could make was Thanksgiving turkey.  Now her recipe is just as easy as when she devised a way to cheat fate […]

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