I'm still over here trying to use up all of my couscous. It's been weeks and the stuff never runs out! I've been getting creative in the kitchen trying to come up with ways to use the little pasta pearls. I've done main dishes, side dishes, and now salads. I refuse to buy any other… Continue reading Mediterranean Couscous Salad
It's finally here. The day that I can debut pictures taken with my new camera! I'm still figuring out all the kinks. I'm not a still photographer. I was a videographer for years, using big & bulky Panasonic and DVC cameras...not small, beautiful DSLR's. I've also discovered I might be blinder than I realized---several pictures… Continue reading Southwestern Turkey Salad
I feel like I've been on a weeklong food binger. The holidays are rough, really rough. There's cookies and candies and pies and turkey and stuffing galore. Now is the time to start getting through the end of the leftovers and then rebooting the system. I've got to get some more greens and roughage in… Continue reading Mediterranean Orzo Salad
August is already off to a jam-packed start. We've been slammed at work over the last week and a half, and in a few days I'll be off on a vacation for a week and a half. To say it's needed is an understatement. It's not just work bogging me down right now, there are… Continue reading Mediterranean Chicken Zoodle Salad
Who need chicken noodle soup when you can make it better? And I mean MUCH better. Season chicken in Greek seasoning and cook this soup with orzo, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, and kalamata olives. Soup has never tasted better!
Raw caulifower and I go way back. Wayyy back. I've always preferred veggie trays that included raw cauliflower. My grandma used to always make a raw cauliflower salad with ranch dressing and green olives (which sounds weird, but tastes INCREDIBLE). I love cauliflower just straight off the head and dipped in ranch---even dipped in nothing… Continue reading Cauliflower Antipasto
I love that my local grocery store has a little fresh olive bar in the produce section. I bought a handful of super green olives yesterday, and they may be the best I've ever had. They've also got roasted garlic cloves, marinated mushrooms (personal fave), and sometimes dolmas. I'm now slightly obsessed with that olive… Continue reading Green Bean Salad with Hearts of Palm
One of the best feelings in the world is cleaning out your kitchen when making a meal. That can of diced tomatoes you've had lingering in the back of the cabinet? Throw it in. Half-used bags of shredded cheese? Let's get rid of them! The greatest meals I've ever whipped together were ones where I… Continue reading Italian Potato Nachos