Burst Tomato, Roasted Broccolini, and Mushroom Noodle Soup


Burst Tomato, Roasted Broccolini, and Mushroom Noodle Soup With an assortment of dried Oyster and Shiitake Mushrooms and the most beautiful basket of rainbow colored cherry tomatoes I’ve ever seen, I set my heart on a beautiful pot of soup. Any excuse for soup. I think no other food can hug the soul and lift the…

What’s Quinoa?


Well to quote the online new world encyclopedia website, quinoa is: “native to the high altitude of the Andes, and characterized by small green clustered flowers and small fruits with a single seed.” “Quinoa has been a popular food for people of the higher Andes since at least the time of Incas, who called it…

Thai Style Chik’n Curry


Sunday June 6, 2010 Food Journal entry: “For dinner last night I prepared a Thai Style Chik’n Curry with Cilantro-Coconut Rice. It was yummy. I started by prepping the veggies, which were one vidalia onion, one red bell pepper, three stalks of celery, one jalapeno chili, and two zucchinis. I then heated about two tabs…

Ribeye Steak, Red Wine Rosemary Au Jus


 Ribeye Steak, Red Wine Rosemary Au Jus, Stir Fried Green Beans, Smoked Gouda Roasted Baby Yukon Potatoes Amy’s favorite meal is steak and I usually prepare it at least once a month per her request. The sides vary, the cut of steak may vary but the Rosemary is a must. Doesn’t that look tasty? The preparation is simple…

Vegan Coconut Garlic Chik’n


“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” ~Julia Child

Spicy Broccoli and Sugar Snap Stir Fry


 So what is it we all crave on a rainy, windy day? Cozy, comfort food no less! I happen to have several foods that fall under the category of cozy and comforting. How do I keep it healthy? Well I have been making the same stir-fry dinner for years now, which is the comforting part, and for cozy…

Gouda Tuna Cakes


Gouda Tuna Cakes, Dill Sour Cream, Toasted Sesame Oil Baby Spinach What to do with canned tuna? Well we could go with the tired but true tuna salad sandwiches or tuna noodle casserole or we could take a moment longer and think, “How could I make something new outta’ something old?” What I came up…