HOT! A Lesson on Life from Cooking with my Little Girl.

The other day my youngest daughter pulled up a chair to help me cook beans and rice.  I have to let her chop the onions and garlic with a butter knife and help me pick herbs from the garden.  We have fun!  All in all I am pleased that she wants to cook.  She even recently made a raw kale and strawberry salad for her brother.  ...more

5 Great Vegetarian Recipes

During my week of vegan eating in February, I felt great and learned a lot, but I didn’t have a very good repertoire of go-to meals. Since then, I have been eating vegetarian at least a day or two a week and eating less meat when I do eat other meals. Hoping to expand my options, I built a week of vegetarian eating around trying some new recipes....more

Pleasant Pensacola

If you ever find yourself in Pensacola, Florida, you will be pleasantly surprised. Not only by their white sandy beaches and their southern hospitality, but also by the variety for us green eaters ; )...more

Mexican Rice Bowl from Two Peas and Their Pod

If it's starting to get hot where you live, this Mexican Rice Bowl from Two Peas and Their Pod might be a perfect easy dinner. What makes this recipe special is that it starts out with Cilantro Lime Rice, and then Maria used the leftover rice to create this dish with black beans, tomato, avocado, red onions, and more cilantro added to the mix. Of course I'm a bit of a cilantro freak, so I'd love this for dinner! ...more

The only think better than yummy food is yummy food I don't have to make!

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wherefore art thou, romesco?

My local  Central Market just finished celebrating two weeks of everything Spanish. We had flamenco dancers and great music in the cafe; we sampled bits of cheeses and sips of wines, tiny tastes of chocolate and bacalao, and I discovered romesco sauce.I can only say that I am sorry to be so late to this party......more

"Pickled" fiddleheads with horseradish


You should totally try them. They are only around in the grocery store in the spring - and ...more

The Healthy Voyager in Palm Springs

Happy Summer folks!! Here's our newest installment of The Healthy Voyager and I'm in Palm Springs! Enjoy!...more

Spicy Red Lentil and Chickpea Stew from Kalyn's Kitchen

A few years ago a reader named Paula sent me this recipe for Spicy Red Lentil and Chickpea Stew, and since then I've made it over and over for parties, wedding showers, and just to have in the fridge for week-night dinners. Paula called this Moroccan Lentil Stew, and I'm not sure if the flavors here are really authentically Moroccan but the combination of spices in this dish is perfect. It's also easy to make vegan if you use vegetable stock and substitute for the sour cream. ...more

Sounds very tasty.

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i say tortilla and you say frittata…

The first time I had tapas the only item I recognized on the menu was "tortilla". I ordered it expecting a thin soft flat round piece of wheat or corn "bread", something to use for mopping my plate or wrapping around bits of the other offerings. I didn't see anything like that on the table, and asked my (by then long-suffering) waitperson about it. He pointed to a nearly two-inch thick wedge of potato "pie", for lack of a better word, and I shut up and ate. Mmmm......more

Mouthwatering Memorial Day Menu

It’s here! The official start of the summer season and this is the outdoor feast that starts the next three months of sunshine-filled fun with a bang! Break out the BBQs, fill the coolers with ice, blast some hit, and it’s time to celebrate summer with this memorable menu! And don’t forget to toast our fallen soldiers and service men abroad because after all, it’s the reason for the start of the season! Memorial Day Mushroom Burger...more