Gallo Pinto: A New Staple

I chose to add Seasonal and Savory’s Gallo Pinto to this month’s meal plan because it looked quick and easy and used simple ingredients. I don’t know what I was expecting but I was definitely surprised by the satisfying deliciousness that we sat down to on Friday night....more

Cranberry Black Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash

I love this dish! I first made it for Thanksgiving, but lately has been my go-to recipe for several recent pot-luck holiday parties. The black rice in name usually catches people's attention, the cranberries and squash add a seasonal touch and the flower-like presentation makes it very inviting on a table full of food. It's also vegan and gluten free, making this Cranberry Black Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash a perfect main dish for those with dietary restrictions and also acts as a hearty side-dish to almost any meal you might be cooking. ...more

Salvadoreño Fried Rice

From the kitchen wafts fresh aromas of caramelizing onions, toasting rice, and sweet bell peppers in browning butter: all slowly melding in a magical union, for a savory finished goodness....more
I would be so honored if you would one day post just one of your Persian family recipes. I am ...more

Arroz con calamares

Ingredientes1 1/2 Calamares 4 tazas de agua2 cucharaditas de sal1/2 onza de jamón de cocinar1 cebolla pequeña1 ají dulce1 pimiento verde pequeño1 tomate pequeñocilantrilloperejil2 ajos aceite de olivaaceitunas rellenas (a gusto)1/8 taza de salsa tomate o tomate frito 2 Taza de ArrozProcedimiento;Deberá lavarse bien antes de mezclarlo con los ingredientes, para sacar el exceso de almidón....more

Easy Gifts to Make

It's not too early to think about making gifts for Christmas. I always wait too long and then have to run around like crazy trying to get it finished and spending money I had not planned on. I like making my own gifts and I think the people I make for appreciate it.Fleece Scarfs...more

Brown Rice Medley with Lemon-Parsley Dijon Vinaigrette

Paul usually works a couple of evenings per month so on those nights I end up cooking for just me.  I usually find myself throwing dinner together on a whim.  Lately it’s been this avocado pasta or this cous cous salad but I found this brown rice medley at Trader Joe’s and it was calling my name....more

East meets West Arancini

Arancini is an Italian specialty, from Sicily to be precise, dating back to around the 10th century. The word Arancini actually means “little orange” as the traditional fried rice ball are very round and resemble small oranges. You will find many recipes online giving you the supposed original version but as any Italian family can attest, every Italian mother or grandmother has her own secret recipe....more

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

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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Sausage & Peppers Mockery