Healthy Breakfast Ideas – Poached Egg Summer Vegetable Hash

Send to Kindle Now that it’s Hatch chile season, and there’ piles of them everywhere…I’m going crazy adding them to dishes. This summer vegetable hash, with poached eggs, is just one of the many recipes I’m making with them. Just to clarify, hash does not have to be some big heavy gut busting greasy breakfast ....more

Paleo Recipe: Green “Rice”

Send to Kindle One of my favorite dishes at my local Mexican restaurant is green rice. It’s such a simple thing, but it’s so easy to get wrong. But when it’s done right, it’s one of the most delicious rice side dishes you can have ....more

Hatch Chile Summer Saute

Send to Kindle If you’ve been on the internet in the past couple of weeks and you follow at least two food bloggers on any form of social media, you are well aware that it’s hatch chile season. And lots of people, mostly on the West coast from what I’m seeing, are losing their ish over it. Don’t get me wrong…I love hatch chiles and grab all I can get, but maybe you’re wondering what to do with them ....more

How To Make Grape Jelly The Eay Way

Send to Kindle What if I said I could give you an easy grape jelly recipe that was so easy to make, and delicious, that you’d never buy store bought grape jelly again? I think I have such a thing for you today. Have you made grape jelly before and swore you’d never do it again after all the blood, sweat, and tears had cleared or have you always wondered how to make grape jelly (thinking it couldn’t be that hard)? ...more

What to Do with All this Basil? Fresh Basil Recipes Part 4

Send to Kindle My annual post of “What to do with all this basil?” Keeps rolling on with part 4 today. Based on the response that the posts get…fresh basil recipes are a very welcome thing to find. Looks like I’m not the only one with a three foot tall basil bush in their backyard ....more

Delicious Desserts – A Peach Galette Recipe

Send to Kindle Hitting the farmer’s market in my new city is not the easy peasy trip I enjoyed while living in LA. No, in LA the farmer’s markets were on just about every corner with seemingly infinite produce choices. Here in Dallas they’re fewer and farther between with a much more limited selection of fruits and vegetables ....more

Saving Even More Money With Home Cooked Meals

Send to Kindle I was recently a guest on the radio show “Money Matters” with Chris Hensley. We discussed ways you can save money eating at home beyond the obvious reason: eating out is expensive. Since I know everyone is trying to come up with ways to save money, especially things that aren’t too painful (I’m not suggesting you give up your favorite coffee shop beverage) ....more

Muscato Grape and Rosemary Focaccia Recipe

Send to Kindle I’m not a big baker, but I do like to make homemade bread from time to time. I love the smell of the yeast doing it’s thing and I actually find kneading the dough rather cathartic (assuming my air conditioning hasn’t gone on the fritz…grrrrr….). Since I don’t bake all that much, my bread recipes usually come from someone else and I’ll make my own little additions (nothing that requires a chemistry degree) to tweak it to my liking. That’s what I did with this focaccia recipe from Nancy Silverton ....more

Low Carb Gluten Free Paleo Friendly Taco Shells That Taste Great

Send to Kindle Do you think I got enough dietary buzzwords crammed into that title? Well, normally I’d be ashamed of myself for keyword whoring like that, but these taco shells seriously fulfill pretty much all of those things PLUS they taste incredibly good (when you would think they should taste no better than sawdust). Just bear with me and check out what comes after the jump ....more

Healthy Snack Ideas – Coconut Curry Cashews

Send to Kindle A small handful of almonds is a healthy snack idea but let’s face it, that can get pretty boring. We all know that nuts are a great thing to add to our diets, but mindless snacking on those roasted and salted buggers can sure put a crimp on your daily calorie intake too. So what’s a girl to do? ...more