From the category archives:

Meatless

Ridiculously Easy, Best Quiche Recipe Ever

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Breakfast. Brunch. Lunch. Dinner. Meatless. Meat-lover. Drop-in guests. Comfort food. Picnic fare. Potluck. It is ridiculously easy to make quiche (and cheap!) When you serve it, people say, “I love quiche!  Why don’t I make it more often?”  Just happened to me yesterday, fed two friends lunch, and they literally did not stop raving. This […]

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Crunchy Whole Wheat Baked Onion Rings ~ SERIOUSLY Crunchy

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Crunchy Whole Wheat Baked Onion Rings. And why these matter.  Story: my college boyfriend and his gaggle of athletic basketball buddy friends cooked. One staple was homemade onion rings made with bisquick and deep fried in corn oil. I entered college a lanky long-haired, semi hippie who enjoyed the boys’ cooking. Junior year, I caught […]

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Garlic Potato & Pumpkin Soup

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Food Bloggers of LA (FBLA) potluck! This meetup’s theme — “soups and stews.” Which presented a challenge: how to travel with slushy, sloppy, hot stuff on LA’s wild and crazy freeways. No problemo… here you not only get a tasty recipe – Garlic Potato & Pumpkin Soup – but the roadmap for transporting it piping […]

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Creamy Buttermilk-Herb Potato Salad

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Calorie-laden picnic food in WINTER? Come on, hasn’t everyone’s Muffin Top made a grand appearance since the holiday season? I, for one, am already back on the LoseIt app to track my calorie intake. But I made this dish because it’s light, and oooh, really tasty still warm from prep– Cooking Light magazine’s recipe for […]

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Irish Potato Soup ~ I Devoured This at Camp Blogaway

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  Camp Blogaway is my baby. It’s where close to a hundred passionate food bloggers join me in our gorgeous So Cal mountains to study food, talk about food, debate food, write about food, photograph food and EAT FOOD… like this yummy-rich Irish Potato Soup.  I’ve been holding this recipe back until chilly weather arrived, […]

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Fava ~ Greek Yellow Split Pea Puree. I Insist You Try This Recipe

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A split pea side dish that’s also a vegan main entrée – it’s this surprise called Fava.  The pools of lemon juice and Greek olive oil give you a visible idea of the flavor profile here, then you add those yummy capers.

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Feta Psiti – Greek Oven Baked Feta

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Feta is the flavor of Greece.  For the uninitiated, it’s slightly pungent, on the dryer side, crumbly, soft, and versatile as all get-out.  This night, we made Psiti – Oven Baked Feta, an appetizer served with crusty bread.

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Sweet Potato, Chili and Lime Soup

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This Sweet Potato, Chili and Lime Soup is so chock-full of the good stuff, it literally burned up the immersion blender. No matter, squishing harder thru the sieve produced the chili-good results.

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Cherry Tomato Crockpot Soup

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When a friend hands you 100+ homegrown, very ripe cherry tomatoes, just say THANKS and grab the slow cooker. This Fresh Cherry Tomato Soup crockpot recipe is a great idea, if I do say so myself. Sure, I could have made a ton of salsa, or salads out the wazoo, but I worked for the […]

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Comfort Food ~ Chile Cheese Pie

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Today, I could write flowery “there’s a touch of autumn in the air” prose.  Noooo, this is about cheese. And sour cream. Things suited to be baked up with rice, chilies and hot sauce for a Chile Cheese Pie. 

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Fresh Beets and Farfalle

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This has been a Big Summer o’ Beets. Not complaining; here’s another beet-infused recipe. Honesty, if I tried harder I would find a whole wheat bowtie pasta, but this is DAMN GOOD.  There, I said it – we attempt to eat whole wheat but luv the white stuff. Fresh Beets and Farfalle is a pretty […]

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Gorgeous Green Greek-ish Salad

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Some lovely things, I’ll just never be in real life — Southern is one. Another is Greek. I love Greeks. My high school/college posse included two Greek brothers, John and George, who provided a peek into an ethos far removed from mine. They may have been native Californians, but they were GREEK. Loud. Multi-generational home. […]

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Jalapeno Lime Coleslaw for a Crowd

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OOPS, forgot to take a “hero shot” photo of my Jalapeno Lime Coleslaw before we dug in at Laura and Jeff’s July 4th gig. No worries, it looks like any other coleslaw, but but but…  has a tang and a punch, really worth checking out yourself.

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