Tomato-Tuna Salad

Tomato-Tuna Salad

This tomato-tuna salad is served in Italy as a cold antipasto and it is a little different from the American version that I am familiar with.   The American version uses mayonnaise as a binder with celery and onion mixed with the tuna where this Italian version features capers, parsley and onion and a little olive oil instead of mayo. 

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Sake-Soy Grilled Rib-Eye Steak

Sake-Soy Grilled Rib-Eye Steak

Recently, Don and I joined our long-time friends, Val and Nori, for a dinner at a great restaurant in Gig Harbor, Washington.  While munching on our appetizers, Val told us of one of his most memorable appetizers, he called it sake-soy grilled rib-eye steak bites.  It sounded so good that I had him write the…

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Panzanella

Panzanella

My basil plants are really going crazy and I have an over abundance of it growing just outside my kitchen door.  I harvested a nice bunch of it today to make this Panzanella salad. 

Oatmeal raisin spelt cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Spelt Cookies

I love baking with ancient grains, they tend to have a more complex flavor and are higher in nutrients than modern grains. Spelt has a delightful nutty flavor that adds an amazing characteristic to baked goods. These oatmeal raisin spelt cookies are sweetened with coconut sugar and honey, which adds a rich complexity and earthiness…

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Pea Shoots and Chicken Sandwich

Pea Shoots and Chicken Sandwich

Pea shoots seem to be the new kid on the block lately and I am checking in with a Pea Shoots and Chicken Sandwich.  This sandwich was our lunch today but could just as easily be our dinner.   I put it together with grilled chicken, tomato, avocado and cheddar cheese between thick slices of multigrain…

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Baby Kale Salad with Blueberries and Blue Cheese

Baby Kale Salad with Blueberries and Blue Cheese

This is one of my favorite salad recipes.   Baby kale salad with blueberries and blue cheese.  I also added some roasted walnuts and tossed it all together with a tangy lemon vinaigrette dressing.  You are going to love this baby kale salad!

Chicken-Chorizo Paella

Chicken-Chorizo Paella

If you are looking for an easy, quick, one-pot dinner that is delicious and  full of good flavor then this Spanish chicken-chorizo paella is a very good option. 

Caramelized Onion and Swiss Cheese Quiche

Caramelized Onion and Swiss Cheese Quiche

I served this caramelized onion and Swiss cheese quiche for brunch last week when our niece, Abigail, made a quick four-day visit to Washington.  She brought her little guy, Maverick, with her and we felt very honored that she made some time for a visit with us. 

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Feta Cheese

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Feta Cheese

Portobello mushrooms are one of my favorites, and they are available pretty much the whole year.  Crimini mushrooms and portobellos are the same but differ in size.  These nice big mushrooms are the perfect size for this recipe of stuffed portobellos with feta cheese. 

Peaches and Cream Tart

Peaches and Cream Tart

It is time for the annual pot-luck party for our bible study group and then we break for the summer.  I have been assigned to bring a dessert to the party and thought this peaches and cream tart would be lovely.   

Firecracker Shrimp

Firecracker Shrimp

Can you believe it, this year is already half over!  Here we are again, celebrating Independence Day with big Forth of July parades, picnics and BBQ’s.  We are planing a ribs cookout but I have made up some finger-food, Firecracker Shrimp appetizers to get us going while the grill heats up.

Yummly recipe search engine

Yummly – Ultimate Recipe Search Engine

Have you heard about Yummly? It is an advanced recipe search engine that allows for highly detailed searches and gives you the ability to sort and organize your recipes into personal collections. At first glance it reminded me of pinterest for recipes, however, the more I learned about it the more impressed I became with the…

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