Posts Tagged ‘Lunch’

  • I am a web designer by day and a food enthusiast by night. I'm originally from the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area but moved to the west coast (first Oregon ans now California) three years ago. Prior to that I spent two years in France and Spain. Living in Europe not only made me a much more experimental cook, but also taught me about the importance of improvising in a recipe -- because on most days I could never find all of the ingredients I needed!

    I try to use fresh/seasonal market ingredients when available and I add hot peppers to pretty much everything (so watch out!). I hope you enjoy my recipes and feel free to share.

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White Bean Salad over Arugula

If you’re like me and eat salads ALL THE TIME, you probably get very bored! This salad is a nice break from the traditional and is filling and packed with protein-rich Cannellini beans. Serves: 2 as a meal, 4 as a side Ingredients: 13 oz. box...

by admin on December 28th, 2014
No Comments  Salads, Vegetarian


Chicken & Corn Chowder

Fall 2013 has been the season of soups for me. I decided to get experimental and make a chowder, which I have never made before and the results were amazing! Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 tbsp butter 1/3 cup cream 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth...

by admin on December 5th, 2013
No Comments  Soups


Lightly Sautéed Vegetables & Ham Over Fields Greens

I find myself less and less wanting cold salads as summer wanes away so today I decided to get creative by seeing what leftover vegetables I had in the refrigerator to sauté up over some fresh greens I bought this morning. This salad of lightly...

by admin on October 14th, 2013
No Comments  Salads


Vegetarian Southwest Taco Salad

Any number of ingredients can go into a taco salad but here is a recipe for throwing one together quickly that still tastes great! A creamy southwest-style ranch dressing goes nicely with it, or for this particular salad I used a gourmet hot chili-infused olive...

by admin on August 14th, 2013
No Comments  Salads, Vegetarian


Le Parisien Sandwich (Ham & Brie on a baguette)

Throw together a baguette, cooked shaved ham and brie and you’ve got yourself quite the typical French lunchtime sandwich. I’ve taken this simple, yet classic, sandwich up a notch by adding pickled red onions I made late last week. Serves: 2 Ingredients: White or wholewheat...

by admin on August 13th, 2013
No Comments  Sandwiches


Grape, Walnut & Bleu Cheese Salad

This is an excellent summer salad as a meal by itself or as a side dish with grilled chicken or a tender steak. A creamy dressing goes well with it, or you can try making my delicious Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing. Serves: 2 (as a meal)...

by admin on July 8th, 2013
No Comments  Salads, Vegetarian


Spicy Cashew & Tofu Cabbage Wraps

Since I rarely waste food (and you’ll probably notice that a lot in this blog) I needed to come up with a clever way to utilize a remaining half head of green cabbage in my refrigerator. Hence, I came up with this recipe. These spicy...

by admin on July 5th, 2013
No Comments  Ethnic, Mains, Vegetarian


Honey & chili chicken salad with creamy cilantro-lime dressing

This Honey & chili chicken salad with creamy cilantro-lime dressing makes a delightful dish for a casual summer lunch or dinner. You can leave the chicken marinating so it actually takes very little time or effort to prepare. It has a delicious sweet & citrusy...

by admin on June 25th, 2013
No Comments  Salads