Mediterranean Fish Tacos

These are by far the best fish tacos I’ve ever had.   With a desire to pay tribe to their provenance, and to create a quick reference for myself, I am sharing them here. I first came across this recipe on, however it is originally by a woman named Emily, of / @fiveandspice.Continue reading “Mediterranean Fish Tacos”

Turkey Meatballs with Fresh Oregano and Basil

If meatballs with tomato sauce aren’t a fun weeknight dinner, I don’t know what is. Thanks to fresh herbs and garlic, these turkey meatballs would be delicious as a stand-along  anchor of a well rounded meal, accompanied by greens and potatoes – actually a more authentically Italian take than the Americanized version featuring tomato sauce.Continue reading “Turkey Meatballs with Fresh Oregano and Basil”

Black Bean Butternut Squash Chili

On a crisp day this chili is just what the doctor ordered, in so many ways.  It’s a great make ahead and pre-portioned servings freeze beautifully.  This chili is meatless and can be a welcome respite from heavy cold-weather dishes, yet is still very satisfying.

Protein-Packed Veggie Burger

So.  California.  Home to the vegetarian movement in the U.S.  The Golden State whose sunshine and mild climate makes possible remarkable produce all year long.  Hotbed of almost countless sustainable food startups and home to internationally influential chefs.  And place where, to date, my out of home dining experiences have for the most part ledContinue reading “Protein-Packed Veggie Burger”

Lasagna with Chicken & Mushrooms (Gluten-Free)

This delicious dish was unusual for us only in that we do not by design have to avoid gluten.  However with what feels like a growing number of friends who must omit the grain-based protein, it seems to make sense to get a handle on a few staples.  I am proud to say that ourContinue reading “Lasagna with Chicken & Mushrooms (Gluten-Free)”

Sesame Crusted Salmon w. Baby Bok Choy

I received a copy of the new magazine Organic Life a few weeks ago and while flipping through came across this intriguing recipe.  Intriguing to me that is, and only because I’m not typically inclined to use bok choy, let alone venture out of my comfort zone to make our proteins ‘crusted’.  After reading theContinue reading “Sesame Crusted Salmon w. Baby Bok Choy”

Monday Make-Ahead with Quinoa, Veggies and Eggs

This morning, the Monday Make-Ahead resolution came in particularly handy as Paul had to be out the door at 5:30 am to catch a flight.  Which meant that not only did this week’s make-ahead have to be especially fast, it had to be one in which the finishing touches were exaggeratedly obvious as I wasContinue reading “Monday Make-Ahead with Quinoa, Veggies and Eggs”

Perfect Black Bean Burgers & Traditional Guacamole

Several winters ago, we decided to branch out cooking-wise with the goal of both experiencing new flavors as well as learning certain anchors and techniques partial to a specific cuisine.  The deal was that anytime we’d be making more than a five-minute serving of sustenance, we would cook the chosen cuisine.  Our aim was toContinue reading “Perfect Black Bean Burgers & Traditional Guacamole”

Southwest Turkey Burgers with Mango-Chili Guac

Oh man is this a good combo!  It originated about a week ago, when I was making guacamole on our aforementioned family ski trip.  As I worked through the early prep – chopping garlic and onion, Paul handed me a Fresno chili to include.  Hmm, delicious, but perhaps a little to much heat for aContinue reading “Southwest Turkey Burgers with Mango-Chili Guac”

Deviled Eggs Take One

Deviled Eggs may be the easiest Hors d’oeuver in the known universe.  They are obviously delicious, and fun because you can make them as fancy or low-key as you wish.  They are half make-ahead, since the eggs are hard boiled and may be kept overnight if need be.  And because boiling water and adding wholeContinue reading “Deviled Eggs Take One”

Lamb Meatballs with Lettuce Wraps

I love this meal because it can be made ahead, it’s light enough for mid-day but also satisfying enough to call dinner, it’s seasonal, it’s well balanced, and it’s perfect for mid-week.  Plus, it can be arranged in a fun way to make a week-day meal more than just functional.  Let’s break it down: –Continue reading “Lamb Meatballs with Lettuce Wraps”

Fresh Herb & Goat Cheese Frittata

  It’s week four of new breakfast Mondays and confession time, this classic but new-to-our-kitchen morning meal was *not* made in time for the early departure today!  That’s because yesterday we had quite the baking marathon and it was only after planning today’s breakfast, late last night, that I realized we were down to twoContinue reading “Fresh Herb & Goat Cheese Frittata”

A Lighter Bolognese

  Happy Daylight Savings!  I know I am not alone in relishing this day, when come 6:00 pm we exclaim, it’s still so light out!  The best!  Plus, for months to come, it will keep getting lighter later – Spring Ahead is one of my favorite activities of the year. If it seems weird thatContinue reading “A Lighter Bolognese”

Baked Eggs with Kale & Tomatoes

While I’m still dreaming about the next batch of Winter Smoothies we’ll whip up, we need to round out brunch, plus the fact of the matter is there is a desire for a hot component to any meal when it’s very cold out! I love Baked Eggs and this recipe in particular for a fewContinue reading “Baked Eggs with Kale & Tomatoes”

Turkey Chili to Kick off a Snowy Weekend

Winding down the week here and since I was lucky enough to visit Colorado from last week until yesterday, oh, how glad I am that I’d made this Turkey Chili before I left.  We had a few servings right away and froze the rest for this very not-quite-caught-up yet evening. Plus, I was extra-inspired toContinue reading “Turkey Chili to Kick off a Snowy Weekend”