BBQ Honey Sriracha Wings

BBQ Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings

Hosting a party? Simply craving some wings? Many people (like my husband) have a real weak spot for spicy chicken wings. I wanted to prepare some hot wings, but with some sweetness. Sriracha was my spice of choice and honey was perfect as it would also help the sauce stick to the wings. Lime juice […]

Green Lentil Soup with Paneer Croutons

Green Lentil Soup with Paneer Croutons

For the last 3 weeks we had family from Poland visiting us and as usually happens when families get together, we had a lot of heavy, indulgent food. I wanted to get back to some vegetarian dishes and had some leftover cooked lentils from a preparation of our Vegetarian Sheppard’s Pie.  I also had some […]

Cayenne Honeydew Melon Soup

Cayenne Honeydew Melon Soup

Sometimes when you try something new and very different you may not be sure what you’re going to get.  And sometimes it really makes you say WOW IS THAT GOOD! This cayenne and honeydew melon soup was made by my brother and it quite simply is delicious, completely unique and so simple to prepare.  If […]

Vegetable Cheddar Bacon Soup

Vegetable Cheddar Bacon Soup

Our eldest daughter recently received braces for her teeth and had to have a soft food diet for the first few days. The newness of the braces and the soft food diet put her in a bit of a sour mood so to cheer her up I prepared a soup which features bacon (one of […]

Beet fritters

Beet fritters with dill dipping sauce

I love beets and I’m always looking to try something different with them. I’ve had some recent success with our spicy carrot fritters so I decided to try a beet based fritter.  It was just my husband and I so we had enough of these that they formed a light dinner for us, however they […]

Sprouted Bean Trio Salad

Sprouted Bean Trio Salad

It’s so great that Costco carries truRoots products. You get the quality of a truRoots organic product at a Costco price which is right in line with my motto of a “Champagne lifestyle on a Costco budget.”  One of the truRoots products at Costco is the Sprouted Bean Trio, which is a mix of lentils, […]

Wild Rice & Orange Salad

Wild Rice & Orange Salad

This is a fresh and light salad which is also very nutritious. It works great as a healthy lunch and also pairs well as a side with BBQ meat or seafood; we served it with our grilled shrimp with garlicky tomato glaze. My husband categorized it as his favorite kind of dish “Nutrish & Delish” […]

Tapas - Salt Cod and Potato

Tapas – Salt Cod and Potato

Sometimes a picture, no matter how well taken, just does not do a dish justice. This is one of those instances, but this tapas dish is really one of our favorites. This recipe comes more or less unchanged from Cesar restaurant in Berkeley California, so I give full credit where it is due. Cesar is, in […]

Squash & Leek Soup with Chorizo Chips

Squash & Leek Soup with Chorizo Chips

We had Spanish tapas the other night and I was craving for having soup as one of the dishes. I didn’t have a recipe ready to go but with Spanish flavors on my mind I started hunting in my kitchen for the right ingredients. I discovered some leek sitting in the fridge which was screaming […]

Roasted Artichokes with Romesco Dip

Roasted Artichokes with Romesco dip

This past weekend we went a little crazy with a Tapas feast. One of the dishes was this really simple looking and deliciously different artichoke dish.  However I’d never prepared Romesco sauce before and while completely worth it, it does take some time to prepare. It took me over two hours, mostly because I was […]

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