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Lime Guacamole

Tart lime guacamole is perfect for dipping salty chips into. It’s also great on burgers, nachos and more. Sliding my teeth into the smooth, creamy flesh of a perfectly ripe avocado reminds me of summer vacations by the beach with my grandmother. I can feel the engulfing sunshine on my arms, and the familiar give …

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Roasted Parmesan Leeks

In the past, when I have bought leeks, they have sat in my refrigerator until they turned brown, moldy and emitted a disgusting juice that my husband would clean up. That’s the not-so-pretty truth. I’ve wanted to try them, have bought them and then haven’t done a thing with them. Sad, but true. Until now, …

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Five Facts About Red Cabbage

I really love this photo of red cabbage that I took. So much dimension. So many layers. Here are five interesting facts about red cabbage. Red cabbage is a good source of the flavonoids, a powerful antioxidant that can help protect your body against serious illnesses like cancer. “Flavonoids help the blood vessels to relax. …

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Roasted Pesto Cauliflower

Cauliflower is bathed in vibrant pesto and roasted to perfection in this easy, flavorful side dish recipe. This is perfect for adding a little something to your dinner. I like vegetables a lot. But what I don’t like is boring vegetables — just steamed or boiled and thrown on a plate. I don’t think that …

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Sundried Tomato Oregano Pasta

Happy birthday, Weekend Herb Blogging! Weekend Herb Blogging is celebrating its second birthday this weekend. Creator Kalyn of Kalyn’s Kitchen has challenged bloggers to incorporate an herb and a veggie into a dish for this weekend’s roundup. I have to admit, mine doesn’t quite fit the bill though since tomatoes are a fruit, not a …

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