Category Archives: Recipes

Celebrate Wild Salmon Season With Grilled Salmon Salad

May marks the return of the wild salmon season, beginning with sockeye. And the grilled salmon salad featured here would be a great way to mark the occasion. (Click here to see featured recipe.) This colorful salad pairs salmon with … Continue reading

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Flavor = Sesame, Roasted Almond, Avocado & Spinach Salad

We make our own salad dressings rather than go with bottled dressings. We know the ingredients. They’re fresh. And, all modesty aside, we know the main ingredients – including the olive oil – are good quality. As blogger Erin Alderson … Continue reading

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Boost Ordinary Potato Salad Up A Notch With Ripe Avocados

We love California avocados! They’re delicious, healthy, and pair well with extra virgin olive oil and many other foods. Plus, they’re in season. In the dish featured here, ripe, creamy avocados kick ordinary potato salad up a significant notch. (Click … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Salads & Dressings – Starting With Spicy Grain Salad

Ever read the ingredients on a salad dressing bottle from the grocery store? Look at the label and you might find xantham gum, calcium disodium EDTA, artificial flavors – or even partially hydrogenated oils known as trans fats. In other … Continue reading

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Superfood: Saffron Farro with Dried Apricots and Toasted Pine Nuts

Farro is one of our favorite superfoods. The first time we prepared it a few years ago local groceries weren’t selling this ancient form of wheat. That’s changed, fortunately. And we’re able to prepare it more readily. As a result, … Continue reading

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From Vegan Chef Tal Ronnen – Grilled Artichokes & Caesar Dressing

Tal Ronnen is one of the most celebrated vegan chefs working today. In the spring of 2008, he became known nationwide as the chef who prepared vegan meals for Oprah Winfrey’s 21-day vegan cleanse. With the advent of spring, we’re fortunate to have a … Continue reading

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An Asparagus Pesto That Offers Countless “Delicious Possibilities”

Asparagus is one of our favorite things about spring. We’ve been buying loads of the stuff. We steam the spears in our special asparagus steamer, roast them in the oven or on top of the stove, and grill them. The … Continue reading

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An Asian-Themed Dish: Soba Noodle Salad With Snow Peas

Now that spring is here, we’re turning our attention to lighter dishes that showcase fresh vegetables arriving at local groceries and farmers’ markets. You can pick and choose which veggies to include in this soba noodle salad from our friend … Continue reading

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Arugula and Endive Salad with Shrimp and Meyer Lemon Dressing

Count avocados among our favorite superfoods. Here they’re paired in a salad with shrimp, arugula, and endive. (Click here to see recipe.) Widely acclaimed food blogger Amy Sherman - who created this dish – tops the salad with a bright lemon … Continue reading

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A Dish We’ll Make Again: Blood Orange Cardamom Olive Oil Cake

The other day we procured blood oranges at our local grocery. Our plan: make a blood orange cardamom olive oil cake. We’d been eyeing the recipe for some time, waiting for blood oranges to be available. So we pounced at … Continue reading

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