Category Archives: Recipes

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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Quick & Easy Veggie Recipe: African Squash & Chickpea Stew

We’ve been sticking with our New Year’s resolution of putting one or more vegetarian meals on the dinner table every week. That’s because of the research showing the benefits of a plant-based diet. This spicey vegetarian stew meshes squarely with … Continue reading

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Flavor Explosion: Shrimp With Feta & Mint – Plus A Drizzle Of Olive Oil

We read Food & Wine recently and spotted an article about the actress and recent cookbook author Ali Larter. It discussed her philosophy of how to throw a good party – “plenty of cocktails, a made-ahead main course and a … Continue reading

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Healthy Comfort: Winter Vegetable Minestrone With Cannellini Beans & Farro

Hearty bean soups are a staple on our dinner table this time of year. They’re a warming comfort food on a cold winter night. They also taste great and are good for you. So what’s not to love! (Click here … Continue reading

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A Garlic White Bean Dip That Uses A Whole Head Of Roasted Garlic

We’ve noticed we’ve got something very much in common with our Facebook fans (in addition, of course, to a love for good extra virgin olive oil): We both have a big hankering for beans – or, as they’re also called, … Continue reading

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