Easy Lunches

In the age of working from home, I still find that taking time for lunch is essential. I like to maximize that time so having simple and quick lunches are helpful. I like to buy the precooked shredded chicken that most stores have available these days in the cooked food section, and repurpose it. It’s…

A Variety Of Salmon

Salmon is one of my absolute favorite things to eat and I can literally eat it multiple ways in the same week. When looking for options, here are a few of my go-tos. Salad: searing salmon with some fresh herbs and fresh lemon juice is a great way to pack in the flavor and keep it…

Mirliton Dressing

Ever ignore the strange pear-shaped green vegetable at the produce stand? Mirliton or coyote squash is easy to transform into a dish everyone will love. Mirliton dressing with seafood and ham is one of my favorites and is an easy dish to cook in larger quantities for the week. In addition to dressing, it can…

Season of Soup

Seasonal soup is an easy win for the week and can be stocked in the freezer for easy access at a later date. I like to make a big pot and then break it down into smaller containers immediately. It’s important to break down large pots of anything: soups, stews, gumbo, etc. for food safety…

Lessons in Kitchen Mishaps

So I did something I haven’t done in years; I burned a creation that I just knew would be mouth-watering delicious. I even shamefully ate it partially cold at lunch, afraid that it might smell a little scorched. While trimming my tomato plants, repotting herbs that I started indoors, and working on my spinach trellis,…

Pesto Quinoa

Pesto brings lots of flavor to any dish and quinoa is no exception. Making pesto at home is easy and allows control over how much of what goes into it. I used fresh basil, orange mint, green onion, garlic and walnuts that I had on hand with a small amount of oil.  Paired with sautéed…

A Bit Of Recovery

Welcome in the new year with a bit of tradition for luck and prosperity!