Flavored with pungent fresh ginger, soy sauce and dark sesame oil, Asian Shrimp and Brown Rice Salad is bursting with delicious flavors! One night, I decided to get a little creative when preparing dinner for Robert, and this Asian Shrimp and Brown Rice Salad was born. It was a busy day, so I was preparing… Read more »
Curried Cauliflower Soup – fresh cauliflower sautéed with onion and spices, finished in chicken stock, then puréed with a bit of milk – and topped with a colorful, crunchy mixture of bacon, cashews, cilantro and lemon zest. Scrumptious – and beautiful, too! As you can tell from many of the recipes in my cookbooks and… Read more »
Chicken and Orzo Salad with Peanut Dressing – a quick and easy, super flavorful pasta salad. This chicken and orzo salad is super quick and super easy to prepare – and is super delicious, too! While the orzo is cooking, I chop the roast chicken, green onions, cilantro and jalapeño pepper. Then, while the pasta… Read more »
Cilantro Pesto is a Southwestern twist on the traditional Italian pesto sauce – adding in cilantro, Serrano pepper, lime juice and sugar. As with so many of my recipes, this Cilantro Pesto was born out of a desire to use up an ingredient leftover from making another dish. I had purchased more cilantro than… Read more »
Tomato Peach Salad with Lime Dressing is overflowing with color and flavor! So quick and easy to prepare, too. My good friend Dona Johnson has a garden overflowing with tomatoes and asked for some delicious recipes. This Tomato Peach Salad with Lime Dressing a favorite of mine, and it comes from another good friend… Read more »
I found a mango salsa recipe in mom’s files after she passed away. Recognizing the handwriting on the recipe card as my cousin Beth Kidwell’s, I knew it would be great. Beth is a real foodie, with a family full of gourmet cooks. In her salsa, Beth balances the sweetness of the of mango and… Read more »
This delicious and unusual dish comes from a friend of my childhood friend Katey Hartwell, who now lives in Mexico. It’s best if made at least 24 hours before serving to allow the flavors to blend.
Award-Winning Chili – a hearty, unusual and scrumptious chili that’s flavored with green chiles, cilantro and fennel! Given how cold and snowy it is in most of the U.S. today, I thought I’d share this delicious chili recipe. A fellow who purchased my cookbook at a holiday show told me his chili recipe had won… Read more »