Strawberry Thai Chicken Salad

Strawberry Thai Chicken Salad

This salad is so diverse in flavor that I debated for a long time on what to call it.  It has chicken, strawberries, balsamic vinegar salad dressing, basil and coconut cashews.  It’s kind of like an Italian-meets-Thai salad.  I know that sounds a little weird, but it’s so good that I found myself trying to […]

California Style Black Bean Tacos

California Style Black Bean Tacos

These tacos came about because I had a lot of black beans and ripe avocados to use up before we go on vacation.  I wanted to do a crunchy taco, and after going through my refrigerator found some red pepper, lettuce and red onion.  I decided to skip the cheese (gasp!) and use the guacamole […]

Summer Vegetable Lasagne

Summer Vegetable Lasagne

I had some leftover vegetables that needed to be cooked, so I came up with this hearty vegetable lasagne.  Adding diced zucchini to the sauce gave it the chunky texture of a meat sauce without the meat.  It’s a good mix of summer time veggies and rich comfort food.  The best of both worlds! Start […]

Mediterranean Couscous Bowls – Roasted Veggies 2 Ways

Mediterranean Couscous Bowls – Roasted Veggies 2 Ways

These days I am trying to maximize my time spent in the kitchen.  If I can cook 2 or 3 meals or at least prep a meal while I cook another during nap time or at night, it saves me having to cook with a baby hanging on my legs before dinner time.  One problem […]

Festive Potato Salad

Festive Potato Salad

For Memorial Day, I threw together a last minute potato salad to go with hot dogs on the grill.  I went through my fridge and freezer to see what I had to add to it, and this is what I came up with. Start by cutting the potatoes into 1 inch cubes. I had red […]