Salmon Cakes

  This past summer my husband went to Alaska on a fishing trip with the boys.  It was a week of getting up at the crack of dawn to go out on a boat, hoping that one or, ideally, all of the men in the group would catch something.  This kind of vacation is not […]

Mushroom-Tofu Lettuce Wraps

  The theme of the week for dinner has been quick and easy.  I wouldn’t be exaggerating when I say that our meals have taken less than 10 minutes to prepare.  It’s been stir-fried greens for the last couple of evenings–boring maybe, but it’s been my answer for getting dinner on the table with as […]

Grilled Miso-Marinated Sea Bass with Turmeric Rice

  As I unpacked from our quick island getaway, stowaway grains of Maui sand trickled out of my suitcase…welcome souvenirs of a much-needed escape from the busy summer we’ve had.  Waking up each morning to the sound of waves crashing on the rocks outside our room and seeing nothing but blue water for miles and […]

Purple Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Clams and White Wine

  I still smile when I think that I actually made my own gnocchi last weekend (post here).  Last year, I never would have thought to make my own but this blog has contributed much to my embracing a can-do attitude in the kitchen.  For some of the larger (in my mind) feats on the […]

Marinated Grilled Prawns, Bulgur Pilaf and Grilled Whole Tomatoes

  Are there dishes or certain foods you would love to eat all the time but can’t?  In my home, I would eat more pork, salty goodies and of course, chocolate.  Then there’s my husband who would gladly eat shellfish regularly (me too) but there is a small problem.  It seems that all he has […]

Easy Chicken and Spinach Curry

  How about another curry dish before you go about your weekend?  I plan to post a sweet treat next but I want to finish this curry series before doing so.  I was so happy about making my own curry paste that I enjoyed using it every chance I could.  My last post demonstrated how […]