Month: March 2011

Shrimp & Sausage Skewers with Slaw & Black Bean Rice

I ran across a picture of sausage cuddled up with shrimp on skewers in a magazine last summer. I tore the picture out because it was so intriguing to me and neglected to remove the recipe. They were covered in a rich, dark, barbecue… Continue Reading “Shrimp & Sausage Skewers with Slaw & Black Bean Rice”

Hellloooo…Breakfast

This morning I was meandering through a fellow blogger’s food blog and ran across a delicious looking smoothie. Made me realize I haven’t had a smoothie in a really long time. It seems like we’ve had the longest, rainiest, cloudiest, winter ever…which makes me… Continue Reading “Hellloooo…Breakfast”

Italian Pasta Bake

I had a rather stressful and somewhat traumatizing trip to Pier 1 yesterday afternoon. I was in a rush and ran in for chopsticks, which they didn’t end up having, for the noodle soup I was cooking for dinner. Not surprisingly, I ended up… Continue Reading “Italian Pasta Bake”

Triple Chocolate Cherry Brownie Bites

These brownies are sinfully rich. They are incredibly decadent, moist, and have enough chocolate to satisfy even the most serious chocolate lovers. I’ve tried several gluten-free brownie mixes and so far Namaste has the best mix. Even if you don’t add things like I… Continue Reading “Triple Chocolate Cherry Brownie Bites”

Chicken & Shrimp Noodle Soup

Three or four times a year I like to sit down and look through all of my cookbooks and recipes that I’ve pulled out of magazines. Like a lot of people, I sometimes get stuck rotating the same recipes over and over again. Last… Continue Reading “Chicken & Shrimp Noodle Soup”

Mediterranean Salad

It seems like it’s been a really long winter around these parts. Last summer went by much too quickly and wasn’t as warm as usual. Then fall and winter hit and now we’re into March with rain and still having some pretty chilly days.… Continue Reading “Mediterranean Salad”

Chokecherry & Raspberry Thumbprints

Sometimes I crave a light and fruity cookie that doesn’t have chocolate. Don’t get me wrong, I love chocolate, but there are times when I want a cookie that goes well with tea and this cookie fits the bill nicely. Delicately crisp on the… Continue Reading “Chokecherry & Raspberry Thumbprints”

Organic Broccoli & Spinach Soup

Yesterday was beautiful and sunny and I thought for sure that spring had finally hit. Today however, is a different story. It’s cold, rainy, and windy. The perfect day for a bowl of creamy, hot, soup. I have a refrigerator full of organic vegetables… Continue Reading “Organic Broccoli & Spinach Soup”

Easy Crockpot Roast

I LOVE the Crockpot. I could sing its praises all day long. It makes life so easy! A little prep time in the morning, turn it on, and when you walk in the door in the evening your house smells delicious and dinner is waiting… Continue Reading “Easy Crockpot Roast”

Quinoa Lunch

Quinoa, pronounced keen-wa, is an interesting little edible oddity. It’s considered part of the grain group but is actually a seed. It’s a complete protein which is not easy to find among plants. It provides all of the 8 essential amino acids we need… Continue Reading “Quinoa Lunch”