Salmon and Barley Bento

Spicy cajun salmon, barley and a bounty of vegetables. I am trying to keep this week’s lunch prep to a minimum.  I see the value in meal prep, but I get bored easily and don’t like to eat the same thing everyday.  I don’t mind some similarities day to day, but cannot imagine eating broccoli…

Crab Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms 

A mixture of crab and cream cheese enveloped in a vibrant zucchini blossom, dipped in tempura batter and fried. Served with a spicy, yet sweet, chili sauce. A fresh, rich take on the traditional crab rangoon.  If you are lucky, you have a bountiful crop of zucchini blossoms, as I do. At times you may…

 French Dip Sandwiches 

Beef rump roast cooked in a water bath using the sous vide method. Marinated in fresh rosemary, black pepper, garlic, onions, butter and salt. Thinly sliced and placed on a sour dough roll with melted havarti cheese. Served with a side of horseradish cream and broth for dipping.  Summer is a time when cooking doesn’t…

Sweet and Spicy Poached Salmon

Lemon pepper seasoned and poached salmon, resting on a naturally sweet and spicy mango and green chili purée.  I look for ways to season or flavor meals without added sugar or salt, but sometimes it is inevitable. Sometimes you need a little sweetness in your life, but wth this recipe you don’t need it! The…

Ham and Broccoli Quiche

Ham, broccoli, sautéed green onions and mushrooms. Folded into beaten eggs and baked in a home made flaky butter crust. I have no idea who started the “real men don’t eat quiche” cliche, but it seems a little rediculous if you ask me. My husband goes crazy over this meal. He may eat over half…

Grilled Chili Lime Chicken and Southwestern Salad

Arugala, spinach, red and yellow mini bell peppers, fresh roma tomamtoes, red cabbage, avocado, roasted sweet corn, barley, bulgar wheat and cilantro salad. Topped with a Greek yogurt, green chili and cilantro dressing and grilled chili lime chicken. Long list of ingredients, but each adds a wonderful flavor to the dish. I cannot imagine leaving…

Mushroom Swiss Burgers 

Juicy, lean ground beef, mixed with sautéed mushrooms and grilled to perfection. Topped with melted Swiss cheese and served on a bun. Sandwiched between two fresh Tomato slices and arugula on the bottom bun and a rosemary sautéed mushroom salisbury sauce on the top. OMG, Flavor explosion! How do I think up these things? I…

Thai Chicken Satay 

Tender and juicy chicken breast. Marinated in herbs and spices, then grilled to perfection. Served with fresh cilantro, a squeeze of lime and a peanut dipping sauce. Now that we appear to have gotten off of our Mexican food kick, why not get hung up on Thai food. If you had to choose one type…

Baked Chicken Taquitos

Delicious shredded chicken, wrapped in a corn tortilla, brushed with oil and baked until crispy.  It seems like we have been on a mexican food kick for a few weeks. I cannot seem to get enough. Tacos, tostadas, fajitas, taquitos ceviche, Yum! No better time than the present to capture some photos for a recipe….