Spicy Tuesday

Spicy Tuesday – Crab Stuffed Tomatoes – Basil

Ripe, red tomatoes stuffed full with briny crab, lemon and basil? Yup, we love easy and delicious appetizers like this. This quick recipe fills up lots of small tomatoes – or for a yummy dinner on a hot night, stuff large tomatoes with this salad and place on a bed of...

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Spicy Tuesday – Parsley Soup – Parsley

If you’re a frequent reader of our blog – you know we LOVE herbs. They are flavorful and delicious, colorful and full of nutrition, we just LOVE our herbs! But just like you, we don’t often think of them as playing a starring role on our plate. Yes, there’s Basil...

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Spicy Tuesday – Black Bean Bowl with Farro – Cumin

You’ve probably been to one of the “Bowl” restaurants – where you start with rice or noodles and then the rest of the ingredients are added as you choose them. It’s great fun to “have it your way”. That is, IF you choose healthy foods. Just like a salad bar, what you...

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Spicy Tuesday – Avocado Dill Deviled Eggs – Dill

Nothing says spring like eating outdoors. Picnics at the park, lunch at the lake or just a simple dinner on the porch. We love eating “al fresco”. Anything that is served up outside just tastes better! This week, we’re sharing a delicious way to whip up a favorite...

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Spicy Tuesday – Quick Pickle – Turmeric

Isn’t it fun to find new ways to use familiar foods? We love it. This recipe is full of ingredients you may buy in the store often, like cucumbers, Dijon mustard, and green onions. It also includes a few that you may not be purchase often, like toasted sesame oil and...

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Rooibos Poached Pears OR Peaches with Ginger

Rooibos Poached Pears OR Peaches with Ginger

Don't you love a recipe that evokes oohs and ahhs from your guests? This one qualifies. Bright flavor from the fruit, rich flavor from the tea and a hit of ginger make it irresistible. Bonus! Its easy to make - even ahead of time. I had never tasted ROOIBOS (ROY-boss)...

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Spicy Tuesday – Greek Baked Fish – Oregano

We recently taught a fish class to a packed house of enthusiastic home cooks and eaters at Cancer Wellness. This recipe wasn’t on our menu this time – but will be on the next line up for “GO FISH”. More than a handful of good ingredients go into this easy to fix dish...

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A Trio of Tapenades

A Trio of Tapenades

What's better than three yummy-dippy-things to stick a cracker or carrot in? (I love to eat with my hands, I admit.) I also love the briny salty tang of olives, capers and OH! anchovies. I taught a class last week that totally agreed with me. (Don't you just love it...

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Spicy Tuesday – Kale Chips – Smoked Paprika

Every time we serve these crispy treats we make friends! Although kale seems to be in the news all the time, it seems like many people haven’t made their own kale chips. Yes, you can buy kale chips in the store, but no, they aren’t as good as this easy-to-make,...

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Spicy Tuesday – Cream of Asparagus Soup – Chives

It seems like we are on a soup kick lately – but there’s nothing like soup to warm up a chilly spring evening and get us ready for sunny weather. This soup is made with asparagus – a real harbinger of spring. Just because its thick and creamy doesn’t mean its made...

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Spicy Tuesday – Rooibos Poached Pears – Mint

We’re heading towards the end of pear season here in the US, and before it leaves, it's the perfect time for these luscious and super easy-to-make poached pears. The pears we buy in the grocery store are most likely from Northern California or Washington State....

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