Lazy Sunday breakfast

Hash browns, pan roasted heirloom tomatoes, over medium eggs with smoked salmon and dill, pancakes, and – last but not least – Bloody Mary. Then football and a long run later. It’s days like today that I’m glad I know how to cook because we are able to enjoy a great meal while still in…

Pear, goat milk Brie, and honey crostini

A perfect light lunch after my grocery shopping today. Everything you see here is from Trader Joe’s. no, they don’t pay me to say that although I wish they would. Here’s what it took: Sourdough bread slices Sliced goat milk Brie Sliced pear Drizzle of olive oil Broil for few minutes Then drizzle honey And…

Originally posted on Foodimentary – National Food Holidays:
MyRecipes February 6 is National Chopsticks Day Five things you should know about Chopsticks In old Chinese chopsticks are called kuaizi roughly meaning “quick little bamboo fellows” Over a quarter of the world’s population uses chopsticks as their primary utensil for eating. The first chopsticks were probably…

Getting back into the routine

Ok, it’s day 2 of the new year and I’m starting out on a good note. It was a vegan dinner tonight made with a no-recipe recipe because they were almost all leftovers! Yes! On the right side of my plate, I have leftover couscous from the lunch I made on Saturday (see previous post)….

December 28 – National Chocolate Day

Originally posted on Foodimentary – National Food Holidays:
National Chocolate Day Five Food Finds about Chocolate The word “chocolate” comes from the Aztec word, “Xocolatl”, which ironically means “bitter water”. The biggest bar of chocolate ever made was created in 2000 and weighed 5,000 pounds.  Turin is the city in Italy that can be proud…

Manny’s hash browns

Like mother like son. My son, Manny, loves to cook. Today he made his famous hash browns for an afternoon snack. He used three large russet potatoes, bell peppers, hatch chile, garlic, green onions,white onions and cilantro. We cooked them first with the top on the skillet and then the last few minutes with the…

Food for thought

Does this mean I should be cooking and blogging for the rest of my life? Sounds good to me!

Seriously Mentally Ill adults need Thanksgiving, too

I work at an outpatient clinic for seriously mentally ill adults (SMI) and today was our annual Thanksgiving lunch for our clients. On this day more than any other day, I felt proud to be a part of this organization. Today was yet another example of how to show people love with food. There were…

Jeanine Donofrio’s Keys To The Kitchen

I really enjoyed Jeanine’s tip to keep citrus and herbs readily available to freshen up any recipe. I get the bag of lemons at Trader Joes every time I go shopping. Citrus an herbs are a great way to add flavor without fat or calories. In my Mexican family, we squeeze lime on just about everything. I love a squeeze of lemon…