Roasted Potatoes with Spicy Rice, Peas and Corn

It’s been cold and dreary here, I think I’ve mentioned it recently.   A hearty meal of roasted potatoes with spicy rice, peas and corn is very welcome – the heat from some serranos make this a great meal to end this horrible cold with.  Satisfying, spicy, crunchy and delicious! 1 5 lb. bag of potatoes,… [Continue Reading]


Spicy Cabbage and Potato Soup

It’s that time of year… You know, when everyone you know has some sort of ailment or another.  Well, I got hit with a bug and I knew just what I needed.  Fortunately a friend has some surplus garden bounty that she brought over and I made an incredible, satisfying, spicy, soup.  It’s the kind… [Continue Reading]


Okra and Eggplant

High summer in Florida – the local farms have plenty of okra, eggplant, zucchini, summer squash, tomatoes… And sometimes it gets a little overwhelming trying to figure out yet another recipe for some of these veggies.  We made this from local okra and eggplant – it’s super abundant right now and very affordable, not to… [Continue Reading]

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Slaw with Grapefruit Dressing

Summer is in full swing and cool dinners are a staple in our house in Florida.  I love experimenting with new salads and in particular, slaw – I had a Ruby Red grapefruit that needed to be used, so I decided to try a Slaw with Grapefruit Dressing.  I’m really glad I did. It was… [Continue Reading]

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Summer Harvest Warm Pasta Salad

Down here in Florida, it’s really hot.  This room temperature, or slightly warm pasta “salad” is a great way to use up all those summer veggies!  This warm pasta salad is unexpected and marvelous! My version makes enough to feed an army, feel free to scale it down – don’t worry about measurements, it will… [Continue Reading]

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Linguine with Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Potatoes

Decadent.  Did you ever feel like you just need carbohydrates?  Rough day?  Week? Month?  Yeah.  I had one of those days and I could not get the idea of pasta and potatoes out of my brain.  So?  I went with it.  This was so very good – comforting, very satisfying.  Feel free to halve the… [Continue Reading]

Linguine with Eggplant, Tomatoes and Potatoes (3 of 3)

Zoodle (Zucchini Noodle) Salad

These things are awesome!  I’ve been hearing about Zoodles (zucchini noodles) for years, but I’d never tried them.  This week I changed that.  I was really dying for some pasta, we all were and in our ongoing effort to stay off the processed carbs, I bought zucchini. I don’t have a spiralizer and I was… [Continue Reading]

Zoodles! (3 of 4)

Caponata Rice

Sometimes a good idea just comes to you when you’re looking through the fridge for what to put together.  I love the taste of caponata, but we were hungry – so I needed something a bit substantial.  Caponata Rice fit the bill, quite nicely. 2 large eggplant, cut into cubes 5 large red tomatoes (I… [Continue Reading]

Caponata Rice (3 of 4)

Last Hurrah Pasta Salad

We’re just starting a raw, vegan cleanse here at our house, so of course the night before – well the weekend before – we went a bit crazy.  This was our delicious, Last Hurrah Pasta Salad! The measurements here really don’t matter. We did use quite a  bit of garlic and you might want to… [Continue Reading]


Roasted Vegetables and Saffron Rice with Peas and Cherries

The unexpected tang of the cherries, really brings this flavor profile up a notch!  Roasted Vegetables and Saffron Rice with Peas and Cherries. Olive Oil 6 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 3 small golden pumpkins, halved, seeded and sliced into wedges (next time, I’ll peel them when they’re raw) You could completely omit this, or… [Continue Reading]

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