Category: Grains, Starches + Legumes

Thanksgiving Mushroom-Sausage Stuffing

Thanksgiving Mushroom-Sausage Stuffing

I always considered myself a mashed potato person, but my sister loved Thanksgiving stuffing. It took me a few years, but I got there. Thanksgiving is my prefered holiday. I’ve mentioned this before, but a holiday based around food, friends and family is the perfect 

Baked Garlic Fries

Baked Garlic Fries

I recently learned that potatoes originated in South American and that although they were brought over to Europe in the early 1500’s, it actually took a few hundred years for people to get over their apparent distrust of this strange new food. Fascinating. Fast forward 

New York Style Everything Bagels

New York Style Everything Bagels

I love living in California, but I will always consider myself a New Yorker at heart.  Why I’m Still A New Yorker. I talk fast. Relaxing is challenging for me. 90% things in my closet (clothing, shoes and handbags) are black. Good restaurant service can 

Seared Halloumi With Grains

Seared Halloumi With Grains

Halloumi (or haloumi), is often associated with the Greek island of Cyprus, and is a semi-hard, unripened, brined cheese made from a mixture of goat’s and sheep’s milk and sometimes cow’s milk. Halloumi cheese, often referred to as a “grilling or frying cheese” due to 

Rosemary, Black Olive And Sea Salt Focaccia

Rosemary, Black Olive And Sea Salt Focaccia

Focaccia is a flat oven-baked Italian bread product that is similar in style and texture to pizza dough. Crispy on the bottom, thanks to the generous amount of olive oil it is baked in, and soft, almost pillowy on top. This tasty savory bread is fantastic served 

Mushroom Farro With Truffle Oil

Mushroom Farro With Truffle Oil

Mushroom farro is a hearty winter comfort food to me. The addition of black truffle oil makes this simple dish even more delicious.  Farro is an ancient grain from Mesopotamia that has been around forever. Considered a nutritious grain, farro is high in protein, fiber