Monthly Archives: December 2015

Doing it by Halves

   Half an avocado, half a tomato, half a tangerine, and half a ham, salami, and Swiss cheese grilled panini.   A delightful and quick lunch today. 

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Ancient Tupperware

We love having a big array of different fruits for our cooked, five-grain cereal in the morning. There is almost always a piece of this, or half of that left over to be used the next day. This is how … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Seeds and Friends

We really miss the luscious strawberries and pit fruits of summer, but the recent discovery of pomegranate seeds has certainly enlivened our winter fruits.

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Cheese Bread, Light

Just before popping them into the oven. What are those little dots? That is a heaping helping of teff, an Ethiopian grain. The word itself means “lost”, I’ve read. And I can see how that is. If one of the … Continue reading

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Pork and Greens

We have had some golden organic beets for a few days, but I haven’t cooked them yet. Last night, I was making a roast pork tenderloin (with a “zesty table blend” spice rub), so I snipped off the greens from … Continue reading

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Cheeseburger Resurgence

What’s not to like? Swiss cheese, with fresh tomato and field greens. A yummy and very satisfying lunch!

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Nutrition Plate

You may have noticed that nutrition is near and dear to my heart. This chart passed before my eyes a couple of weeks ago, and I really want to share it. It is the best one I have ever seen … Continue reading

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Garam Masala

   Deceivingly delicious and really simple.  A quick rice pilaf made with bone broth, sautéed tri-colored peppers and onions, topped with ham bits.  On a lark, I sprinkled some garam masala on the rice before adding the ham bits, and … Continue reading

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Tropical Fruit in the Desert

  Even though we live in the desert, I can wheel my cart right up to the offerings from a tropical isle. When we lived in California, the persimmons were plentiful at this time of year, so I experimented with … Continue reading

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One Potato, Two Potato

Onward and upward with my huge stash of bone broth. I’m using it everywhere, and THIS was unbelievably rich and delicious. Really a simple fix. Saute onions and celery. Add the broth and thicken it with a slurry of milk … Continue reading

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Berbere and Dill

   Two taste treats in one! I had simmered the thigh, leg, and wing bones from the turkey in the Crockpot overnight, which produced another two quarts of rich broth and a good pile of meat.  I sautéed some onion, … Continue reading

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