Halibut Osso Bucco with Gremolata

Posted by on Jul 3, 2012 in | 3 Comments

  This is one of my favorite recipes.  Tomato sauce is enlivened with garlic, ginger, lemongrass, mirin, and soy to create an asian inspired sauce that is perfect over moist flaky halibut. Sometimes baked fish can have a white substance that seeps out from the fish when baked.  It is harmless but not very appealing ...

Blueberry Tart with Lemon Cream

Posted by on Jun 30, 2012 in | 10 Comments

I found some amazing blueberries at Urban Acres in Oak Cliff.  (They are a community produce co-op that has a store front open on weekends.)  The blueberries taste how blueberries are supposed to taste; sweet, plump, and filled with flavor! I love raw desserts because they taste amazing and so I don’t feel guilty about having ...

Salad with Fresh Orange, Avocado, and Feta

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in | 2 Comments

This salad is like sunshine on a plate.  Tender assorted leaves are piled high with creamy avocado, bright fresh orange, crunchy honey-roasted cashews, and salty crumbled feta. Use the zest and the juice of a fresh orange to make the Orange Sherry Vinaigrette.  People often ask about substitutions so if you don’t have sherry vinegar, ...

White Nectarine Salad with Roasted Pecan Vinaigrette

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in | 4 Comments

I make this salad every summer when the nectarines are juicy and sweet.  The white variety are my favorite, though any stone fruit will do. Roasted Pecan vinaigrette is completely, insanely delicious.  Be sure to roast your pecans, as that is what brings out their flavor, then blend them with olive oil, water, vinegar, mustard, ...

Pasta alla Puttanesca

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in | 7 Comments

If you are in the mood for bold salty flavors, make this Puttanesca sauce.  Puttanesca is a spicy tomato sauce, kicked up with anchovies, lots of garlic, capers, oregano, and olives. It is often served over long strands of steamy pasta, but if you are limiting your carbs this sauce is delicious spooned over seafood, ...

Raw Carrot Cake with Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 in | 19 Comments

An overabundance of sugar creates many health problems in our bodies.  Some feel that sugar is just as toxic as alcohol and cigarettes.  Yikes!  But we humans love it.  It used to be an indicator that food was safe to eat, back when we foraged in the wilderness for food. Hunting the bakery aisle in ...

Rich and Creamy Chocolate Shake

Posted by on Jun 21, 2012 in | 7 Comments

I love this shake as an afternoon pick-me-up. Chocolate contains small amounts of caffeine which is why some recommend not to eat chocolate before bedtime.  It is perfect here, though, when it is too late for coffee or tea but too early to wind down. Protein from the almond butter makes the shake filling.  A ...

Broccoli, Tomato, Goat Cheese Frittata

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012 in | 8 Comments

Frittata is like a crustless quiche or a large omelette.  Piled high with tender broccoli, juicy roasted tomatoes, and creamy herbed goat cheese, this dish is good for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or  a snack. I use goat cheese in most of my recipes because goats milk is supposed to be easier to digest than cows ...