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Grainy Beer Mustard with Green Chiles

Since I’ve moved to the south, I’ve been schooled about the fabulous hatch chiles. I love walking into all the grocery stores to the smell of roasting hatch chiles. Before I moved to Texas, I was totally deprived of this deliciousness. We are lucky to stock up on the through […]

Blueberry Watermelon Smoothie

This refreshing blueberry and watermelon smoothie lets the delightful sweetness of ripe blueberries take center stage, but also letting the refreshing coolness of the watermelon peek through. Great smoothie for a hot summer day!

Pasta cooked on the grill

There are no bounds to the foods that I will cook on the grill. I love the smoky flavor that the grill gives food and I avoid using my stove or oven in the summer. This pasta dish is really easy and scrumptious.

Shaved Summer Squash Salad

I love to take advantage of summer squash while it is in abundance in our baskets, at farmer’s markets or from friends who are eager to get rid of their bumper crop.  Wherever you are getting your summer squash fix, they are perfect for blending with other ingredients or in […]

Kasundi… ketchup’s Indian cousin

I’m not a big fan of normal ketchup.  I know, I’m weird but I don’t even keep it in my house.  I just find that it is generally oversweet and can overpower the flavors of whatever you are putting it on. With that being said, I think that Kasundi is […]

Southwestern Jicama Slaw

The first time I saw a jicama was when it came in my basket one week. I had NO IDEA what in the heck I was supposed to do with the brown rooty-turnipy looking thing. After lots of playing around, I have since decided that using it in a slaw […]

Fruit salad with yogurt dressing

I just love summer produce! All of my favorite fruits are at their prime in the summer so I take advantage during the season. This recipe works well with whatever fruits you have on hand so substitute pretty much anything. Everyone will love this delicious fruit salad tossed with a […]

Curried Broccoli Salad

In the summers, I try to keep my cooking as simple and cool as possible.  During this time of year, we eat a lot of raw fruits and vegetables and salads.  This salad is delicious, simple and totally versatile so you can use ingredients that you have on hand.  I […]

Spicy Strata Recipe

My husband’s favorite ingredient is jalapeños. He looks for an excuse to eat them (usually raw) with nearly every meal. Sometime I beat him to the punch and cook with them. I had a loaf of bread that was starting to get stale so I made this fantastic strata. Stratas […]

Broccoli takes center stage in this pesto

I absolutely love a good pesto. Most often, pesto is made with basil but it totally doesn’t have to be the star. The broccoli took the leading role in this dish. I paired it with some feta that I bought at the farmers market and a little lemon juice kept […]