How To Make Homemade Pistachio Butter

How to Make Homemade Pistachio Butter -- Easy to make, creamy and rich, unique and delicious -- a jar of pistachio butter is a lovely edible holiday gift!

Easy to make, creamy and rich, unique and delicious -- a jar of pistachio butter is a lovely edible holiday gift!While I don't always don't make my own nut butters, this one is well worth it!  Of course, others like peanut and almond for example, likely are also, but are more readily available in stores.  Pistachio … [Read more...]

Persimmon-Grape Udon Salad with Ginger Miso Dressing

Persimmon-Grape Udon Salad with Ginger Miso Dressing -- A picturesque seasonal salad that's packed with fall fruits and a dressing that's out of this world!

A picturesque seasonal salad that's packed with fall fruits and a dressing that's out of this world!  I'm not sure who (or what, I suppose) the star is here, the grapes, the persimmons, or the dressing.  I think they all have lead roles, and the noodles, lettuce and other ingredients are excellent supporting … [Read more...]

Tomato-Spinach Pesto Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Tomato-Spinach Pesto Spaghetti Squash Recipe - Delicate and soft with a slight crunch to it, this Spaghetti Squash is made even more delicious with a fresh pesto-wine sauce.

Delicate & soft with a slight crunch, this Spaghetti Squash is made even more scrumptious with a fresh pesto-wine sauce.  It's an ideal gluten-free, vegan entrée.  Let's face it, a Spaghetti Squash is so bizarre!  Right!?  It's easy to cook and it tastes delicious -- but it falls into strings when it's cooked for … [Read more...]

Coconut Mango Baked Chicken Recipe

Coconut-Cayenne Mango Baked Chicken Recipe - Creamy, rich, spicy and sweet, the mango sauce makes this baked chicken over the top delicious!

Creamy, rich, spicy and sweet, the mango sauce makes this baked chicken over the top delicious!  Over the top, I tell you!My mom and I have always loved the Mango Chicken Curry at a local Indian restaurant.  And by loved, I mean we could drink the sauce.  Perhaps with a straw.I remember that my mom would sometimes … [Read more...]

Top Twenty Smoky Chipotle Recipes

Top Twenty Smoky Chipotle Recipes - From muffins and casseroles to soups and French fries, these 20 recipes are full of the utterly delicious, smoky and spicy flavor of chipotle chile peppers.

From muffins and casseroles to soups and French fries, these twenty recipes are full of the utterly delicious, smoky and spicy flavor of chipotle chile peppers.Over the past few years, I've written over two dozen recipes which are made fabulous with the use of Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce.  Chipotles are jalapeños … [Read more...]

Smoky Red Lentil “Hummus” Recipe

Smoky Red Lentil Chipotle Hummus -- This is an earthy dip full of warm flavors. Perfect for fall!

Creamy, rich and smooth like hummus, this dip is full of earthy, warm flavors and is perfect for fall.Where I live in Los Angeles -- the Santa Monica mountains are on one side of me and the ocean is on the other.  I know I'm fortunate to be surrounded by all of this beauty.  Yesterday we spent the afternoon at the … [Read more...]

Shrimp Cilantro Burgers with Smoky Chipotle-Lime Guacamole

Shrimp Cilantro Burgers with Smoky Chipotle Lime Guacamole

I'm going to be in full bragging mode today and tell you that you absolutely, must, without question, make this burger recipe!The shrimp burger is out of control juicy and oozing with delicious flavors, and the guacamole is is beyond belief, as it's smoky, spicy, fresh and creamy all at once.  Oh, and the little … [Read more...]

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Spicy Pluot Sauce and Crispy Potatoes

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Spicy Pluot Sauce and Crispy Potatoes

What is your perfect bite of food?A few chocolate chips in a spoonful of creamy, salted peanut butter?Chopsticks holding the freshest Yellow Tail sashimi imaginable with jalapeño and citrus?A forkful of medium-rare steak topped garlic-gorgonzola mashed potato and a caramelized shallot?That's a yes, yes … [Read more...]

Hatch Chile Season 2015!

Hatch Chile Season 2015

'Tis the season.  You know how it goes, "winter, spring, summer, hatch, and fall."I've been celebrating this joyous culinary season for the past four years, and I'm happy to have created about a dozen Hatch Chile recipes to show for it.  Here's one of my favorites -- Roasted Hatch Chile & White Peach … [Read more...]

Tomato & Feta Salsa Recipe for Meat or Chicken

Tomato Feta Salsa Recipe for Meat or Chicken

At the super delicious and delightful Summertime Garden Party I went to, my friend Judy made a Mint and Feta Salsa.  It was outstanding, and I'd never before thought of adding cheese to a salsa. It was brilliant!Totally inspired by Judy's creation, I made this salsa with summer tomatoes as the star. The Feta and … [Read more...]