Creamy Roasted Jalapeno-Lime Vinaigrette Recipe

Roasted Jalapeno Lime Vinaigrette Recipe -- Creamy, tangy, spicy and sweet — this Creamy Roasted Jalapeno-Lime Vinaigrette is all that and then some!

Creamy, tangy, spicy and sweet — this Creamy Roasted Jalapeno-Lime Vinaigrette is all that and then some! I want this on my salad.I want fish or chicken marinating in it.I want it mixed into rice, quinoa or couscous.I want to spoon it over broiled salmon.I want to stir it into softened butter and melt … [Read more...]

Roasted Macadamia Nut Hummus Recipe

Roasted Macadamia Nut Hummus -- Classic hummus with a subtly sweet, delicious Hawaiian twist!

Classic hummus with a subtly sweet, delicious Hawaiian twist!  The very first thing my son ordered upon arrival to the Fairmont Orchid's Hale Kai Restaurant in Hawaii was macadamia nut hummus.This was meant to be his lunch, be he quickly had to order more food, because all of us devoured his hummus, which he was … [Read more...]

My Favorite 5 Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

My Favorite 5 Recipes for Cinco de Mayo -- From lemony guacamole and smoky salsa to spicy lettuce-wrapped tacos and fresh seafood ceviche, these Latin inspired recipes are over-the-top!

From lemony guacamole to spicy lettuce-wrapped tacos and fresh ceviche, these Latin inspired recipes are over-the-top delicious! ¡Muy sabroso!Happy Cinco de Mayo!I've been remiss for not getting a new recipe to you earlier in the week.  Hopefully these five Latin favorites of mine for Cinco de Mayo will make up for … [Read more...]

Basil Lemon Verbena Pesto Recipe

Basil-Lemon Verbena Pesto Recipe -- This pesto is made with basil and lemon verbena, and it's absolutely packed with fresh, intense, delicious flavors. It's rich, smooth and its lovely fragrance unbelievably divine!

This pesto, made with basil and lemon verbena, is packed with fresh, intense, delicious flavor.  It's rich, smooth and its lovely fragrance unbelievably divine! The same sweet 12-year old who grew the tomatoes in my Avocado Soft Boiled Egg Toast Recipe, is responsible for this gorgeous basil and lemon verbena. In fact, … [Read more...]

Hatch Chile Pineapple Salsa Turkey Burger Recipe

Roasted Hatch Pineapple Salsa Turkey Burger -- A scrumptious turkey burger filled with spicy roasted Hatch chiles and sweet fruit. It just doesn't get any better!

A scrumptious turkey burger filled with spicy roasted Hatch chiles and sweet fruit.  It just doesn't get any better! There is so much good stuff going on here!There are three main elements to this absolutely scrumptious burger.  Juicy turkey, sweet and spicy Roasted Hatch Chile Pineapple Salsa, and tangy Tangerine … [Read more...]

Roasted Double Hatch Chile Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Roasted Double Hatch Chile Pineapple Salsa Recipe -- Sweet summer pineapple blended with smoky Hatch Chile powder and roasted fresh Hatch Chiles, this salsa is fantastic with burgers, over fish, on a chip or with a spoon!

Sweet summer pineapple blended with smoky Hatch Chile powder and roasted fresh Hatch Chiles, this salsa is fantastic with burgers, over fish, on a chip or with a spoon!I write about Hatch Chiles every year when their long awaited season arrives, and it's one of the most beautiful times of the year!  My friends at … [Read more...]

Garlic-Ginger Chicken Dumpling Recipe (Momo)

Garlic Ginger Chicken Dumpling Recipe (Momo) - Juicy chicken, flavorful vegetables and aromatic garlic and ginger in every bite! The perfect hors d'oeuvres or appetizer that you won't be able to stop eating!

Juicy chicken, flavorful vegetables and aromatic garlic and ginger in every bite!  The perfect hors d'oeuvre or appetizer that you won't be able to stop eating!My 10-year-old came downstairs recently with tears in his eyes, saying we had to help the red pandas. They're in danger of becoming endangered.When I asked … [Read more...]

Puerco Con Salsa Verde

Puerco Con Salsa Verde Recipe -- Succulent pieces of juicy pork, coated with fresh, spicy Salsa Verde, this popular Mexican dish will have you licking your plate clean!

Succulent pieces of juicy pork, coated with fresh, spicy Salsa Verde, this popular Mexican dish will have you licking your plate clean! Though my recipe inspiration comes from a myriad of places, including magazines, the seasons, what I see in the market, or my mood -- what I love the most is when it comes from … [Read more...]

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...]