Double the Onions, Please!

Sauteed Onions

My mom sautéed delicious onions daily, and whenever dining out, she'd say "double the onions, please."After a long and difficult struggle with Parkinson’s Disease, my mom passed away on July 29, 2017. While I will miss her terribly, I’m also flooded with wonderful memories, and am relieved she’s finally at … [Read more...]

Enjoya Pepper Recipes!

Roasted Enjoya Pepper Wrapped Sole Recipe

Enjoya peppers are stunning and delicious!  Here they're roasted with fish, layered in caprese, and are the perfect crunch when used as "bread" in a sandwich. Click on the recipe titles below to hop over to the recipes.  I hope you'll pour over the beautiful pictures here first, but if you're famished, you can … [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...]

Spicy Poke Nachos Recipe & Kawaihae Kandyz on the Big Island

Spicy Poke Nachos Recipe & Kawaihae Kandyz on the Big Island

Delicious, fresh ahi Poke that’s little sweet, a little spicy and sits atop the perfect gluten-free crunch.  By the end of our week on the Big Island of Hawaii, I’d asked every local I'd met what their favorite place to eat was.I promise you, this is how you will find the best, most authentic food! It's almost … [Read more...]

Summer Tomato-Sweet Onion & Blue Cheese Salad Recipe

Summer Tomato Sweet Onion and Blue Cheese -- A simple salad recipe, full seasonal summer flavors, that’s as delicious as it is beautiful.

A simple salad recipe, full of seasonal summer flavors, that’s as delicious as it is beautiful.    Please excuse my absence. Hopefully you’re very hungry for a new recipe!And this one just so  happens to be a lovely appetizer to serve at your July 4th barbecue! After a very rough few months dealing with my dad’s … [Read more...]

Breadless Bell Pepper Ham and Cheese “Panini” Recipe

Breadless Bell Pepper 6Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich Recipe -- The super fun, breadless sandwich is over-the-top delicious! I made it with peppers because I think it’s tasty, and it also happens to be an awesome gluten-free dish!

This super fun, breadless sandwich is over-the-top delicious!  I made it with peppers because I think it’s tasty, and it also happens to be an awesome gluten-free dish! Have you ever done an art project that turns out exactly how you imagined it would?That’s what happened here . . . .I imagined that it might be … [Read more...]

Best Burger Recipes for Summer

Best Burger Recipes for Summer -- From sriracha beef and pineapple turkey to cilantro shrimp and vegetarian lentil, there's a scrumptious burger here for everyone!

Turkey, beef, seafood and vegetarian burgers -- there's a truly scrumptious burger here for everyone!  This variety of burgers is great to have up your sleeve.  Especially if you're having a crowd of people over.There are usually a few vegetarians in the group, and maybe someone who only eats fish and seafood -- or … [Read more...]

Minty Avocado Toast Recipe: Three Ways

Minty Avocado Toast Recipe-Three Ways -- Fresh, beautiful fruit is a beautiful touch on minty avocado toast. Oh yes, it’s the perfect summer appetizer!

Fresh fruit is a beautiful touch on minty avocado toast. Oh yes, it’s the perfect summer appetizer!You know who loves avocado toast?Um. . . . everybody!And this bright, stunning, fruity version is so much fun for summer!You can use your favorite fruit.  I think these three are especially delicious with the … [Read more...]

Oregano-Lemon Butter Braised Chicken Recipe

Lemon-Oregano Butter Braised Chicken Recipe -- This easy-to-make, oregano-lemon-scented chicken is so succulent and delicious that it might just become your new go-to chicken dish.

This easy-to-make, oregano-lemon chicken is so succulent and delicious that it might just become your new go-to chicken recipe. My life has a new rhythm than it did a few months ago.The last time I wrote about my parents’ situation, I let you know my dad was back home after a couple of months in the hospital, and … [Read more...]

Smoky Bacon Fried Calamari {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Smoky Bacon Fried Calamari -- A gluten-free, fried calamari strewn with bits of bacon and laced with its smoky flavor.

A gluten-free fried calamari strewn with bits of bacon and laced with smoky flavor. Oh my!You know how you had one, maybe two teachers when you were a kid, that you'll never forget because they were so inspiring?  So fun? So interesting?  They created an environment where you were super excited to learn? My 13-year-old … [Read more...]