It’s beautiful, hearty, refreshing, packed with amazing flavors and it’s screaming with summertime deliciousness. I don’t like to toot my own horn, but this salad is off the hook! I truly hope you’ll try it to see what all the fuss is about.
Like this salad, I’m going to keep it simple today. This morning I took advantage of having a gorgeous avocado, a few vibrant Ojai Pixies from Melissa’s Produce, and beautiful roasted beets in my kitchen. I thought their colors would be stunning together on a bright white plate., and I knew their flavors and textures […]
It’s time to celebrate Hatch chile season! It officially began this week and you’ll start finding them in stores today! Hatch chiles are a prized New Mexican chile and are only available in August and September. These Southwestern chiles are grown in the Mesilla Valley, where the sunlight is intense and and the nights are […]
Ever since I made Coconut Sticky Rice for the Ghost Pepper Jolokia Caramelized Pineapple, I’ve been having it at the ready, using it in meal after meal. It’s the perfect hearty, sweet vehicle capture all sorts of complementary flavors and textures. And much like the Meyer Lemon-Black Quinoa Plum and Avocado Salad we made a […]
* Links to all of these avocado recipes are below * The California avocado season for this year is March to September. So there’s no better time to be eating avocados than right this minute! On Tuesday I shared my recipe for Lemon Chipotle Guacamole, and told you about the California Avocado Commission Blogger Luncheon […]
I’m totally inspired to celebrate avocados. You see over the weekend I went to an avocado party — well, a California Avocado Commission Food Blogger Luncheon, to be exact. Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger led a super fun event for us, with an unbelievably delicious California avocado-centric menu, at one of their Border […]
Making this salad felt a bit like painting a picture. You see, as I was cooking the black quinoa, I spotted my big bowl ripe plums out of the corner of my eye. I thought their bright reddish color would look so pretty against the beautifully textured, black quinoa. Then I imagined how lovely the […]