Good Eats This Week

I blinked and then all of the sudden it was 11 days before Christmas.  Things have been busy, and I haven’t been that inspired to create new things in the kitchen, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been cooking great healthy meals!  We’ve been on a little bit of a Paleo kick lately –  Here is what we have been eating over the last couple of weeks: Crockpot Ropa Vieja with Cuban Style Rice Crispy sesame brussel sprouts with... Read More

Broccoli and Cheese Risotto

When I was a little girl my mom used to make our family a simple chicken and rice dish with canned soup and cheese.  All the ingredients would go into a pan in the oven and cook up like a casserole.  My mom isn’t much of a cook, but this dish was always a winner. Inspired by this comfort food from my childhood, I created a broccoli and cheese risotto.  Chicken is great with this risotto, but so is a perfectly poached egg.  It’s a very simple... Read More

Farmer’s Market Eggplant Dinner

It was an eat-out type of week.  Over the weekend we traveled to Ashland, Oregon to watch my friend Jamie run the Pine to Palm 100.  Watching someone else run an ultra marathon can be really tiring ( I hope you guys are getting my irony, here).  I wonder what it would feel like to actually run one!? The busy weekend was just a precursor to the busy week. The chill in the air was a constant reminder that it was time to compost, turn, and plant... Read More