Side Dishes

Papa’s Zucchini

Papa’s Zucchini

During the summer I’d visit my grandparents, all by myself, we called it Grandma Camp. Most of the time my grandma would be the one entertaining and taking care of me, but when it came time for dinner my Papa took over. He always made […]

Cilantro Pesto

Cilantro Pesto

52 weeks of cooking – Fresh Herbs If you haven’t noticed cilantro is my favorite herb, I love the floral notes and brightness it has in comparison to parsley. It can be used in almost any dish but it’s more prevalent in Latin and Asian […]

Zesty Stuffed Tomatoes

Zesty Stuffed Tomatoes

These tomatoes are packed with a zesty parsley mixture and heavily dusted in crispy breadcrumbs. As they bake in the oven the tomatoes soften and the bread crumbs toast to create a balance in flavor and texture. Feel free to use any combination of herbs, […]

Broiled Green Beans with Pecans and Blue Cheese

Broiled Green Beans with Pecans and Blue Cheese

As Barbossa from Pirates of the Caribbean would say “the code is more what you’d call ‘guidelines’ than actual rules.” And that’s exactly how I like to look at most recipes. One of my husband’s old cook friends, aptly nicknamed Scook (sea cook), gave me […]

Lemon Butter Boiled Potatoes

Lemon Butter Boiled Potatoes

Every time I make this potato dish someone asks abut it and I’m quite baffled, it’s just potatoes. I imagine when the average person cooks for themselves it’s not about making a new creation or a grand meal, it’s just food to fill the hole […]

Lemon Sweet Potato Salad

Lemon Sweet Potato Salad

I have a secret, I’m not crazy about potatoes. When I think about starches for a meal there is wheat, potatoes, rice and corn, not everyone sees corn as a starch, they see it as a vegetable, but your body processes it like a starch. […]

Carrot Miso Salad Dressing

Carrot Miso Salad Dressing

I didn’t start making my own salad dressing until after I left Bounty. When I first started off I bought the basics, Italian dressing and Ranch, I didn’t do much more than that because I had so many other things to think about and that […]

Golden Goddess Salad Dressing

Golden Goddess Salad Dressing

Finally, the long awaited recipe for golden goddess salad dressing is here! The base of this dressing, where all of it’s golden flavor comes from is nutritional yeast or brewers yeast. Not the same kind of yeast you use to make bread or beer, it’s […]

Carrot Salad with Preserved Lemon

Carrot Salad with Preserved Lemon

52 weeks of cooking – Brinning I’ve heard about preserved lemons for years, but hadn’t ever tried them until I had an abundance of lemons on my hands. I made a batch of preserved lemons, stuck them in the fridge and forgot about them, it […]

Cabbage Confetti Salsa

Cabbage Confetti Salsa

This is my beautiful friend Beth or as she prefers to be called Lady BethFace. She started off as a friend of my husband’s before I met him, they sailed together on the Lady Washington in 2008. When I first started working on Zodiac she […]