Month: June 2014

Tomato Orange Soup

Tomato soup was immortalized by Pop Art icon Andy Warhol in the 1960s. The image of Joseph Campbell’s condensed tomato soup, a staple enjoyed by children and adults alike, was used in more than 100 of Warhol’s pop-art works. Remember the days of was Campbell’s tomato soup with crushed saltines? Yes, it brings back those […]

“Homestead” Lemon and Avocado Dressing

I really love a good avocado. My favorite way to eat one is sliced in half, core removed, drizzled with olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar, topped with a generous sprinkle of coarse sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Amazing! Actually, this was introduced to me by my German boyfriend. I had never […]

Quinoa and Lemon Soup

I first tried this soup on a trip to Greece and have loved it ever since. Called Avgolemono (literally meaning egg and lemon), it’s surprisingly yummy. I say surprisingly, as even I would have thought a soup based on the combination of broth, lemon and eggs to be rather…well, strange and a little unappetizing. Wrong […]

Spicy Tomato Salad

About half the size of a roma tomato, egg-shaped baby roma tomatoes are deliciously sweet with a more intense flavor and aroma than the larger variety. They have an elongated “egg” type shape and a deep color. I love these and I adore this tomato salad. First of all, it’s delicious. The chili pepper really […]

Ramen Noodle Salad with Tender Greens

This simple and delicious Asian noodle salad is topped with toasted sesame seeds, cilantro, red pepper and green onions. I sometimes even through in some baby corn for extra flavor, color and crunch. Yes, Ramen noodles are cheap as dirt, which is the main reason why these suckers have remained so darn popular over all […]

Japanese-Style Glazed Salmon

Quick and delicious – it doesn’t much easier than this! This Japanese-style glazed salmon is marinaded in sake, soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar and ginger and served with a mouthwatering Dijon and brown sugar glaze, turning ho hum into something spectacular! The marinade also works great with vegetarian dishes and can easily be used as […]

Japanese Daikon and Carrot Coleslaw

This Japanese style coleslaw is seriously simple and seriously delicious. Daikon and carrot pair fabulously together, especially in a tasty Asian-style dressing. Okay, I am biased, I love most any foods with an Asian flair. So if you haven’t already done so, give daikon a try. It’s delicious. If you are not already familiar, daikon […]