Avocado, Orange, and Sunflower Seed Salad

I love salads but get uninspired sometimes. But a couple of good friends of mine are always coming up with the most amazing combinations of things. When they came for dinner over the weekend, they brought a salad with: mixed greens mandarin orange sections chunks of avocado roasted sunflower seeds Topped with a delicious vinaigrette. […]

Small Batch Eggplant Parmesan from the Freezer

Remember that fried eggplant I made up and froze a while back? I used some of it to make a small batch  eggplant Parmesan last night. I had not frozen it before so I was curious as to how it would turn out. I could not taste the difference between freshly cooking the eggplant and […]

Chinese Chicken Salad for One

I was alone for dinner last night and got a craving for a Chinese Chicken Salad. Scoured some cookbooks and couldn’t find anything that sounded right, though. The dressing was the crucial part for me and all I could find was one that had mayonnaise in it! Not at all what I think of for […]

Eggplant Two Ways: Grilled and Parmesan

I love eggplants for some reason, both the look of them in my garden or on the counter and the taste. They were on sale a couple of days ago so I bought two. I grilled some slices over the barbecue for dinner one night, just slicing, brushing with oil and chopped garlic, and grilling […]