Stir-Fried Asparagus with Garlic

I was hoping to post this Chinese chicken recipe I saw online. I’ve got a great picture even! Alas, the sauce was way too salty. I hate that. But the good news is that I looked around for a stir fry vegetable to serve with the chicken and found this easy and good stir-fried asparagus […]

Easy Appetizers: Hearts of Palm Wrapped in Ham, Baked Kale

I always debate about trying new recipes when friends come over or sticking with the tried and true. I went with the familiar for dinner the other night but the odd for appetizers, including the hearts of palm with ham. I remembered an appetizer I made for a family gathering that was a big hit.  […]

Corn and Bean Salad Recipe

Here’s another great salad recipe from Raising the Salad Bar, which has become one of my favorite cookbooks.  This calls for black beans but the first time I made it I used pinto beans. The second time I made it I had black beans. Both times it was really good–just a more colorful contrast with […]

Red Cabbage Slaw with Lemon-Ginger Dressing

This slaw with red cabbage, carrots and red peppers has a nice lemon ginger dressing. You could also use a regular vinaigrette or even mayonnaise-based coleslaw dressing.   It went great with a grilled flank steak and grilled vegetables, offering a nice crunch and beautiful colors. The original recipe had sliced snow peas as well (blanched […]

Snap Pea and Radish Salad Recipe

At the grocery store I saw snap peas and remembered this salad I had made a couple of years ago.  It just says spring to me!  This is from The Comfort Table (affiliate link) by Katie Lee Joel. There are some great recipes in there, both for main dishes and sides. Save