Broccoli White Bean Soup Recipe

You have the appetite for one last soup, don’t you?  Last I checked, it was still chilly and damp in many places.  And even where I live in Southern California, it is very cool in the evenings.  We love soup all year.  My husband and I especially love soup as our entire dinner.  This particular […]

Mediterranean Skillet Chicken and Rice Recipe

This is probably my favorite weeknight chicken dish.  I love rice.  I love Mediterranean flavors. Sometimes I eat a couple bites of the chicken, sometimes I do chickpeas instead.  It’s fast, easy and super tasty.  I recently taught this recipe live on a zoom class and I cooked it in real time with all the […]

Instant Pot Black or Pinto Beans Recipe

  Since our diet is predominantly plant-based, we focus most of our meals around vegetables and legumes.  By legumes, I mean beans, lentils and peas. This group is my go-to protein and I aim to vary the sources as much as I can.  There are so many kinds of beans out there, from the common […]

Cod Acqua Pazza Recipe (vegan option, too!)

If you’ve been hanging out here long enough, you know that my favorite night of the year is Christmas Eve at my Aunt Sheila’s house with my dad’s family – all 100+ of us.  It’s a fun night with all the traditions I grew up with: a million fish dishes, carols being sung while waiting […]

Planning a Happy Thanksgiving 2020 – 1 week to go!

This post has been edited from the original which was published on November 17, 2011. It’s always hard to accomplish your Thanksgiving tasks when you don’t know how many people you’re having over or what your menu is!  But my menu is done and we will be approximately 9 people, including my oldest daughter who […]