End~Of~Season Tomato Soup

End~of~Season Tomato Soup  |   Garlic & Parmesan Roasted Chickpea Croutons “I devour them in the hand; eat them raw with olive oil, salt and basil; grill them with oregano and garlic~rubbed bread; bake them with goat cheese; and occasionally simmer them as a sauce or soup…But come the first frosts, I shut the door Continue reading → «End~Of~Season Tomato Soup»


Quinoa & Kale Pilaf with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

FRIDAY {…at last!} One-Pot, Kale & Quinoa Pilaf  |  Sun-Dried Tomatoes We have enjoyed this Kale & Quinoa salad so many times…it is savory & filling…PERFECT for a Friday night during Lent.  I add the sun-dried tomatoes, on-the-side, because my family LOVES sun-dried tomatoes. So…this afternoon, I started prepping the ingredients, {check out the recipe Continue reading → «Quinoa & Kale Pilaf with Sun-Dried Tomatoes»


Split Pea Soup with Southwestern-Spiced Sweet Potato Fries & Chile-Cilantro Sour Cream

WEDNESDAY Split Pea Soup  |  Southwestern-Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Chile-Cilantro Sour Cream   Before we get started here, let’s {finally} establish the difference between Sweet Potatoes & Yams. OK…not so fast!  I need to entertain you with a lot of  useless commentary about this issue & how it came to pass in our family Continue reading → «Split Pea Soup with Southwestern-Spiced Sweet Potato Fries & Chile-Cilantro Sour Cream»

Quesadilla Spinach Mushroom Ingredients

Mushroom, Spinach & Onion Quesadillas with Salsa Rojo

FRIDAY Crispy Mushroom, Spinach & Onion Quesadillas  |  Salsa Rojo  |  Horchata De Almendra As the sun sets this evening, marking the end of another busy week…Happy Weekend.  It is Friday, and time for a little relaxation & recreation.  Tonight’s dinner turned out to be so simple.  But, I completely messed up the Horchata because Continue reading → «Mushroom, Spinach & Onion Quesadillas with Salsa Rojo»