Stir-Fried Green Beans


I have to thank my friend Cheryl for inspiring some yummy food for tonight’s dinner. We got a big bag of local, naturally-grown-although-not-certified-organic green beans at the Farmer’s Market yesterday. I was going to make Loubieh (Arabic Green Bean Stew) out of them. But her simple recipe sounded so good and so simple, so I […]

Large Glass Refrigerator Storage Dish


Please forgive me for perhaps going overboard in my excitement about the large glass refrigerator storage dishes that arrived today from They are just the most awesome kitchen tools! The glass is super sturdy; they’re going to last forever with careful handling. Here I filled one of the large dishes (it holds 12 cups) […]

Leftover Corn Skillet

Leftover Corn Skillet

Leftover steamed corn on the cob? Here’s a super easy and fabulously delicious side dish. Heat a cast iron skilet over medium heat with a few tablespoons of oil (your choice: olive, grapeseed, coconut, red palm, butter). While the pan and oil are heating, cut all the kernels off the ears of corn. Transfer the […]

Chicken, Rice & Bean Skillet

Chicken, Rice and Bean Skillet

This is one of my not-very-precise recipes, and it also happens to be very forgiving. I created it along the same lines as many of my hard-to-duplicate-exactly skillet dishes. It was delicious last night and I’m looking forward to having more for lunch today. 1 red onion, diced extra virgin olive oil 2 or 3 […]

Sunflower Microgreens

Sunflower Microgreens

Since late spring, we’ve had a constant supply of delicious buckwheat and sunflower microgreens growing on the back porch. I’ve written about growing microgreens before, but am now following a slightly different growing method. Instead of planting dry seeds under a thin layer of soil, I now follow the soaking and sprouting method of Ann […]

Repeat Menu

We ate stuffed grape leaves, quinoa tabouli, and Arabic meatballs again this weekend, serving them to Jeff’s folks. We just never get enough of that food! With the kids gone, there is only Jeff and me to share all the leftovers. I just enjoyed a nice bowl of tabouli for my lunch. My challenge these […]