Vegan Tuna Salad

Fishless Tuna Salad (Vegan)

Fishless Tuna Salad tastes just like the real thing.  In fact, one of my friends argued with me and insisted that this recipe wasn’t vegan. She was adamant that I was cheating, and she didn’t relent until I showed her the empty can.  We love tuna around here, so figuring out how to make a good tasting vegan version of fishless tuna salad was very important. For this recipe, I used a can of Loma Linda Blue Fishless Tuna that I picked up at the vegetarian market in preparation for our 30 days of vegan adventure.  I was impressed by […]

Cauliflower Ceviche

Cauliflower Ceviche (Vegan)

Cauliflower Ceviche was inspired by the green grocer who comes to my work.  I was telling him that I was eating vegan for a month, and he asked if I had ever made ceviche with cauliflower.  Of course, I was intrigued by the idea, and asked him for details.  All of the suggested ingredients were vegetables that I really enjoyed, so I decided to give Cauliflower Ceviche a try. The final result wasn’t like traditional ceviche, or even my cheater’s ceviche,  but Cauliflower Ceviche was delicious in it’s own right.  Baker’s Man, however, claimed “This is not ceviche.  Where’s the […]

Mexican Corn Casserole

Mexican Style Corn Casserole

I love Mexican style corn on the cob, but it can be messy.  I always seem to end up with the corn toppings on my nose or my cheeks.  Now, I have the perfect solution.  Instead of dressing up a cob of corn, why not mix everything together in a casserole and bake it.  The result is every bit as delicious as the version on the cob, but I get to keep my face clean. This combination of ingredients may sound strange to the uninitiated, and I’ve had friends screw up their faces when I describe it.  For those of […]

Simple Sauteed Spinach with garlic and citrus

Simple Sauteed Spinach

Sauteed spinach is a simple and delicious side dish that is ready to serve in about 15 minutes.  The combination of garlic, salt, and lemon juice bring out the flavor of this delicious and nutritious leafy green vegetable.  This is the perfect way to prepare fresh spinach from your garden or the Farmer’s Market.  All you need to do is saute some garlic in a little olive oil, toss in the spinach and let it wilt.   It’s perfectly okay if your pan looks too small for the volume of spinach.  In fact, it takes about a pound of raw spinach […]

Fruit Pops, Melon-sicles

Fresh Fruit “Popsicles”

Summer is a time to enjoy fresh fruit.  Whether Hawaiian pineapple, whose season ends in July, papayas, or melons, which are the true fruit of summer, fruit goes well with summer grilling.   This is a simple idea for twist on serving fresh fruit during the summer.  Insert food grade popsicle sticks into wedges of fresh fruit and serve them chilled or frozen.  Simple, healthy, and portable, this figure friendly treat is certain to be a hit with your friends and family.  Simply cut your fruit into slender wedges. Insert a food safe popsicle stick.Then arrange the fruit on a plate […]

cucmber jicama and mango salad

Cucumber, Jicama, and Mango Salad

What’s better than cucumber and jicama salad?  Cucumber and jicama salad with mango.  This simple and refreshing salad is easy to make and tastes fantastic.  It can even be layered into 3 pint sized mason jars for a pretty and portable salad for a summer picnic, or it can be assembled in a bowl.  One of the things that makes this salad  so easy to prepare is that it contains only 5 ingredients.  The combination is figure friendly, too.  Cucumber, jicama, and mango are cut into bite-sized pieces and drizzled with lime juice before being sprinkled liberally with Tajin or […]

papaya mango salad in a jar 3

Papaya Mango Salad in a Jar

As a food blogger, I often feel compelled to try new things, so  I can share my discoveries with you.  Sometimes, I really like the things that I taste.  Other times, I’m less than enthusiastic about it.  This is a story about a food that received both reactions; it’s about a papaya. According to National Day Calendar, June is National Papaya Month, so this recipe is very timely.  Unfortunately, according to Wikipedia, National Papaya Month is not until September, so this post is three months early.   For the sake of my post, let’s all pretend that National Day Calendar is […]

beet greens

Beet Greens

I promise to get to today’s post, but first I would like to ask my readers to  Follow my blog with Bloglovin.  It’s a great way to get the latest feed from all of your favorite blogs all in one place. Today’s post is all about beets.  Actually, it’s about the stuff on top of your beets–the beet greens. I’ve talked about how I enjoy going to our local farmer’s market and the fresh produce that I purchase.  I had intended to post several follow up recipes using the produce that I purchased, and I prepared everything.  The problem was […]

"Homemade" fresh salsa from a jar of picante sauce with onions tomato and cilantro added

Faux Homemade Salsa

I could call this recipe semi-homemade, but I think someone else has already pretty much claimed that description, so I chose faux.   While the word means fake or phony and definitely describes the method used to achieve my “home-made” salsa, it does not describe the healthy ingredients that can be found inside this simple recipe.  This recipe was something I learned before I had children, a time when I rarely  cooked.  I knew how to cook, but I wasn’t really interested in cooking.   I had to think too much about it, so I resisted cooking.  In fact, take out was […]