Adana Turkish Kebabs

Hearty and loaded with flavor, grilled Adana-Style Turkish Kebabs are served with peppers, tomatoes, garlic yogurt sauce and rice or pita. Sneak some health into lunch, dinner or Game Day!

Adana Turkish kebabs

Spicy doesn’t need to mean hot!  In the case of these tasty Turkish kebabs, the flavor wow comes from the mix of spices like cumin, ginger and cinnamon. And once the juicy kebabs meet the savory grilled vegetables and sauce, it’s a taste sensation.  Read more

Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad or Appetizer

This Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad or Appetizer uses ripe cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls and basil ribbons for a fresh new take on a classic. Cherry Tomato Caprese in Brandy glasses with wine bottle

You know when summer is preparing to transition by the abundance of tomatoes.  From large juicy slicers to meaty romas and colorful cherries, they are practically a symbol of the good earth’s bounty.

And I love finding fresh new ways to use the harvest!  Including a new version of this classic dish.   Read more

Organic Chicken Bone Broth

Chicken Bone Broth is nutritious and tasty all by itself or a great start to soups or other dishes. Even better, it’s easy to make at home.

Pouring chicken bone broth

It has been many years since I made my first forays into organic eating.  Back in the day, it was a philosophy that was more “fringe” than “in.”  And in practice, it meant a heavy reliance on local farmers and home cooking to support your habit. 

Happily things are easier today!

But there is still a lot of value in “do it yourself” methods—like making your own chicken bone broth.  Benefits include supporting your local farmer, improving flavor and going soy/corn free–along with significant cost savings.  Read more

Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

With bright tomato flavor and savory Italian seasonings, this Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette is an easy and tasty dressing for salads, marinades and more.   Sun dried tomato vinaigrette with salads

Have you ever looked at the ingredient listed in a bottle of commercial salad dressing?  I am always surprised at how often the first ingredient is water!  Perhaps that’s why some dressings don’t have a whole lot more flavor than… well, water.

But this sun-dried tomato vinaigrette dressing is robustly flavorful with a bright punch of tomato and tasty Italian seasonings like oregano and garlic.  Yum!

Now besides flavor, there are lots of other advantages to making your own dressing. Because with homemade, you control what goes in! There are no preservatives or mystery ingredients–and you can adjust flavors to suit your tastes.  I go with healthy extra virgin olive oil and my homemade organic vinegar (with live cultures even).  And you can go all organic too!

And last but not least, my sun dried tomato vinaigrette is easy!  Just put the ingredients in a blend and whir away!  And if this makes you crave a salad every day, all the better!  Read more