Tag Archives: Vegetables

How To Reuse The Tiny Hotel Breakfast Jam Jars

How To Reuse The Tiny Hotel Breakfast Jam Jars

Over the years, I’ve saved quite a lot of these empty tiny jam jars that often come on a hotel breakfast tray. I’ve never had a good use for them, although I’ve ~ maybe ~ used a couple to store beads or small sewing supplies, or as a mini vase for a bloom. I’ve searched on… Continue Reading

Lentil Salad With Caramelized Onions, Heirloom Tomatos & Arugula

Lentil Salad With Caramelized Onions, Heirloom Tomatos & Arugula

Not only is my mother  a terrific cook, but she’s also surrounded by friends who love eating and cooking  great food!  Her classmate Malvina from Elementary School  of some decades ago, called her the other day to share her new lentil salad. It didn’t take long for my mother to prepare it, nor for the recipe to reach me on the other… Continue Reading

Exotic Raspberry & Shrimp Green Salad

Exotic Raspberry & Shrimp Green Salad

Summer is just the perfect time to enjoy this refreshing and unique salad! The color contrast between the fresh green vegetables and the deep red of the raspberries is a joy to the eye. Not to mention that the delightful combination of fruit, greens and the mild seafood shrimp taste is such an unexpected marriage of flavors! Even the dressing comes with a… Continue Reading

The Easy Way To Wash And Store Fruit

The Easy Way To Wash And Store Fruit

This is such an easy subject and yet I’ve rewritten this introduction several times.  All I wanted to share with you is how I always have fruit that is washed, ready to eat and well organized in my fridge.  My trick consists of simple containers that I first use as a “bathtub” to wash the… Continue Reading

Orzo With Bell Peppers and Mushrooms

Orzo With Bell Peppers and Mushrooms

If you want a quick, meatless meal, full of vitamins, and taste, try this orzo recipe that was given to me by my mother’s best friend, Litsa (a super cook!). You will love how rich and full this meal is! Ingredients: 2 cups orzo (350 gr) 3/4 pound white mushrooms (about 350 gr), sliced 2… Continue Reading

Easy Oven Veggies

Easy Oven Veggies

I wanted some vegetables for tonight’s grilled chicken, but I only had cherry tomatoes in the fridge and half a pepper, so that wasn’t going to amount to much. I also saw that I had a mix of Tri Color Baby Potatoes, and realized that that was going to be more than enough!  I spread… Continue Reading