Asparagus and Sugar Snap Salad with Molasses Vinaigrette

April 18, 2017

A few weeks ago, I shared my recipe for Cauliflower, Tomato and Avocado Salad – which I really enjoy, because it’s a delicious non-lettuce-based salad, and sometimes I get bored with lettuce. And here’s another non-lettuce-based salad recipe, that’s equally as delicious: Asparagus and Sugar Snap Salad with Molasses Vinaigrette!

You start by steaming the Read the rest of this entry »


I Learned All About Kohlrabi and Then Cooked It Three Ways

August 3, 2016

Ever had kohlrabi? I came across it at Eastern Market in Detroit, and I was in the mood to try something new, so I bought it. (Full Disclosure: I’m pretty much always in the mood to try something new.)

kohlrabi-with-greens

Kohlrabi is a vegetable, related to cabbage, broccoli, and kale. The name is German in origin, loosely translated as Read the rest of this entry »


My Early Morning Swim in the Detroit River AND a Visit to the Largest Farmers Market I’ve Seen

July 31, 2016

I had a good, sweaty time taking my friend Geoff’s High Octane class last week, so when he invited me to another workout, I jumped at the chance. All I had to do was show up at Belle Isle Beach on Saturday morning at 8am. Wait, what?

dip-my-toes-in-the-water

In addition to Read the rest of this entry »


A Fruit and Veggie EMERGENCY!

June 3, 2016

I was figuring out my breakfast the other day when I realized two of the nectarines I had purchased at the farmers market had gone moldy. No bueno. So I decided to take stock of all the produce in my house, and I came to a startling conclusion: Lots of it was on the verge of going bad. I wasn’t eating it fast enough!

There was more produce in my fruit bowl and fridge than normal. I was pretty stocked up before my sister and niece came to town, and then I added to my stash at the farmers market. There was fruits and veggies everywhere.

So I took control of the situation and, Read the rest of this entry »


OK Savvy Shoppers…Who Can Tell Me What These Are?

October 15, 2015

I’ve eaten these guys hundreds of times, and yet, when I saw them piled up like this at the store, I had no idea what they were. Do you know?

fresh-dates-supermarket

Give up? They’re… Read the rest of this entry »


Pea Salad with Avocado Dressing

August 5, 2015

I’m liking peas right now. I’ve never disliked peas, but I’ve never eaten them much. Prior to last month, I had only bought peas twice in a decade, and it was bags of frozen peas to ice injuries.

But now I’m eating peas a whole lot more, and coming up with fun ways of eating them, like this salad:

Pea-Salad-on-Plate

My Pea Salad with Avocado Dressing is easy to make, too. I started with Read the rest of this entry »


Grilled Watermelon Salad

July 30, 2015

My friends know I like to eat healthy. So when they have parties, more often than not, I’m asked to bring a salad. It happened the other day, and it’s happening again this weekend. And you know what? They’ve come to the right guy!

I love salads. I love trying new things. I love cooking for other people, and bringing a delicious dish with lots of flavor that’s also guilt-free. For this party, I wanted to Read the rest of this entry »