Black Bean Salad with a Twist

1 1/2 cups Black Beans 1 jar Hearts of Palm, drained & sliced 1 Mango, cut into 1″ chunks 1 Avocado, sliced thin 1 Tomato, your choice, sliced thin 1 Shallot, sliced thin 1 Tbs. Orange Juice 1 Tbs. Lime Juice Sea Salt &…

Corn Chowder

This cooler weather has made me crave some warm soups and chowders. Here is one that I made recently for a potluck. 1/2 cup Onion, diced 2 Stalks Celery, diced Olive Oil Sea Salt & Pepper to taste Fresh Thyme 2 large Potatoes, peeled…

Quinoa Salad

1 cup Quinoa, cooked (I like to use the red for more color) Asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces 1 bunch Baby Spinach 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes, quartered (optional) 1 cup Artichoke Hearts, quartered 1 Shallot, sliced thin 3/4 cup Shiitake mushrooms 1/2 cup…

Mexican Salad/Salsa

1 can (15 oz) Black Beans 3 ears Corn, sliced off the cob 1 Poblano Pepper (use hotter pepper if you like), chopped 2 Tomatoes, chopped Cilantro, chopped 1-2 tsp. Cumin Sea Salt, to taste 1/4 cup Olive Oil 1 Tbs. Apple Cider Vinegar…

Pasta with Potatoes & Zucchini

Potatoes and pasta may sound like an odd combination but the julienne style potato wraps itself nicely around the pasta along with the zucchini. Delicious! 1 1/2 cups Potatoes, sliced julienne-style  1 1/2 cups Zucchini, sliced julienne-style 1 pkg. Pasta (Gemelli or Orecchiette work well…

Tomato Mango Gazpacho

This recipe was comes from a recipe in “Living Without” August/September 2008. I have changed very little from the original because it is delicious! Hope you enjoy! 3 lbs. Very Ripe Tomatoes, cored and rough cut 1 Cucumber, peeled, seeded, rough cut 1 Red…

Brown Buttered Corn with Basil

1 1/2 cups Fresh Corn (about 3 ears) 1 Tbs. Butter 1/2 cup Finely Shredded Fresh Basil In a skillet, heat butter over medium until foam subsides. Add corn and saute for about 4 minutes, until corn begins to brown. Remove from heat and…

Summer Pasta Salad w/ Homemade Dressing

1 lb. Pasta, cooked (I prefer spirals) 1 cup Kalamata Olives 1 pint Cherry or Grape Tomatoes 1 Yellow Bell Pepper, sliced thin Handful of Baby Spinach 1 can Artichoke Hearts, quartered Shiitake Mushrooms, sliced Toss everything together in a bowl. Pasta Salad Dressing…

Zucchini Linguine

2 Medium-sized Zucchini Olive oil 1 Medium Onion, Chopped 2 Cloves Garlic, chopped (more or less depending on taste) 2 Carrots, shaved into long strips w/ vegetable shaver or grater 1 cup Shiitake Mushrooms 1 Ear of Corn, slice corn off cob Fresh, or…

Summer Greens Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Arugala (or other greens of your choice, just make them fresh) 2 Fresh Peaches, sliced 1/2 Pint of Fresh Blueberries Jicama, matchstick sliced 1-2 Scallions, green part only, sliced Crumbled Feta or a nice Goat Cheese Toss all of these ingredients together in a…