Category Archives: Dinner

Simple Pasta Bowl

Shaved Asiago cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and burnt butter sauce tossed with penne pasta. Quick, easy, and oh-so-tasty! Add a side salad, something to drink (a nice Casa Barranca Pinot Noir perhaps?), and you have a wonderful dinner for two!

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Jollof Rice Bowl

My friend asked me the other day if I had a recipe for jollof. I told her that I had heard of it, but had never made any. She said it would be something I’d like. I was intrigued and told … Continue reading

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Ravioli-Rosemary Soup

This is a simple soup recipe born one cold day shortly after the Thomas fire. I call it my “healing soup.”

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Chik’n Enchilada Casserole (vegan)

This is an easy and flavorful vegan enchilada dish. The combination of sautéed spinach, onions and sweet corn is unusual and when paired with my Azteca sauce makes a hearty, nutritious and fun entrée. Serve with rice and warm tortillas … Continue reading

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Ribollita (slow cooker)

Ribollita is a hearty Tuscan vegetable stew. The Italian word “ribollita” means “reboiled.” It was originally made by reheating leftover minestrone or vegetable soup from the previous day. One Wiki entry says that this custom is traced to the Middle … Continue reading

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Hearty Sorghum Soup (slow cooker)

Sorghum is a gluten-free grain that has a chewy texture similar to Israeli couscous. Some sources say that it has been cultivated for 3,000 years and more. This gluten-free soup is as tasty as it is easy to prepare. If … Continue reading

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Chik’n Tikka Masala (slow cooker)

Tikka is the Punjabi word for an Indian dish of small pieces of meat or vegetables marinated in a spice mixture. Masala is an Urdu word for any of a number of spice mixtures ground into a paste or powder … Continue reading

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