Category Archives: Lunch

New Cookbook – Ready for Summer Grilling!

Here’s a recipe from my new book, Ojai Valley Grill It Cookbook. Panko-Portobello Mushroom Burger A few weeks ago Robin and I ate at the relatively new Ojai Harvest restaurant in downtown Ojai. I had their Grain Bowl and Robin … Continue reading

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Creamy Carrot Soup

This is simple, quick, and easy to make. It is a good hot soup in the winter and a surprisingly tasty summer soup served chilled.

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Grilled Peach, Brie, and Basil Sandwich

See this recipe in my new Ojai Valley Grill It Cookbook! Give this grilled peach, brie, and basil sandwich a try this weekend. This simple and tasty sandwich will help you get into the groove for outdoor grilling.

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Pizza with Quinoa Crust

My friend, Tim D., provided the inspiration for this cheesy pizza bread with a quinoa crust. Fun, tasty, and naturally gluten-free.

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Grilled Eggplant with Red Pepper Sauce

My friend, Vicky, came over to the house the other day lugging a large box. I hurried out to the porch to lighten her load. “I have all these peppers left over after making a wonderful spaghetti sauce”, she said. … Continue reading

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Grilled Tofu Tacos with Pickled Red Onions

A taco recipe from my new “Grill It” cookbook that will be published next spring! Let me know how you like it.

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Grilled Caprese Sandwich

Now that tomatoes are beginning to ripen in the garden, I turn my attention to serving lunch on the back deck. One of my favorite sandwiches is a grilled Caprese sandwich with pesto.

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