Category Archives: Lunch

Croque-Monsieur with a Vegetarian Twist

“What is Croque-Monsieur?,” my ten-year-old friend asked.

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Spicy Chinese-Style Eggplant

The flavors in this recipe are intense. It takes advantage of the complementary flavors of the chili bean sauce, shitake mushrooms, and seasoned rice vinegar. Serve this over steamed rice and put smiles on those at the dinner table.

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Farro, Feta, and Meyer Lemon Salad

Farro is a nutty-tasting ancient grain that has been eaten for thousands of years around the world. It is a staple in many Mediterranean, Ethiopian, and Middle Eastern recipes. It was once called “pharaoh’s wheat” since it was popular in … Continue reading

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Caprese Mac and Cheese

This is a nice stovetop twist on traditional mac and cheese. The addition of grape tomatoes goes nicely with the creamy mozzarella sauce and basil. Add a little Dijon mustard and a touch of paprika and you have a mouth-watering … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash and Chickpea Fritters Salad

Fritters are easy to make and are the perfect addition to this salad with tomato-balsamic vinaigrette. I like to serve this as a complete lunch Fritter Ingredients: 2 cups raw butternut squash (peeled and cubed) 2 slices whole-wheat bread 1  … Continue reading

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Pan-Fried Cheese Flautas with Avocado-Cream Sauce

Flautas are made with a savory filling, usually meat, rolled up and deep-fried to a golden brown. The history of this dish is varied, but most sources cite Mexico as the origin. The Spanish language word flauta means flute and, … Continue reading

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Open-Face Tomato Sandwiches

Are you looking for something different to do with all of those tomatoes in your vegetable garden? Want to grill one more time before the end of summer? Look no further. Here’s a fresh way to enjoy garden-fresh tomatoes as … Continue reading

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