Category Archives: Lunch

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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Garden Goddess Sandwich

This recipe makes one sandwich but if you need more, double the recipe for two, triple it for three, etc. Make the pickled red onions the day before. Any leftover onions will keep in the refrigerator for at least a … Continue reading

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