Tag Archive: cilantro

May 25

Guacamole salad

My countdown to summer begins December 26 every year. Autumn, I love. The holidays are full of fun. But winter? Yuck.

Jan 14

Speedy chicken posole


Here’s another hearty winter dish for you, just in time for 76-degree temperatures this weekend (for those of you in California).

Aug 09

Grilled corn with hoisin-orange butter


Sweet, fresh corn always reminds me of August. That’s when the first ears of corn seem to be ready to be picked from the garden (not that I have any planted in my own garden…but I can pretend).

Jul 12

Bison burgers with avocado relish


Have you ever tried ground bison meat? Tastes just like beef! (Bet you thought I was going to say chicken.) And according to the experts, it’s healthier too. Antibiotics and growth hormones are not given to bison, according to the U.S.D.A, and it is much lower in fat and calories than both beef and chicken. …

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Jul 07

Thai watermelon salad


Remember how I told you the National Watermelon Promotion Board sent us that CD-Rom of recipes? Well, not all the recipes were as strange as watermelon petit fours.

Jun 17

Grilled sweet potato salad with jicama and blue cheese and chipotle-lime dressing


The ingredient list for this dish is pretty bizarre. I never would have thought to combine sweet potatoes, jicama, a spicy lime dressing and blue cheese together.

Jun 08

Tandoori-style chicken burgers


Do you ever get tired of eating? Not that you’re not hungry, just that nothing really sounds that good? It’s a sad feeling, I know. We live in one of the most bountiful places in the world, where we can eat just about anything we want. There are thousands of choices, which is more than …

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May 05



This past weekend, the family and I enjoyed a walk along the gorgeous Bob Jones Trail in Avila Beach. The sun was warm, the sky was blue and it finally felt like summer. After enjoying the sea air for awhile, we decided we couldn’t go home without some fresh seafood. So after the walk, we …

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Apr 21

Pork loin with strawberry and avocado salsa


After a dreary winter, it’s fun to cook with colorful and fresh ingredients. That’s probably why this past weekend could have been called “Fun with meat and fruit salsa!” at my house.

Mar 09

Pot roast tacos


Last week’s fresh veggie tote had a south of the border theme. That meant onion, garlic, avocados, jalapeno and pasilla peppers, cabbage and cilantro. Perfect for tacos!

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