Summer Salad Week

It just happened to be that this last week, I conjured up several salads for the family. Must be the post-vacation urge to eat healthy. By healthy I DO NOT MEAN LIGHT. I am not a fan of "light" food. I need satiety. I need fat. And I need calories. Have you seen me in person??? Anyhoo, here's a roundup of our summer salads this week, with links to some of the recipes. The Nicoise Salad vinaigrette will be posted here tomorrow morning. I'll list here what I paired with what, with absolutely no forethought to whether it was a good match or not. However, the pattern that you may or may not see ... read more

The Impossible Meal Plan: Week 2 of 4

Last week I posted about my family's Impossible Meal Plan Challenge.  A compromise, if you will, between a Paleo diet and a vegetarian diet. And intermixed is a sudden intention of mine to purchase 100% locally grown produce. Let me tell you first how I managed last week and then I'll give you this week's meal plan. By the way, the meal plan from that post was actually from the week before. We ended up taking a week off (already! I know!) last week for Thanksgiving and our houseguests. Meatless Monday's enchiladas went very well. Tuesday's meal of fish, quinoa, and veggies worked well ... read more

Bollywood Bash

How do you throw a Bollywood-inspired and masala-infused bash for a group of 40 adults? How about donating the dinner for a school silent auction? You can spread cultural awareness, get to know your children's friends' parents, and raise money for your school. That's what my friend Kavita thought of when she planned an elaborate dinner with live entertainment as part of a multi-course meal for all the guests.  And of course she persuaded me to join, and I'm glad to be part of it! We've had a few "meetings" to come up with a dinner menu, beverage selection, and entertainment, and we ... read more