Grilled Mango Avocado Salad

Add a little kick to your BBQ! Awesome with meat and fish. WHAT YOU NEED: 2 ears of corn 2 mangoes 2 avocados 1 c cherry tomatoes 1/2 c Cilantro 5 Scallion 1 Lime 1/2 t Chili pepper S&P WHAT YOU DO: Shuck & grill the corn Pit & cut one mango in half and grill Grill all or…

Kohlrabi

They say that when you grow up you realize your parents weren’t complete idiots after all. In my case, I humbly acknowledge that my father was way cool, way back when. He was eating stuff like Kohlrabi, persimmon and lecithin before they even existed. I mention this A) to show off and B) because Kohlrabi…

All You Can Eat

All you can eat food troughs. My son didn’t understand why I was referring to them as troughs nor how everyone I mention them to knew just what I was talking about. To be honest, they didn’t bother me in the least until I was watching a documentary on food and a French Chef indicated…

Belgian Waffles

There’s something about a cheap hotel breakfast that is just right. A five star breakfast on the other hand, throws me in a tizzy. Yes I just said tizzy. Do I go the cold route or the hot one? 30 grain toast, cranberry muffins, French toast or all three? If you have the fruit and…

Tahini

Tahini or Tahina as it’s called in the Mediterranean region, from which it hails, is jammed packed with calcium, vitamins and a bunch of minerals I’d rather not pronounce. Despite the fact that it’s full of calories & unsaturated fat (the good kind), it is said to help with weight loss thanks to its high…

Power Bars to the People But Not Mommies

Man cannot live on power bars alone. Yeah? Tell that to the billion dollar industry that has given the chocolate bar the best damn facelift in history (barring Katharine Chancellor’s on-camera visit to the OR on The Young & The Restless, circa 1984). Talk about dystopia! Originally, the concept of the protein shake, the power…

Zaatar

I can’t tell you what it is, because no one really knows, save Ottolenghi. Zaatar is a combination of herbs and sesame seeds and salt and olive oil commonly found in Middle Eastern cooking. It adds color, texture, a little bit of healthy and tons of flavor to anything from chicken to potatoes to pizza. In the…

Touchy Touch Screens

I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of touchscreen ordering. I went out for lunch a few weeks ago with a friend. I went out to chat, show off my new sun glasses and be served, not work. But work it was. My friend was practically finished his stir fry as I was…

Cauliflower Revolution

“Cauliflower” I learned on a site called takepart.com is (and I quote) “cropping up in everything from pizza dough to porridge as an alternative to grain-based flours.” I wouldn’t have given it a second thought were it not for our last visit to my brother’s. My children are tall. The two I was traveling with…

Potato Salad Revamped

Whoever came up with the idea of potato salad as a summer picnic necessity was either a prankster or a silly billy. A heavy, bland winter vegetable doused in mayonnaise loves nothing more than going rancid in the heat. And don’t forget to add a gut stuffing egg. What weren’t they thinking? That said, I…