Tag: celery

mediterranean salmon salad

mediterranean salmon salad

Growing up in southern West Virginia, Logan County and a little magical town called Man, we had salmon at some meals, but only salmon from a can. Yes, Mom would make the most divine salmon patties. Not often. On special occasions. I suppose salmon in a can was really pricey […]

fresh cranberry mandarin nut salad

fresh cranberry mandarin nut salad

Some dishes just bring back vivid and warm childhood memories. Food has a way of being that for me. A memory maker. Of course, I was always in the kitchen with Mom, watching, helping and learning more than I ever imagined. Holidays were always festive in our postage stamped size […]

no mayo chicken salad

no mayo chicken salad

I think one of the greatest bargains that you can find at Costco is their rotisserie chicken. Yes, they must sell a ton of these things because not only are they so stinkin’ reasonably priced, but they’re good and they are quite big and fat meaty birds. This no mayo […]

farmers market chicken soup

Hearty and robust, this farmers market chicken soup can be made year round. In the summer when you have access to all the fresh vegetables, you can load it up with whatever you like, if you like. For me, I love the combination of the lima beans, potatoes, chicken and […]

easy lamb bolognese

easy lamb bolognese

Who doesn’t love a rich thick flavorful bolognese? And, one that is relatively quick and easy to make? While I have a couple of other bolognese recipes on my website that are dynamite killer good, I wanted to create one that took less time and had fewer ingredients. But had […]

creamy parmesan pea soup

parmesan pea soup

Peas are a fabulous vegetable. Not only are they healthy, but they’re super versatile for using in recipes like this parmesan pea soup. Served hot, warm, room temperature or cold, I’m really a pea lover! Now when I cook peas, I like to use the petite size rather than the […]

chicken doodle soup

chicken doodle soup

Chicken doodle soup. Yes, it’s my whimsical version of ‘chicken noodle soup’ but with a bohemian flair! I love the rich tomatoeee broth that comes with every bite. Reminiscent of a ‘vegetable’ soup, there’s no mistaking that you’re eating chicken soup. Now, what might the flair be? It’s something subtle. It’s […]

grilled hamburger sriracha soup

grilled hamburger sriracha soup

Hamburgers. Love them. Love them when they’re cooked on an outdoor grill then put on a soft tender bun and topped with good ol’ classic yellow mustard, pickles, lettuce and onions. Nothing fancy for me. Not even cheese. I don’t know about you, but sometimes we have burgers leftover. So […]

beef barley mushroom soup

Some words simply sound healthy. It’s the way the word rolls off the tip of your tongue…barrrrrleee. Now think of the word ‘candy’…does that sound healthy? (OK, smile & play along with me!). Believe me, you’ll be refilling your bowl with this beef barley mushroom soup, which doesn’t take long […]

haifa celery date salad

haifa celery date salad

There’s a reason this is named Haifa celery date salad. When I traveled to Israel as a guest of Taste of Israel Eat. Meet. Explore., one of the cities we visited was Haifa, which is a northern Israeli port city. It’s built in tiers and extends from the Mediterranean up […]

mediterranean celery olive salad

mediterranean celery olive salad

This Mediterranean celery olive salad is so very different. And, that’s what I love about food~~using ingredients in totally different ways to create spectacular new dishes. It’s kind of like dressing and style~~you have clothes, shoes, accessories and when you combine them in different ways, you get an entirely new […]

sour cream mashed potato soup

sour cream mashed potato soup

This sour cream mashed potato soup is one of my many cook once, eat twice recipes. Now I love mashed potatoes. I mean real mashed potatoes~~the kind you peel, stew, then season and ‘smash’, yes, leaving lumps, love my lumps, and serve with your dinner. So, when I’m peeling those […]

fresh herb chicken salad

fresh herb chicken salad

My body is really sensitive to what I put in it~I mean especially with food. It’s like it can tell if I’m putting in ‘junk’ and empty calories~you know the foods that are highly processed, full of ingredients that you can’t pronounce and usually bear little or no recognition of […]

Spicy Garbanzo Beans Cucumbers Red Onions & Grapes

spicy garbanzo bean salad

Salads can get boring unless you open your mind’s eye to the possibilities beyond the regulars. You know…tomatoes, lettuce. I love a salad that’s a meal, too. When you add beans, you’ve got some seriously wicked protein and more nutrition going on like with this salad. Salads also should let […]

creamy spicy cauliflower soup

creamy spicy cauliflower soup

Oh, if you love cauliflower, you’ll adore this soup. And, if you don’t like cauliflower, watch out, you may not even know that’s what’s in this soup–yes, it’s that good! And, that’s exactly what happened when I served it to my main squeeze, my big cheese taste tester, my #1 […]

boho seasoning cubes

boho carrot ginger seasoning cubes

Sometimes in cooking a seasoning combination is called the ‘holy trinity’. Sometimes cooks call it a ‘mirepoix'(pronounced meer-pwah) which is a French word. And, there are different trinities or mirepoixs~~like a Cajun mirepoix uses onions, celery and green bell peppers, instead of carrots in the French version. Italians call this […]

chunky fresh salmon scallion olive salad

chunky fresh salmon scallion olive salad

Whenever I buy salmon, I always try to buy an extra couple of pounds because if I’m going to pan sear it for one meal, I can use the leftover salmon the next day for salads, sandwiches and more. That’s how this chunky fresh salmon scallion olive salad was born! […]

Mediterranean Slow Roasted Pot Roast

There’s just so much about this ‘pot roast’ that’s not a ‘pot roast’…what I mean by that is that while this is a cheap, relatively speaking, cut of meat~~I mean it is a lowly chuck roast~~the way it’s cooked, the herbs, the wine and the infusion of all the flavors […]

~smoked ale campfire beef stew~

smoked ale campfire beef stew

This recipe is one of several in a series of eats we recently had while wilderness camping in Colorado~~there’s just something about being at nearly 11,000 feet elevation that makes the air crisp, the sleeping hypnotic and the eating intoxicating!  This roast was pre-cooked at home just for convenience sake […]

~iceberg gorgonzola salad~

iceberg gorgonzola salad

Simple. Fresh. Crisp. Creamy. Healthy. Crunchy. A bite of tang. Yes, this salad’s got all those things that make for a perfect partner alongside a great steak, some grilled chicken, lamb, seafood~~you get the idea.  Then if you’re so inclined you can add corn, roasted red peppers, maybe some garden […]

Leek Potato & Roasted Pepper Soup

Leek Potato & Roasted Pepper Soup

When the weather out side is frightful, then homemade soup is so delightful!  Let it rain! Let it snow!  Let it go!  Soups’s on!  And, that exactly what’s happening as I make this boholicious ‘Leek Potato & Roasted Red Pepper Soup’!  The red peppers give the soup just a tad […]

Herb Fruit & Lime Chicken Salad

Herb Fruit & Lime Chicken Salad

I just can’t say enough about the value of a rotisserie chicken from a grocery store deli, Costco, Sam’s Club or any other place you might pick one up!  For a small family of four, it can sometimes be two maybe three meals, however, for a couple of folks, like […]

Roasted Creamy Spicy Root Soup

Roasted Creamy Spicy Root Soup

I’ve never really spent a lot of time cooking with parsnips~~it’s pretty cool that parsnips date back to the Roman times and that they were once used as a sweetner in Europe before cane sugar got there!  Parsnips are high in vitamins and potassium, and since I’ve been having some […]