Maire Gilbert

I was a vegetarian who got together with a meat and potatoes man almost 25 years ago. I've always enjoyed cooking, and I was ready to tackle the challenge of helping my family eat healthy, and enjoy it.

Web Site: http://www.blogger.com/profile/14958204240364054378


Autumn Chili

Sep 21, 2016
Autumn Chili

This is really a cross between a chili and a stew. While I decided to call it a chili because of the beans and corn, it's the sausage that is the crowning jewel. Chicken sausage is a spicy way to add loads of flavor, without adding loads of fat. It doe...

Ahi Salad

Aug 10, 2016
Ahi Salad

I've posted other salads with ahi tuna before, but in my opinion, there's never enough ways to enjoy a refreshing tuna salad in the summertime! This one is very Asian based, complete with the complex flavors of fish sauce and Thai basil. Do use Thai ba...

Chicken Satay, Skewers with Peanut Sauce

Jul 27, 2016
Chicken Satay, Skewers with Peanut Sauce

I usually just call this chicken satay, and had just assumed I had posted this ages ago. But I couldn't find it in my site, and looked for both satay and skewers. So, I decided to call this both skewers and satay! I especially enjoy this during hot wea...

Broccoli Salad

Jul 15, 2016
Broccoli Salad

The broccoli salad I remember from picnics is a crunchy melange of bacon, raisins, and broccoli smothered in mayonnaise. I may have enjoyed it when I was younger, but I like a lighter and fresher tasting version now. In this recipe, I've swapped out th...

Snap Peas with Shiitake Mushrooms and Fennel

Jul 8, 2016
Snap Peas with Shiitake Mushrooms and Fennel

These snap peas go well with the Shrimp Skewers in the last post. They share cilantro along with a spicy edge. That means they can easily complement any dish that has a spicy side, whether it is one with an Asian or a Latino origin. If you don't like s...

Sweet ‘n Spicy Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers

Jul 4, 2016
Sweet ‘n Spicy Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers

These skewered shrimp are bathed in a sweet and spicy sauce. To increase the potency of the spices, marinate the shrimp in some of the sauce for about 10 minutes before you skewer and grill them. To decrease the potency, skip the marinade step and only...

Summer Rice Bowl

Jun 14, 2016
Summer Rice Bowl

I've been meaning to make a rice bowl forever. Finally! They are as delicious as whatever is put into them. I used a whole grain, lots of fresh vegetables, and an egg for protein. Gotta love it!Ingredients:1/2 cup cooked brown rice1/2 cup chopped baby ...

Stir Fried Chicken and Vegetables with Thai Basil

Jun 6, 2016
Stir Fried Chicken and Vegetables with Thai Basil

Years ago, my husband and I visited Thailand. One of the most exciting days of our visit was the day spent in a cooking class with the main chef at The Boathouse Inn on Phuket Island. Three students learned Thai cooking techniques under his expert tute...

Stir Fried Chicken and Vegetables with Thai Basil

Jun 6, 2016
Stir Fried Chicken and Vegetables with Thai Basil

Years ago, my husband and I visited Thailand. One of the most exciting days of our visit was the day spent in a cooking class with the main chef at The Boathouse Inn on Phuket Island. Three students learned Thai cooking techniques under his expert tute...

Summertime Tart

May 30, 2016
Summertime Tart

My husband does not eat eggs. Can't stand them. So, don't tell him that a tart has eggs that hold it together. Also, since he doesn't like vegetables that much either, please don't tell him that all the little colorful pieces in this tart are nothing o...

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