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


Stuffing Muffins

Dec 9, 2014
Stuffing Muffins

These muffins are inspired by using up left over Thanksgiving stuffing and thinking of bread pudding. The twist is that they're savory and made in mini muffin tins!  Ingredients:3 cups leftover bread stuffing2 whole eggs1 cup low fat milkDirection...

Pumpkin Bread with Chipotle Cranberries

Nov 21, 2014
Pumpkin Bread with Chipotle Cranberries

Here's a seasonal favorite that I've healthied up, just a bit, plus added a southwest spin that gives this version a slight kick.Ingredients:1 cup all purpose flour2/3 cup whole wheat flour3/4 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup brown sugar1 tsp. baking soda1 ...

Opah (Moonfish) with Tomatoes and Parmesan

Nov 17, 2014
Opah (Moonfish) with Tomatoes and Parmesan

Opah, also known as moonfish, is the newest darling at your fishmonger. While I have ordered opah in restaurants before, this was the first time I have seen it at the fish counter and so it was also my first time cooking it. I searched on the internet,...

Cashew Chicken

Sep 16, 2014
Cashew Chicken

This stir fry is simple to put together, yet blends all of its flavors beautifully. The colors can be as bright and varied as you choose. Cooked quickly then eaten immediately, it features a crunch from the individual vegetables, offset by tender chunk...

Easy Caprese

Sep 11, 2014
Easy Caprese

One of my daughters shared a wonderful story. She regularly makes caprese salad for dinner. Sometimes she substitutes red peppers for the tomato, or adds some cucumber. She uses whatever is on hand. The important parts are the balsamic dressing and the...

Minted Salad with Beets and Eggs

Sep 5, 2014
Minted Salad with Beets and Eggs

I've got lots of fall beets in the garden already, and my mint has gone crazy. Here's a combination borne of seasonal combinations that tastes just like the first hint of fall in the air.Ingredients:2 cups mixed salad greens1/2 cup mint leaves2 Tbs. ch...

Watermelon Salad

Aug 27, 2014
Watermelon Salad

Here's a salad that is sure to be a big hit with kids, both big and small. It's simple to make, easy to pack, and easy to eat. It's great for picnics, at the beach or in the backyard. Enjoy this "salad" as either a side dish or as a dessert.Ingredients...

Blistered Shishito Peppers

Aug 22, 2014
Blistered Shishito Peppers

Shishito and padron peppers are all the rage in Sacramento. Last year I could only find them occasionally in the farmer's market. They were the secret darling of cutting edge chefs. This year, they're making appearances every week at the farmer's marke...

Tortilla Espanola

Aug 11, 2014
Tortilla Espanola

This "tortilla" is more like a potato frittata, but who's to say about names. The dish originates in Spain, but is enjoyed everywhere, and frequently makes an appearance on meatless nights at my house. It is similar to a frittata, but the tortilla espa...

Recipe: Tzatziki Sauce

Aug 4, 2014
Recipe: Tzatziki Sauce

This refreshing sauce is a melange of cucumbers with bright lemony notes offset by tangy Greek yogurt. I like it on chicken souvlaki or as a side to just about any Greek dish or savory meat. It's also nice as a dip with toasted pieces of pita bread. If...

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