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


Spiced Pecans

Nov 27, 2016
Spiced Pecans

It's the time of year for fresh pecans. Cooking them with sugar and spices will fill the house with smells of the season. Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and a taste of cayenne will warm your palate!Ingredients:1/2 cup sugar1/3 tsp salt1 tsp ground cinnamon1...

Fried Rice

Nov 4, 2016
Fried Rice

Leftover brown rice was calling for fried rice for dinner at our house. Here's a version that I've used over the years - adding what vegetables I have available or whatever protein is in the frig. This is usually gobbled up quickly, one of those indica...

Squash and Kale Risotto

Oct 26, 2016
Squash and Kale Risotto

Fall beckons. Leaves turn golden, then bright as a flight of fancy. Aisles fill with orange squash and winter greens at the farmers market. I've taken what I brought home from our market, put them together, and voila - a fall risotto makes it way onto ...

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 ...

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