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


Recipe: Ground turkey nachos with Greek yogurt

Jun 18, 2012
Recipe: Ground turkey nachos with Greek yogurt

What better kid food? Nachos, good for a snack, for lunch, try them for dinner. Kids (of all ages) think they're having junk food - only you and I know better! Nachos can be just as healthy as you make them. Ingredients: 1 tortilla per person1 can low ...

Recipe: Spicy Black Bean Burger!

Jun 13, 2012
Recipe: Spicy Black Bean Burger!

Here's a vegetarian burger that my meat-centric husband declares delish! Okay, I've never really heard the actual word "delish" come out of his mouth, but he did say that there were every bit as good as his regular beefy (read fat-dripping) hambur...

Recipe: Spinach pappardelle with sage mushroom sauce

Jun 8, 2012
Recipe: Spinach pappardelle with sage mushroom sauce

Pappardelle is simply wide-cut, fresh pasta. You probably already know how good fresh pasta is when you purchase it at the store. When made at home, minutes before cooking, it is so much fresher ... and the taste is the best! My recipes here are u...

Recipe: The Emperor’s Rice Salad

Jun 4, 2012
Recipe: The Emperor’s Rice Salad

Summer has arrived in Sacramento ... and by that I mean it's h-o-t! Time for dinners made early in the day, then served cold. Don't have time to make them early? Make them the night before, or make enough for several meals. However it's made, this dish...

Recipe: Asparagus vichyssoise

May 30, 2012
Recipe: Asparagus vichyssoise

Asparagus season is just about over. The tender stalks of early spring are gone. The stalks are getting larger, and tougher now. This is the kind of asparagus that is meant for soup. The tips are still tender, so they make a great garnish, wh...

Recipe: Chicken piccata

May 23, 2012
Recipe: Chicken piccata

When I hear "We should have this more often" I know I've hit on a winner. And, that's exactly what I heard last night. Of course, it could be that it took forever to take photos, as I searched for the camera, tripod, attachments, and remote, no two of ...

Recipe: Jambalaya for a crowd

May 1, 2012
Recipe: Jambalaya for a crowd

I love to eat in New Orleans. So does my husband. The food there is a nice combination of spicy, fresh, and tasty. While I enjoy tasting innovative dishes there, I also appreciate some of the classics. Here's a classic N'Awlins style jam...

Recipe: Kumquat and fennel salad

Apr 19, 2012
Recipe: Kumquat and fennel salad

Thanks so much to the Sacramento Bee for their nod to Stealth Cooking in Wednesday's Food and Wine Section. They included an excerpt from last week's Philly style meatball sandwich as "a sample of the best of the current food and di...

Recipe: Philly-style meatball sandwich

Apr 13, 2012
Recipe: Philly-style meatball sandwich

My husband grew up just outside of Philadelphia, home of the cheesesteak and other hoagies ... like the meatball sandwich. We had meatball sandwiches yesterday, in honor of my in-laws wedding anniversary. Our dinner table conversation turned to me...

Recipe: Lemon dressing with fresh Meyer lemons

Apr 13, 2012
Recipe: Lemon dressing with fresh Meyer lemons

This dressing makes good use of the clean flavor of fresh lemons. I used a Meyer lemon for the fresh lemon juice. Its the thin skinned, less astringent, and smaller version of a classic lemon. You'll also notice that I use agave nectar as the swee...



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