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: Eggs with tortillas and cheese

May 23, 2013
Recipe: Eggs with tortillas and cheese

I've been meaning to post this recipe for migas since before Cinco de Mayo. I've made this dish enough times in May, for two breakfasts, one lunch, and one dinner, to have posted it long before now. The thing about migas is how good they taste, an...

Recipe: Moroccan couscous

May 12, 2013
Recipe: Moroccan couscous

I had a wonderful couscous dish last week after I saw "Girl with a Pearl Earring" at the deYoung museum in San Francisco. The painting was incredible, full of light, yet bursting with various colors. The couscous dish was similar, light,...

Recipe: Easy, healthy salmon quesadillas

Apr 30, 2013
Recipe: Easy, healthy salmon quesadillas

Here's a quick dinner, ideal for those nights when there's not much time to spend in the kitchen. Truth be told, I broke my foot a couple of weeks ago, and find that any time in the kitchen is too much! Consequently, I've been mastering quick, quick th...

Recipe: Rhubarb strawberry pie

Apr 24, 2013
Recipe: Rhubarb strawberry pie

Some desserts are too good to pass up all the time. That's just how I feel. It's the justification I use for moderation! And, how a recipe for a sweet treat like rhubarb strawberry pie is here in a stealthy cooking blog. To me, that means I make t...

Recipe: Lamb ragu with pasta

Apr 17, 2013
Recipe: Lamb ragu with pasta

I've been enjoying a local French restaurant lately, Plan B, right here in Sacramento. They often have a ragu on their daily special menu, sometimes rabbit or duck ragu, perhaps venison or lamb. What they all have in common is a won...

Recipe: Salmon cakes

Apr 6, 2013
Recipe: Salmon cakes

I look at a number of places when I need some inspiration: blogs, books, magazines. A frequent source for new ideas is Cooking Light magazine. It's especially fun because in addition to receiving it myself, I give the magazine as a gift to my daughters...

Recipe: Glazed carrots

Mar 28, 2013
Recipe: Glazed carrots

I was so intrigued when I saw these rainbow carrots at the farmer's market. They're small and young, which means they'll be extra sweet. I haven't had the rainbow effect before and looked forward to experiencing slight variations in flavor. I tasted a ...

Recipe: Mulligatawny soup

Mar 22, 2013
Recipe: Mulligatawny soup

Here's a chicken soup recipe with an interesting history. The British craved a nice soup when they were in India, and this is the result. It's a blend of the British and Continental combination of onion, carrot, and celery with Indian curry spices...

Recipe: Stir-fry pork and buckwheat noodles

Mar 15, 2013
Recipe: Stir-fry pork and buckwheat noodles

It's nice to be back ... I'm still recovering from a nasty cold. It's been weeks of chicken soup and take out! By comparison, here's a quick meal that's healthy and uses several healthy food choices. Ingredients: 1 tsp coconut oil 2 tsp minced gin...

Recipe: Chocolate dipped strawberries

Feb 18, 2013
Recipe: Chocolate dipped strawberries

Two of the "littles", my word for grandkids are visiting. They've been here since Valentine's Day. I looked for something that was easy to make, and is delicious. Dipping strawberries in dark chocolate is super easy, and is definitely delicious! I did ...

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