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: Broiled grapefuit

Jan 25, 2013
Recipe: Broiled grapefuit

Ready for a breakfast oldie but goodie? This is one of those oldies that reminds me of my own childhood. This was always served alongside a soft boiled egg in a cup and a piece of toast. Quite the princess! I hadn't had grapefruit this way since I...

Recipe: French toast

Jan 20, 2013
Recipe: French toast

Cool winter mornings mean different things to different people. While visiting San Diego, cool mornings are in the 50s. While visiting Reno, cool mornings are what 13 or 15 feels like. Brrrr. Whatever a cool morning is like, this French toast is a nice...

Recipe: Thai coconut chicken soup (Tom Kha Gai)

Jan 10, 2013
Recipe: Thai coconut chicken soup (Tom Kha Gai)

 I first tasted Tom Kha Gai, or coconut chicken soup, when I visited Thailand ... many years ago. Learning to make it still ranks as one of my favorite cooking experiences, ever. My husband, who by the way is notorious for not cooki...

Recipe: Roasted squash with pepitas and pomeganate

Jan 1, 2013
Recipe: Roasted squash with pepitas and pomeganate

 I'm just back from celebrating the holidays with our kids and grand kids, including the newest addition to the family, a new grandson! While visiting, I've spent some time in the kitchen, sometimes making old family favorites,...

Recipe: Arancini with red mushrooms

Dec 19, 2012
Recipe: Arancini with red mushrooms

 Arancini is Italian for little oranges. I don't think these little risotto cakes look much like oranges, but who can argue with a name that sounds so fun and exciting? The mushrooms turn red from red wine. If you don't like red wine, feel fr...

Recipe: Pasta with roasted butternut squash, crispy sage and kale

Dec 14, 2012
Recipe: Pasta with roasted butternut squash, crispy sage and kale

 Here's a hearty winter pasta dish with roasted squash. Roasting concentrates the sugars in vegetables, so this squash tastes sweet. Many people who ordinarily don't like squash (like my husband) will eat this up and ask for seconds. Adding the sa...

Recipe: Chicken catalan

Dec 6, 2012
Recipe: Chicken catalan

 I ate at a Spanish tapas restaurant last night, so now I'm thinking of all food Spanish. I like the way many Spanish dishes combine rich flavors together to make tasty and healthy sauces. The Catalonia region of Spain features many sweet and savo...

Recipe: Persimmon salad with avocado and goat cheese

Nov 26, 2012
Recipe: Persimmon salad with avocado and goat cheese

 Persimmons are back in the market, and this year I've paired perky persimmon slices with silky avocado slices. It's a marriage made in heaven is all I can say. Ingredients: 4 cups salad greens2 persimmons, sliced1 avocado, peeled, pitted and...

Recipe: Chicken udon noodle soup

Nov 16, 2012
Recipe: Chicken udon noodle soup

 This noodle soup recipe is loosely based on two traditional Japanese style soups. Noodle soup is usually served with simply a few cubes of tofu and some green onions. Chicken and vegetables may be cooked in a tasty broth, then served strained, wi...

Recipe: Spaghetti squash with red sauce

Nov 12, 2012
Recipe: Spaghetti squash with red sauce

I'm starting a new section today, 20 minute dinners. I've had several people ask me how long it takes to cook something, and I've started keeping track, plus noting the time for you. Those people have also added that they don't like to spend hours and ...

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