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: Apple mango chutney

Oct 19, 2012
Recipe: Apple mango chutney

I went up to Apple Hill and picked organic apples last weekend. You know what that means, I've been making batch after batch of applesauce. After several batches of applesauce I thought about doing something a little different. You may have notice...

Recipe: Curried kuri squash

Oct 15, 2012
Recipe: Curried kuri squash

I had a tasty curried squash at a Thai restaurant in Marysville, Washington. That was last December, and now that it's fall and I'm seeing squash everywhere, I'm thinking fondly of that squash dish again. Seeing this red kuri squash also called fo...

Recipe: Crab, artichoke and spinach enchiladas

Oct 8, 2012
Recipe: Crab, artichoke and spinach enchiladas

I love artichoke dip with chips, and my husband loves crab dip with chips. Here's a way to have your dip for dinner! This recipe uses a filling reminiscent of crab and artichoke dip for enchiladas. The stealthily healthy part of this is that ...

Recipe: Roasted pork and carrots

Oct 3, 2012
Recipe: Roasted pork and carrots

First of all, if you've never experienced the flavor of roasted carrots, you're in for a real taste treat. The carrots retain some of their crunch, but roasting enhances their natural sweetness. They make a wonderful accompaniment to pork. I'...

Farmers markets in Europe: Vienna’s Naschmarkt is one of the oldest and largest

Sep 27, 2012
Farmers markets in Europe: Vienna’s Naschmarkt is one of the oldest and largest

 As you've probably already figured out, I have a thing for farmer's markets. I love my local Sacramento farmer's market, and visit it almost weekly. However, I've visited some grand markets during my travels. I love the markets in Davis and San F...

Recipe: Southwestern chicken ‘n corn soup

Sep 19, 2012
Recipe: Southwestern chicken ‘n corn soup

 Growing up, I spent most of my summers in rural Michigan, and always looked forward to eating at some of the finest Pennsylvania Dutch style restaurants that Michigan has to offer. Their end of summer soups often combined local&nbs...

It’s time for the best baked beans

Sep 14, 2012
It’s time for the best baked beans

 A couple of weekends ago, I attended one of my fav food events - Reno's Rib Cookoff. Okay, okay, there's tremendous potential for experiencing some of the least healthy eating with all those high fat ribs covered with sweet BBQ sauce, but it...

Recipe: Italian Russian potato salad

Sep 10, 2012
Recipe: Italian Russian potato salad

Here's another recipe from the table of my Italian friends. This potato salad is called a "Russian salad" when it's served as part of an Italian meal. You'll notice that while it has potatoes, it differs from the usually American version because&n...

Recipe: Grilled padron peppers

Sep 5, 2012
Recipe: Grilled padron peppers

 Padron peppers are small green peppers, often served as a tapas dish at Spanish restaurants. You can find their cousins, shishito peppers, on Japanese sushi menus. In the Americas, it's easy to find small multi-colored peppers, yellow, orange and...

Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

Aug 28, 2012
Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

Here's another farmer's market goodie I couldn't resist - zucchini blossoms. I usually either pick up some at the farmer's market or pick them from my garden and fix them this way. I love the combinations of textures, the crunchy fl...

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