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: 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 ...

Recipe: Chicken pot pie

Feb 11, 2013
Recipe: Chicken pot pie

It's been rainy and cold here, so I've been hankering for some comfort food in front of the fire. Chicken pot pie fits the bill. This recipe omits the cream sauce made with cream, butter, and flour and uses mashed potato flakes as a thickener. If you d...

Recipe: Roasted cauliflower parmesan

Feb 6, 2013
Recipe: Roasted cauliflower parmesan

I've been into roasting veggies lately, enjoying new depths of flavor. Roasting brings out the sweetness in a new way. Also, I've been playing with boosting sweet or savory notes, by adding a sweetener or herbs. Roasting cauliflower with a sp...

Recipe: Endive citrus salad

Jan 31, 2013
Recipe: Endive citrus salad

Endive makes it annual debut just about now, in mid winter, at least that's when the locally grown versions take their bow. Citrus is also at it's height, and root crops become their sweetest after they're exposed to a nice frost. I've grouped all of t...

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...

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