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


Strawberry Lemonade

Jun 25, 2014
Strawberry Lemonade

It's the height of strawberry season, which coincides with the tail end of lemon season in my yard. Strawberries and lemons, now that's a delicious sounding match. Kids, young and old, love both. Why not mix them together?Ingredients: 1 cup sliced stra...

Green Beans and Garbanzos

Jun 9, 2014
Green Beans and Garbanzos

You may have noticed a trend lately, garbanzo beans. One day I discovered my hubby like them, the next day I found them at Costco. Now I have garbanzos in stock, lots of garbanzos! With this latest recipe, I discovered he likes...

How to make lavender sugar

Jun 3, 2014
How to make lavender sugar

I had the good fortune to visit the Ali'i Kula lavender farm when in Maui, which is where the lavender photos here were taken. It was all things lavender. Lavender is an herb of many uses, one of which is culinary. The lavender typically used for cooki...

Turkey with Rice and Garbanzoes

May 22, 2014
Turkey with Rice and Garbanzoes

I have fond memories of a wonderful dish that featured chicken pieces cooked in a savory mixture of rice and garbanzo beans. It was probably bound with mushroom soup, but I've healthied up my memorable mixture to make this new dish....

Firecracker Salad

May 15, 2014
Firecracker Salad

This salad is just as bright as a firecracker. Serve it cold, and you've got a meal that will cool you off during a hot summer evening. Delicious, and healthful, too. If you need something to make this more substantial, serve with a piec...

Mushroom Stroganoff with Fava Beans

May 7, 2014
Mushroom Stroganoff with Fava Beans

Spring time is the best time, or the only time, to find fresh fava beans. I admit they are not the easiest to prepare. OK, they're a royal pain to prepare. But, they are sooooo worth it! Their presence on top of this dish calls your attention to them, ...

Edie’s Chicken Enchiladas

May 1, 2014
Edie’s Chicken Enchiladas

This recipe is courtesy of a long time friend from Reno, Nevada. While I love these enchiladas made with chicken, I've probably made them more often with turkey ... and what a great way to use up leftovers from one of those large birds! Edie never made...

Kale and Quinoa Salad

Apr 19, 2014
Kale and Quinoa Salad

I've just returned from a wonderful and tasty trip to Hawaii. I had some of the best meals of my life! Lots of seafood, and lots of fresh, fresh salads. Here's my rendition of one of the salads I loved. Pineapple makes an appearance, of course, adding ...

Whole Wheat Pappardelle with Spring Vegetables

Apr 11, 2014
Whole Wheat Pappardelle with Spring Vegetables

 This is one of those recipes that was forged out of desperation. I've been on a whole grain kick. Well, truth be told, I've been on that particular kick for several years. I can find lots of fresh whole wheat pastas in the market. However, i...

Arugula Salad with Fennel and Edamame

Apr 7, 2014
Arugula Salad with Fennel and Edamame

I've already made my first salad of the season with garden produce! Arugula is one of the first garden vegetables that I can use each spring. This year is no exception. I added some crunchy vegetables to add a counterpoint to the lettuce, along wi...

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