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


Grilled Endive with Gorgonzola Dressing

Feb 28, 2014
Grilled Endive with Gorgonzola Dressing

Grilling and roasting vegetables brings out their sweetness, grilling lettuce is no exception. Endive lettuce is relatively sweet to begin with, and grilling it makes it even more so. Add some cheesy dressing and voila, you're set to go. Many...

Quick Mushroom Sauce over Polenta

Feb 24, 2014
Quick Mushroom Sauce over Polenta

This mushroom sauce has layers of flavor and tastes like it took hours to make, but it comes together quickly. I've used premade polenta to also ease and hasten putting together the entire dish. The combination makes this perfect for a weekni...

Crab Cakes

Feb 18, 2014
Crab Cakes

 You may have noticed I like little cake shaped foods. Salmon patties, corn fritters, oatmeal pancakes, burgers. Maybe it's that little cakes remind me of burgers, one of America's great comfort foods. These crab cakes are mostly crab, a...

Winter Comfort Food: Borlotti Bean Soup with Porcini Mushrooms

Feb 13, 2014
Winter Comfort Food: Borlotti Bean Soup with Porcini Mushrooms


This is the time of year to find freshly dried borlotti beans, or cranberry beans. Either name describes a dried bean that cooks within 60 to 90 minutes into a substantial, flavorful, dare I say, meaty tasting bean. I usually find these at the farmer's market, but I have also...

Lentil Stew

Feb 4, 2014
Lentil Stew

Here's a thick lentil concoction ... one of those dishes that was a spur of the moment, what do we have on hand, dishes that came out good enough to remember how it was made, and also good enough for my intrepid taste tester, otherwise known as husband...

Chicken Paprikash

Jan 30, 2014
Chicken Paprikash

I've been reading and re-reading posts about food from my hometown. I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, and hometown recipes are as much of an ethnic melting pot there as they are in many areas of the US. Today's recipe is of Hungarian origin, an...

Spinach and Broccoli Salad

Jan 8, 2014
Spinach and Broccoli Salad

I developed this recipe for two reasons. First of all, I've got a hard time throwing out parts of vegetables. With broccoli, most recipes call for the florets, completely ignoring the stalks. I like to use all the parts, so this recipe uses only the br...

Hoppin’ John, aka Black Eyed Peas ‘n Rice

Jan 3, 2014
Hoppin’ John, aka Black Eyed Peas ‘n Rice

 Happy New Years! Foodwise, I celebrated the day with a dinner of black eyed peas, rice, and greens - a good combination for luck for the coming year. The peas bring luck and the greens bring wealth. Nice! This year, I made a hoppin' John dish in ...

Lemon Curd with Limoncello and Berries

Dec 18, 2013
Lemon Curd with Limoncello and Berries

Here's a winter dessert that's excellent when you want to prepare dessert ahead of time. You can make the lemon curd several days before serving, then put the dessert together the day you want to eat it. You'll see an ingredient here that I reserve for...

Penne with Winter Vegetables

Dec 13, 2013
Penne with Winter Vegetables

 I crave pastas when the weather gets cool outside, and now that it's downright cold, I want my pasta and I want it now! Here's a whole wheat pasta with a medley of vegetables that are easily available during the fall and winter months. The vegeta...

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