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


Fresh Strawberry Margaritas

Sep 8, 2013
Fresh Strawberry Margaritas

 Labor Day Weekend is supposedly the last official weekend of summer. Ha! It's still hot here, and I mean HOT. However hot it is, my strawberry plants seem to think cooler weather has arrived, as they're producing almost more strawberries than I c...

Ratatouille

Aug 29, 2013
Ratatouille

Here's my rendition of the dish made recently famous by those Disney rata-tat-tats. (You may notice I can't even say the name of that rodent.) As noted in the movie, it's a dish from France, and is a beautiful mixture of the ve...

Farro Salad

Aug 19, 2013
Farro Salad

I recently tasted a delicious salad that included rice, an addition to salad that sounded new and exciting. While the rice was a great addition, I thought farro would have been even more exciting. Farro is a special grain that's similar ...

Asian Cole Slaw

Aug 12, 2013
Asian Cole Slaw

This is a cole slaw version Chinese Chicken Salad. It has similar crunch, the sweet heat, and the flavor punches. It's perfect for group picnics, and summer food at the beach. Ingredients: 1 package cole slaw1/2 cup sliced red pepper1/4 cup sliced...

Green Beans with Mushrooms, Shallots, and Garlic

Aug 7, 2013
Green Beans with Mushrooms, Shallots, and Garlic

As you know, I work hard to get my husband to "eat his vegetables." Sometimes I'm more successful than other times. Some vegetables are more challenging than others. With green beans, it's always a real challenge. They are not his favorite, and th...

Salmon Chowder, Northwest meets Southwest

Aug 1, 2013
Salmon Chowder, Northwest meets Southwest

I think of salmon as a northwest food. My favorite salmon hails from the Copper River in Alaska. Many US fishing companies store their salmon in Bellingham, Washington. And, so I was introduced to the venerable salmon when I lived in Washington. Howeve...

Golden Gazpacho

Jul 20, 2013
Golden Gazpacho

My yellow cherry tomatoes are prolific this year! And, they are so very sweet. I harvest so many tomatoes each day that I've been coming up with new things to do with them every day. Here's my luncheon special. Especially delicious cold, so v...

Lemony Pasta

Jul 13, 2013
Lemony Pasta

I've been working on a lemony pasta recipe for quite a while. It started last summer as a challenge from a friend who has a delightful tasting recipe with a little, OK a lot, too much butter and cream to be eaten on a regular basis. Then, somehow ...

Peas, Mushrooms, and Celery

Jul 8, 2013
Peas, Mushrooms, and Celery

I usually think of this as a fall or winter side dish, but surprised myself by serving it warm as a side on a hot summer evening. Changing up the spices makes veggies seasonal. I served this with salmon, but it would be equally good with any kind ...

Lime Jalapeno Salad Dressing

Jun 27, 2013

This dressing is refreshingly zesty. Use it on a salad that accompanies a similaryly spicy meal. I served this one evening with pulled pork tacos. Ingredients: zest of one lime2 Tbs lime juice (juice of one lime)1 Tbs jalapeno jelly3 Tbs extra virgin o...



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