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.

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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...

Avocado and Mango Salad with Hazelnuts

Jun 27, 2013
Avocado and Mango Salad with Hazelnuts

There is definitely something about hot and spicy food that seems to take the heat out of the summer. The spicy heat seems refreshing, somehow. Here's a salad that combines both. It's refreshing, yet spicy. Ingredients:4 cups mixed salad greens1 a...

Recipe: Pulled pork tacos with pickled onions

Jun 21, 2013
Recipe: Pulled pork tacos with pickled onions

Here's my favorite way with pickled onions. This is also a great way to use up left over pulled pork. If you already have the pickled onions in the frig, and some leftover pulled pork, this comes together as a very fast meal. Put together a green salad...

Recipe: Pickled red onions

Jun 17, 2013
Recipe: Pickled red onions

I had the good fortune to eat lunch at Cindy's Back Street Kitchen last weekend. This is one of Cindy Pawcyn's eateries located in St Helena, the heart of Napa Valley. It is on a back street, but it's well worth finding. My foodie partner ordered the p...

Recipe: Greek chicken wraps

Jun 11, 2013
Recipe: Greek chicken wraps

Remember that leftover chicken salad from the other night? Here's what I did with it. If you don't have leftover chicken salad, I've included the recipe again here. This is most like a Greek salad in a wrap. What a nice way for lunch or dinner. In...

Recipe: Chicken salad

Jun 6, 2013
Recipe: Chicken salad

I remember a tasty chicken salad from grade school lunches as a kid. I would walk home from school and smell the chicken before I got in the door. Loads of chicken, laced with crunchy celery and grapes that squirted their juice in your m...

Recipe: Shrimp tacos

May 28, 2013
Recipe: Shrimp tacos

Talk about spicy shrimp with a creamy dressing and crunchy toppings, all wrapped up in a fresh corn tortilla. I love the contrasts of hot and spicy, tempered by a creamy dressing, then enhanced with a crunch. The combination is my idea of a mouthwateri...

Recipe: Eggs with tortillas and cheese

May 23, 2013
Recipe: Eggs with tortillas and cheese

I've been meaning to post this recipe for migas since before Cinco de Mayo. I've made this dish enough times in May, for two breakfasts, one lunch, and one dinner, to have posted it long before now. The thing about migas is how good they taste, an...

Recipe: Moroccan couscous

May 12, 2013
Recipe: Moroccan couscous

I had a wonderful couscous dish last week after I saw "Girl with a Pearl Earring" at the deYoung museum in San Francisco. The painting was incredible, full of light, yet bursting with various colors. The couscous dish was similar, light,...

Recipe: Easy, healthy salmon quesadillas

Apr 30, 2013
Recipe: Easy, healthy salmon quesadillas

Here's a quick dinner, ideal for those nights when there's not much time to spend in the kitchen. Truth be told, I broke my foot a couple of weeks ago, and find that any time in the kitchen is too much! Consequently, I've been mastering quick, quick th...



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