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


Swimming Rama, Chicken in Thai Peanut Sauce

Oct 7, 2013
Swimming Rama, Chicken in Thai Peanut Sauce

The name of this dish is somewhat misleading, the chicken isn't exactly swimming, but it is saucy! This used to be one of my favorite Thai dishes, but I stopped ordering it after I realized how high it was in calories. I've worked on an easy to make ho...

Wild Mushroom Ragout with Cheesy Polenta

Oct 1, 2013
Wild Mushroom Ragout with Cheesy Polenta

I found this exotic mushroom mix at our Sunday farmer's market this week. I thought this particular assortment was beautiful, and liked the combination of hearty shitake and king mushrooms and with delicate and subtle oyster an...

BLT Salad

Sep 18, 2013
BLT Salad

I love Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato sandwiches. But, I don't like sandwich bread very much. Here's the way I enjoy my BLT sandwich without bread!Ingredients:4 cups mixed lettuce greens2 pieces bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces1 cup cherry tomatoes1/2 cup c...

Penne with Sausage

Sep 13, 2013
Penne with Sausage

Who says sausage can't make an occasional appearance in a healthy meal? Certainly not me. Especially when it's organic chicken sausage. It's lower in sodium than pork sausage, and contains no nitrate or nitrites. Must be good! Don't let the long list o...

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...

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