Entries Tagged 'Low Carb'

National Deviled Egg Day

I am usually quite skeptical of all of these National (insert type of unhealthy food here) Days that are being announced with increasing frequency all over Facebook and Twitter.  If you search the internet you’ll find that there is an unofficial American food holiday attached to every single day of the year.  Continue reading →

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Zucchini and Tomato Gratin

Zucchini Gratin

This is a recipe from the archives that I decided to dust off and pull forward to help you use up all the delicious zucchini and tomatoes that I hope you’re inundated with. Enjoy!

It’s still hot here, but the nights are cooling down enough that I’m starting to believe that I might have actually made it through another summer. By the end of August in Fresno, it starts to feels like the summer will never end.  School starts, Halloween decorations appear in stores, friends in other parts of the country start talking about pumpkin this and maple that, but the heat is still stifling and it’s hard to even imagine that jeans and sweaters will ever be needed again.  But it’s September now and something has started to change.  The daytime temperatures are in the 90’s rather than 100’s and if I sleep with a window open and the fan on, I am actually comfortable under a blanket at night instead of just a sheet.  Fall might not be here yet, but at least the end of summer is in sight.  I’ll take what I can get. Continue reading →

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Summer Squash with Tomatoes and Aleppo Pepper

I’ve been reading about Aleppo pepper for a few years now, but I’ve always had a hard time finding it at the store and I’m trying not to make so many online food purchases.  I figured that I would run into this elusive spice someday and sure enough, that’s what happened last week.  I’m really not sure how it took me an entire year to notice that multiple stores in Fresno stock this amazing crushed pepper.  Thanks to the large Armenian population here, we have some fantastic local markets filled with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean spices and crushed Aleppo pepper is readily available at all of them. Continue reading →

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Summer Fest: Creamy Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup

Creamy Cucumber and Avocado Soup

The Summer Fest party continues this week and the guest of honor is the cucumber.  When I started thinking about what recipe to share today that would highlight one of my favorite summer vegetables, I came up blank.  I don’t usually cook with cucumbers… I just love to eat them!  I love them so much, I almost always have cucumbers in the fridge.  Continue reading →

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Curried Scrambled Eggs

Curried Scrambled Eggs with Avocado and Fruit

I’ve been eating eggs for breakfast quite a bit lately.  This isn’t because I’m stuck in a rut, but because I feel good when I eat eggs and I just really like them.  And okay, maybe I have been in a bit of a rut. Continue reading →

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Herbed Cheddar Parmesan Crisps Recipe

Cheddar Parmesan Crisps

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but there probably hasn’t been a whole lot of “me” showing up in the blog lately.  Sure, I’ve been sharing recipes, might have talked about the weather or the Farmer’s Market a few times, but I’ve been pretty guarded about what I share.  Yes, I’ve mentioned the divorce, and all the moving I’ve done in the past year, but there’s been something else going on with me lately. Continue reading →

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Chipotle Bacon Deviled Eggs

Chipotle Bacon Deviled Eggs

I first made these deviled eggs for Easter when I took them to a barbecue at my Aunt and Uncle’s house out on the ranch.  We ate good food, hid eggs for the kids, and were entertained all afternoon by my baby cousin Belle jumping on the mini trampoline.  She’s not even two years old, but has already learned some trampoline tricks. Continue reading →

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Basil Mint Pesto with Walnuts

Zucchini Ribbons with Basil Mint Pesto

I had some bunches of fresh basil and mint in the fridge that needed to be used up, so I combined them with olive oil and walnuts for a bit of a different take on my usual pesto.  The resulting sauce was beautiful and when I tossed it with some sauteed zucchini ribbons, I ended up with a quick, bright, and refreshing lunch. Continue reading →

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