Summer Vegetable Ceviche

I was at a get together recently and a friend, who happens to be vegan, brought what he called Vegan Ceviche.  This sounded interesting to me since ceviche, as I know it, is a delicious concoction of raw seafood in lime juice with onion, tomato. avocado, and cilantro. This ceviche was served in a huge bowl with tortilla chips.  I decided to give it a … Continue reading Summer Vegetable Ceviche

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Stew

Hello Mon! I belong to this really cool page on Facebook called The Cook’s Cook Community Forum. The page has about 83,000 members! I can’t think of any page that I belong to with that many members. We post pictures and recipes of food that we have created, sometimes members ask for advice, and we give tons of positive praise. One day on the page, … Continue reading Jamaican Jerk Chicken Stew

Sesame Rice Noodles – Yum Delicious

Over the summer I was at a Pot Luck Party. I saw that someone brought some rice noodles with veggies. It was so delicious and I kept on eating it; probably about 3 helpings worth…..Shhhh don‚Äôt tell anyone. ūüėĄ. I‚Äôve periodically seen and bought rice noodles at the deli counter, but now I‚Äôm thinking how hard would it be to make my own? Let me … Continue reading Sesame Rice Noodles – Yum Delicious

Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad – A Summer Delight

This is one of my absolute favorite summer time salads.  It’s really quite easy to make and your family will love it.  It’s perfect for a hot summer night or taking to a BBQ.  I try to make this when the ingredients are in season for the best possible flavors.  Corn, Avocado and Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing: 1 pint organic grape tomatoes sliced … Continue reading Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad – A Summer Delight

Regular Produce vs Organic

Recently I posted a blog called, Summer Veggies and Fruit – The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen.¬† I received feedback concerning the use of pesticides on fruit and vegetables and the expense of buying organic. There are many¬†good reasons why organic produce is more expensive than non-organic. ¬†I’ve chosen just a few: ¬†no chemicals = more labor – conventional farms use chemicals and synthetic … Continue reading Regular Produce vs Organic

Summer Veggies and Fruit – The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen

We are in the midst of summer and supermarkets and farmer’s markets are exploding with fresh produce. ¬†Eating fresh produce is the best way to benefit from the nutrients they provide. ¬†However, most produce you see has been been sprayed with pesticides. Farmers use pesticides for a couple of¬†reasons: to keep weeds at bay and to prevent pests from destroying crops. ¬†Pesticides are toxic and … Continue reading Summer Veggies and Fruit – The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen