Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw

 Growing up in the Southwest gave me a love for spicy goodness, so Friday when I opened the refrigerator to a head of cabbage and some shrimp…BAM!  I thought tacos (for some reason).  It was probably also slightly inspired by the fact that I keep soft flour tortillas in the pantry as a very important…

Bruschetta Edamame Salad

This week we had a very important pot luck to attend for Charlotte’s Music Department at North Springs High School and while pondering what to bring…BAM!  Bruschetta!!  Actually, I didn’t really think of using Bruschetta as a dressing until after I had gone to Kroger for some edamame, frozen corn, cherry tomatoes and green onions, but…

Tabouli Stuffed Portobellos

  Ok, so you have weekend guests and last night’s menu included a starter of tabouli and crackers. What do you do with leftover Tabouli, Sautéed Spinach and Shredded Parmesan?  You combine them, of course for a stellar stuffed mushroom side dish to serve with your grilled pork spare ribs!  Light the grill and let me show you…

Southwest Black Eyed Pea Salad

Here is a wonderful and healthy side dish idea!  We had this Southwest Black Eyed Pea Salad the other night alongside juicy pork that had slow cooked in root beer and many of the ingredients I use in my Rootie’s BBQ Sauce (click for the recipe). I won’t go into too much detail about the…

Winter Kamut and Swiss Chard Salad

I love Swiss Chard!  And I love Kamut!  So, it only makes sense to put these together with some lemon, right?  I thought so…  (I had a little kamut and some spelt, so I combined them)   I am not an expert on the difference between the various grains other than the fact there are wheat berries,…

Roasted Acorn Squash Wedges

The other day I couldn’t help but grab this acorn squash at the Super 1, here in Hamilton…Even though I usually crave these in Fall and we are into January now, I figured we might as well experiment while Savannah’s still here!  Greg isn’t much into cooked vegetables so the girls are better with taste…