Happy Spring! Let’s celebrate the warm sun with a teacup full of sunshine and health! Huzzah! This gazpacho is special ~ it doesn’t use bread to thicken ~ it uses one boiled egg (or more if you want to get your protein on!) It also does not contain cucumber. I wanted to keep the flavor bright, but not too intense. Plus, the Hub hates cucumber … Continue reading Gazpacho for the WIN.
this post is brought to you by ~ italian tuna. you do not need to use this imported tuna i’m crazy about, labeled “tonno”, but i highly recommend you at least try it once. i’ve talked about it before, and here i am mentioning it again. it’s SUBLIME. what? you didn’t think canned tuna could be sublime? well, then you REALLY have to try this tuna. it … Continue reading tuna stuffed tomatoes.
happy thursday! it’s a dark and stormy morning out there… the rainy view out my front door… and i’m feeling relieved to finally get a moment to slow my heart rate down. my week hasn’t been the smoothest week ever. can’t complain, but still. i need a healing morning. let it thunder and lightening. let the rain come down. let’s brew some coffee, and make … Continue reading breakfast 101: poached eggs w/avocado and tomato.
pico de gallo is definitely my favorite salsa. maybe even my favorite food? hard to say. so many foods i love so much. but i digress. i thought this salsa required perfectly-ripened summer tomatoes ~ and of course, that would be ideal. but i figured out a way to get the fresh color and fresh taste, without denying yourself until the summer season! here’s a … Continue reading pico de gallo.
i’m pretty sure my husband fell in love with me the night i made him tapas from my “el farol” cookbook, which continues to be a staple in my kitchen. years later, i get the book out and try new recipes, only to be even more amazed each time. we both decided this simple salad should be a permanent item in our fridge, so the … Continue reading spanish tapas 101: mozzarella grape salad.
there are friends. there are really great friends. and then, there are really great friends who give you tomatoes from their garden. ooh laa laaaaa…. no recipe attached. i just wanted to remind you of how easy and healthy an afternoon snack can be. for me, today, it was a precursor to a bowl of soup. here’s my version of heaven… a few grape tomatoes from a friend’s garden … Continue reading tomatoes. that’s all.