Saffron Chicken & Rice

I am often asked how I come up with recipes and dinner ideas or am I afraid that I might run out of ideas. The answer is, no. I am inspired in many ways. A walk through a farmers’ market, a trip to the butchers, a picture, my garden for sure, childhood memories, and the list goes on. Today I was inspired by opening my spice cabinet and seeing a tiny little bottle of saffron threads.

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Italian Stuffed Squash

The garden is coming to an end and I have mixed emotions. I am going to miss walking out to the garden and pulling my herbs and veggies fresh from the soil and dicing them into the pan. On the flip side, it’s about this time of the year that I am tired of all the hoeing, weeding, canning, freezing and I am ready for a break. Tonight’s recipe is using up the last of the garden’s bounty. I am serving up spicy Italian flavors in a spaghetti squash boat using fresh oregano and basil.

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Peanut Butter & Banana Granola

I woke up in a granola state of mind and decided to throw together this peanut butter and banana granola with just a hint of coconut. I love making homemade granola. It can be as basic or sumptuous as your pantry dictates and you get to control the ingredients and the amounts which are endless! The only two absolutes for me is the oats and honey.

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Enchilada Tacos

Why is it we love tacos so much? We eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and let’s be honest how many late-night taco runs haven’t we made in college? But maybe the real reason we love them so much is that they are inexpensive, delicious, nutritious, can be found everywhere, offer a variety of tastes and sizes, spicy or sweet, and they go great with tequila!

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Pulled Pork Series: Pulled Pork Tacos

Recipe Two in the pulled pork series. A sweet barbecue pork served in a flour tortilla with Pico de Gallo and Mango-Jicama coleslaw. The sweet tangy barbecue sauce in the meat blends into the sweetness of the coleslaw for a unique and fresh taste that will have you walking away wondering when you can come back for more!

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