Farmer’s Market Potato & Kale Salad with Glory Bowl Dressing

October 5, 2014

When thinking about ways to improve your day-to-day, it’s likely there are an inevitable few that will always come to mind. I mean, how many of us want to eat better, exercise more, and drink more water? Even those of us with the healthiest of diets (I suspect) will always say these things. Related Posts:Recipe: Fresh Tarragon New Potato SaladRecipe: … Read More

ShiraFarmer’s Market Potato & Kale Salad with Glory Bowl Dressing

Chickpea, Olive & Orzo Paella with Scarlett Runner Beans

September 30, 2014

As the weather cools down and life settles back into the routine of schoolwork, kids sports & weeknights filled with laundry, fighting for who gets the first hot showers (this old house has the world’s smallest hot water tank), and driving back and forth from various engagements, the food we eat tends to change and I like that. The stove … Read More

ShiraChickpea, Olive & Orzo Paella with Scarlett Runner Beans

Heirloom Tomato & Onion Tartine on Chickpea Flatbread

September 15, 2014

On the occasion of this special day, I’m making note of things as I sit and write this post to you, my readers. It’s my birthday today (and yes I am sitting in a jazz-filled cafe alone early in the morning and it’s HEAVEN), and on this day I am one entire whole year older (DUH, I know you know … Read More

ShiraHeirloom Tomato & Onion Tartine on Chickpea Flatbread

Greens Beans & Brussels W/ Minty Tahini Lemon Dressing

September 1, 2014

Every once in a while there comes along a recipe that no matter what you know you just have to try. For me it was this one, with a picture so breathtaking it jumped off the page as I got home from my recent holiday with a stack of fresh reading from our annual trip to Powell’s in Portland. My … Read More

ShiraGreens Beans & Brussels W/ Minty Tahini Lemon Dressing

Summer Celebration Dessert: Raw Lemon Cherry Cheesecake

July 27, 2014

Looking through my latest recipes, it seems as though it’s been ages since I published or shared anything that wasn’t salad, as let’s face it, that is obviously where my head is most days of the year! Meals around here in this somewhat hot summer have been quick and easy of late: not a lot of cooking going on (this … Read More

ShiraSummer Celebration Dessert: Raw Lemon Cherry Cheesecake