This refreshing and delicious Kale and Quinoa Salad is a recipe from the CUISINE del Sol Cookbook supporting Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC)
I love it when a delicious dish coalesces with a great cause to create an Olympian outcome! This refreshing and delicious Kale and Quinoa Salad is just such a dish. It comes straight from the CUISINE del Sol Cookbook, the work of several area chefs who put their creative talents (and some fabulous recipes) together to help support Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC).
Having worked as a graphic artist on the Olympics in Albertville, France, Barcelona, Spain and Lillehammer, Norway, I know the talent and dedication it takes to be an Olympian athlete. From all of my years in the food business, I know what it takes to be a successful chef. The opportunity to meet people from both of these worlds at Melissa’s Produce was an honor. Continue reading
These Spicy Deviled Eggs are the perfect appetizer or first course for your next picnic, Super Bowl party or lunch!
Seriously now, does anyone really need another deviled egg recipe? You have your Grandma’s special recipe, your mom’s standard recipe, and the one that you based on theirs, which you love best of all.
So why am I featuring another deviled egg recipe? Because this one is amazing. And who ever said a Deviled Egg was amazing. Make this twist on a classic and you’ll become the Spicy Deviled Egg Master of the Universe. Continue reading
Julie Taboulie’s potato salad is an explosion of color, fresh taste, and light on calories.
Outdoor entertaining just got elevated with Julie Taboulie’s potato salad. It is perfect for picnics and potlucks because is it doesn’t contain any mayonnaise—just fresh herbs, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. The blend of red, white & purple potatoes makes this lighter version of potato salad a show-stopper. Continue reading
One of my favorite childhood flavors is Rhubarb. It was practically a weed on our Midwest farm. Every year we planted all types of vegetables, but never rhubarb (yes, it is a vegetable), because it was always just there. Now, when I see rhubarb at the market or in the stores in Los Angeles, my heart skips a beat. Although rhubarb pie is my favorite, I am learning to prepare it in ways that really lets the rhubarb’s true character shine through.
I learned this from Deborah Madison, award-winning author of fourteen cookbooks. She is known for her seasonal, vegetable-based cooking. In her latest book, In My Kitchen, Deborah’s simple approach to cooking really lets the vegetable’s flavor be the star. Continue reading
Rhubarb is in full swing right now and I can’t get enough of it. I have made this recipe several times and it is just too good not to share.