Warm Sugar Snap Peas & Edamame Salad
- 2 cups sugar snap peas roughly cut in halves. About 8 oz of sugar snap peas
- 1 cups shelled edamame beans. I buy mine frozen and already cooked from Trader Joe’s
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- Juice of 1/2 small lemon
- 1/2 tsp chopped mint leaves
- Salt and pepper
Continue reading Braised Warm Sugar Snap Peas & Edamame Salad
makes 8 servings
- 4 cans kidney beans drained and rinsed
- 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
- 1 8 oz can stewed tomatoes
- 6 garlic cloves crushed
- 1 large onion chopped (1 1/2 cups onions)
- 1 cup chopped bell peppers – or 1 large bell pepper
- 1 cup chopped celery about 1 stalk
- 1 cup peeled and chopped carrots – 1 carrot
- 1 bunch cilantro chopped – 4 tbsp
- 3 tbsp taco seasoning
- 4 bay leaves if you have
- 1 tsp Mexican oregano but not needed
- Avocado for garnish
- 1 cup Sour cream for garnish
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese for garnish
Continue reading Vegetarian Chili
Remembering Pea at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya.
Hi folks, for those of you following my blog for a while, you may have read my story on our fun trip to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya last summer. Continue reading Rest In Peace Pea. We Will Miss You.
Like miso soup? Turn this fermented soybean broth into a hearty soup worthy of a main meal on a cool Sunday night. Continue reading Miso Soup with Oyster Mushrooms & Wontons
Every year our friends Dave and Rose invite a few of their friends to celebrate Hanukkah with them. It’s always a fun dinner party and a chance for friends and family to get together over the holidays with good food and good company. Continue reading Celebrating Hanukkah with Friends
Happy New Year!!
Wish you and your families a wonderful new 2017 filled with laughter and love.
I read many stories and articles, and watched TV and videos in 2016. Some stories were inspirational, memorable or informative that they stuck with me. While some stories made me ponder the world. And then there are those stories, photos, and little video clips that just made me smile or laugh. To celebrate the end of 2016 I have included sixteen (and a few more 😉😊) wonderful articles, stories and images of events that happened in 2016. I hope you enjoy these uplifting stories and that at the end of this post you will have learnt something new and have a smile on your face 😊. This post is long, but the stories are fast reads, and I’ve included links to the original articles so you can read the articles in their entirety. So grab a cup of tea, sit back, relax, and enjoy a fun read 😊. Continue reading Sixteen Memorable Stories & Images of 2016
Growing up in the South in Texas and Louisiana, one of the New Year’s customs I became familiar with is having black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck in the coming year. There are many dishes that one can add black-eyed peas to from stews to soups, tacos and burritos to salads and appetizers. For my New Years Day black-eyed pea dish I have chosen to make Black Eyed Pea Fritters. Continue reading New Year’s Day Black-Eyed Pea Fritters
Wishing you and your families peace, love, and joy on this special day.
I came upon this wonderful article on BBC.com a month ago titled A 1000-year Old Promise of Peace and thought this would be the perfect story to share with you on Christmas day. Continue reading Merry Christmas!
I got this recipe when I was watching my favorite Food Network show Barefoot Contessa with Ina Garten. She was making brunch dishes and this hazelnut granola was one of the items featured. All it had was nuts, honey, oats and oil. That’s it. When was the last time you saw a granola recipe that had so few ingredients and was so easy to make that all you do is combine and bake? Continue reading Roasted Hazelnuts & Cashew Granola