Baby Arugula and Sunflower Sprouts Salad with Grilled Shrimp and a Conadria Fig Vinaigrette

Anita Dairy Free, Fruits, Gluten Free, Greens, Salad, What's Cooking 2 Comments

Three more weeks until school is in session and that means more jumping, playing, and running with my son (and my daughter).  I  look at him in amazement of the endless energy that exudes from him.  He wears me down!  So these days, I’m lucky to get a lunch break or even a snack, which usually consists of what they’re …

Purslane and Thyme Pies – Flavors of Summer

Anita Appetizer, Breakfast, Greens, Herbs, Nuts, Pies, Vegetables, Vegetarian, What's Cooking 2 Comments

With temperatures soaring in the 90s and 100s here in NC for the last few weeks, cooking is somewhat out the window. Instead we’re opting for lots of salads, sandwiches and light vegetarian meals. The kids are splish splashing in their inflatable fun world and I’m trying to keep my herbs and tomato plants hydrated and alive. Lebanese Summers in …

Roasted Eggplant stuffed with Kale and Buckwheat in a Spicy Tomato Sauce

Anita Dairy Free, Entrée, Gluten Free, Grains, Greens, Vegetables, Vegetarian, What's Cooking 3 Comments

The mystery is solved !!  It’s a Hyacinth, a bunch of beautifully blossoming purple ones.  I am so proud of myself.  I had no idea I can garden (I am using that term very loosely).  I’ve never been able to grow anything, even a mint bush died on me last year, but you know, this Spring, something special is in …

Roasted Beets, Watercress and Apple Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

Anita Appetizer, Dairy Free, Fruits, Gluten Free, Greens, Paleo, Salad, Vegetables, Vegetarian, What's Cooking 8 Comments

Have you ever had times when you’re drawn to a particular vegetable or fruit. It’s an odd feeling, but I occasionally get immense cravings for a particular item; like for instance last Spring, I couldn’t have enough peaches. Well, for the last couple of months, I never leave a market without beets. I use them in juicing, with carrots and …