Forbidden Rice Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Anita Dairy Free, Entrée, Fruits, Gluten Free, Grains, Kids Eat Here, Salad, Vegetables, What's Cooking 3 Comments

 This is one of my favorite salads, inspired by one that I occasionally eat at Whole Foods Fairfax when visiting family. And while theirs is Asian inspired, mine relies on the sweetness of the pineapples and peppers with a hint of sherry vinegar and some agave nectar. It’s simple, flavorful and filling. And more importantly, when I have an upcoming …

Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes and Tomato Soup

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I’m always fascinated by the associations my brain makes with certain things. Tomato soup will forever trigger the memory of a food prep class back in college, and “Cream of Tomato Soup” was my midterm! (I passed, Yay!). It was one of the most memorable classes I’ve ever taken, half the class was spent in the kitchens mastering the perfect …

Savory Wild Oregano Pie with Walnuts

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Man’oushe is really the appropriate word used in the Eastern Mediterranean and it is the cornerstone of a Lebanese breakfast. As popular a street food as it is a homemade item, it is topped with a variety of different foods such as cheeses like Kashkaval or Bulgarian, meats with pine nuts, vegetables, pepper pastes and many others. In my house, …