Salad Of Endive & Chili Chicken

  > > This was such a pleasant salad to enjoy early in the day. The colors, flavors and lightness of its ingredients brightened the rest of my day and gave me a wonderful, guilt-free lunch. (I am still working on losing some of the many pounds I added while in Argentina. So far it’s […]

Banana And Cranberry Salad With Homemade Sugar-Free Banana Ice Cream

> > > If you are prepared, life (cooking) is easy ! 🙂 I usually have some sort of frozen dessert in my freezer for my (too frequently happening) sweets-craving-attacks. More often than not, it’s some sort of frozen banana dessert, as it was this afternoon. I always have fresh bananas and dried cranberries in […]

Fried Camembert With Avocado Salad, Salsa Verde, And Crisp Romaine Leaves

> > Seems like everybody loves fried camembert, yet few folks actually prepare it at home. Which is a mystery to me, since it is really quick and easy to prepare and it is versatile – it can be served as an appetizer, a main course or as a snack. Best of all, it is very economical. […]

Pièce De Résistance – Salade “l’Italien”

  > During the past three weeks, I have lost the 15 lbs I had gained during my trip to Europe. Although I eat what I want every day, my choices are guided by common sense. I do eat starch and protein, but the portions are a lot smaller than one would usually find on my […]

Lunch Quickie – Smoked Salmon, Spicy Potato Salad And Sunny Side Up Eggs

When contemplating what to prepare for a combined breakfast/lunch today, I found that I had some leftover cooked potatoes, leftover “cebollas en escabeche” (escabeche de cebollas) and a packet of smoked salmon. Within less than 10 minutes, this gorgeous dish was ready on the table. Bella and I were happy and content, and cleanup was […]

Grilled Seafood Salad – Baby Octopus, Squid And Shrimp On Romaine In Honey/Lime Yogurt Dressing

> After a recent bout of gluttony during my month in Europe, I have to lose at least the 15 lbs I gained, and if I continue on my present path of eating and drinking sensibly, maybe even shedding at least 20 lbs in the first month, and another 15 during the second month. So […]

Cauliflower Salad “Madras”

> > Before  anybody get’s their knickers in a twist about “real” Curries, let me explain something. Many years ago, whenever we used commercially available, pre-mixed curry powder in Europe, more often than not, the name of the dish included the moniker “Madras”. This made it clear to everyone and all that the dish contained […]

Tlaxcaltotopochtl Y Ensalada De Camaron Con Aguacate

> “Totopos With Shrimp And Avocado Salad”. . The name  totopo  comes from the Aztec word tlaxcaltotopochtl. It is a combination of the word for a tortilla, tlaxcalli, and the word for thunder. Combined, it means “tortillas that are noisy to chew”. Originally, totopos are prepared with corn tortillas. They can be fried, as I have done here, or baked […]

Steak Salad – Recipe # 1379

Paintings below, including all the paintings displayed in the living room, are by Hans Susser (Soupi) >     > > > Since I got old, occasionally my mind starts wandering aimlessly all over the place, sometimes I’ll get these “WOW” moments, when I realize the obvious………. 🙂 . Such as this bonbon : “When I create […]

Another Day, Another Wonderful Salad (Plus A Great Grilled Chicken Breast)

> In my ongoing (and admittedly, so far not very successful) quest for a more healthful lifestyle, I do eat a lot more vegetables and salads. Unfortunately, most of the time when I choose a healthy dish for one meal, I offset the good effect with a not so healthy dish for the following meal. […]