Avocado Love

Spicy Avocado Goddess Dressing | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Summertime is Avocado Love time! Avocado season is in full swing here in California, where the BEST avocados in the world are grown. I may be a little biased of course, having grown up in California and having access to backyard avocado trees. We ate avocados before they became the fashionable culinary powerhouse that they […]

Shaved Purple Asparagus Salad with Kumquat Dressing

Shaved Purple Asparagus Salad with Kumquat Dressing

This is a salad made from a stolen opportunity. Well, maybe not a stolen opportunity so much as just stolen. My neighbor’s little kumquat tree is right on the street, so when we pass by my girl and I tend to take a few to eat. My sister does it too when she walks over […]

Pickled Shishito Peppers

Pickled Shishito Peppers

  Pickled peppers are eaten across the world.  Preserving foods in vinegar is an ancient practice. What is new is the sharing of so many types of regional peppers across the globe. Jamaican peppers in New York, Thai  peppers in Amsterdam and Japanese peppers in California are a few examples. Pickled peppers have always been […]

Orzo Salad with Fava Beans, Artichoke Hearts and Tomatoes

Orzo Salad with Fava Bean, Artichoke Hearts and Tomatoes

Everybody needs an easy pasta salad in their recipe repertoire. A salad that can be thrown together at the last minute using pantry staples that you have on hand. Melissa’s Produce has a line of steamed, ready to eat vegetables, which can be stored in your refrigerator for weeks before use. You can grab a […]

Healthy Salads to Start 2015 Off Right

Healthy Salad PicMonkey Collage

What was your New Year’s resolution this year? To stop drinking, to lose weight or maybe to remember to fill the bird feeder. My resolution is the same every year. My resolution is to not make a resolution. Which is contradictory. . . oh well. But if you are one of the resolution making population, […]