Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019

Can you believe that I spent the first 24 years of my life thinking that I hated avocado?!  Crazy, right?!  Luckily, one fateful night at dinner I ordered an entree that didn’t mention it contained avocado and I was too hungry to send it back so I buckled down and ate it – and thus began my love of avocado.  Living in California there is always an abundance of avocados and I’m always looking for fun new ways to add them to my favorite dishes.  

Roasted broccoli is one of my favorite side dishes.  I love how you can easily change the entire dish with just a simple sauce.  I’m a big fan of miso and I love how the sweetness of this sauce brings out the flavor of the roasted broccoli.  An easy and simple recipe with big flavor!  What more could you ask for?!

Summer will be here before you know it and that means picnics, potlucks, family reunions or just some fun in the sun. This quick and easy to put together mix of summer fruit is a little different from the usual fruit salad and so delicious tossed with the bright flavors of the Lime Basil Dressing.

Surprise! The dressing for this salad is made with seasonal spring rhubarb. Now admit it, if the title of this recipe was Spinach Salad with Rhubarb Dressing you wouldn’t have given it a second look unless of course you are a rhubarb lover like I am. I grew up eating raw rhubarb snapped fresh from the plant even though it made me shudder a little with each bite because of the tartness.