Eggplant Couscous

This dish took a different turn than expected, but I believe it became much better than the original. Originally, I was supposed to roast zucchini, onion, and tomatoes and add it to couscous with feta, basil, and lemon.  I’m sure that would have been tasty, but I decided I wanted more roasted eggplant. Then I… Continue reading Eggplant Couscous

Recipe-in-Progress: Banana-Coconut Blueberry Muffins

Fresh blueberries are everywhere, and I cannot resist them. Truthfully, I can hardly resist any fresh fruit.  But let’s focus on blueberries right now.  I had not had a blueberry muffin in a very long time, and I was in the baking mood again.  As usual, I wanted a slightly healthier blueberry muffin (because who… Continue reading Recipe-in-Progress: Banana-Coconut Blueberry Muffins

Greek Coleslaw

Since my husband had to work over the 4th of July weekend, we celebrated with a cookout on July 3rd.  We went to a nice state park just across the border, in Kentucky. The weather had been consistently in the mid-90’s, with lots of humidity, but the temperatures dropped to mid-70’s for several days around… Continue reading Greek Coleslaw

Pad Thai

Sometimes I am not in the mood to invent recipes. Sometimes I just want to try already established, but new-to-me recipes. I’ve never had pad thai.  So, I cannot tell you how authentic this recipe tastes…I can only assure you that it tastes very good.  Next time I would add less noodles, but I just… Continue reading Pad Thai

Tahini-Miso Slaw

Sometimes you need some help coming up with ideas. I love salads that are packed with vegetables, but sometimes I get stuck in the typical lettuce-cucumber-tomato salad base rut. This recipe proved to be interesting–the cranberries seemed maybe a little toooo interesting.  I did not have any dried cranberries on hand, so I did not… Continue reading Tahini-Miso Slaw

Peanut Thai Salad

Crunch, crunch, crunch. You won’t be able to hear much more than that while you eat this salad, but it hardly matters.  It is so delicious that you cannot focus on anything other than the tangy-yet-faintly-sweet-with-a-touch-of-tartness of the peanut dressing.  Want to add a little more crunch?  Add a handful of peanuts. The dressing doesn’t… Continue reading Peanut Thai Salad

Toasted Coconut, Chocolate, and Apricot Granola Bars

This is rather similar to the Apricot-Pistachio Granola that I made several months ago. This time, I wanted to make bars instead of loose granola.  Also, I decided to up the coconut flavour and substitute in chocolate instead of pistachios.  (Substituting in chocolate is ALWAYS a great idea, right?) Um, for as much guessing as… Continue reading Toasted Coconut, Chocolate, and Apricot Granola Bars