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May 2018

What to Cook This Week

Have you ever stood in the kitchen without one solid idea of what to cook? Me, too.

 

Have you ever lost your inspiration and find yourself cooking the same recipes over and over? Me, too. It doesn’t happen to me often, but I have to be straight with you. I cook and bake so much…and I love it.

 

But every now and then, I lose my inspiration; throw up my hands and want to order take-out. The problem is, there’s no take-out worth ordering, so I hike up my skirt (as the saying goes) and get into the kitchen and cook.

 

Seriously?

My husband loves Time Magazine and I love my husband (as evident in this photo of us…and yes, I know; the 80’s called and they want their hair back…but it was the 80’s…).

 

Summer Salads That Satisfy

As the days heat up, we are less and less inclined to light all four burners, the oven and the grill to prepare our meals. Nor should we!

 

It’s time to step away from the stove a bit and create delicious, lighter fare to sustain us through the summer weather to come.

 

Salads can be…salads or they can be interesting, exciting, sexy and oh, so satisfying. Main course salads are easy to make, require very little prep time and can be as varied as you’d like.

 

Making Vegan Yogurt

I taught a cooking class yesterday all about managing weight and one of the questions at the end of class was about making vegan yogurt, specifically about the starter part of the process.

I confess that I have never been one for yogurt, not ever. My mother adored it and when I was a kid, she was always trying to "sell" me on the idea of how delicious it was. I was not buying it, even when she stirred fresh peaches into it (my fave fruit as a kid). She went through her homemade yogurt phase and waxed on about its freshness and goodness...still...no sale for me.