Tag Archive: Olive oil

Black and White Week: Black Bean Hummus

I am continuing with the theme of “Black and White Week” with black bean hummus.  Hummus is such a tasty dip, I couldn’t resist posting another recipe featuring black beans.  I used the… Continue reading

Caramelized Onions

I can’t imagine grilling a steak without also serving up some caramelized onions.  I love how the process of caramelizing onions develops and elicits the natural sweetness of the onions.  Throw in some… Continue reading

Steak Sandwiches with Chimichurri Sour Cream Sauce

This is my first steak recipe on the blog, and I wanted to try to make chimichurri sour cream sauce for steak sandwiches on Ciabatta bread.  Chimichurri sauce comes from South America and… Continue reading

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I have a delicious jar of tahini (sesame seed paste) that I purchased this spring at one of my favorite Middle Eastern markets.  I bought the tahini to make homemade hummus which I… Continue reading

Adding Spice to Life: Herbes de Provence

Tonight I’m cooking steak and potatoes with a fresh salad for supper, and I thought what better way to add some zest to my russet potatoes than some dried Herbes de Provence? Herbes… Continue reading

Thai Chicken Pizza

Oh my gosh, I love Thai food. I try to go to a Thai restaurant for dinner whenever I can. It must be all the vibrant flavors: lemongrass, coconut, peanut …. ooh, I’m… Continue reading

Luxurious Sugar Scrub

The scorching summer weather has my skin feeling dry and parched.  So this week, I decided to experiment with some pantry staples to see if I could come up with a sugar scrub… Continue reading

Cilantro-Lime Chicken Quesadillas

Last night I came up with this recipe while making dinner.  These quesadillas have a wonderful tangy flavor from the lime, a sweetness from the caramelized onions, and make a good summer supper. … Continue reading