California Fig and Pistachio Couscous with Fresh Basil

FigandPistachioCouscous1Here is a salad that can be served warm or cold.  Beginning with Israeli couscous, it’s  savory and sweet at the same time, matching   green onions and fresh basil  with cinnamon, allspice and sweet figs.  Add some crunchy pistachios and you have a tasty salad.  California Fig and Pistachio Couscous is the perfect side dish for a late summer supper or potluck. Continue reading

Pomegranate Balsamic Shrimp Salad with California Avocado

Five Happiness Balsamic Shrimp Salad


A big box arrived today from Organic Girl® Good Clean Greens!  Inside?  Two chilled containers of Five Happiness Tasty Salad!  I couldn’t be more excited to try a new salad mix, because this one includes baby bok choy leaves, along with baby red chard, tango, mizuna, baby arugula, baby spinach, baby green chard, baby green romaine, and baby green oakleaf lettuce.  What to make?  The name “Five Happiness” made me think of five yummy shrimp on top.. Continue reading

Simply Avocados: Easy and Healthy Summertime Meals

eggs with ham, mushrooms, avocado

Top scrambled eggs with sliced avocados!

California avocado harvest is in full swing now, so  we have lots of ripe avocados in the kitchen.   I don’t usually plan special recipes,  but find ways to incorporate avocados into our everyday meals.  That’s one of the best things about avocados…they add something special to every dish! Today I’m sharing some of the meals we enjoy with “simply avocados”.  Continue reading