September 17, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Cold Quinoa and Tuna Salad: Hot Weather, Cold Salad

I can’t remember having weather this crazy since I moved to Southern California in 1977.   There has been a hurricane off the coast of Mexico to the south,  and the weather here in San Diego has been very, very … Continue reading

February 1, 2013
by Mimi Holtz

Easy 13 Bean Soup with Vegetables and Smoked Pork, Topped with Avocado

I thought I would make chicken soup today, but when I checked the freezer we had no chicken. Instead, I found 2 smoked pork chops from Mahogany Smokehouse in Bishop..   So I decided to make bean soup instead.  The artisan smoked … Continue reading

July 8, 2012
by Mimi Holtz
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Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit! Discovering Bean By Bean, a cookbook by Crescent Dragonwagon

I was looking for some inspiration for a new bean soup recipe.   A quick search of turned up the newest book about beans…so I ordered it.   The first thing I noticed was the name of the author.  Really?   … Continue reading

May 20, 2012
by Mimi Holtz

Crab and Quinoa Stuffed Avocado

  Do you enjoy quinoa?  Our family has been experimenting with quinoa during the past year.   Even though quinoa is considered to be a whole grain, it’s actually a seed.  It was a staple for thousands of years in the … Continue reading

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