Roasted Poblano Soup -In April last year, we were invited to our friend’s Mark & Julie Darnieder’s villa for a week in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Five couples sharing this beautiful spot. It was a spectacular setting and included a staff of 10. The staff included a bartender and a full time chef, Jesus. All of…… Continue reading Roasted Poblano Soup
Gazpacho is a cold soup made of chopped vegetables and served cold. Fresh vegetables are plentiful in the summer months, therefore you should take advantage and make this classic dish.
This recipe (which I borrowed from Bobby Flay) is a fun, summer appetizer. Instead of roasting an eggplant in the oven, grill it to get a smoky taste. Then serve the Grilled Eggplant Dip with pita bread to start a summer time dinner party. https://youtu.be/bL3vfQKslP0 In some ways this is a grilled version of baba…… Continue reading Grilled Eggplant Dip
Next in our Meatball Series is Eggplant “Meat”balls, served over pasta and a Marinara Sauce. Takes Spaghetti & Meatballs to a whole new level. This vegetarian recipe is simple and makes a great meal for the whole family, even carnivores. https://youtu.be/emE-q3WRnSM INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons olive oil1 pound eggplant, peeled and cut into one inch cubesSalt…… Continue reading Eggplant “Meat”balls
Those of us of a certain age grew up with stuffed shells and stuffed peppers as “gourmet” cooking back in the day. I remember how proud my mother was to present such an interesting way to serve a meal. These Stuffed Shells with Ratatouille are an easy weeknight meal, ready in minutes and in this…… Continue reading Stuffed Shells with Ratatouille