Category Archives: Herbs

Spicy Avocado Cucumber Soup

When given a basket of Florida Avocados, you need to get creative to use them up quickly.  Cubed then sauteed, sliced on BLT’s, mashed for guacamole, chopped in ceviche the list is endless!  Spicy cold soup is something perfect for summer, … Continue reading

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Thai Spice Garden Shrimp Curry

The farmers markets in South West Florida have a rather large selection of local organic produce this time of year.  My zucchini, lemon cucumbers, spinach & heirloom tomatoes didn’t weather the frost or fungus again this winter.  It seems to … Continue reading

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Favorite Signature Lunch

Even though its winter, the organic herbs are growing like weeds.  I even feel guilty if I don’t use them every day.  My tomatoes on the other hand are not thriving as well, so I still need to pick them … Continue reading

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Basic and Gourmet Healthy Hummus

Hummus is a staple in the refrigerator at our house.  It can be adjusted so many ways to fit your taste pallet.  Italian, with cannellini beans, sun dried tomato, basil, oregano, garlic & pine nuts.  Thai, with scallions, chili flakes, … Continue reading

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Simple Chipotle Salsa

This is a simple smokey zippy chipotle salsa that you can use for chips or slather over a slow roasted pork shoulder & wrap in a warm corn tortilla with avocado slices.  I can’t bring myself to buy gourmet salsa … Continue reading

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Faux Chicken Pho

This is a short and sweet version of Vietnamese Pho (pronounced Fu) that I whip up in no time.  This will be the Sandra Lee version, well almost, minus the booze!  I call it chicken noodle soup that has real … Continue reading

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Pad Thai (With Shrimp) Kung Sod

Thai food is on the top of my food pyramid love list, it’s everyone’s favorite noodle dish, maybe because it’s the only thing anyone can pronounce on the menu.  Stir-fried noodles with shrimps, egg & chili flakes in a spectacular … Continue reading

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Basil & Lime Sorbet

Refreshing icy cold Basil Lime Sorbet is what you make when your given a huge bag of limes in July!  I’m sure I could have made a picture of margaritas & still just might! Our basil is still growing better … Continue reading

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Kentucky Derby Mango Mint Boba

Since I don’t wear frilly hats, follow horse racing or drink Kentucky bourbon, I felt compelled to make a yummy drink with mint to celebrate the almost two minute run for the roses.  It’s in the steamy 80’s and cold fruity … Continue reading

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Green Goodness Pesto

Pesto is a favorite spring or summer time recipe to whip up because the basil is growing like weeds. Grab a loaf of Italian bread and with only a couple ingredients you have a wonderful pesto that you can slather … Continue reading

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