Salmon Tartare #FrenchFridayswithDorie

Each bite of Dorie Greenspan’s Salmon Tartare was heavenly. Raw salmon cubes, avocadoes, grape tomatoes were dressed with lime juice, zest and olive oil for a sublime starter. Salmon Tartare Thank goodness for my French Fridays group. Without Dorie’s cookbook and our weekly recipes, I’d never get the opportunity to make dishes like Tuna and […]

Hearts of Palm, Artichoke, Avocado and Butter Lettuce Salad

This Hearts of Palm, Artichoke, Avocado and Butter Lettuce Salad is not light on flavor, but would be the perfect dish to “Lighten Up Your Holiday Table,” our Sunday Supper theme. Hearts of Palm, Artichoke, Avocado and Butter Lettuce Salad When my sister was in town, she raved about the Vaca Frita she had made […]

Tuna and Mango Ceviche #FrenchFridayswithDorie #SkinnyTip

Tuna and Mango Ceviche My first experience with sushi was as a teen when we lived in Vancouver. My parents were treating us to a night out at a Japanese restaurant…and I don’t recall anything other than there was raw fish on the menu. I couldn’t see any reason to eat uncooked seafood, though my parents […]

Guacamole with Tomatoes and Bell Peppers #FrenchFridayswithDorie #SkinnyTip

Are you a Guacamole Fan? My first exposure to guacamole was on one of our annual summer vacations to Aspen as a child. With 4 hungry girls in tow, my mom cooked most of our meals at the condo or around a campfire. But on occasion, our folks would treat us to Chinese at Lum’s […]

Mango Strawberry Avocado Salad #SkinnyTip #Giveaway

Mango Mania Being a food blogger does have some perks. Like the bottle of rum that appeared at my doorstep this afternoon. And the package of fresh mangoes that arrived over the weekend. When I asked my facebook friends for their favorite mango recipes, I was inundated with suggestions. Taking bits and pieces from a […]

Crab-Avocado “Ravioli” #FrenchFridayswithDorie #SkinnyTip

Though I didn’t follow Dorie Greenspan’s directions to a “T,” this Crab-Avocado Ravioli was still and elegant and delightful salad! Crab-Avocado “Ravioli” I was flummoxed for a brief second when looking down the short list of ingredients for this Crab-Avocado “Ravioli.” The quotation marks in Dorie Greenspan’s title provided a clue that this wasn’t any ordinary ravioli. […]