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July 15, 2016
rice, grilled veggie, salad

Summer Grilling: South of the Border Texmati Rice & Grilled Veggie Salad Bowl

Sponsored by RiceSelect It was a perfect confluence of events.  I was invited to a dedication at a local yacht club, complete with naval officers and […]
May 15, 2016

Oh Sweet Pea, Won’t You Dance With Me….

Say it ain’t so!!  This sad infographic appeared this week from a consulting company that focuses on food and beverage trends.  For me, the really sad […]
November 7, 2015
Celery Root Slaw

Celery Root: Fall’s Best Kept Secret

This homely little vegetable belies its knobby, unsightly exterior, showing up instead packing a flavor punch and chocked full of crunch. It became one of my […]
October 14, 2015
Green Goodness Dressing

Eat Your Greens!

If Orange is the New Black, and 50 is the new 40, what is the new kale? I gave a presentation on culinary trends earlier this […]
September 22, 2015
Roasted Beet and Nectarine Salad

Hey Summer, Say Hello to Fall

Roasted Beet and Nectarine Salad There is still a lot of stone fruit hanging from the trees, if you are lucky enough not to have been […]
September 8, 2015
Everything But The Farmer Farmer's Market Salad

Everything but the Farmer Farmer’s Market Salad

Although summer is winding down, farmer’s markets are at their peak. Nothing is better than late summer tomatoes and corn.  Local farmers here in West Michigan […]