Archives for posts tagged ‘cilantro’

Lamb Chili

  I’m now officially 8 months pregnant, and I guess you could say I’m nesting. I’m not really doing that much to clean or prepare the house, but what I have started doing is cooking – and freezing meals for the postpartum period.  I have heard that broths and stews are excellent for promoting lactation in […]

Grilled Lamb Loin Chops With Cilantro-Mint Paste

  A few months ago, I pondered whether I was getting enough of the right nutrients on a restricted diet in My Nutritional Census.  Regretfully, after getting some lab work back from my acupuncturist last week, I discovered that I was not.  Turns out I am really low in iron, have low white blood cell count, […]

Rick Bayless’ Green Herb Ceviche

  I get a lot of my recipe ideas from the NY Times’ dining section.  This week they were focusing on White House chefs, which I found particularly interesting because of Michelle Obama’s commitment to children’s nutrition and gardening.  There was a recipe from the Obama’s favorite chef in Chicago, Rick Bayless, that caught my […]

Chilled Tomato, Cucumber, Avocado & Arugula Soup With Garlic-Cilantro Prawns

Tomato, Cucumber, Avocado & Arugula Soup With Prawns   I love reading the food & drink section in the paper.  Last week there were two recipes for chilled tomato-based gaspacho-style soups in the SF Chronicle.  One was a blended soup with tomatoes, avocado, arugula and cucumber.  The other had diced tomatoes and peppers with roasted […]

Green Lentil Stew With Fresh Basil

  This turned out to be an accidental success while making use of a humongous bunch of basil I got from the farmers’ market this week.  I don’t claim to be an expert in preparing Indian food or lentil dishes, though I aspire to be.  I’ve made many attempts that did not come out tasting […]

Black Bean & Corn Salad

  One of the hardest things about being on a gluten-free and sugar-free diet is trying to find things to snack on during the day.  Usually my snacks consist of fruit and nuts or the occasional slice of gluten-free toast with almond butter.  But when I have long days it really helps me to have […]

Cilantro-Cayenne Catfish in Paper

  Catfish is one of my favorite fish, and it has a good rating from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program, meaning it is an environmentally responsible choice to reduce overfishing in the seafood industry.  Yet good quality catfish is somewhat difficult to find because most catfish sold in the U.S. are farmed, which means the fish are […]

Tomato Cucumber Cilantro Salad

  Walking through the farmers’ market in late July and August, one cannot miss the signs that it is tomato season in California.  Everywhere you turn there are piles of ripe, organic tomatoes – bright red, yellow, orange ones, multi-colored heirlooms, cherry and grape tomatoes, you name it.  This is one of my favorite times […]