Arugula, Tomato, Feta Couscous

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Every Saturday morning the boys and I head to swim class where they learn to navigate the water and I spend time figuring how I’m going to navigate my cooking for the coming week.  It’s a great 30 minutes to explore new cooking blogs.  One recent find is the blog The Kitchn (Kitchen – minus [...]

Vegan Curried Sweet Potato with Herbs

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The sweet potatoes at the farmer’s markets are looking great. It’s also the perfect time of the season, even if it is still 80 degrees in Texas. It’s fall and fall foods like squash, pumpkin, potatoes, and root vegetables are perfect ingredients to add to your October cooking plan. One recipe that caught my interest [...]

Long Queues at the Texas State Veggie Fair

Walking up the hill to the Texas State Veggie Fair

Last Sunday marked the 2nd Annual Texas Veggie State Fair. Yes, I said “veggie” State Fair, not to be confused with the one full of fried foods and pig races. You won’t find any of that here. Instead, what you will find are several food trucks, some vegan lifestyle demos, and a bouncy house for [...]

Food Critic Tips from Anthony Bourdain

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I read Kitchen Confidential long before Anthony Bourdain became the darling of the Travel Channel or is it Discovery or is it Bravo? I can’t keep all of these food-travel shows straight, probably because I never watch them; though, I have caught a couple No Reservations episodes since they are on NetFlix streaming. Kitchen Confidential [...]

Pad Prik King

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One of my favorite Thai dishes is a recipe called Pad Prik King. You can use any kind of meat or do it vegetarian with tofu or a blend of additional vegetables. Here I used chicken from Windy Meadows Family Farm. The recipe below I found doing a Google search as I was looking for [...]

Pork Tenderloin and Mustard-Wine Sauce

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Simple ingredient recipes that are full of flavor are a great way to end a long weekend.  This pork tenderloin will be a big hit as the sauce is amazing benefiting from the juices of the roasted pork. Pork Tenderloin and Mustard-Wine Sauce Serves 4 1 lb Pork tenderloin 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 [...]

So what’s the bad news? I got something.

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It’s World Food Day and Blog Action Day today and to celebrate the combined event Blog Action Day decided to focus on food issues. So I decided to write about my latest food “issue.” There is an ad playing on a few of the children cable channels that tells the story of how chocolate milk [...]

Focaccia Bread (or Pizza Dough)

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Pizza Dough or Focaccia (makes 2 — 12” rounds) 2 packets “rapid-rise” active dry yeast 1 cup warm water (105 – 110 degrees) 2 teaspoons sugar 6 cups all-purpose flour* 2 teaspoons salt 4 tablespoons olive oil In a bowl, proof the yeast by mixing yeast, warm water and sugar. Let stand until it becomes [...]

Roasted Cauliflower with Pasta and Lemon Zest

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As a kid I would only eat cauliflower if it was drenched in Cheez Whiz. I don’t think I’ve had Cheez Whiz since the 1980s and doubtful I’ll ever have it again. Fortunately, I’ve come to like cauliflower without gobs of processed cheese that’s why it’s great to find a recipe that brings the vegetable [...]

Is It Really a Texas State Fair Visit If You Don’t Eat Fried Food?

The real hit of the State Fair, the Chevy Sonic with XBox Kinetic Fruit Ninja Game

The Texas State Fair is a big deal here in Dallas. I think I went to one State Fair growing up. It was in Salem, Oregon and technically became the first concert I ever sat through, or more correctly slept through – Three Dog Night.  My parents wanted to see them and well my brother [...]