I always think about ordering eggs benedict when we’re out for brunch, but truth is I’ve been disappointed too many times to take that chance. So I created this Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, with shaved cucumber, pickled red onions, and creamy avocado sauce. A not-so-rich, fresh take on a classic. Plus a video to show you how!
This Minted Baba Ganoush is very easy to make, roasted in the oven, then blended in a food processor or blender with just a few ingredients. Think of it as hummus, but the eggplant stands in for the chickpeas. With tahini, lime juice, and a few spices, it has a mediterranean feel that goes lovely with pita bread, vegetables, crackers, and even as a sandwich spread.
I never dreamed I’d visit Africa. And I certainly never dreamed I’d run through the African plains with over 1,200 refugees, celebrating their freedom. Together, as friends. It has taken me a while to write this post about my visit to Uganda, an amazing opportunity I received through the American Refugee …
I’d eat more kale salads if they all had toasted coconut flakes and salty cashews.
I’ve been slow to warm up to the kale salad phenomenon. Sauteed, braised, roasted – I love it. But raw kale, I just haven’t found my groove. Mainly because I find it hard to chew, and I enjoy all the different types of lettuce out there, from soft, crunchy, tender, and sweet, earthy, and even spicy.
Turns out not all kale is created equal either.
“So I understand you like to be gluten-free”, said the event waiter as he kneeled beside my chair.
He had successfully pushed one of my buttons with one sentence and an assumption.
“No. Actually I don’t like to, but I have to be in order to live without nerve pain, rashes, and scabs on my head (my symptoms). But thank you for doing your due diligence in making sure I won’t be served something that would me sick.”
I’ll admit, it was not my most cordial moment. But his comment stung. The result of one too many times where people had approached the issue as it being a fad or diet strategy. Or that I was some pretentious health nut. Yet they wouldn’t think twice had it been a seafood or peanut allergy, or anything else for that matter.