Holiday potluck party rule: bring something you want to eat. California twist: grill it (steak) and use garden ingredients (pesto). We planned to make this before realizing it would look so seasonal.🎄 🥩 🥖 #redandgreen #holidayparty #steakcrostini #hohoho #yum A post shared by Stef McDonald (@stefaniamcd) on Dec 9, 2017 at 2:59pm PST Everyone in… Read More Holiday Staples: Old and New
I wanted to make a fun and not-so-naughty holiday cocktail and went with a twist on a margarita for our Christmas party. A hibiscus margarita is one of my favorites and I usually make them with hibiscus tea sweetened with honey, lime juice and tequila, with a dash of orange bitters. For the holiday version,… Read More Bottoms Up: Cocktails with Good-For-You Ingredients
Lately, I’ve been getting as excited composing a well-balanced lunch bowl as I do dressing for a fun occasion. Staples include homemade hummus, brown rice, wild rice or quinoa, sauerkraut, sauteed greens, quick pickled red cabbage and carrots, roasted yams and other vegetables, and sometimes chicken or chicken sausage. Sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds and Bragg’s Sea… Read More Bowled Over: Well-Balanced Lunch Combinations
Two recent conversations inspired this post: hearing about a family member who suffered from dehydration after a long day in the sun without adequate fluids, and a friend who has been bothered by a recurring cold since she started working in a new office. To both I say, “Drink up!” In addition to eating clean,… Read More Drink Up: Daily Tonics and Teas for Good Health
It doesn’t feel like summer unless I have the chance to stroll along the shore in search of beach glass. Where I grew up on Long Island, it’s easily found and I have been a collector of sea glass for as long as I can remember. I think of it as treasure-hunting and usually stop only when my eyes tire and my back begins to… Read More Buried in the Sand: Beach Glass and Clams
Some favorite summer sweets, ready to enjoy (from market bag to mouth). While the heirloom tomatoes (top) are sweet enough to eat alone, they are even more delicious with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, basil, and salt and pepper. Yum.
After watching the delightful “Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos” video, I wondered what our cat would think about being served tiny burritos. Maui was not interested. (Then again, she’s a cat. What did I expect?)