Monthly Archives: April 2014

A TV Breakfast

I have been catching up on Mad Men, and season six has inspired me to get in the kitchen to try something. This happened after two characters go to Los Angeles to meet with the Carnation Company about their Instant Breakfast product. In the episode, tall glasses of chocolaty milk gleam on the conference table, and I have been thinking about […]

Dining with a Zebra-Tailed Lizard

It’s National Park Week, and yesterday, I headed to a Ranger Program in Joshua Tree National Park. It was a desert adaptations-themed walk through Silvia’s Wash, a sandy channel where water flows after a heavy rain. The ranger transformed the canyon and the wash into the perfect outdoor classroom. We paused underneath shady trees, including blooming desert willows and palo verdes, […]

Did Someone Say Spring?

Spring! It’s here. My CSA box this week was full of color to prove it. There were purple, yellow, and orange carrots, grapefruits, new potatoes, broccoli, and spring onions. Trying to use up some leftover potatoes from last night’s dinner, I decided to make a colorful potato salad for lunch. The Menu: Colorful Potato Salad Mint […]

A Delicious Oxymoron

I would describe this hefty vegetarian sandwich (one that’s only a small step away from being vegan) with this word: beefy. Mushroom & Carrot Deli Sandwich: 2 slices of rye bread 1/4 cup of hummus 1 medium-sized carrot, sliced into ribbons 1/2 of a spring onion, cut into discs 1 swish chard leaf, de-stemmed and ripped into […]

Short & Sweet

There’s nothing complicated about this: it’s a smoothie with four ingredients, and one of them is water. Could something so simple be so delicious? Yes! The Sweet & Simple Strawberry-Mango Smoothie 7 strawberries 1 champagne mango 1.5 tablespoons of almond butter 1 cup of filtered water Directions: Rinse the strawberries. Slice or pull off the green tops. Stand the mango […]