Via Superiore

When we go on vacation and I make the reservations, we end up on B&Bs. They are sometimes fancy, sometimes not, but usually interesting, often funny and exciting places. When the husband makes the reservations, we stay in household name hotels, where you know exactly what the dining room will look like. That can beFortsätt läsa “Via Superiore”

Grilled Bell Pepper Salad

Serves 4 8 bell peppers 2 red onions, cut in half but with peel remaining 1 – 2 tablespoons EVOO 1 lemon, juiced 2 garlic cloves, finely sliced 1 tablespoon honey 1 can black beans, rinsed and well drained 1 bunch fresh mint, chopped ¼ cup sunflower seeds, roasted 1 ½ teaspoon sea salt flakesFortsätt läsa “Grilled Bell Pepper Salad”

Mexican Red Rice

Serves 4, at least 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 large garlic cloves, chopped 1 cup long-grained rice ½ pound (about 12) ripe cherry tomatoes, puréed in food processor (yields 1 cup) 2 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapeños 1½ cups chicken stock ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves Heat oilFortsätt läsa “Mexican Red Rice”

M’s Granola

Makes about 2 quarts 4 cups oatmeal ½ cups or 2 oz hazelnuts, shelled ½ cups or 1.5 oz walnuts, in pieces ½ cup almonds or ¼ cup or 1 oz almond flakes ½ cup or 2.5 oz pumpkin seeds ½ cup or 1 oz grated coconut 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon,  1 teaspoon ground cardamomFortsätt läsa “M’s Granola”