Category: Signature Recipes

Homemade Curry Powder

Homemade Curry Powder

Curry powder is actually a blend of up to 20 spices, herbs & seeds. Widely used in Indian cooking, authentic Indian curry powder is freshly ground each day & will vary dramatically depending on the region & the cook. This is my original curry powder recipe. Easy to make & tastes extremely better than the commercial curry powder you buy in the supermarket. Use in any recipe that calls for curry powder.

Yield: a little over 1 cup

Green Greens Salad with Basil Ranch Dressing

Green Greens Salad with Basil Ranch Dressing

I created this salad in the mid 1970's for an "Ecology Themed" pot luck dinner. Over the years it has evolved to incorporate more modern & healthful ingredients and has become my Signature Salad Dish. It's an especially fun salad for St. Patrick's Day & Earth Day.

Creamy Carrot Soup

Creamy Carrot Soup

This is one of my favorite soups, especially in the Fall & Winter months! Not only are all the ingredients healthy for you on so many levels, but it's very creamy, so delicious & easy to make. I love to serve this with warmed up, crusty, multigrain rolls & butter.

Serves: 3 to 4 as a light meal or 4 to 6 as a starter

Spicy Shrimp Skewers with Refreshing Mango Salsa Salad

Spicy Shrimp Skewers with Refreshing Mango Salsa Salad

Want something a little different for dinner? Give this recipe a try, it's really tasty & has a bit of kick!

Serves: 2

Za'atar Chicken & Pasta Salad

Za’atar Chicken & Pasta Salad

Za'atar is a spice blend found in many Middle Eastern dishes & is uniquely earthy, savory & extremely aromatic. This dish I created is very popular at my house. I mostly serve it in the spring, summer & early fall months, as it is at it's best when served barely warm or at room temperature.

Serves: 2

Shiitake Ginger Chicken

Shiitake Ginger Chicken

Earthy & creamy is the best way to describe this delectable meal. You can prepare everything in advance, cover & refrigerate, then cook it up in no time at all. In my house there's never any leftovers... what does that tell you?!

Serves: 2 to 3

Healthy Chicken Salad

Healthy Chicken Salad

This recipe has a lot of ingredients, but comes together quickly & makes a great summertime meal. This also makes 4 to 5 delicious chicken salad sandwiches on your favorite bread. Whenever possible use organic ingredients.

Serves: 2 to 3

Apricot Glazed Chicken

Apricot Glazed Chicken

It's hard to pick a favorite recipe in a category, but because I make this more often than any other chicken dish & I actually get cravings for it, I'll have to say this is my favorite. I almost always pair this chicken with Jasmine Rice (see recipe in Rice & Grains category) & a vegetable or a side salad. There's something about the combination of the tangy chicken along with the nutty flavor of the Jasmine Rice that always gets my mouth watering!

Serves: 3 to 4