Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

So much has been going on that I have neglected to post regularly.  This is my fourth day on my chemo pill (Ibrance) and so far so good.  Luckily I have had no side effects except for anxiety which is completely understandable.  With the meds it is necessary to drink at least 64 ounces of… Continue reading Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Artichoke Pasta Salad

One thing I have been reminded of is how much energy a morning walk can produce.  All can be erased quickly when one decides to have a Whataburger Jr. for lunch. (Sigh)  Redemption tonight with a healthy pasta salad.  No meat-just veggies but delicious all the same. Salad: 1 cup bowtie pasta 1 cup artichoke hearts, cut… Continue reading Artichoke Pasta Salad

Summer Salad With Spicy Thai Dressing

Today has been an outdoor kind of day-lots to do.  My squash had stopped producing so I went ahead and removed them.  I have a couple of new seedlings that will be ready to plant in the next week-hope they can survive this heat.  Spices are still blasting away and I have one (1) okra (what… Continue reading Summer Salad With Spicy Thai Dressing

Nopalitos With Sausage & Cilantro Rice

I have been wanting cook nopalitos (prickly pear cactus) after having them fajita style at a restaurant in San Antonio.  They are growing abundantly all around us but I did purchase these already chopped from HEB.  I tasted them before I started and they have a flavor somewhat between celery and a green bean.  They are a bit slimy… Continue reading Nopalitos With Sausage & Cilantro Rice

Salmon-Orzo-Pico Stack

  ‘I can do it’ is what I had to keep telling myself when I realized that the part we had just replaced on our mower needed to be replaced AGAIN. It was a pain in the rear the first time but being that I paid attention it was relatively easy the second time. My… Continue reading Salmon-Orzo-Pico Stack

Southwestern Chili Pasta Bowl

There is a good possibility that our kayaks will be delivered this afternoon.  It will be nice to get out on the water, get some exercise, do a little fishing and spend some time with my husband.  It stays windy here almost all of the time so investing an anchor may be a wise idea. … Continue reading Southwestern Chili Pasta Bowl

Chow Chow Marinated Salad

‘Create your own sunshine’ I made this simple salad to go with my accidental experimental quinoa tuna casserole that came out of my kitchen earlier today. I felt it needed something to take the focus off of it. The idea came after I had treated my hair with red wine vinegar this afternoon and the aroma was kinda… Continue reading Chow Chow Marinated Salad