Roasted Vegetable Salad with Garlic and Rosemary

4 c. water 6 red potatoes (2 to 3 inches in diameter), cut into 1-inch cubes 1 red bell pepper, cut into bite-sized chunks 1 green bell pepper, cut into bite-sized chunks 3 c. mushrooms, cleaned, stemmed, and halved if large 10 or more garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 1/4 c. olive oil* 2 tsp. chopped […]

German-Style Potato Salad

2 pounds (6 medium-sized) white new potatoes or Yukon gold 1 quite small, mild red onion 10 slices bacon 1 egg, slightly beaten 1/2 cup sugar 1 T. all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. each dry mustard and salt 1/3 cup each water and white wine vinegar Salt and pepper to taste Dry or chopped fresh parsley […]

Sweet Potato Salad with Fresh Ginger

2 cups medium diced sweet potatoes, Okinawan preferred (or a mixture of orange and purple) 1/2 cup raisins, golden preferred 1/3 cup finely diced celery 2/3 cup finely diced red onion 2 tsp. freshly grated ginger 1/2 cup mayonnaise (or 1/4 cup mayo and 1/4 cup Greek yogurt) 1 T. finely chopped parsley Source: Courtesy […]

Hasselback Potatoes

1 or more large baking potatoes garlic cloves olive oil salt and pepper Scrub potatoes well. Peel and thinly slice garlic. You’ll need enough slices of garlic to slip between potato wedges. Place the potato on a cutting board and place a dinner knife or chopstick on each side of the potato to prevent cutting […]

Green Pea Salad

30 ounces frozen peas 1/3 cup salad or olive oil 5-1/3 T. red wine vinegar 3/4 tsp. salt 1 T. or more of minced fresh mint 1/2 cup, slightly more or less, of finely chopped bermuda onion 1/4 cup, slightly more or less, of greek yogurt or sour cream Lettuce Tomatoes Optional: bacon, fried crisp […]

Sweet Potato Pancakes

2 medium orange-flesh sweet potatoes, washed (about 1 lb.) 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 T. baking powder 1 tsp. kosher salt 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp. ground ginger 1/4 cup (4 T.) unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 large eggs, beaten 1-1/2 T. molasses 1 […]

Artichoke Nibbles

2 jars (6 oz. each) marinated artichoke hearts 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 to 3 cloves of garlic, minced or mashed 4 eggs 1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs or panko 1/4 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. each pepper, oregano leaves, and liquid hot pepper seasoning* 1/2 Cheddar cheese, shredded (about 2 cups) 2 […]

Garlic Roasted Mini or Baby Potatoes

1-1/2 pounds mini or baby, multi-colored potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch wedge-sized pieces 6 or more garlic cloves, minced 2 T. olive oil Salt and pepper Dill, thyme, or other herbs, as desired and available Sour cream (optional) Preheat oven to 375 degrees* Roasting time 23 – 25 minutes Place cut potatoes in a bowl […]


1 cup of quinoa 2 cups of water or chicken broth For added seasoning optional: Garlic, ginger, and/or olena (turmeric) I am a fan of quinoa; pronounced kin wah like the Chinese restaurant in Kaneohe. It is really great for you and a great substitute for rice. Essentially you want the quinoa to water ratio […]