South-of-the-Border Skirt Steak

A tailgater's best friend... Skirt steak has long been one of my favorite cuts of beef. It's juicy and flavorful, and it's a great grilling steak. So, before grilling season completely skirts us, I want to share with you a skirt steak rub that I created a few years ago and has become a family … Continue reading South-of-the-Border Skirt Steak

Roasted White Fish with Tomato-Kalamata Salsa

Sticking to a healthy eating plan doesn't have to leave you feeling deprived and miserable. Sure you'll likely have to give up some of your favorite vices (in my case, Starbucks and chardonnay), but you don't have to starve yourself to realize the benefits. It does require eating realistic-size portions (i.e. no more than 4 … Continue reading Roasted White Fish with Tomato-Kalamata Salsa

Yogurt-and-Herb Marinated Pork Kebabs

My love affair with yogurt began about 10 years ago. Not the sweet, fruity kind of yogurt...but good old plain yogurt, or Greek yogurt as it's commonly called in the States. As I traveled extensively through Turkey, the Middle East, Northern Africa and India, I noticed a common thread among these very diverse cultures -- … Continue reading Yogurt-and-Herb Marinated Pork Kebabs

Oven-Roasted Catfish with Blistered Tomatoes

One fish, two fish, red fish, catfish? Hmmm, not quite as Dr. Suess intended. But why, I wonder, does the amenable catfish not get the respect that it deserves? Is it because of its funny feline name or possibly its mustachioed appearance? Either way, catfish is far more appealing than its fishy reputation suggests. A … Continue reading Oven-Roasted Catfish with Blistered Tomatoes

2 Birds In A Pod (aka Cornish Game Hen 2 Ways)

Cornish game hen is the perfect entree for two people. If you crave that unmistakably delicious flavor of roasted chicken, but a whole bird is too big, then game hens are definitely the way to go. Each hen is perfectly portioned for one person. They're satisfying, simple to prepare and damn good. And they can … Continue reading 2 Birds In A Pod (aka Cornish Game Hen 2 Ways)