Pickled Beet and Chorizo Orzo Salad

It’s the time of year when cold salads abound, from the classic potato and pasta salads, staples of most summer barbecues, to the healthier whole grain salads such as quinoa tabouli and blue cheese farro.  An all-in-one salad that is cool, light, refreshing, and nourishing is a staple to my summer diet, and every year…

Grilled Red Pepper Chicken

A simple summer meal – chicken that has been marinated in a roasted red pepper dressing and then grilled.  The sweetness of the peppers presents a nice contrast to the briny Spanish olives and the fresh bite of the parsley.  The marinade also helps the chicken stay moist throughout the grilling process. Grilled Red Pepper…

Red Pepper & Egg Flatbreads

This recipe was adapted from the Jerusalem cookbook.  Instead of the puff pastry I used pizza dough, and I sautéed the peppers in the stovetop instead of roasting them along with another few adjustments.  Lessons learned: 1) there is a reason that they suggest roasting instead of sautéing the peppers, not only does the final product…