Deliciously fresh and yummy salmon and dill tartare: it's the best salmon recipe ever! A healthy, raw, and gluten-free recipe for an amazing appetizer or lunch | Tasting Everything http://tastingeverything.com

The Best Salmon Recipe: Salmon and Dill Tartare

  What a gorgeous day! There is something so perfectly magical about the sun shining brighter and longer with the weather steadily becoming warmer and warmer that is an absolute inspiration to eat lighter and more vibrantly healthy meals.   On a beautifully warm afternoon, you want to pull out your best salmon recipe, especially if […]

How to make the easiest and most impressive appetizer ever! Raw citrus-marinated scallops with nasturtiums, blueberry, and avocado | Tasting Everything http://tastingeverything.com

Perfectly Simple Scallop Recipe: The Easiest Appetizer

  It’s so easy to get caught up in the idea that any meal worth eating has to be terribly complicated and require lots of cooking and impossible technique. Not true!  Even a scallop recipe as beautiful as this one can be an incredibly simple no-cook appetizer.  This idea that complicated cooking is the only way to have great […]

How to make absolutely incredible, seriously simple, and unbelievable healthy vegetarian nori sushi rolls | Tasting Everything http://tastingeverything.com

Raw Rainbow Nori Sushi Garden Rolls (GF and Vegetarian!)

  Sometimes a meal just leaves you feeling better, happier, and more energized after you eat it. Nothing beats that feeling! That was exactly the case with these super healthy vegetarian nori sushi rolls. I can’t even imagine the nutrients in these raw rainbow rolls! Superfoods like seaweed and chia, plus a rainbow of brightly […]

An unbelievably yummy smoothie with blackberries, bananas, ginger, chia, flax, and homemade kefir that has the ability to bring you back from the dead! (Or at least from a crazy weekend...) | Tasting Everything http://tastingeverything.com

Lifesaving Reanimation Blackberry-Kefir Breakfast Smoothie

  Ever have a smoothie save your day? Last weekend may have been a mistake. Neeeeeed energy. A breakfast smoothie! A smoothie that would rescue this day from being a total waste! A blackberry-kefir-chia smoothie, for example… Oh man. We had way too much fun this weekend! Friends over both days, which led to some […]

Unbelievably simple two-ingredient no-cook preserved lemons! An awesome DIY pantry staple | Tasting Everything

Simple Two-Ingredient No-Cook Preserved Lemons

  With lemons piling up, it’s definitely time to get to the unbelievably easy (practically anticlimactic, honestly) recipe for preserved lemons. There just isn’t too much room for confusion here. If you have lemons, salt, and an extremely clean mason jar, you can have preserved lemons! You won’t even have any dishes to wash besides your […]

Fresh, light, and healthy citrus carpaccio with avocado and pomegranate seeds | Tasting Everything

Beautifully Healthy Citrus Carpaccio with Avocado and Pomegranate Seeds

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Winter in Napa is that most blissful and perfect time of year when pomegranate seeds are everywhere, there’s an avocado around every corner, and you (or five people you know) have so much citrus they simply don’t know what to do with it.   Tree after tree in backyards and […]

A simple recipe for beautifully healthy salmon tartare salad | Tasting Everything

Healthy and Beautiful “Salmon Tartare” Kale Salad

Long, long ago (in a galaxy far, far…), I spent a great deal of time making salads and appetizers at a phenomenal Michelin-starred restaurant in San Francisco where I first learned how truly mind-altering a good tartare can be.  Salmon tartare, tuna, and beef were all on the menu occasionally as specials, in different forms with […]

Basic and Szechuan-Sesame Chili Oils: fun and easy ideas for DIY holiday gifts | Tasting Everything

Two Chili Oils and a Hot Sauce – Simple DIY Gift Ideas!

    As I mentioned in the last post, the time has come (“the Walrus said…,”) to use the pile of remaining peppers from the garden, and it occurred to me that these might actually be good DIY gift ideas! I decided on a first attempt at homemade hot sauce and also two different chili oils: […]

Clear Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho: a surprisingly easy vegan and gluten-free health and seasonal recipe | Tasting Everything

Clear Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho with Basil Oil: A Recipe

It’s another seriously hot day here in Napa! It looks like the high today is 102°, but if it’s like yesterday, it will probably get even hotter than that! I’m definitely not eating anything that takes any kind of heat to make, so since I’m out of high quality fish and meat and I don’t even […]