A Pop Of Color

le chambard hotel

Today’s decorating trends lean towards rooms or even entire buildings being done in an understated palette of whites, taupes, or grays but even in the starkest of rooms, most decorators will add a pop of color to lend personality to an otherwise neutral space. It doesn’t matter if the overall design is conservative, traditional, contemporary […]

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Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin With Toasted Pepitas

sweet and spicy pork tenderloin

Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin topped with a sprinkling of toasted pepita seeds is a mouthwatering, healthy meal that can be on your kitchen table in less than an hour. There is no fancy cooking, just rub the pork with the spice mixture, pan sear quickly and finish in the oven. The lean and tender pork cooks quickly […]

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Do You Cook With Leftovers Or Create Nextovers

gourmet meatloaf sandwich

I have friends, you know who you are, that say they never eat leftovers. Well at this present time in our lives, I bet my friends aren’t throwing out their leftovers. Of course, you can just reheat what you have left and eat the exact same meal the next day for lunch or dinner but […]

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Pantry Essentials

pantry essentials

Having lived through both hurricanes and blizzards in my lifetime, I’ve learned that my home should always have a good supply of food, home cleaning products, medicines and personal hygiene products. While my pantry usually has a good assortment of items for preparing several unplanned meals, COVID-19 has suddenly changed how I stock my pantry, […]

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Ravioli With A Creamy Mushroom And Asparagus Sauce

ravioli with asparagus and mushrooms

Ravioli With A Creamy Mushroom and Asparagus Sauce is the perfect spring meatless meal. Surprisingly, it is prepared without any cream whatsoever. While cream is not bad as long as it is used sparingly, it is not needed in this delicious pasta recipe that your family and friends will truly love. Ravioli With A Creamy Mushroom And Asparagus […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef And Cabbage

mural of Irish village

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Irish pubs in America will be filled with merriment as people gather to enjoy a pint of Guinness stout, sing Irish folk songs and enjoy a plate of corned beef and cabbage. The Irish however, while they will be enjoying their pint or a good Irish whisky along with a […]

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Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Mexican Stuffed Peppers are made with colorful bell peppers filled with seasoned beef, rice and a fresh pico de gallo sauce then topped with cheese and baked until tender and golden. I like to serve the delicious peppers on a bed of charred corn with fresh tomatoes, avocado and multigrain chips on the side. This […]

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Sautéed Chicken With Mushroom Farro Risotto (Farrotto)

chicken with mushroom farro risotto

Pan Sautéed Chicken With Mushroom Farro Risotto is a healthy Mediterranean alternative to the classic American chicken and rice casserole that is often made with canned mushroom soup. Farro, an ancient form of wheat, is used in this recipe. Also known as emmer, it often replaces the Italian Arborio or Carnaroli rice normally used to […]

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Seared Scallops With Watercress, Orange And Pistachio Salad

scallops with watercress and orange salad

Sweet citrus, peppery watercress and crunchy pistachios are served with tender pan seared sea scallops for a delicious yet very healthy meal. Include a whole grain roll and a glass of red wine and it is a good example of a heart healthy Mediterranean meal that is typically high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts […]

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A New DASH Mediterranean Lifestyle

healthy salad

A new DASH Mediterranean Lifestyle is something I’ll be occasionally writing about on Back Road Journal. If you aren’t familiar with DASH, it is the most recommended diet in America. The diet is not a weight loss diet but rather a healthy way of eating that promotes overall health. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension […]

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