Lime-Chipotle Chicken

It’s winter in California, which means spicy, tart, ripe limes.  This recipe is my go-to marinade for chicken thighs. It stars a threesome of flavor all-stars:  lime, garlic, and chipotle.  These three are bold individually, but there is special magic when they get together in this marinade.  Whip up some Lime-Chipotle chicken, and then use…

Asparagus + Chicken + Quinoa = the Beauty of One

I just returned from a multiple city trip to look at colleges for my daughter.  Though we ate fabulous restaurant meals, I found myself longing for fresh, simple food centered on the seasonal produce I find here in the Bay Area.  One of the college students we ate with was a California girl living in…

Rice Bowl Lunch

I was recently inspired by a meal at a local restaurant. It was a delicious combo of vegetables, meat, and seasonings on a bowl of rice.  My daughter and I were wanting some tasty, nutritious lunch options for the week, but they needed to be fast. We decided to give rice bowls a try, and…

Spicy Tomato Chicken

Ready for a super easy but mysteriously delicious chicken dish?  This is the one.  After I made it, I was discussing how simple it was with my college age son.  We agreed that this is definitely a dish that a less experienced (aka college student) chef can master. You can set the spice level to…