Grilled tuna with olive and caper orzo

Can you keep a simple secret?

Originally appeared in the May 19, 2011 edition of the Southside Times.

Something simple—that was my goal for this week.  An uncomplicated entrée: grilled tuna—light, delicate, perfect for a temperate day in May.  Afterward I started mentally leafing through proper accompaniments.  Pasta and rice sounded nice, but what variety?  And then a compromise came to mind—a starch possessing elements of both.  Read more after the jump: (more…)

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Tomato-Olive Summer Salad

The spice is right

Originally appeared in the July 29, 2010 edition of the Southside Times.

Summer menus are peppered with lighter fare—specialty salads, succulent fruits, and vibrant vegetables.  It’s also a season when our personal menus aren’t quite as “heavy.”  Yet all too often I hear complaints that some low-fat, low-sodium recipes are too bland or too boring.  Here’s a solution:  using fresh herbs and dry spices is an ideal way of eating “lighter” without sacrificing flavor.  More after the jump: (more…)

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