Roasted Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad | Green Valley Kitchen

I’ve been experimenting with warm, winter salads and this roasted sweet potato and quinoa salad has been my favorite so far.  Roasted sweet potatoes are tossed with warm, nutty quinoa.   Add some peppery arugula, crunchy pecans and salty feta and you’ve got a warm, substantial and filling winter salad. I started out by experimenting with butternut squash, but butternutContinue Reading

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup | Green Valley Kitchen

El Niño has arrived with a bang here in Los Angeles – we’ve had two days of heavy, drenching rain.  Rainy weather for me equals soup weather so I’m sharing this roasted butternut squash soup with you.  It’s a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy – a warm, nourishing soup perfect for a cold, raw, rainy day. ThisContinue Reading

Graham Cracker Toffee

Graham Cracker Toffee | Green Valley Kitchen

Graham cracker toffee is absolutely addictive and so easy to make.  It’s crunchy, buttery, chocolately, nutty and sugary all at the same time.  It’s the perfect holiday treat to share with family and friends. You only need 5 ingredients to make this – graham crackers, brown sugar, butter, chocolate and pecans. You start by lining a pan snugly with grahamContinue Reading

2015 Cookbook Gift Guide

2015 cookbook gift guide | Green Valley Kitchen

I think cookbooks are wonderful gift to give over the holidays.  A beautiful cookbook is a work of art.  They are inspiring – encouraging you to try new ingredients and different cooking techniques.  So I’ve put together a 2015 cookbook gift guide featuring all my favorite cookbooks from this year.  These cookbooks have delicious recipes, beautiful photos and show you creative ways to use new and familiarContinue Reading