Tag Archives: cooking light

7 Happenings of November

November 14, 2010

Filed Under : EAT - MY LIFE

nutella cookies Baked Giada De Laurentiis’ Chocolate-Hazelnut Smooches.

rose bowl flea market Went the Rose Bowl Flea Market; addicted to antique bottles.

lemon tree Our dwarf lemon tree has finally sprouted lemons!

starbucks jonathan adler mug Constantly drinking tea out of my Jonathan Adler Starbucks tumbler.

kiehl's hand salve With the dry winds, this Kiehl’s Hand Salve is my best friend.

cooking magazines Planning the Thanksgiving menu with my favorite cooking magazines.

old town pasadena Walking the alleys of Old Town Pasadena.

Mediterranean Orzo Salad with Feta Vinaigrette

May 11, 2010

Filed Under : EAT - RECIPES

Whenever I find a recipe that incorporates all of my favorite ingredients, it’s a guarantee that I’ll be making it.  When I came across this Mediterranean Orzo pasta salad on CookingLight.com, I was over-the-moon giddy reading its list of ingredients: sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, spinach, kalamata olives, feta cheese.  Oh la la!

The flavors are undeniably Mediterranean and meld so well together in this dish, from the salty bite of the kalamata to the rich and earthy artichokes.  And even though there was such a variety of ingredients, the dish was very light and healthy overall.  I made it as a side dish for Mother’s Day dinner and it was a crowd favorite.

We had so much left over that I’ve been taking it to work for lunch – which is another bonus because it saves well!