salad in a jar

It was their turn to host our book club din­ner, so my mother-daughter friends Kathy and Jen­nifer, respec­tively, set a gor­geous table and served a beau­ti­ful and inge­nious meal they made a day ahead of time. Fea­tur­ing a Salad Nicoise, … more

gluten-free tuna quinoa salad with lemon

Served warm or chilled, this tangy salad is per­fect for sum­mer. Don’t worry about how much lemon is in here — the quinoa really soaks it up. Flakes of tuna give it a won­der­ful piquant fla­vor that meld beau­ti­fully with … more

caesar dressing

Can I inter­est you in some hairy fish? This mis­un­der­stood mem­ber of the her­ring fam­ily packs a huge punch. And when served improp­erly, an anchovy can leave an indeli­bly unfa­vor­able mark upon your pal­let. But con­sider this — when served prop­erly, … more

halibut over greens

This is one of my favorite times of year…the hal­ibut are run­ning! A firm, flaky, moist fish, it is my favorite lunch or light din­ner over a plate of well sea­soned greens. I bought mine (caught wild) at Costco. It’s … more

fish cakes

Prep time: 15 min­utes Total time: 25 min­utes Yield: 12–16 fish cakes This is a great dish for any left­over flaky white fish such as hal­ibut or cod. I always make extra fish for Fish Sticks or Fish Tacos so we … more

tuna salad

For work­ing peo­ple, this is an ideal salad to throw into a con­tainer and store in the com­pany fridge for lunch. Prep time: 15 min­utes Total time: 15 min­utes Yield: 2 large main course sal­ads 3 cans alba­core tuna (I like … more

tuna sandwich

I give my kids tuna no more than once every two weeks because of mer­cury lev­els found in tuna. The older they are, the more they can have. Prep time: 5 min­utes Total time: 10 min­utes Yield: enough for 4 sand­wiches … more

fish sticks

This is my son’s favorite meal, with lots of cat­sup. Dou­ble the recipe and then you’ll have left­overs for Fish Cakes later in the week. Prep time: 15 min­utes Total time:  30 min­utes Yield: Serves 4 1/3 c. veg­etable or wal­nut … more

fish tacos

A creamy cilantro sauce is the key to these tacos. And a big mar­garita. If you have a bit more fish, cook it all up and use the left­overs for Fish Cakes. Prep time: 20 min­utes Total time: 35 Yield: … more


This is one of my favorite things to make for a din­ner party because it’s a one pot dish that needs only a green salad to com­plete the entire meal. Plus, it’s great the next day, too. Don’t be over­whelmed … more