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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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