Mixed Seafood and Avocado Ceviche

ceviche with halibut, bay shrimp, cilantro, white onion, sriracha, and avocado

I've forgotten how much fun it is to take a road trip.  Cruising down the highway to some cool tunes, aptly selected and managed by my teenage daughter. Stopping for a coffee and then a little snack. Talking, laughing, reminiscing about my … [Read more...]

Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad

roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, and corn with green onions and cilantro

My winter quarter classes begin next week and I couldn’t be more excited about the menu.  I’m proud to say this will be my fourth year teaching cooking classes for our local Co-op market here in Seattle. PCC is the Puget Consumer and Co-op Natural … [Read more...]

Cilantro Salmon

Last week I told Ranger Craig I’m in need of a field trip.  For those of you who don’t know Ranger Craig, he’s my main man, best bud, adventure partner, resident food critic and husband.  I had a reader ask me once if he was my boyfriend. (Hee hee, … [Read more...]

Salmon Stir Fry with Fresh Cilantro, Bean Sprouts, and Sugar Snap Peas

I believe I have worn out the welcome for Salmon in my house.  Recently the Bennett crew decided to hold a "family meeting" to discuss the constant appearance of salmon on the Bennett dinner table.  Not that the crew doesn't love salmon, … [Read more...]

Grilled Swordfish Topped With a Coconut, Lemongrass and Ginger Sauce

There are moments when I believe I must eat, drink and sleep "food".  I wake up most mornings thinking about the next delicious dinner creation, contemplating ideas during most of my day, and mentally assembling those ideas into what I hope will be a … [Read more...]

Simple Halibut Ceviche

Ceviche is one of the simplest seafood recipes to prepare.  I know you're probably thinking I've had way too much sun on vacation, but truly, ceviche can be simple, flavorful and delicious and a perfect summer starter. Ceviche recipes are abundant … [Read more...]

Mango Cilantro Avocado Salsa over Grilled Halibut

Tropical salsas can take a fish dinner from good to great! I adore tropical fruits and especially like them paired with fresh fish of the season.  This mango salsa recipe is simple, fresh and makes dinner a breeze.  Just top your fresh grilled, or … [Read more...]

Slow Cooked Mexican Pork with Cilantro Slaw

After culinary school I shunned my slow cooker.  Tsk, tsk!  I'd never use such an appliance again.  After all, real chef's didn't use a slow cooker.  Right? Then I started my business, had two small children, a husband, a dog and a very complete … [Read more...]