Marinated Shrimp and Olives

I love shrimp and I love olives. It seemed like a natural combination when I saw this recipe. I’d planned to serve it at a small family gathering but that didn’t work out. So I decided to make a smaller batch for me. Why not treat myself? I did have a whole lot of frozen shrimp I needed to start using. Marinating the shrimp sounded fun and delicious. Continue reading

Cold Veggie Pizza

My absolute favorite summer food is cold veggie pizza. I’m not sure what the real name of this dish is and I’m not going to research it. Although it doesn’t have a pizza crust and the vegetables are raw, not baked, it will always be cold veggie pizza in our house. It’s a 40 year tradition, a family favorite of all ages.  It was a very popular dish in the 80s.  At least one person brought it to every church potluck. Continue reading

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

My favorite way to eat cauliflower is simply mashed with potatoes and butter.  Close behind would be cauliflower in a salad with black olives, tomatoes and a zesty vinaigrette.  This Mediterranean chopped salad recipe was good but I had to do a few substitutions and tweaks.  I added carrots and subbed orzo for Israeli couscous.  I omitted the feta as I didn’t have any on hand. Continue reading