Articles by: Chuck Douros

Culinary Herbs for the Southern Autumn Garden

Culinary Herbs for the Southern Autumn Garden

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Posted: October 10, 2012

We’re blessed in southern California with a long growing season in the garden. Unlike many gardeners to the north, southern California green-thumbers can squeeze in another productive planting after the summer harvest and before winter […]

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Greek-Inspired Braised Green Beans

Greek-Inspired Braised Green Beans

As summer passes and the holiday season nears, it’s not too early to think about your holiday meals and favorite side dishes. Here’s a recipe for a Mediterranean-inspired green bean salad that, once prepared, you […]

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Persimmon and Pomegranate Fruit Salad

Persimmon and Pomegranate Fruit Salad

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Posted: September 9, 2012

Here’s an appetizing crisp and refreshing salad that will surprise and inspire even the most jaded vegetarian. It’s fair to assume that you’ll find something in this salad that you haven’t tried before. Go ahead and cheat […]

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Cool Cucumber Salad

Cool Cucumber Salad

Did you know that cucumbers offer not only high water content but also electrolytes as well as low calories with every crunchy bite? But eating them plain often isn’t that appealing. Here’s a tasty way […]

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Pea Soup with Roasted Red Pepper and Mint

Pea Soup with Roasted Red Pepper and Mint

The weather is warming up in San Diego but, if you still feel a bit of a chill, this Pea Soup with a flavorful twist is sure to warm you up. What Is It? A […]

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How To Make Vegan Dolmas

How To Make Vegan Dolmas

Vegan Dolmas have been enjoyed for centuries and while many versions contain meat, this recipe is a vegetarian delight. Dolmas, just one of many stuffed vegetable dishes, have been widely adapted through the years, and […]

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Vegetarian Paella

Vegetarian Paella

What Is Paella Paella is a Spanish-influenced comfort food with a delightful and complex aroma. Similar to risotto or jambalaya, the highly adaptable dish is packed with fresh vegetables and rice. Simple preparation and deep, […]

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