Food on Friday # 42 California

I have a 4 yr old and she’s a picky eater. Needless to say, I’m always searching for new food ideas we can both try and hopefully love. I’ve even gone as far as to institute ‘Fun Food Weekend’ at my house, which means she has to try a new food when it’s the weekend. During the week she can stick to the things she likes (because quite frankly, I don’t have the time or energy to fight with her over food), but come weekends we experiment! So far my new strategy has been working well and she is putting up less of a fight. Yay!!!

I always enjoy reading Jack’s ‘Food on Friday’ posts, because I get many great ideas for new foods and I’m sure you’d love to get in on the action too. So that’s enough chatter from me, let’s jump into his selections for this week. Enjoy! 🌷

August 28 2016


Don’t get me wrong, I like California, but sometimes the food there owes a lot to everywhere else.  So, for this week’s Food on Friday I’ve tried to come up with some dishes that I think would go down well with my friend, ‘the girl riding shotgun’ and especially dishes that aren’t so Mexican or Spanish in flavour.

No, that didn’t make much sense to me either.  But here are some great recipes from some great cooks.

First up this week, from we have this hoisin salmon with zucchini slaw from Tieghan Gerard at Half Baked Harvest.


Hoisin Salmon With Zucchini Slaw

Also from Tieghan there’s this great looking heirloom tomato and zucchini galette with honey and thyme.


Heirloom Tomato Galette With Honey & Thyme

Heather Christo makes the very best looking salads of all, and this grilled chicken, beet and cherry salad with honey balsamic dressing is no…

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9 thoughts on “Food on Friday # 42 California”

    1. Same for me. I’ll eat meat only if I get an incredible craving which is once or twice a year. I mostly eat fish, chicken, Turkey, and other vegetarian meat substitutes. But like you, I don’t consider myself a vegetarian. ☺

      How are you today?


      1. I’m okay, I guess. Probably the same. LOL
        I haven’t eaten a piece of chicken in 16 years…nor a piece of turkey. Being Southern, that’s a wee bit strange….and I used to make the best chicken…fried, baked….dumplins’….but no more. 😦

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      2. Yep, I’m from the Caribbean and just about every meal had some sort of meat, fried food and heavy starchy sides too. Needless to say, most suffer from high cholesterol, high blood pressure and are overweight. Since I moved over 20 yrs ago, I’ve changed the way I eat. My doctor is quite happy with my annual exams and my body is happy too ☺


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