Chocolate Blueberry Cake

I have a recipe for you, and it is one that was requested by my boss. It all started a couple of months ago...

Grilled Tomato and Cheese Sandwich

You could be wondering: “Why is Smitty giving us such a simple recipe as grilled tomato and cheese?” After all, besides Kraft macaroni and...

Foraging for Sierra Gooseberries

Fall is in the air as temperatures cool and there are surprises in the forest for anyone who likes to forage. I live across...

Mushrooms Stuffed Two Ways

Stuffed mushrooms are one of those appetizers that are about as versatile as you can get. The numbers of different fillings are endless. The...

Lemon Honey Chicken

I once prepared the food for friends of mine who were married at Sand Harbor. The wedding, as with most events, went off without...

Cheese Steak Sub

I was sitting at Truckee’s Blue Coyote Bar & Grill having a beer with a bunch of friends; some decided to order food. We...

ShopAIP wins Paleo award

ShopAIP, a Truckee-based online shop for anti-Inflammatory food products based on the Paleo AIP diet, received second place for Best Online Shop in the...

Short Ribs

Anyone who has had an injury and has had to go to physical therapy knows what it’s like. For an hour, you go through...

Mediterranean Cuisine | Perfect for picnics and parties

Think fresh, delicious and healthy. Mediterranean cuisine is rich with flavors and spices. The abundance of fresh, seasonal produce makes preparing Mediterranean dishes simple...

Foil-Wrapped Trout

A few friends were going back-country camping to fish some of the higher lakes; we ended up getting into a pretty funny conversation. I’m...