Organic School Garden


Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower

1  medium head cauliflower (2 1/2 to 3 pounds), cut into 1½ inch wide florets (8 cups)

2  tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

¼ teaspoon sea salt

2  minced cloves of garlic

¼ cup chopped kalamata olives

¼ cup chopped Italian flat leaf parsley

Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 450°F.

Toss cauliflower with oil and sea salt in a large bowl. Spread

in 1 layer in a large shallow baking pan (1 inch deep) and

roast, stirring and turning over occasionally, until tender and golden brown, 20 – 30 minutes.

Toss in garlic and olives and return to oven for 5 minutes. Remove and add parsley.

Zucchini Basil Soup

6 Medium Zucchini

2 Large Onions

Handful of Fresh Basil

4 cups Vegetable Stock

Saute zucchini and onions together in a large pot for 10-15

minutes over medium heat until softened, being careful not

to burn.  Add stock enough to cover veggies and cook for

an additional 10 minutes on simmer adding pepper to taste.

Toss in fresh basil, turning it into the soup cook 5 more minutes and remove from heat.

Puree all the ingredients in a blender until very smooth.  Add a swirl of cream or a dollop

of sour cream.  This soup can be enjoyed warm or cool with a fresh basil leaf on top!

Serves 4-6

Bobby Flay Key Lime Pie Throwdown

Judging Bobby Flay’s Throwdown was exciting and fun.  Watch Wednesday night 8:30 PM on the Food Network or view it later on the Food Network site.  More of the inside story to come.

Whiskey Soused Salmon with Broccoli and Potatoes

Salmon, potatoes and whiskey combine to star in a quick dinner that is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. “Water of life,” better known as whiskey, is believed to have been first distilled in Ireland and is very much a part of its culture.

The recipe calls for wild salmon but if you can’t find it fresh, use frozen wild salmon. It takes only a few minutes to saute the salmon. The sauce is made by adding lemon juice and whiskey to mayonnaise.

Broccoli and potatoes complete the meal. Add lots of fresh chives to make the potatoes “green.” Start the potatoes first and the entire meal can be made in 20 minutes. This dinner has 570 calories with 38 percent of calories from fat.

To view this recipe

Vinho Verde Wine and Food

Have you tasted vinho verde wines?  Their light, fruity and go well with fresh seafood, sushi and many light dishes.  Francisco Guedes and Lina Henriques talk about this little-known area of Portugal.  It’s a fascinating place and a new area to explore when looking for wine and food trips.  Learn more about the wines and food.  Click the on air tab to listen to a podcast of my WLRN NPR interview.

Food Trucks -Gourmet Restaurants on Wheels


Websites that list some locations: click sflstreetfood in the menu bar

Here is a list of the most popular food trucks and their websites


The Slow Food Truck 

fresh, local and seasonal foods 


Gastropod Miami
Burger, Hot Dog, Mexican, Asian, Sandwich
Follow on Twitter @

Jefe’s Original Fish Taco
Mexican, Seafood
Various locations and times in Miami
Follow on Twitter @

MGFD Cart 

American, Hot Dog, Burger, Upscale 

The cart baby of Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink appears monthly.  

Check for times and location via Twitter @MGFD_MIA 

Orale Taqueria
Corner of NW 17th Street and NW 27th Avenue, Miami
Serving Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wing Commander
Wings, burgers, vegetarian
Rotates among three locations in Miami
Serving time varies but usually includes lunch (11a.m. to 4 p.m.) or dinner (6 to 9 p.m.)
Follow on
Follow on Twitter @MyWingCommander

Yellow Submarine
Sandwich, American, Hot Dog
Corner of 147th Avenue and Kendal Drive
Serving lunch noon to 3 p.m. and late-night 8 p.m. to midnight on various days.
Follow on Twitter @

Bites on Wheels 

Tacos, Hot Dogs, Wraps, Sandwiches, Ceviche, Mexican 

Varies, but usually SW 48th Street and SW 74th Court, Miami 


Serving Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Follow on Twitter @Bitesnwheels 

Blog: Burger Beast 


The Fish Box, a mobile truck for the restaurant La Camaronera.

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