Rachael Ray Roundup

Guess who turned 31 this week? It's me, it's me! I was excited to try a new restaurant in town - The Greenhouse. It's all about organic, local food, so I had to give it a try. I also liked its predecessor, the Town Lounge (and I will miss their roasted chicken with Israeli couscous).

Are you seeing more "green" restaurants in your hood or is this just a California thing? We now have two restaurants on this theme in our little suburb (the other being Paul Martin's), so I wonder if the trend is hitting elsewhere, too. It's certainly a trend I can get excited about.

Lots of people were making Rachael Ray recipes this week - my favorite kind of posts! Here are some Rachael Ray posts from around the blogosphere this week. If you see a post that you think would be good for the Roundup, or you write one yourself, e-mail me so I can be sure to include it.

  • Bok Choy Bohemia features a recipe for Sesame Tofu with Apricot Sauce adapted from an Old School Rachael Ray cookbook - $40 a Day.
  • Aggie of Aggie's Kitchen liked the recipe for Lemony Tuna Salad from Every Day with Rachael Ray.
  • Sweet. Tea. In. Texas. features Rachael's recipe for Chicken Piccata Pasta Toss.
  • The Cat's Pajamas loved Rachael's recipe for White Bean, Chicken and Poblano Chili from the October 2008 issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray. She also tried Pork Spaghettini.
  • Laura at Real Good Food had great success with Rachael's recipe for Pumpkin Polenta with Italian Sausage and Fennel.
  • Cheap Recipes recommends giving Rachael Ray's recipes a try.
  • Linda at Over the Fence tried another one of my favorites - Pasta with Pumpkin and Sausage. Sounds odd, but it it soooo good.
  • Courtney at Somewherebetween40and20 was surprised by how many veggies were crammed into Rachael's recipe for Corn Chowder.
  • Tiffany at Feed the Moose was not impressed (at all) by Rachael's recipe for Chili Dog Nachos.
  • Julia of Two Novice Chefs, One Tiny Kitchen loved Rach's recipe for Red Pepper Pesto.
  • I have to admit that I didn't really understand what a whoopie pie is, but Elizabeth of The Flowering Dogwood educated me with Pumpkin Whoopie Pies from Every Day with Rachael Ray.
  • Mindi of Moms Need to Know found ways to make Rachael's recipe for Tuna and Tomato pasta even more budget friendly.
  • The recipe for tuna casserole from Rachael Ray's talk show ended up in the trash at The Magic Mommy's house. I liked this tuna casserole recipe from Rachael's magazine.


  1. Oooh, I definitely need to go try the Greenhouse! Which means I'll have to make the trek from East Sac to Roseville...

  2. Faith,

    It it soooo worth the trek. I highly recommend the beef tenderloin and the pizzetta with peaches, blue cheese, and arugula. It was a great meal.

  3. Hi! Thanks so much for featuring me in the roundup!


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