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Mireya Merritt

Tempe, Arizona
My name is Mireya Merritt, but you can call me Mia. I’m a graduate of theCalifornia Culinary Academy in San Francisco, and alumni of Le CordonBleu. I was fortunate to grow up in California, the birth state of the NewCuisine movement, and I have connections to Spain where I enjoy its... Full Bio
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Wild Blueberry Polenta with Grilled Onions and Sausage by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   “By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and am eligible to win prizes associated w ... Read on »
Thick Creamy Hot Chocolate by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   Believe it or not, in my family thick creamy hot chocolate is a good luck drink. Every New Years Eve we gather at my brother’s house in Ukiah, California, in ... Read on »
Spinach and Feta Stuffed Pork Tenderloin by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   Spinach and Feta Stuffed Pork Tenderloin served with mildly spiced vegetable sauce is what’s on the menu today, but first let me tell you a little about the w ... Read on »
Homemade Panettonne by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   Christmas is almost here and, among other things, that means that it’s time to bake panettonne. I find  hardest thing about this delightfully light and airy b ... Read on »
Slow Cooker Skinny Clam Chowder by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   Everyone in my family is crazy about my recipe for slow cooker skinny clam chowder. Every year we go to visit my bothers in Mendocino County, up in the wine c ... Read on »
Homemade Graham Crackers by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   “By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Cumberland Packing Corp. and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest.I was n ... Read on »
Soul Satisfying Rosemary Roasted Almonds by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Disclaimer: Please note that a couple of the links are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links. I use the pr ... Read on »
Tasty Food Photography Review by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   Disclaimer: Please note that a couple of the links are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links. I use the products me ... Read on »
DIY Lowel Ego Lights by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Disclaimer: Please note that a couple of the links are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links. I use the products mentione ... Read on »
Poultry Spice Stocking Stuffer by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Poultry Spice Stocking Stuffer   Ok. I know. It is a little bit early for making stocking stuffers since we haven’t even eaten the Thanksgiving turkey yet. I h ... Read on »
Chinese Rice Revisited by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Chinese Rice Revisited   During the eighties Chinese food cooking was all the rage. The hot chefs who were inspiring everyone were Martin Yan, Ken Hom, Barbara ... Read on »
Delicata Squash Stuffed with Quinoa by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Delicata Squash Stuffed with Quinoa   Whoa, talk about power foods —this recipe for Delicata Squash Stuffed with Quinoa has got it all: squash, quinoa, carrots ... Read on »
Apple Tart with No-Roll Crust by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Apple Tart with No-Roll Crust. It’s so good and so easy!   I’ve made a recipe for apple tart with no-roll crust, because it’s time again for Ina First Frida ... Read on »
Pumpkin Sandwich Bread by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Pumpkin Sandwich Bread   Why I ever stopped making pumpkin sandwich bread at Thanksgiving I’ll never know. But this year it’s back on the menu. When I was l ... Read on »
Zebra Pumpkin Cookies by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking These healthier Zebra Pumpkin Cookies got their stripes from chocolate.  Yum!   My son Andrew said “Mom, when are you going to make some chocolate chip cook ... Read on »
Slow Cooker Vegan Chili by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Slow Cooker Vegan Chili  You’ll find plenty of texture and a warm dense flavor in this slow cooker vegan chili. Your meat eater won’t even miss the meat! . ... Read on »
Spicy Mini Corn Muffins by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Spicy Mini Corn Muffins They’re here. Spicy Mini Corn Muffins hot off the press!   Spicy mini corn muffins are so good to eat and so easy to make. I never ... Read on »
Tex-Mex Stuffed Sweet Potatoes by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Mmmm, Tex-Mex Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are oh so yummy!   “By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Sweetpotato Counc ... Read on »
Healthy Turkey Bolognese – Inspired by Ina Garten by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   Healthy Turkey Bolognese Inspired by Ina Garten   You may wonder what makes my recipe for Healthy Turkey Bolognese, inspired by Ina Garten, healthy. You ... Read on »
Whole Wheat Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Whole Wheat Upside Down Pineapple Pancakes   As I was making my rounds to visit other bloggers, I came across some really yummy looking pancakes on ClubNarwhal ... Read on »