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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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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 »
Whole Wheat Crepes with Summer Vegetables, Chicken and Figs by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Whole Wheat Crepes with Summer Vegetables, Chicken and Figs   It’s been a long week, but one thing that got me through it was making and eating these delicious ... Read on »
Ina Friday and Sautéed Cabbage with Marcona Almonds by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Follow my blog with Bloglovin It’s Thursday now as I begin this post and my ears are anticipating the joyful shout of many 9 to fivers as their day winds to an end, ... Read on »
The TLT Sandwich is a Remake of the BLT… and it’s Not Turkey! by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking A TLT Sandwich   The TLT is a remake of the BLT…, and that’s not turkey! Last week I ate at the True Food Kitchen , the healthy food restaurant based on Dr. An ... Read on »
Dutch Oven Vegan Paella by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Dutch Oven Vegan Paella   Some people may wonder how vegan paella could be flavorful without the addition of shellfish or meats. Believe me, it’s very tasty wi ... Read on »
The Kallari Chocolate Story and Kickstarter by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Kallari Chocolate   Not long after getting home from my summer vacation I received a package in the mail which contained three organic chocolate bars from the ... Read on »
Soft Scrambled Eggs with Mushrooms and Herbs by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Soft Scrambled Eggs with Mushrooms and Herbs   Ina Friday was last week, and being that I was somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean on my way home from Spain, I pu ... Read on »
10 Ways to Exercise While Sailing the Seven Seas by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Breakaway Cruise – Photo Courtesy TheReasoner.com   This week I’m taking advantage of the Austin Gambino’s kind offer to write an informative guest article abo ... Read on »
Enjoy Healthy Eating in Barcelona! by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   Curtesy SheKnows.com   Good food, great weather and interesting cultural visits made last weekend in Barcelona more than memorable. Travel writer, Angie ... Read on »
Chickpea Salad: Tapa or Starter? by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking     The other day I went back to Boche, the new neighborhood tapa bar here in León, Spain. The waiter took our order and recited from the semi-long list o ... Read on »
Spanish Recipes Compilation – Summer 2013 by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Where does the time go? Just yesterday I was sorting clothes, washing them and ironing them after our summer in Spain and now I am sorting, washing and ironing back in Spa ... Read on »