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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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Benefits of Beans by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Beans   As a child I rarely ate beans. They just weren’t on the menu in my mother’s kitchen—except for taco night when we’d have a side of canned refried beans ... Read on »
Quinoa with Brussels Sprouts, Sausage, Almonds, Leeks and Cranberries by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Quinoa with Brussels Sprouts, Sausage, Almonds, Leeks and Dried Cranberries   My first experience with quinoa, the blog group’s power food of the week, was abo ... Read on »
My Daily Bowl of Oatmeal by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking My Daily Oatmeal     This week the 38 Power Foods blog group is talking about one of my favorite power foods: oatmeal. I read about the benefits of oatmeal ... Read on »
Maple Cranberry Sauce with Pecans, Orange, and Apple by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Maple Cranberry Sauce with Pecans, Orange, and Apple   Mmm Thanksgiving—it just wouldn’t be the same without cranberry sauce. When I was little, I couldn’t und ... Read on »
Holiday Stuffed Squash by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Holiday Stuffed Squash   Carnival Squash As the holidays approach, I’m taking time off from the 38 Power Foods blog group, as are the other girls. Even ... Read on »
Coconut and Brown Rice Pudding by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Coconut and Brown Rice Pudding   Yay, this week my Power Foods blog group is looking at Brown Rice. Several years ago I made changes to my diet for health reas ... Read on »
Pork Tenderloin with Pear Chutney by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Pork Tenderloin with Pear Chutney   Some years ago I saw a very funny independent Spanish film called El filandón, based in part on the short story Las peras d ... Read on »
Tropical Papaya Chicken Salad by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Tropical Papaya Chicken Salad   If you’ve been following along with me, you know that each week I, and a group of fellow bloggers, write and post about a parti ... Read on »
Healthy Living: Eat Two Kiwis and Call Me in the Morning by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   Kiwi Fruit   Kiwi Bird This week the 38 Power Foods blog group is taking a look at a small, but nutrition dense food. Kiwi fruit has only been in U ... Read on »
Oranges: A Terrific Power Food that Makes a Lip Smacking Orange Salad by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Lip Smacking Orange Salad   Citrus fruits are the topic of today’s power foods blog group, and I’ve chosen to tribute the orange. There’s good reason to dri ... Read on »
Blueberry Smoothie by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Blueberry Smoothie   Today the Power Foods blog group takes a look at berries. As a food group, berries are great for you. Berries contain anthocyanins, whi ... Read on »
Apricot Health Bars by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Apricot Health Bars   My sister has been asking me for a while now to post a recipe for a tasty snack bar. This week our Power Food blog group begins to examin ... Read on »
Spaghetti Squash with Garlic and Olive Oil by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   Spaghetti Squash with Garlic and Olive Oil   The initial pleasure that I get from squash comes from looking at their shapes, sizes, colors, and to travel ... Read on »
Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs with San Marzano Tomato Sauce by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs with San Marzano Tomato Sauce   Yesterday, if you asked me what my favorite vegetable was, I might have answered bell pepper, sp ... Read on »
Swiss Chard Green Smoothie by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Swiss Chard Smoothie                                 My appreciation for Swiss chard began about 20 ... Read on »
Sweet Potato Curry by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Sweet Potato Curry   O’Henry I often hear the same old question from a dazed shoppers looking at the tubers on display, “Is this a sweet potato or a yam? ... Read on »
Spinach Omelette aka Tortilla de Espinacas by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Spinach Omelette   My grandmother always scolded me when I used the word “kid” instead of the word “child,” and please don’t you leave a comment scolding me ei ... Read on »
Mushroom Ragout with Polenta by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Mushroom Ragout with Polenta   Look what my friend Andy found hiking last week.  As I started to research this week about mushrooms for the 38 Power Food ... Read on »
Kale Salad with Peanut Sauce by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Kale Salad with Peanut Dressing   Do you like kale? I just started eating it last year and I still haven’t developed a taste for it, but I’m working on it! Thi ... Read on »
Carrot and Zucchini Latkes by Mireya Merritt Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Carrot and Zucchini Latkes   Sorry, no more pictures from my vacation in Spain. I’m home now, and I’m sure you don’t want to see photos of my messy house, not ... Read on »