Crustless Spinach Tart

This recipe is a holiday favorite with my family since I was born, my Dad has been making this since his 20’s and it’s still a stand-by every Thanksgiving – I just love traditions! It actually started out as a spinach souffl√©, but that tends to get stressful as you need to bake it in…

Strawberry Snap Pea Feta Salad

I can’t stop eating this salad, it’s my absolute favorite thing at the moment! You have the crunch of the fresh snap peas, the sweetness of the strawberries, the nuttiness of the toasted pine nuts and the saltiness of the feta cheese – it’s seriously amazing! I love salads like this – you get so…

Raisin Chickpea Quinoa Salad

Chickpeas are so versatile, they add so much heartiness to a dish without overpowering the taste. They work so nicely in this quinoa salad combined with the veggies and sweetness of the raisins – it also holds up well all week, great for a make-ahead Sunday dish! I served this with my Curried Carrot Raisin…

Greek Yogurt-Pesto Barley Salad

Pesto is one of those flavors that adds so much to anything it’s added to – a sandwich, salad dressing, pasta salad, pasta – anything! With that said, you don’t need a ton of it to get the flavor across and that’s where the idea came along to bulk it up with greek yogurt! I…

Caprese-Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

I was always nervous to cook with portabellas, they just seemed intimidating! I loved them at restaurants but never cooked with them myself – what was I thinking? They are so simple once you know the basic technique for “preparing” them and are so versatile! When you buy them, they normally come with the stems…

Mediterranean Grain Salad

This is such an easy side dish to throw together and has great flavor! It’s wonderful with salmon or my lemon/orange chicken. I made it with pearl barley but it could easily be switched up and made with wheat berries or farro (i prefer it with a hearty grain unlike a quinoa). You could also…

Avocado Lime Corn Salsa

Is there anything avocados can’t fix/solve/do? I just love them! This week I made shrimp tacos and was debating a mango/avocado salsa (recipe to come shortly) after my college roommate convinced me to start using mango more often but I had to go with a corn version (because I had corn in the pantry). Luckily,…

Asian Edamame Avocado Salad

I absolutely love making quinoa salads – they are so versatile, hold up well as leftovers and are such a great and hearty side dish. This week, to go with my Asian sesame salmon, I made this edamame avocado salad and I think you’ll love it! Feel free to adjust the veggies – you can…

Cowboy Caviar

I remember the first time I ever had this – I was in Saratoga Springs for a reunion with my college roommates. We were staying at one of the girl’s parents’ house who also happens to be a fantastic chef and an even better hostess – we were never without food or drink. My kind…

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

As I’ve mentioned before, it’s so important to find delicious side¬†dishes you can make week in and week out. For me, one of my favorites is roasted sweet potatoes. I never get sick of these – they are a staple in our lunches and go well with just about anything I make. You also can’t…