Passion Fruit Oatmeal

I was in Mexico with my family the first time I ever tried passion fruit. I was immediately hooked and ate about 20 of them every day until we headed back home! My mom tried so hard to find them where we lived in CT but none of the stores sold them at the time….

Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Oatmeal Bake

Strawberries and cream is one of those combinations that just sounds delicious, doesn’t it?? As you can tell, strawberries are the fruit of the week and I’m finding so many amazing ways to use them – same as I did with pineapples last week! I hope you give this recipe a try – adding the…

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…

Double Berry Pecan Oatmeal Bake

As much as I love oatmeal, sometimes even 10 extra minutes before work is too much time to spare on breakfast. An alternative is an oatmeal bake – basically an oatmeal casserole – and they are the perfect solution and last all week when kept in the fridge. Just portion out a piece each morning…

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…