3-Way Tomato Salad

I get it. There is a LOT of cooking going on. So the best thing to do is find ways to elevate simple ingredients so you can easily create a dish that is equally exciting and approachable. This dish started with a couple boxes of these beautiful Heirloom baby tomatoes and I looked around myContinue reading “3-Way Tomato Salad”

Creamy Bacon Walnut Pasta

One of my favorite things to do is re-purpose things in new and creative ways. Last week I made the traditional Georgian Salad – which is covered with an herb-less walnut pesto-like dressing. I had a bunch of the walnut dressing leftover and wanted to think outside of the box. It was a dreary dayContinue reading “Creamy Bacon Walnut Pasta”

Green Bean Sausage Almondine

I’m really into this dish. I know it reads like a side dish – like your traditional Green Bean Almondine – but the addition of sausage really steals the show here and makes each bite hearty and well-rounded, almost like an entire dinner in one bowl! As usual, the concept was inspired but by theseContinue reading “Green Bean Sausage Almondine”

Buffalo Cauliflower

You get the drill by now. We’re going to start similar to the Cauliflower Piccatta or the Cauliflower Carbonara – by traditionally roasting our cauliflower florets – then taking it the extra flavor mile with the addition of buffalo of sauce and blue cheese so here we go! SHOPPING LIST: 3 heads of cauliflower, crumbledContinue reading “Buffalo Cauliflower”

Lemon Poppy Slaw

Here she goes again – singing the praises of cabbage. Now that the weather is warming, it’s so nice to enjoy cabbage raw in a fresh slaw. I served this with the Lemon Pepper Bass Kabobs and ate the leftovers for lunch for many days later – the flavors only getting better as the daysContinue reading “Lemon Poppy Slaw”

Lemon Pepper Bass Kabobs

Full disclosure: my daughter stole the kebabs from the fish store. When I return I will tell them and add them to my bill. But it’s almost funny because I’ve had kebab sticks saved in my Amazon cart for almost a month that I keep putting aside to instead order gold face masks and kitchenContinue reading “Lemon Pepper Bass Kabobs”

Portobello “Pizza”

BIG into mushrooms right now. I’ve always loved mushrooms – always ordered mushroom pizza as a kid – but now I was told that mushrooms boost immunity so they are extra on my radar when shopping. The farmer’s market had these GIANT portobello caps that were perfect for grilling – but I wanted something moreContinue reading “Portobello “Pizza””

Ginger Scallion WHATEVER, or in this case, Swordfish

This sauce is special. It’s easy, it’s bright and it will add flavor and vibrancy to any protein you pair it with. That’s why the sauce is the basis of this recipe – what you choose to do with it is really up to you! SHOPPING LIST: 1 bunch of scallions, ginger knob, chopped garlic,Continue reading “Ginger Scallion WHATEVER, or in this case, Swordfish”

Strawberry Salad

Here’s what I have to say about this Strawberry Salad – aside from the fact that a Strawberry Salad is the ONLY salad my husband actually requests – there are 4 key ingredients aside from the strawberries and they ALL can be substituted – honestly, even the strawberries could be peaches if that’s what youContinue reading “Strawberry Salad”