Head of the Class

We eat A LOT of cauliflower in my house. It’s a vegetable my husband and my daughters actually enjoy so it’s often on repeat, and often just roasted florets with coconut oil, salt and pepper. So it was time to tackle the WHOLE ROASTED CAULIFLOWER trend. My concern? Getting the flavor to permeate throughout theContinue reading “Head of the Class”

A Dollop of Tzatziki

SHOPPING LIST: cabbage, red onion, garlic, salt, pepper, ginger powder, tzatziki This was so good. And yet another example of cooking on the fly. I knew I was going to cook some cabbage, of course, but I wanted something heartier, richer. I was probably hungover and looking to make healthy decisions but needed a littleContinue reading “A Dollop of Tzatziki”

Parsley Salad on Repeat

SHOPPING LIST: 2 bunches parsley, 1 bunch dill, pine nuts, dried cranberries, feta cheese, stone ground mustard, apple cider vinegar, olive oil Have you ever tasted something and became instantly addicted? This is the story of me and this salad. And hopefully this will be your story too. The brightness of the herbs, the acidityContinue reading “Parsley Salad on Repeat”

Chimichurri Grilled Green Beans

I love dishes that look fancy, are full of flavor, but don’t take a ton of time. Remember that old cooking show, “Semi Homemade,” that’s sort of how I enjoy cooking – especially after a long day of baking (insert shameless 3 Monkeys Macaroons plug here) and schlepping kids and I’m not even sure whatContinue reading “Chimichurri Grilled Green Beans”

The Anti-Chopped Salad

I have come to realize that a majority of my favorite foods have come from my Dad. Favorite ice cream – pistachio. Favorite cake – carrot. (Maybe this is where my sweet tooth also comes from!!!) Favorite salad – wedge. A wedge is a beautiful thing because it is SUCH a SIMPLE salad. Almost likeContinue reading “The Anti-Chopped Salad”

Zucchini is Everything

My husband, Daniel, and I watched the documentary “Game Changers” about pro-athletes who have gone vegan and the amazing recovery abilities and strength that they achieved through the diet. We are not vegan. Not even close. I absolutely love vegetables but Daniel is the kind of guy that still picks the scallions off the topContinue reading “Zucchini is Everything”

Chicken Thighs 1 Million Ways

If you’ve been to my house for dinner on more than one occasion, there is a seriously high chance you have had braised chicken thighs. Slow-cooking chicken thighs is one of the first things I picked up in the Beauty & Essex kitchen because they used the pulled meat in a variety of applications. OnceContinue reading “Chicken Thighs 1 Million Ways”

Rotten Bananas

I thought my daughter liked bananas. She used to always eat bananas – whole bananas, sliced bananas with almond butter. Maybe she still does. Our old Nanny loved bananas. But now that she’s gone, I keep buying bananas out of habit, and guess what keeps happening?! No one is eating the damn bananas. So eachContinue reading “Rotten Bananas”