Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Rounds

My first harvest. MAJOR! I planted these soup to nuts – built the garden, lugged the soil, planted the seeds, forgot to label them, wondered what I had planted and then basically hoped for the best. So to come back to a dozen GIGANTIC zucchini felt like such an accomplishment and thus here is aContinue reading “Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Rounds”

Fried Brussels Sprouts

All Brussels Sprouts are NOT created equally. You know what I mean. Sometimes you go to a restaurant and they are like CRACK. The Smith in NYC immediately comes to mind. My dad’s country club in Philadelphia, Green Valley, also knows what’s up with frying Brussels sprouts. We used to love going to his clubContinue reading “Fried Brussels Sprouts”

Tomato and Feta Cauliflower

Here we go again. Another night staring at a few heads of cauliflower and trying to figure out how to make it interesting. Thankfully, my love affair with sun-dried tomatoes IN OIL continues (see the 3-Way Tomato Salad for more sun-dried tomato inspo). SHOPPING LIST: 3 heads of cauliflower, sun-dried tomatoes in oil, feta cheese,Continue reading “Tomato and Feta Cauliflower”

Spicy Korean Cucumbers

First we did the Jewish-style Dill-icious Cucumber Salad. This is a similar concept with a COMPLETELY different flavor profile + technique. SHOPPING LIST: 3 English cucumbers, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, honey, chili garlic sauce, gochugaru Korean chili flakes, sesame seeds, chopped scallions, garlic salt, salt I like to use English cucumbers for this –Continue reading “Spicy Korean Cucumbers”

Mexican Street Brussels Sprouts

When Cinco de Mayo came calling, I was trying to figure out fun ways to play with your typical Mexican flavors. We’ve always loved Mexican corn – ya know the grilled corn that’s slathered in spicy mayo and rolled in cotija cheese and served with a wedge of lime – so these Brussels sprouts wereContinue reading “Mexican Street Brussels Sprouts”

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”

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

File this under SO EASY but looks super impressive and like isn’t that just the key to life sometimes, folks? SHOPPING LIST: 2 bunches asparagus, 1 package bacon, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic powder Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and trim the ends off of your asparagus. Spread them out on yourContinue reading “Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles”

Greek Fennel Bake

I am so into this recipe. I was staring at two bulbs of fennel and for the sake of being creative, I didn’t just slice it up with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and parmesan for my usual simple salad. I wanted to roast it and I wanted it to be cheesy and thus theContinue reading “Greek Fennel Bake”

Charred Broccoli Puttanesca

This exact puttanesca could be used as a pasta sauce SO for the the sake of your SHOPPING LIST I am only going to put the puttanesca sauce ingredients so that you can use this delicious, tangy tomato sauce however you see fit. PUTTANESCA SHOPPING LIST: tomato paste, red wine, chicken stock, red onion, garlic,Continue reading “Charred Broccoli Puttanesca”