Grilled Caeser Salad

Hands down the SIMPLEST (um, THERE’S BASICALLY NO CUTTING) and most beautiful way to present a classic Caeser salad. The key here is of course, the homemade dressing, and giving those halved romaine hearts the perfect char. SHOPPING LIST: romaine hearts (2-3), Caeser dressing, Parm Crisps, olive oil, salt, pepper The first step is makingContinue reading “Grilled Caeser Salad”

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”

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”

Fried Artichokes

One of the best canned vegetables – in my opinion – are artichoke hearts. I used the quartered hearts for Green Pea Penne Pasta, but lately I’ve been buying the whole hearts which come about 5-7 per can. One of these days I’ll be able to fry them as good as E.A.T. by Zabar’s. SHOPPINGContinue reading “Fried Artichokes”

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””

Simple Arugula Salad

aka “The Pizza Salad” Why the nickname? I’m not sure where it started – when I think about it I think lovingly of Cecconi’s – but my girlfriends and I have this thing where we love eating cold salad on top of hot pizza. The salad is best when it’s made with arugula – becauseContinue reading “Simple Arugula Salad”

Georgia *Salad* on my Mind

When my husband told my he wanted to go to Georgia I was confused. It didn’t sound like the far off places he usually suggests. Except he meant Georgia – the COUNTRY – at the same time all our friends were going to Ibiza – so there was a slew of reasons why I wasContinue reading “Georgia *Salad* on my Mind”

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

This dreary Monday called for a BRIGHT and beautiful recipe. Brussels sprouts salads take a little bit more work because you have to really prep the Brussels, but it’s totally worth it because these baby cabbages are much heartier and satisfying than your typical salad greens. SHOPPING LIST: 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, shaved parmesan, driedContinue reading “Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad”

Vegan Chipotle Slaw

Serious coleslaw enthusiast here! I love it creamy, I love it tangy – it’s just a great vessel for raw cabbage that you can spice up in a variety of ways. I was going to saute a pound of turkey meat with chopped garlic and Frontera Red Enchilada Sauce to make easy tacos for dinnerContinue reading “Vegan Chipotle Slaw”

Grilled Radicchio Salad

Not going to lie, very much missing Via Carota right now. I love their grilled raddichio, amongst basically everything else of the menu. Theirs is definitely much oilier than this, but Via Carota can get away with that. Typing this I’m thinking I should find a way to re-create the griddled Scamorza so stay tuned.Continue reading “Grilled Radicchio Salad”