Tuscan Soffritto Capellini

This pasta will transport you to the rustic hillsides of Tuscany with it’s earthy yet lite vegetable sauce. Complex with many layers of flavors, the earthy base of the sauce is contrasted perfectly with the salty toppings. Inspired by the desire to cook a flavorful but vegetarian pasta, I started with the base of a…

Scrambled Eggs with Whipped Feta

Brunch in our house often consists of waffles, but sometimes we like to create a savory main dish. But of course we add a sweet side (almond kringle, anyone?!). The star of this particular brunch though is the slow roasted tomatoes and the herby olive oil that is then whipped with feta cheese. OMG. The…

Raw Broccoli Avocado & Chickpea Salad

Broccoli, avocado, chickpeas, parmesan cheese… this absolutely delicious salad has become my favorite go-to lunch. The prep is super easy and it is packed with so many delicious nutrients. Raw broccoli is high in vitamin C, dietary fiber, and is known to have anti-cancer benefits. Chickpeas are a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber, and…

Garden Tomato & Basil Angel Hair

Quick & easy, this is a weekday dish that will sure to satisfy. The key to this delicate pasta is simple, fresh flavors. You want the taste of summer to shine through from the tomatoes and basil. The pasta can serve as an entrée or a side dish. If serving as a side dish, pair…

Crêpe Frittata

In this time of staying home, conserving food and getting creative with what we have, sometimes you come across a fantastic combination. Using a couple crêpes as a crust and a small amount of remaining marinara sauce with egg whites, I was able to create a lite yet packed with flavor dish. While my husband…

Green Bean Gremolata

Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa, is the Queen of making the most flavorful dishes that are approachable and crowd favorites. This Green Bean Gremolata became my signature side dish through the holiday season. Green beans are a safe vegetable to serve as they pair with almost every dish and most people like them. Her preparation…

Fresh Squeezed Lemon Vinaigrette

Often when the ingredients are fresh & vibrant, you can keep it simple. This Lemon Vinaigrette is lite & bright in flavor, and it’s easy to whisk together with it’s short ingredient list. It is the quintessential taste of a summer day. Dress mixed greens with the vinaigrette to make a simple, crisp green salad…

Sweet Pineapple Rice

Going with the theme of cooking from my pantry, I found items that could transport us, at least in the culinary-sense, to the shores of Hawaii. The sweet flavors of both the sweet potato and the pineapple transform the earthy rice. Not only do the sweet potato and pineapple add incredible flavor to the rice,…

Breakfast Spinach Pastry Cups

Whether you make this dish from last night’s leftovers, or make it all at once, this fried egg spinach puff pastry is one to remember. The flaky, buttery crust… the savory, creamy spinach… all topped with a perfectly fried egg… is it time for breakfast yet?? Ingredients Eggs Butter or Olive Oil Salt & Pepper…

Spinach Pastry Cups

I had originally prepped this post long before the Covid-19 Pandemic and Stay-At-Home orders were in place. The way we live has changed drastically in the last two months plus. Our life has been impacted on almost every level. We pray for those who are sick, those we have lost, and for the healthcare workers…

Heirloom Tomato Zucchini Crostata

This recipe is my favorite go-to appetizer. It’s easy to make, it can be made in advance, and it’s impressive. Between the buttery dough and the fresh vegetables & herbs, the flavors are hard to resist. There are almost never any leftovers when I serve this at a party.  It can be served as one…

Greek Farro with Tzatziki Ranch

With Memorial Day around the corner, we will be entering into the start of the cold-grain salad season. Potato and pasta salads are key staples for summer BBQs. I am a huge fan of both, but sometimes it’s fun to serve something unexpected. This dish is made with Farro, which is an ancient whole grain,…