I am a sucker for the flavors in Niçoise salad. Classic, simplified, turned into a sandwich...doesn’t matter. Here is my summer lunch version, stripped down to a few essential flavors: Tomato Basil Niçoise salad. Tomatoes, basil (@owlshollowfarm), pitted olives, capers and basil microgreens (@ironcityorganics). Fresh, bright. Easy.Read More
Sometimes you just have to throw together a Greek Salad. Doesn’t seem to be the time for Romaine😳, so I opted for baby arugula as the base.
Anything better than a Caprese Salad? I think not.
Not quite a peasant beet salad or traditional French country salad....but as soon as I make Dijon vinaigrette....French enough.Read More
Protein is essential for your body; it is needed for the production of hormones (eg glucagon!), neurotransmitters and antibodies; it aids in growth and repair tissue. And without getting all “nutrition-y”, essential amino acids are not produced by our bodies. We MUST consume them. Here is a wonderful, vegan recipe (legumes + grains = complete vegetarian protein!).Read More
It's a Mediterranean week around here. Each week we eat our way around the world, preparing and enjoying dishes from the culture-of-the-week each night. As fancy as that sounds, it's really a matter of practicality. It's so much easier and economic to buy spices and ingredients for one style of cooking each week. Today I give you one of my favorites, a tabbouleh recipe using quinoa as the grain base. Soooo good!Read More
It's a great time of year. I mean, who doesn't like Spring? The weather starts to warm up - then drops to frigid temperatures again crushing all hope of an early summer - only to sneak back up to the mid-seventies for a hot second before dropping back down, dragging our morale along with it.Read More
Quick, easy, healthy, delicious. What else did you expect?Read More