Brunch Recipe :: Low Fat Crustless Spinach Quiche

low fat crustless spinach quiche

Without a doubt, the number one recipe on Stylish Spoon is my recipe for crustless spinach quiche. It has the most hits, has been featured on other sites the most of any post on this site, and so many of close friends make this crustless quiche for themselves. The recipe is so versatile. I serve it for Easter brunch, on Christmas morning, at … [Read more...]

Recipe :: Spring Quinoa Salad with Peas, Mint & Pecorino

Spring Quinoa Salad with Peas, Mint & Pecorino |

Want to know one of the dirty little secrets of high-end chefs? Many chefs, even those committed to using the freshest local ingredients, use frozen peas in their spring dishes. Ok, so it isn't that dirty, but I remember being surprised the first time I heard that frozen peas are actually preferred by chefs. Why would so-called "local" chefs use a … [Read more...]

Recipe :: Whipped Ricotta Crostini & Vanilla Bean Sea Salt

Whipped Ricotta Crostini with Vanilla Bean Sea Salt Recipe |

Crostini with whipped ricotta has become one of my go-to appetizers for entertaining a crowd. The creamy texture of the ricotta feels extremely indulgent, and the crisp crostini provides a great contrast in texture. I vary the crostini by topping it with either Stylish Spoon's  Vanilla Bean Sea Salt or Porcini Mushroom Sea Salt.  As far as … [Read more...]

Menu :: Mother’s Day Vegetarian Spring Dinner

healthy vegetarian spring pasta menu dinner party special impressive

Celebrate both the season and a vegetarian or veggie-loving mom with a menu bursting with spring flavor.  This menu, which I developed for Vegetarian Times (Mother Love, April/May 2012), is all about the delicious details.  Herbs in lemonade, homemade croutons, a pretty pasta shape, and a bright berry sauce on the flourless chocolate cake make this … [Read more...]

Flower Gift Tags {Mother’s Day ideas}


Use leftover gift tags to hang a sweet note on a homemade Mother's Day bouquet.  Write a little note and tie it to one of the flowers in your arrangement for a pretty little detail that mom is sure to appreciate.  Happy Mother's Day! … [Read more...]

Recipe :: Asparagus with Hazelnut Dressing


This is, hands down, my favorite asparagus recipe.  I love the tender stalks after they've been peeled and blanched, and the crunchy hazelnut dressing adds a nice contrast in texture.  Serve this dish as a side at brunch, lunch or dinner.  It's great when served with roasted or grilled meat.  You can make the asparagus a few hours ahead, along with … [Read more...]