Recipe :: Parmesan Baked Tomatoes

parmesan baked tomatoes - healthy summer recipe

    Yes, I know summer is basically over, but this is the time of year when I get the best tomatoes from my crop-share. When I've had my fill of freshly sliced tomatoes drizzled with basil infused olive oil, caprese salads and tomato & cantaloupe salad, I like to make parmesan baked tomatoes as a simple and healthy side … [Read more...]

Recipe :: Basil Infused Olive Oil

basil olive oil summer recipe

I originally posted this recipe for basil infused olive oil over 4 years ago, and am reposting the recipe because it's one of my favorite summer recipes that I go back to again and again. I love making pesto, but when I have an abundance of fresh basil I make an even easier basil-flavored condiment that adds a ton of flavor to any dish. … [Read more...]

Recipe :: Red & White Quinoa Salad {4th of July}

red and white quinoa salad 4th of july recipe cookout side dish

A make-ahead grain salad, especially one made with quinoa, is one of my favorite sides to serve for a picnic, cookout or backyard BBQ. Quinoa has a great nutty taste, is a very filling side dish, and is a good option for any vegetarians in the crowd because it has a decent amount of protein. There are so many quinoa salads that I like to make, … [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 :: Tomato & Cantaloupe Salad with Basil

tomato & cantaloupe salad basil simple summer recipe picnic crop-share farmers market gluten-free healthy

During the summer, when produce tastes amazing on its own, I find that there is no need to add a lot of seasonings or make elaborate sauces. Letting the intense flavors of summer shine is the way to go when you have access to good, seasonal produce. This recipe for tomato and cantaloupe salad with basil is a prime example of that philosophy. I … [Read more...]

Recipe :: Popovers

side by side comparison gluten free popovers cup-4-cup flour

  Earlier this year I blogged about Cup-4-Cup's gluten-free flour blend. I have since used it in some of the recipes I miss most from my gluten days. Popovers are on my short list.  If you haven't had one, you should make them immediately (recipe below) or go to a restaurant that serves them. Popover Cafe in NYC and Passports in Gloucester, MA are … [Read more...]