Recipe :: Cheesy Skillet Zucchini

cheesy skillet zucchini

This cheesy skillet zucchini is one of those dishes you can easily make without a recipe. It's simple and delicious, and I know people are always looking for ways to use up a bumper crop of zucchini (me too!) so I'm posting for anyone who needs inspiration. That being said, you barely need to look at the recipe. Sauté some shallots in olive oil, … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipe :: Sweet Potato & Black Bean Salad

healthy cinco de mayo recipe vegan

I know most people are firing up their blenders and smothering everything in queso in anticipation of Cinco de Mayo. I'm going to keep it festive and clean on Friday with this flavorful, sweet potato black bean salad that has great Mexican flavor without all the fat. This sweet potato salad is adapted from Mark Bittman's recipe for Roasted Sweet … [Read more...]

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...]