Raw kale salads are the best! Seriously! The key is to let the leaves marinate in the dressing for 10-15 minutes first to help soften them up. Alternatively, you can massage the leaves with dressing (which, frankly, sounds weird to me).
For this salad, I tossed together about a half a head of kale torn into [...]
I’m sort of on a cauliflower kick and this is my new favorite way to prepare it: toss florets in oil, curry powder, salt and pepper, then roast them at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro (if you have it) and dollop a few spoonfuls of Greek yogurt on top. It [...]
Baby artichokes are such a treat in Spring. They are so cute, so tender, and so easy to prepare – especially compared to their full-grown version. For this simple side dish, I simply cut them into wedges, cleaned out a bit of fuzz in the middle and sauted them with a bit of olive oil, [...]
It may not be entirely accurate to call this “escarole” pasta when there are lots of other ingredients. But, truth be told, I went out of my way to buy the other supporting ingredients because I didn’t want to waste the head of escarole I got in my CSA box last week. So, in my [...]
I.Love.Chips. I love them and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Do chips love me though? In a word, no. But I’m happy to say that after coming across a recipe in Whole Living’s Power Foods recipe book that transforms beets into delicious sliced baked goodies, now they do love me! Beets are incredibly nutritious [...]
Cheese and carbs. Two things in my mind that pair together beautifully. So naturally when I decided to remake some of the Super Bowl classics it just felt right to combine these two staples into one blissfully delicious post. Yes, mac and cheese bites are a little bit trendy these days but they are so [...]
Rather than serve up the ubiquitous veggie tray with a side of ranch dressing squeezed straight out of the plastic Hidden Valley bottle (ugh), let’s shake things up a bit and try something that will appeal to anyone over the age of 12, an Antipasto Plate. Since there is no cooking involved – more so [...]
Beer: Arguably the most important ingredient to a successful Super Bowl party. Let’s face it people, your team has no chance of winning this thing unless you have a nice buzz going, preferably 2 hours before kickoff.
Now, the Super Bowl might be the stomping ground for beer commercials from the likes of Budweiser and Heineken, [...]
Now don’t get me wrong, I love (and I mean love) the go-to Super Bowl snacks as much as the next football-watching, beer-drinking American. But to be honest, I’m getting a little tired of the same ‘ole over-processed, from-the-freezer-aisle finger foods that have been taking over football watching parties since bagel bites and pigs in [...]
I don’t know about you, but after a day of skiing (er, even a few hours of skiing), I’m ready scarf down a pot of chili, several burgers, or a plateful of tacos – pronto. All I can think about at the end of the day, besides ripping off my boots and jumping into the [...]