Grilled Portobello Sandwiches with Kale Pesto and Goat Cheese

There are endless amazing ways to make sandwiches, but this one is a winner. A combination of grilled and marinated portobellos, kale pesto, crumbled goat cheese, and creamy avocado on a toasted ciabatta roll creates an orchestra of flavor in every bite. Not to toot my own horn or anything but the combination is pretty…

Kale Pesto

Pesto is another one of those staples in my house. Spreading it on crackers and sandwiches is delicious and a dollop on some pasta makes for a quick weeknight meal. You can buy pesto in jars at the store and many grocery stores have a good version made in-store, but nothing beats making it at…

Eggplant Parmesan Boats with Italian Sausage

Ever since I made my Roasted Garlic and Eggplant Hummus I’ve been dreaming of different ways to eat the roasted eggplant boats. I decided to stuff the eggplant with all the ingredients used in eggplant parmesan. This recipe is definitely not your grandma’s eggplant parmesan but it is a delicious and hearty way to enjoy…

Homemade Muesli

Since I have to leave my house at the crack of dawn, it’s a daily struggle finding a fast and delicious breakfast that will keep me full until lunch. Who wants to choose between having a balanced breakfast and getting a few extra minutes of shut-eye? Well, I have found the solution to this breakfast…

Apple Latkes with Maple Bourbon Whipped Cream

My first experience with latkes was when my friend invited me over to help her cook some for a Hanukkah party. She described it as, and I quote, “Intense latke making.” From the moment I took my first bite of the crispy, potatoey goodness, I was hooked.  I had just been welcomed into the world…

Roasted Garlic and Eggplant Hummus

As I am sitting at my desk writing this post and thinking about that magical day when my family and I enjoyed this hummus, I have come to the realization that it is going to be extremely difficult for me to describe the utter deliciousness of this recipe in words. But I am determined to…

Lemon Thyme Granola

I love how granola adds a satisfying crunch to yogurt, smoothie bowls, or pretty much anything you add it too. I mean, why would anyone want to eat yogurt without granola? Store bought granola, yes it’s delicious, but it’s also packed with sugar and oil. Making your own granola is perfect because you can control…

Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Mint is a delicious and versatile herb that is the perfect addition to your garden. A few mint leaves can freshen up your dishes and add a lively flavor. But mint plants tend to take over and leave you with more mint than you can handle. Instead of throwing away all your beautiful mint at…

Potato Salad

Potato salad is one of those classic side dishes that never disappoints. There are so many different variations to this dish and they are all delicious and unique in their own way. I like to add lemon zest and dill for a super fresh and flavorful salad. I also like to add hardboiled egg for…

Moroccan Chicken and Couscous Stuffed Peppers

Moroccan Chicken and Couscous Stuffed Peppers is an incredibly flavorful and out of this world meal. It is a blend of couscous, chicken, vegetables, and spices, stuffed into a bell pepper, and roasted in the oven. This dish packs your entire meal into one pepper! You can eat the filling by itself, but lets face…

Beef-Udon Noodle Soup

Udon is one of my all time favorite soups! I love the texture of the  thick noodles and the fact you can customize the toppings you use. This recipe is not a traditional udon soup, but it is super delicious! Although this dish has a number of components, they are all simple and completely worth…

Seared Scallops with Cauliflower Puree

Who said fancy meals had to be difficult to make? Scallops with Cauliflower Puree is a scrumptious dish made with fresh, and simple ingredients. It is a great meal for a special summer day that is packed with beautiful textures and flavors. The flaky scallops are the perfect match for a creamy puree and when…