Category Archives: Meatless

You Say Tabouli; I Say Tabouleh {Dried Cherry & Feta Salad}

Grain of the Day Whole grains are my current obsession. Every time I make a visit to Whole Foods, I try to bring home something new and exciting from the bulk bin area. They probably offer more rice varieties than I could eat in a year, along with lesser known grains such as farro and…

Celebrity Chef: Aaron Sanchez {Roasted Batata Salad with Salsa Verde}

In clearing out the refrigerator this week, I noticed I still had an entire bunch of cilantro and another of flat-leaf parsley. Just when I thought, “What am I going to do with all of this?”, I remembered a recipe in Chef Aaron Sanchez’s cookbook, Simple Food Big Flavor. He makes a Salsa Verde that’s…

Fall Flavors: Apple Sweet Potato Ravioli

Just a few days ago, area schools were closed due to excessive heat. When my husband left for work this morning, it was 50 degrees. Hello flannel pants and ugly granny sweater…we meet so soon? Officially, Fall won’t arrive until later this month though today’s weather is showing otherwise. At our house, Fall weather brings…

What the Quinoa? #CookingLesson

Let me relieve you…it’s pronounced “KEEN-wah” not “ki-NO-uh.” Don’t you feel better now? No more uncomfortable converstation about this superfood. No more referring to it as, “You know that food, quinoa, or however you say it…” As it usually happens, you will see this word everywhere this week simply because I pointed it out. You’re welcome. Now…

How To NOT Make Fresh Mozzarella Cheese

Spring is here…summer is coming…you can already taste those ripe, meaty tomatoes growing in your garden… Yeah… Caprese salad…garden tomatoes so fresh they still think they are on the vine, aromatic basil freshly picked and creamy HOMEMADE mozzarella cheese all drizzled with olive oil and balsamic. That was me today. I was already tasting this…

Celebrity Chef: Mike Isabella and Roasted Potato Gnocchi

I’m a dreamer of culinary school. Cooking. Pastry. Baking. It doesn’t even matter. I just want to go to culinary school. Unfortunately, the keyword is “dream.” Now, I know some of you out there are saying, “It wasn’t what I thought it would be,” or “I went and I feel like it was a waste…