Lemony Kale Salad with Olives, Golden Raisins, Parmesan, and Sunflower Seeds

Lemony Kale Salad with Olives, Golden Raisins, Parmesan, and Sunflower Seeds

This kale salad is studded with Castelvetrano olives, golden raisins, parm and toasted sunflower seeds to make a side salad full of flavor or texture. Dressed with a super simple lemony dressing sweetened with just a touch of honey, it is as easy to make as it is delicious. Salads might seem simple or basic [...]

Truffled Mushroom Toast with Lemon Zest and Chives

Truffled Mushroom Toast with Lemon Zest and Chives

Golden brown mushrooms are infused with black truffle oil and lemon juice and zest before being piled onto garlic rubbed toast and topped with fresh chives and shredded Grana Padano cheese in this tasty toast. The umami level is off the chain! But all the richness is balanced with bright and acidic lemon juice, pops [...]

Refried Bean and Egg Tostadas with Chunky Tomato-Avocado Salsa

Refried Bean and Egg Tostadas with Chunky Tomato-Avocado Salsa

A crispy, freshly fried tortilla is topped with creamy 'refried' beans, a runny egg, pickled onions and a chunky tomato-avocado salsa in these best ever breakfast tostadas. This take on refried beans uses bone broth to simmer the beans down until they burst, forming the smooth texture we all know and love about some good [...]

Goat Cheese Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Goat Cheese Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Do you like spinach and artichoke dip? In other words, are you human? These portobellos are stuffed with a lighter but just as decadent spinach and artichoke dip inspired filling using goat cheese instead of cream cheese. I find goat cheese to be less heavy but also more flavorful than cream cheese - it gives [...]

Roasted Eggplant and Bell Pepper Arugula Salad with Ramp Vinaigrette

Roasted Eggplant and Bell Pepper Arugula Salad with Ramp Vinaigrette

Ramps! Every year I cannot wait to get my hands on em'. They work AMAZINGLY as the star of the vinaigrette in this salad featuring arugula, roasted red bell pepper, crispy roasted eggplant, and torn fresh mozzarella cheese. The ramp vinaigrette was the starting point and the salad was built around it - it is [...]

Roasted Asparagus with Capers and Anchovy

Roasted Asparagus with Capers and Anchovy

Asparagus can hold its own when paired with bold flavors just like the capers, anchovy, and garlic in this easy, punchy side dish. Salty capers and umami packed anchovies are a match made in heaven - just ask puttanesca sauce. Add in some savory garlic (which turns golden brown when roasted at high heat, mellowing [...]

Hidden Liver Kofta with Tahini Sauce and Sumac Tomato-Cucumber Salad

Hidden Liver Kofta with Tahini Sauce and Sumac Tomato-Cucumber Salad

These delicious beef kofta are packed with onion, parsley, garlic, and dried spices making for an ultra flavorful base perfect for hiding a secret super healthy ingredient: liver! Add a classic tahini sauce and a sumac spiked tomato-cucumber salad and you have a delicious meal that is filling but light, herbaceous and fresh, and full [...]