Homemade Salsa Two Ways: Salsa Verde Crudo and Salsa Roja

Homemade Salsa Two Ways: Salsa Verde Crudo and Salsa Roja

These easy homemade salsas are so much more delicious than the jarred variety! In this post I will show you how to make salsa verde crudo, which is a raw tomatillo-based salsa, as well as a salsa roja (red salsa) made with jarred fire roasted tomatoes and poblano and jalapeño peppers. I have been a [...]

Burger Bowl with Figs and Balsamic Onions

Burger Bowl with Figs and Balsamic Onions

A delightful mix of sweet and savory, this burger bowl with figs and balsamic onions has it all! Burger bowls take all the toppings from whatever burger combos your mind can create, in bowl form, minus the bun. Buns are DELICIOUS but I am a topping fanatic so burger bowls are the ideal way to [...]

Za’atar Roasted Eggplant over Quinoa and Chickpeas

Za’atar Roasted Eggplant over Quinoa and Chickpeas

If you're a fan of za'atar you will love this golden brown and crispy za'atar roasted eggplant! It is super simple to make, vegan, and packed with flavor. I love to serve it on top of a mix of quinoa and chickpeas seasoned with coriander and cumin and a simple tomato-cucumber salad. Some tahini sauce [...]

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 [...]

Little Gem Lettuce, Pea, and Pickled Onion Salad with Lemon-Basil Avocado Dressing

Little Gem Lettuce, Pea, and Pickled Onion Salad with Lemon-Basil Avocado Dressing

Little gem lettuce means spring is here and it is here to stay y'all. This little gem lettuce salad looks and tastes like a big bowl of springtime sunshine and I'm obsessed! Peas are the easiest spring ingredient ever because you can just buy the frozen ones and steam them. Of course you could always [...]