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 [...]

Andouille Sausage, Broccoli Rabe, and Celery Skillet

Andouille Sausage, Broccoli Rabe, and Celery Skillet

A quick and easy dinner packed with veggies, protein, and plenty of spices, this andouille sausage, broccoli rabe, and celery skillet comes together in just 15 minutes! For me this is a light meal - it is low carb but very filling thanks to the fat, protein, and high fiber content. Make it two servings by [...]

Roasted Garlic and Asiago Mashed Cauliflower

Roasted Garlic and Asiago Mashed Cauliflower

For recently starting this blog, I was worried that adding another mash recipe was a bit much, but I just had to share this delicious roasted garlic and asiago mashed cauliflower! You see although it might have a white and rather boring appearance, this cauliflower mash is packing major flavor. First there is the roasted [...]

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Salad with Sumac Vinaigrette

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Salad with Sumac Vinaigrette

Breakfast salads are one of the most satisfying ways to start the day IMO. Packed with protein, fat, and veggies, I feel fuller for longer with less cravings than I feel when I start the day with lots-o-carbs. These benefits aside, this bacon and egg breakfast salad with sumac vinaigrette is freaking delicious!  Bacon and [...]

Creamed Kale, Lentil, and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Blue Cheese

Creamed Kale, Lentil, and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Blue Cheese

These stuffed mushrooms might not be the food models of the century. BUT they are damn good. And that is good enough for me. 😋 The inspo behind these is a fancy steak dinner! You got the creamed kale (standing in for spinach because kale is in season), the caramelized onions and blue cheese (both amazing [...]