Brussels Sprout, Corn, Peach, and Bacon Slaw with Creamy Basil-Lemon Dressing

Brussels Sprout, Corn, Peach, and Bacon Slaw with Creamy Basil-Lemon Dressing

This Brussels Sprout, Corn, Peach, and Bacon Slaw with Creamy Basil-Lemon Dressing epitomizes the meshing of seasons September represents: it brings together the last of summer corn, basil, and juicy, ripe peaches with first-of-the-season brussels sprouts. Late summer and early fall. Just like these hot summer days and progressively cooler, crisper nights. Plus, it tastes [...]

Caponata with Preserved Lemon and Balsamic

Caponata with Preserved Lemon and Balsamic

This Caponata with Preserved Lemon and Balsamic is def a tasty way to use peak late summer produce!  Caponata has its origins in Sicily. It is traditionally made with a base of tomatoes, eggplant, and celery and is served as an accompaniment to fish or as an appetizer. This Caponata with Preserved Lemon and Balsamic starts with [...]

Watermelon, Feta, Avocado, and Jalapeño Salad with White Balsamic-Lime Vinaigrette

Watermelon, Feta, Avocado, and Jalapeño Salad with White Balsamic-Lime Vinaigrette

Oh summer, why have you gone so fast? Do you feel the same? Everyone I talk to seems to think so. Maybe it is just the nature of getting older...  Savor the last of summer produce with this Watermelon, Feta, Avocado, and Jalapeño Salad! Served with a White Balsamic-Lime Vinaigrette that makes all the flavors pop, there [...]

Arugula, Sunflower Seed, and Ricotta Salata Pesto

Arugula, Sunflower Seed, and Ricotta Salata Pesto

Go beyond basil with this arugula pesto! Staring baby arugula, sunflower seeds, and ricotta salata cheese, this pesto is properly addicting. The baby arugula adds a nice peppery note, the sunflower seeds are toasty and bold, and the ricotta salata is slightly sharp and deliciously salty. Then comes the classic lemon juice to bring acidity, [...]

Honey-Hot Roasted Carrots

Honey-Hot Roasted Carrots

These Honey-Hot Roasted Carrots are a grown-up version of the microwaved carrots with butter and salt that my mom served me when I was young. The sweetness of the carrots, creaminess of the butter, and seasoning from the salt was always so satisfying. Here, the sweetness of the carrots is enhanced via roasting in parchment [...]