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 [...]

Portobello Fajitas with Habanero Avocado Crema

Portobello Fajitas with Habanero Avocado Crema

Being from Arizona, southwest flavors are always close to my heart and on my mind. These portobello fajitas with habanero avocado crema are a vegan version of a southwest classic... and honestly with the meaty goodness that portobello mushrooms provide who even needs meat?! With a super fast sear in a blazing hot pan, the [...]

Veggie Summer Rolls with Raw Mango Wasabi Sauce

Veggie Summer Rolls with Raw Mango Wasabi Sauce

Summer might be ending, but summer rolls are forever! šŸ˜‰ These veggie summer rolls with mango wasabi sauce are here to bring some brightness to your day! They are entirely customizable. I used avocado, cucumber, bell peppers, carrots, pea sprouts, and green onions. You can mix and match with anything you like. Rolling these is [...]

Crispy Chicken and Potatoes with Preserved Lemon Compound Butter and Salsa Verde

Crispy Chicken and Potatoes with Preserved Lemon Compound Butter and Salsa Verde

This, folks, is one of my top favorite meals of all time! I have been making some rendition of it for a while BUT I consider this the best way to make it by far. Why? The chicken skin and potatoes get perfectly browned and crispy. In this best-ever version, preserved lemon compound butter is [...]

Hidden Liver Meatballs with Red Wine Tomato Sauce over Bone Broth Parmesan Polenta

Hidden Liver Meatballs with Red Wine Tomato Sauce over Bone Broth Parmesan Polenta

The truth is: I have always struggled to eat liver... Until now! These Hidden Liver Meatballs are BANGIN'! The addition of chicken livers actually enhances the flavor of the ground beef. They taste meatier and are totally succulent. Along with onion, garlic, dried basil, and dried oregano, sumac and pimento stuffed green olives brighten up the [...]

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 JalapeƱo Salad with White Balsamic-Lime Vinaigrette

Watermelon, Feta, Avocado, and JalapeƱo 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 JalapeƱo Salad! Served with a White Balsamic-Lime Vinaigrette that makes all the flavors pop, there [...]