The Funky Monkey: Coffee, Cacao, Banana, Date and Peanut Butter Smoothie

The Funky Monkey: Coffee, Cacao, Banana, Date and Peanut Butter Smoothie

For an easy and delicious breakfast (or lunch) give this Coffee, Cacao, Banana, Date and Peanut Butter Smoothie a try! This smoothie is modeled after a drink I had in Tucson, Arizona at a cafe a block from my apartment called the Funky Money. An ode to the magic that happens when you combine banana and [...]

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 [...]

Red Wine Vinegar Roasted Broccolini

Red Wine Vinegar Roasted Broccolini

This Red Wine Vinegar Roasted Broccolini is my favorite way to eat the vegetable. It is a simple side that compliments a variety of dishes. The best part? This side is SUPER EASY, and you can customize it to fit your tastes.  Like it less bitter? Lower the oven temperature and roast it for longer. The less [...]