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 [...]

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 [...]

Lemony Kale Salad with Olives, Golden Raisins, Parmesan, and Sunflower Seeds

Lemony Kale Salad with Olives, Golden Raisins, Parmesan, and Sunflower Seeds

This kale salad is studded with Castelvetrano olives, golden raisins, parm and toasted sunflower seeds to make a side salad full of flavor or texture. Dressed with a super simple lemony dressing sweetened with just a touch of honey, it is as easy to make as it is delicious. Salads might seem simple or basic [...]

Truffled Mushroom Toast with Lemon Zest and Chives

Truffled Mushroom Toast with Lemon Zest and Chives

Golden brown mushrooms are infused with black truffle oil and lemon juice and zest before being piled onto garlic rubbed toast and topped with fresh chives and shredded Grana Padano cheese in this tasty toast. The umami level is off the chain! But all the richness is balanced with bright and acidic lemon juice, pops [...]

Goat Cheese Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Goat Cheese Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Do you like spinach and artichoke dip? In other words, are you human? These portobellos are stuffed with a lighter but just as decadent spinach and artichoke dip inspired filling using goat cheese instead of cream cheese. I find goat cheese to be less heavy but also more flavorful than cream cheese - it gives [...]

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 [...]