I realize I include the word “easy” in many of my baking or pastry recipe posts. I think because for me personally, if it’s not easy, I might not bother with it. And, usually by the time I’ve perfected my recipe, I have made it as easy as possible so that I enjoy the recipe as much as I hope someone else will. Which is the exact case with my Easy Peanut Brittle!
It’s no secret that I love chicken salad. Love, love, love. My favorite thing is it’s versatility and how many different types of ingredients you can bring together to make a totally unique recipe every time. Well, I’m taking full advantage of that liberty for […]
Zucchini is one of those vegetables that I really love. I’m always surprised when I think about this though because zucchini must be one of the most plain vegetables around. Don’t you agree? So, why then do I love it so much? Well, I think because it takes on different flavors so well. When cooked properly, zucchini can add texture, color and nutrition to different dishes, and hold up well to a variety of cooking techniques, from zoodles to fritters or simply seared in a hot pan. So, yeah, I guess there are a lot of reasons to love the little squashies! To prove my point, check out this recipe for cheesy baked zucchini balls. (more…)
What’s better than fresh blueberries enjoyed in the warm, long days of summer? Enjoying those very same blueberries right out of the freezer in the short, chilly days of winter! That’s what inspired this recipe, in fact. Finding my stash of summer blueberries in my […]
Another meatless recipe for my meat-free month of February – curried eggplant with chickpeas served with spaghetti squash! This dish was inspired by a client request for eggplant, which, admittedly, I don’t cook very often. It’s never been a favorite ingredient of mine, however, I […]
You may have heard over on Instagram that I have given up meat and alcohol for the month of February, and I’m also trying to consume less dairy (i.e. cheese!). This is what I do when I want to eat better, I make restrictions for myself. This may seem counterintuitive. After all, don’t restrictions just end up feeling too limited and, well, restrictive? Well, for me it’s a bit of the opposite. It’s my way of simplifying choices and in a way, putting up boundaries. The less choices I have, the more focused I get. Kinda like when you put up the bumpers when bowling with children. We just can’t veer off into that gutter, you know what I mean?