Recent Cravings

Grilled Peach Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette

Grilled Peach Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette

You guys…..!  It’s peach season! Did you hear me? Peaches! That means it’s summer and the best time of year, in my humble opinion. Every summer I enjoy peaches by tossing them on the grill and serving them a la mode with some crushed nuts, […]

Corn and Basil Risotto Salad

Corn and Basil Risotto Salad

Alrighty, friends….comin’ at you with something fresh and summery today. My Corn and Basil Risotto Salad is so fresh and flavorful, I can’t even explain it. You’ll just have to cook it and see for yourself! Even more exciting, it’s one of my favorite summer […]

Raw Cauliflower Salad with Jalapeno Mignonette

Raw Cauliflower Salad with Jalapeno Mignonette

OMGosh! How much do y’all love No-Cook recipes in the summer? I mean, we’ve been having a string of 90+ degree days here in Michigan and I’m craving crisp, fresh, bright, veggie-packed meals. Lately, this has meant lots of salads, but the other day I combined a few of my favorite flavors to create this delightfully delicious dish of raw cauliflower and golden tomatoes with creamy chive ricotta and a jalapeno-shallot mignonette. So yum! You should try it too…really!

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Rescuing Produce with Hungry Harvest

Rescuing Produce with Hungry Harvest

On a scale of 1-10, I think we all agree that rescuing dogs gets a 10 for nobility, compassion and straight-up coolness. Am I right? Well, what about rescuing produce?! I happen to think it deserves the same amount of reverence. After all, food waste […]

Carrot and Zucchini Fritters

Carrot and Zucchini Fritters

Recently, I subscribed to Hungry Harvest…a food rescuing mission that just launched their newest delivery zone right here in Metro Detroit. Cool, eh? You can read more about Hungry Harvest and my experiences with the rescue boxes in an upcoming post. In one of my […]

Spring Salmon Toast

Spring Salmon Toast

So, last night I did something really smart. Wanna know what? I meal planned! What is it about the term “meal plan” that sounds so complicated and serious? It was really quite simple, and it was my way of starting this week on a healthy foot.

Since I’ve been testing some salmon recipes lately, I had a few portions of cooked salmon in the fridge. My first thought was to turn those leftovers into my Spring Salmon Salad. Y’all know how much I love chicken salad, and salmon salad is just another rendition. To honor the season, I’ve used peas and asparagus, along with sautéed kale and micro-greens for a little leafy nutrition. On a slice of whole grain toast, this dish is fiber-packed and ready to picnic, which, with Memorial Day coming up, also makes it a great recipe to whip up for your long weekend plans.

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Coconut Shrimp with Mango Pepper Sauce

Coconut Shrimp with Mango Pepper Sauce

So, like, we all know I went all-in on Cinco de Mayo this year. Seated, four-course dinner party and all. Well, I don’t want to beat a dead horse, as they say, but this Mango Pepper Sauce was just one of the really craveable dishes […]

Creamy Leek and White Bean Soup

Creamy Leek and White Bean Soup

Despite the fact that we are having 80-degree weather this week in Michigan, I am craving soup like crazy lately. I’m pretty sure what I am really craving is fresh vegetables. As spring comes to life I always crave fresh, whole produce, and my favorite […]

Pickled Red Onions

Pickled Red Onions

I am a huge fan of quick pickling. Red onions, blueberries, celery, fennel, green beans, rhubarb, cucumbers, asparagus, mustard seeds, and so on. It’s so easy, you can pickle nearly anything and give simple things an exciting transformation. Keep in mind, pickling does not require canning. See? Simple!

Another reason I love quick-pickling is because it’s a great solution whenever you have extra of something. For example, you buy a large red onion ‘cuz they only have one size at the store, but your recipe just calls for 1/3 cup leaving you with more than half the onion leftover!? Sound familiar? Well, next time that happens to you, do this….

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Beer Corn Fritters with Pepper Jack Fondue

Beer Corn Fritters with Pepper Jack Fondue

Yesterday was Cinco de Mayo. Yes, I know that Cinco de Mayo is more of an Americanized holiday, but I love the flavors of Mexican food so much that an excuse to consume I just can’t deny. And consume I did! As you can tell […]


Crave + Able

Hello and Welcome to The Craveable Kitchen

Hello and Welcome to The Craveable Kitchen

Hi, and welcome to my new food blog!  I appreciate you stopping by and I can’t wait to start cooking for you and with you. What makes my kitchen so craveable? Well, that’s going to be the fun part, because cravings can be oh so unpredictable! Ultimately, I learned to cook because I loved to eat so much, and when I started to realize I could create the food I was craving right in my own home I became kinda hooked!

I always joke that I have a fat-tooth. You know, instead of a sweet-tooth? Instead of craving sugar and chocolate (although I crave that stuff, too), I have always craved salty, fatty, crunchy stuff.  No wonder my favorite food group is Chips and Dip! But as I am sure anyone can understand, my cravings change over the years and through the seasons. Sometimes I want fresh, wholesome foods instead of those fatty comfort dishes. And sometimes I choose to cook something simply because I crave the satisfaction of creating something with my own two hands, like bread or ravioli or braised short ribs! So you’ll see, this kitchen will be packed with all kinds of recipes. My hope is that as I share my craving-based recipes with you it will spark a craving in you, sending you straight into your kitchen to cook something craveable, too!

So pull up a chair. Introduce yourself in the comments, and tell me what kinds of food you crave!