Jun 4, 2014

Green Bean & Balsamic Salad

This tasty, gorgeous yet fairly basic green bean salad is a wonderful starter or side-dish for whatever meal you have planned. It’s chockfull of crispy and fresh green beans, juicy tomatoes, lightly sautéed shallots and tangy balsamic with, in my case, white truffle. I topped the salad with some left-over feta and, boy, was that the right thing to do; the saltness of the feta really brought out all the…

    Jun 2, 2014

    Roasted Pepper & Feta Crostini

    These royally topped little Italian toasts rock my world. As soon as the warmer weather sets in and the pits are being fired up all around me, something inside me screams ‘crostini’. Love those darn things. There’s nothing you cannot put on a crostini and make it look and taste good. Transform them into gourmet food by adding the best cheeses combined with grilled vegetables or and fresh herbs. Or think…

      May 1, 2014

      Kayotic Falafel

      I’ve never been able to make a really good falafel at home before I had my meat grinder, so I never did; I just grabbed some when I happened to be downtown on a shopping spree. This recipe should also work with a food processor but I haven’t tried it yet so you’re on your own if you do. These falafel are really firm and crunchy on the outside while soft,…

        Apr 2, 2014

        Apple Couscous & Goat Cheese Cucumber Rolls

        This recipe came with the Hello Fresh Box I tried a couple of months ago. The vegetable box didn’t do it for me, but the recipe was a keeper, after I tweaked it a bit. You know I can’t leave things alone. It’s a lovely light, fresh, sweet and vegetarian spring dish with a slight kick. Funky cucumber rolls filled with a honey-sweetened goat geese and walnuts served alongside a…

          Mar 17, 2014

          Shakshuka

          I adore these simple one-pan dishes. Especially those where you throw a few eggs into the equation and poach them in whatever it is you’re making. In that light, me sharing this classic Middle Eastern dish called Shashuka probably doesn’t come as a big surprise to some of you. And really, if this is the first you’ve heard of it let me tell you that you’ve been missing out… we…

            Jan 19, 2014

            Sweet Chili Brussels Sprouts

            Always looking out for new ways to spice up those boring Brussels Sprouts. Don’t get me wrong; I love those green little suckers, but admit that they can be boring! This was one of my love’s ideas, which was amazing in and of itself seeing as he cannot cook. But, in short, he loves Brussels sprouts and sweet chili sauce so he tossed up the idea for this recipe and,…