Potato Salad

Potato Salad 1.5 lb Red Potatoes 1 Pinch of Fresh Parsley Leaves, minced 1 Large Clove of Garlic, minced 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Teaspoons Sea Salt 1 Teaspoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper Bring about 3 Quarts of water in a large stock pot to a boil on high heat.  In the meantime,…

Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

Vegetarian Split Pea Soup 1 pound dried split peas (2.5 cups) 1 cup of crushed tomatoes 1 large clove garlic, minced 1 medium yellow onion, diced 3 celery stalks, diced 3 carrots, peeled and diced 3 cups low sodium vegetable broth 3 cups water 2 dry bay leaves 3 sprigs of dried thyme (or 1 teaspoon…

Pasta al Forno with Roasted Eggplant

Pasta al Forno with Roasted Eggplant 1lb cooked ziti My Marinara Sauce  (click link for recipe) 1 eggplant, washed, sliced lengthwise 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 1.5 cup grated Romano Cheese 1/2 lb fresh mozzarella, cut into rough pieces 16 oz skim Ricotta 1 handful fresh parsley, washed and chopped (2 tablespoons dried) 1…

White Bean Dip with Roasted Garlic

White Bean Dip with Roasted Garlic 2 heads of garlic, roasted (*roasting directions below) 2 (15oz) cans white cannellini beans, drained and rinsed (reserving one can’s liquids) 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon paprika a handful of fresh Italian parsley leaves 1 tablespoon lemon juice Salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste *Roasting…

Horseradish Carrots from Brasserie Jo

One of my favorite appetizer dishes from Brasserie Jo in Boston has to be the carrots they kindly serve as you are seated. They are tangy, spicy and crunchy…the trifecta of yum, and definitely unforgettable for their unconventional taste. Especially, along side their crunchy French bread. Now I am hungry.   Since we love these…

Vegetarian Lentil Soup

Hey Everyone, Hope you are all doing fantastic.  This weekend flew! It was big time busy, but great overall. I’m ending it with making one of my all time favorite soups before getting cozy on the couch to catch tonight’s episode of The Walking Dead (I may be an addict, y’all). Lentil soup is a…

Caramel Apples with Vanilla Pancakes

Perfect snowy day breakfast..pancakes with caramel apples! Caramel Apples (4 servings) 2 apples (honeycrisp if you have them!) washed, peeled and cut into large cubes. 2 tbsp butter 3 tbsp Sugar in the Raw 1 pinch of sea salt Pancakes 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 3 tablespoons…

Roasted Asparagus with Tangerine Panko Crumb

Being back in the kitchen is such a big joy! Never thought I’d be this happy in my life over a kitchen! But back to my home cooking is what I need after a big vacation! (which I am still drafting my vacation post!!) Tonight I decided to take advantage of sprucing up our pallet…

Garlic Vinaigrette

Sharing my favorite salad dressing that I made for tonight’s dinner.  A few friends are coming by to have pizza and salad.  One of my favorite meals! This vinaigrette is amazing, and foolproof. Seriously, anyone can make this and the results are always the same…  YUM. Garlic Vinaigrette 1 small clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar…

Candy Sushi

Candy Sushi You will need to make a batch of Rice Krispies Treats. The recipe is as follows: 3 tbsp butter 1 10oz package of marshmallows 6 cups of dry Rice Krispies In a large sauce pan, melt the butter slowly, add in the marshmallows, and melt completely. Add in the cereal and mix well. Then…