Dinner

{easy summer gazpacho}

{easy summer gazpacho}

Taste all the bright flavors of summer with this easy and delicious Gazpacho recipe. The best part? You don’t need to heat up the house because there’s no cooking required. Just gather a few fresh ingredients and your blender and…

{cream-less creamy tomato soup}

{cream-less creamy tomato soup}

 I’ve never been a big fan of soups until fairly recently. Now I can’t get enough! Since my obsession started, I’ve tried everything from Creamy Mushroom to Split Pea and yet one of my all time favorites is this tomato…

{cauliflower pesto breadsticks}

{cauliflower pesto breadsticks}

The infamous “cauliflower crust pizza” gets a little make over with this breadstick recipe. I added some great flavor to the cauliflower simply by adding some pesto. It was so easy and delicious…and pretty unique. If you’re looking for ways…

{broccoli pesto soup}

{broccoli pesto soup}

Inspiration for my recipes usually comes from cook books, restaurants, and seasons. Sometimes inspiration  hits simply because I happen to have a certain ingredient on hand and I start to feel adventurous.  During a routine freezer clean out, I noticed…

{roasted asian chicken}

{roasted asian chicken}

Here’s a delicious chicken recipe that you don’t need to babysit. I love being able to throw something together and let the oven do most of the work. This is precisely one of those recipes. Just whisk all the marinade…

{broccoli cheddar grilled cheese}

{broccoli cheddar grilled cheese}

Ohhhh myyyy gooodnessss…I’m getting hungry just writing this blog post! Everyone know broccoli and cheddar are a stellar combination, but slapping them between two slices of buttered sourdough bread and grilling it up is just insane!  Broccoli is one of…

{brie & caramelized onion grilled cheese}

{brie & caramelized onion grilled cheese}

Melty, savory brie, with lightly sweetened, golden onions…it’s not healthy, it’s just a great idea!  As much as I’d love to take credit, this recipe was inspired by a delicious crepe I had at Crepes of Brittany, a quaint crepe…

{Pegah’s tuna patties}

{Pegah’s tuna patties}

For the passed month a group of friends and I have been enjoying awesome Saturday nights in; partaking in delicious food, great films, and oaky red wine.  Our group dates so far have consisted of fondue night, gourmet hot dogs,…

{crispy eggplant pizza dippers}

One of the easiest ways to lose weight and get healthy is to eat more vegetables. One of the hardest things to do (for many people) is to find vegetables that appeal to them and make them easy to eat…

{mexican veggie casserole}

{mexican veggie casserole}

Sauteed onions, mushrooms, and zucchini “hidden” in a delicious casserole that even the kids will gobble up! In the mood for lasagna but not willing to go to two separate stores to pick up the whole wheat noodles and the…

{cauliflower crust pizza}

{cauliflower crust pizza}

I have tried to make a cauliflower crust several times before and failed miserably. The recipes I used either called for a ton of ingredients or the result was a soggy mess that didn’t resemble pizza crust in any way,…

{“what i ate wednesday”-volume 1}

{“what i ate wednesday”-volume 1}

Here’s my personal food journal gone public! I can’t tell you how many times people ask me what kind of diet I follow to stay trim and healthy. It’s always a difficult question to answer because I don’t follow one…

{spinach & mushroom quiche}

{spinach & mushroom quiche}

Well it’s been a while since I’ve written anything and a lot has changed in my life. Job demands have increased and my personal life has been somewhat of a roller coaster so, needless to say, writing has taken a…