Kale Salad with Fresh Strawberries, Feta and Pistachios

Even though you might be getting tired of hearing about kale, this is still my “go-to” summer salad. It’s fast and easy with only 4 ingredients and each ingredient compliments one another. The salty feta, with the sweet and juicy strawberries and the slightly bitter kale, and the added texture from the crunchy pistachios. We…

Dakos: The Mediterranean Salad of Crete

I discovered this simple, yet so delicious, salad while visiting Crete several years ago. I knew right away I would be making it when I got home. It’s a beautiful salad to make in the summer when tomatoes are bursting with flavor. The base of the salad is a thick, crunchy barley bread called rusks….

Melon and Avocado Salad with Fennel Dust

This is an impressive salad that’s easy to assemble with few ingredients. You want to be sure the melon is ripe and sweet because it’s the balance of the sweetness from the melon that works so well with the other ingredients. Just scoop out the melon and avocado into the bowl and top with the…

Rhubarb Chia Jam

Chia seeds are a fast and healthy way to make a quick fruit jam. They add fiber and a natural thickness so the fruit becomes a spreadable jam for toast, pancakes, waffles or a topping for yogurt or oatmeal. I’m using rhubarb because it’s delicious and in season but you can substitute your favorite berries…

Sweet and Tangy Rhubarb Sauce

3-ingredients! Just rhubarb, brown sugar, and cinnamon and you are on your way to a tangy, sweet, ruby red sauce that is so delicious over ice cream, yogurt, oatmeal, on your bagels or even with grilled pork or chicken. I make this sauce frequently and we use it on everything. I’ll often make a big…

Garden-fresh Rhubarb Cobbler

Our garden is full of beautiful rhubarb and since it only grows this time of year, I’m busy making my favorite recipes! Rhubarb sauces, rhubarb cocktails, rhubarb muffins and here, an easy rhubarb cobbler. Rhubarb is very tart, so it does require added sugar but the amount will depend on your tartness tolerance. I like…

Creamy Chocolate Chia Pudding

There are many chia seed pudding recipes on social media and I’ve tried several but what I love about this one, is that it tastes really good! It’s thick, creamy and chocolatey, and the chia seeds give it a texture similar to tapioca pudding (but in a good way). So here you have a delicious…

Candied Orange Peels

My cooking philosophy has always been about minimizing waste in the kitchen. I assume it comes from my grandmother and mother’s frugal ways in the kitchen and I appreciate that their practices made an impact on me. Whether it’s using all of the vegetables (stems and leaves), saving peels for stock, or repurposing leftovers, I…

Rainbow Cauliflower Tacos with Cashew Cream

Do we really need another way to make cauliflower? Yes, yes we do! I got this idea from May I Have That Recipe because I liked the idea of using cashew cream on a taco and I loved the bright, beautiful colors. Although their recipe called for purple and yellow cauliflower (I could only find…

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

In celebration of Cinco De Mayo, this vegetarian tortilla soup is packed with smokey flavor, spice, and crunch! Since you’re using lots of pantry ingredients, it’s convenient and quick to assemble. You can regulate the heat level with the amount of jalapeno pepper you add. I’m only using half but if you like it hot,…

Roasted Cabbage Wedges with Crispy Parmesan

I know! I know! Cabbage, really? Well, my prediction is that cabbage will be the new kale and lookout Brussels sprouts because this sweet and creamy roasted veggie is taking its well-deserved seat at the cruciferous table. Like kale and sprouts, it’s in the nutrient powerhouse family of cancer-fighting cruciferous veggies and we should all…

Make-Ahead Egg Sandwiches

A square egg sandwich? I love this shapely twist on an egg sandwich as well as the timesaving step of making several eggs a once. Simply combine eggs, water, and a dash of salt then bake in a square baking dish to produce four squares of soft, custard-like eggs. These squares are excellent for breakfast…