Monthly Archives: June 2014

Mushroom-Lovers’ Swiss Burgers

Mushrooms and Swiss cheese are a match made in heaven. And while some people despise this vegetable, it has always been one of my favorites. The beefy, satisfying texture of mushrooms compliment any red meat or pizza perfectly. This burger is designed for the ultimate mushroom fan. The mushrooms in this dish are mixed into

Black Bean Tacos with Avocado, Roasted Corn and Radish Salsa

Sometimes simple meals are the best meals. But just because they’re simple, doesn’t mean they should lack flavor or nutrition. Lately I’ve been thinking of different ways to use radishes because they aren’t my favorite vegetable, but they’re so pretty and they provide a great crunch. This salsa is the perfect balance of sweet, salty,

Ginger Mojito Melon

Summer is officially here and it’s time for fun get-togethers with family and friends. One of my friends shared some of her fresh mint with me and I knew I had to make something with mojito flavors. This melon salad is extremely refreshing and the fresh ginger balances everything out. This is best served extremely

Double Tomato Greek Salad with Hummus Vinaigrette

Tonight I taught a class on how to cook with summer fruits and vegetables. Sweet tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, bright green lettuce…the list of garden-fresh options goes on. I designed this salad to highlight those favorites. The creamy hummus vinaigrette offers a lemony bite and crispy pita acts as the perfect crunchy “crouton”. This salad is

Paleo Pancakes

My recent urge to get fit is humorous for some, because I’m really not the most athletic, but hey, I’m trying. That’s why I’m at least fortunate enough to know how to eat right and incorporate more quality protein into my diet.  A while back, I learned how to make these pancakes from a friend

Pistachio Parsley Pesto Pasta with Grilled Shrimp and Tomatoes

After a long week of travel, today I was in need of a simple, fresh meal. Nothing screams summer like herb pesto. I decided to go non-traditional and add flat-leaf parsley (my favorite herb) and toasty pistachios (my favorite nut) to create one addictive sauce. This pesto is great for pasta, but would also work

Chilequile Frittata

I first tried chilequiles when I was in Mexico a while back. I was so impressed with how simple the dish was – tortillas and salsa, served with eggs.  Eggs are one of my favorite go-to foods. While Josh will only eat them at breakfast, I love them any time of day. They’re wonderful prepared

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

I’m in love with recipes that provide big flavor with a small amount of ingredients. With warm weather now in full swing, the grill is blazing and the need for yummy side dishes begins. This roasted red pepper pasta recipe was inspired by a pasta dish my mom used to prepare for our family all