Corn Chowder is the perfect cozy, comforting transitional food from Summer to Fall. The bursting sweetness of fresh summer corn in combination with a creamy, rich broth thickened by a roux and spiced with warm spices of nutmeg, cumin and cayenne are a family favorite in our home. Although…with a picky eater in the house,…
Asian Chicken And Veggie Rice Noodle Salad
Summertime tends to shift our food desires as well as the intentions to cook big meals for long hours. Somehow the pull of being outdoors and spending less time indoors is a justifiable reason to keep things quick and easy when it comes to food. This Asian flavored cold noodle salad is the perfect solution…
Lasagna is well known and loved for the layers of gooey cheese, carb-laden pasta, and meat. Eggplant Lasagna is a gluten-free, vegetarian version that is quick to make and is the perfect option for hot summer days.
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
Would you believe me if I told you that my picky 3-year-old used to scream for me to buy brussels sprouts when we went shopping at Trader Joes? The cashiers and people standing in line would question me in disbelief, “what do you do to those brussels sprouts to get a 3-year-old to beg for…
Kid Lunches #1 Wraps and Quesadillas
A flavorful wrap or a grilled quesadilla can be a welcoming change from a traditional sandwich for lunch. The key to a fantastic wrap or quesadilla is ingredients. You can customize it to your preferences but keep in mind a few essential details.
Arugula Beet Summer Salad
When earthy, robust meets fresh and vibrant flavors…enter the Arugula Beet Summer Salad. Peppery notes of Arugula and Parsley combine with fresh and vibrant mint leaves and dill. The next layer of the salad presents slow roasted sweet golden and red beets, medium boiled eggs, and creamy, tangy Gorgonzola cheese. To top it all off,…
Summer Strawberry Topping
Strawberries are one of those foods that just breathe summer. Whether you prefer them fresh, or preserved, its important to retain that refreshing flavor. Strawberries may seem very plain and ordinary but underneath that juicy goodness is a healthy dose of antioxidants and folic acid. This versatile recipe can easily be used for other berries…
European Crepes aka Blinchiki (GF version also)
The whole house gets filled with a warm sweet-bread-like aroma as fresh crepes are cooked, thin round sheets of goodness slathered with butter. Crepes are heavenly just with a healthy brushing of butter but the most simplest way we enjoyed them growing up was folded into triangles and dipped into homemade jam or preserves.
Chicken Udon Soup
Our families’ version of Chicken Udon Soup may not be exactly traditional but it is definitely a meal that our family and guests enjoy immensely! Even though most soups are usually reserved for the colder seasons, this one still is a favorite on warmer days.
Crispy Pan-Fried Salmon
My love for salmon was born while living in Alaska and enjoying a bounty of fresh Alaskan salmon. We got so picky choosing between pink, red, silver and king salmon. Our favorite was King salmon, bright red in color, rich in good fats and flavor beyond all descriptions.