Month: August 2015

Asian Marinaded Mushrooms
Sides, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Asian Marinaded Mushrooms

Mushrooms have to be one of the most versatile vegetables out there.  They absorb any flavor and taste different each way prepared: grilled, sautéed with wine, raw, cooked whole and stuffed… so they’re a good addition to any dish, and frequently in mine 🙂 Today I was making these to […]

French Onion Soup
Dinner, Lunch, Main, Soup

French Onion Soup

Chicago is already moving towards fall.  I hope this isn’t true but considering a light jacket is needed in the morning and night, I fear it might be.  And although I’m not ready to see the summer leave yet, I do love fall.  There is something about the crisp smell […]

Middle Eastern Spiced Okra
Sides, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Middle Eastern Spiced Okra

It seems like in the summer I’m always looking for a quick vegetable dish.  Something that is light, healthy and delicious that I can throw together in minutes with barely any work or ingredients needed.  This is THAT recipe… For those of you that don’t know what okra are, I would […]

Eggplant and Ricotta Stacks
Main, Pasta, Vegetarian

Eggplant and Ricotta Stacks

Who doesn’t love Eggplant Parmesan?  Even people who always need meat with a meal can get behind it.  It has such bold flavor and a richness to it that is just downright satisfying.  What I don’t like is getting it at a restaurant and having a couple of pieces of […]

Ricotta and Fig Stuffed Crêpes
Breakfast, Desserts

Ricotta and Fig Stuffed Crêpes

Crêpes are such a treat!  Why is it that when you eat them you feel like it’s a luxury, like you are on vacation?  It’s funny because crepes are actually super basic and easy to make.  They include only a couple of ingredients, most which you probably have already.  They can […]

Homemade Fig Jam
Jams and Marinades, Sauce

Homemade Fig Jam

How beautiful figs are, especially at the end of the summer when they are so ripe and fragrant!  I always admire them at the grocery store but I’m never sure exactly what to do with them.  If you’ve read my other posts you know that I love buying things on […]