Appetizers

Roasted Tomato Caprese Dip
Appetizers

Roasted Tomato Caprese Dip

I made this appetizer for some friends last night and people went crazy over it.  It was gone before it even cooled!  The combination of gooey cheese and buttery pesto, sweet roasted tomatoes and a hint of garlic makes this dish a winner. This wonderful appetizer is as delicious as […]

Roasted Red Peppers with Mozzarella and Anchovies
Appetizers, Dinner, Gluten Free, Main, Salads, Sides, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Roasted Red Peppers with Mozzarella and Anchovies

By the time the new year rolls around, I’ve eaten and drank my way through the holidays and all I crave is something fresh and light.  This dish sums it up perfectly.  The peppers are roasted and so flavorful, stuffed with rich mozzarella and topped with the salty, umami flavors […]

Roasted Cauliflower with Anchovy Sauce
Appetizers, Sides, Snack, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Roasted Cauliflower with Anchovy Sauce

It’s finally here!  The new year followed by all of our healthy resolutions!!  This is one of my favorite times of the year, a time to reboot and examine what you need from the year to be your optimal self.  With the holiday season being so busy, I got away […]

The ONLY Way to Peel a Mango
Appetizers, Breakfast, Fruit, Snack

The ONLY Way to Peel a Mango

Mangos are one of my favorite fruits…they are juicy and bright and some days can be good enough to transport you from your desk to the beach, even if only for a minute or two.  For as much as I like mangos, I don’t eat them enough and I finally realized […]

Blistered Shishito Peppers
Appetizers, Sides, Snack, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Blistered Shishito Peppers

These shishito peppers are a copycat recipe from The Girl & the Goat in Chicago.  I had them one time and that was enough for me to become completely obsessed with them.  Unfortunately, with it being a nationally acclaimed restaurant that takes months to get in to, I had to […]

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Jalapeño Poppers
Appetizers, Main

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Jalapeño Poppers

One of my favorite parts of the week is when the grocery store sales ads change over – which is on Wednesdays in Chicago.  I love browsing through and looking at all the different sales and imagining the delicious things that I could make with items that have been reduced in price.  This […]