Tag: cheese

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 […]

Caprese Tomato Soup
Dinner, Lunch, Main, Soup

Caprese Tomato Soup

While looking for a way to spice up a basic tomato soup, I came across a recipe for Caprese Tomato Soup from the blog Yes, more please! (link).  What a genius idea – I love a caprese salad or sandwich.  I love the combination in pasta of tomato, mozzarella, spinach and balsamic vinegar… […]

Skinny Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Dinner, Lunch, Main, Soup, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Skinny Broccoli Cheddar Soup

As the beautiful fall season rolls around, I crave soup.  It’s the perfect comfort food and can be made easily (most of the time!) and kept as healthy as you want.  I love Broccoli Cheddar Soup but most are so laden with cream and cheese that they end up being […]

Autumn Salad
Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, Main, Salads

Autumn Salad

As the season changes, so does what I’m in the mood for.  The air gets chillier, the leaves start to turn and I start to crave warm foods.  Warm can apply to a lot of food features: temperature, spice level, even the way it makes you feel.  This salad nailed […]

Dining Out: Jerry’s
Dining Out

Dining Out: Jerry’s

Jerry’s is an AMAZING sandwich place in Wicker Park (and Andersonville – but I haven’t been to this one yet)!  Their sandwiches are inventive and exciting – with more the 60 (!!) sandwiches on the menu you’ll be forced to come back again and again to try something new. Beware though […]