Tag: light

Smoked Trout Salad with Harissa Dressing
Dinner, Featured Item, Lunch, Main, Salads, Seafood, Vegetarian

Smoked Trout Salad with Harissa Dressing

Smoked fish is a constantly craving of mine.  It’s rich in flavor, a touch salty and can be used in everything from salads to flatbreads.  So the other day as I was wondering the aisles of Trader Joe’s, I came across their beautiful smoked trout (in the refrigerated section, not canned) […]

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 […]

Vegetarian Chili with Soy Chorizo
Dinner, Featured Item, Lunch, Soup, Vegetarian

Vegetarian Chili with Soy Chorizo

Last January, I entered into a chili competition and to gain an edge and give people something that they haven’t tried before I used chorizo instead of ground beef.  The result was an incredible burst of flavor for a very traditional “comfort food” style dish.  The chipotle salsa made it smokey, […]

Spinach Salad with Prosciutto, Pear and Blue Cheese
Lunch, Salads

Spinach Salad with Prosciutto, Pear and Blue Cheese

Most days I am obsessed with inventing a new recipe and finding a way to make something more delicious than the last time I made it.  But then there are the occasional days that life gets in the way and I’m forced to get crafty and make something quick with the […]

Arugula and Sunflower Seed Pesto
Pasta, Sauce

Arugula and Sunflower Seed Pesto

I can’t think of a single person who doesn’t love pesto.  It’s rich flavor, creamy texture and freshness goes well with literally anything… vegetables, salads, pasta, meat, fish… you name it.  A couple of weeks as I was perusing Bon Appetit magazine, I came across something interesting – a change up to […]

Arugula and Beet Salad with Miso Honey Dressing
Main, Salads, Sides

Arugula and Beet Salad with Miso Honey Dressing

Oh for the love of beets!! No one seems to be as enthusiastic about beets as I am.  Whenever they are on the menu, in a salad, in a slaw, infusing something I have to automatically get it.  I have the strong opinion that most people that don’t like beets […]