Raisin and Nut Granola

Call me crunchy, but I love me some granola. Granola and fruit. Granola and milk. Granola and yogurt. Granola just plain ole’ by itself. Love it. What I don’t love about granola – at least the store-bought kind – is the price. So, as often as I can (as it’s a bit of a process), … Continue reading

Zucchini Quinoa Fritters

When I was little – and I mean like a toddler – I loved zucchini. I know, weird. What 2-year-old likes zucchini!? Well, I did. And I still do! It’s so flavorful yet light and goes with just about everything – alongside meat and poultry, grilled on a kebab, or grated and made into delicious … Continue reading

White Bean Salad

Sometimes I just want something fresh. Something raw, uncooked, filled with tons of veggies, and really, really good for you. Yeah, something like that. The other day was one such occasion, and I just had to make a refreshing salad to go along with some leftover chicken we were having for dinner. This salad kicks … Continue reading

Herb Roasted Chicken

Sometimes it’s just easier to cook the whole darn bird. At least that’s what I figured would be easiest for our Easter dinner. [Yes, I know, this post is wildly late.] I’ve never roasted a whole chicken – or turkey! – before, and I figured it was high time to give it a try. Plus, … Continue reading

Apricot & Walnut Quinoa

On one of those evenings when I was stuck pondering what to make for dinner, I made up this recipe for a savory yet slightly sweet and hearty quinoa side dish to go alongside chicken and vegetables. While the ingredients seem a bit strange as a combination, the flavor was amazing! Quinoa is a super … Continue reading

Steamed Artichokes and Garlic Aioli

I’ll be honest, I’m pretty much intimidated by most French recipes, particularly those – like mayonnaise and hollandaise – that are delicate and require technical skill and a lot of whisking. Well, I decided to attempt to overcome this fear by attempting some homemade aioli (read: a sort of garlic mayonnaise sauce). All told, no … Continue reading

Easter Sticky Buns

Do you ever get the urge to do something you know just isn’t good for you? You know, like going out for drinks at a happy hour that turns to late night drinks when you have to get up early for work the next morning. Or lounging on your couch all day watching movies when … Continue reading

Vegan Strawberry Shortcakes

Since we all know I’m not a vegetarian, I think it’s pretty safe to assume I’m no where near being a vegan (not even a little bit). I’ve never baked anything vegan (always wondered how they did it with no milk, butter or eggs) until now. We were recently invited over to a friend’s house … Continue reading

Homemade Pita Chips

I love pita chips. They’re crunchy, salty, relatively healthy (hey, at least they’re baked!), and they go with just about any dip (I love them with homemade hummus). But I find that my favorite brands of pita chips are rarely on sale and often cost a pretty penny (plus the bag is half air anyways … Continue reading

Chopped Greek Salad

Can you tell I’ve been on a bit of a salad kick lately? I think it’s because it’s always warm here and warm weather makes me want summertime food. I think this salad would be great any time of year though. It’s an easy twist on what you might think of as a traditional Greek … Continue reading