Summer Harvest Pasta Salad with Chickpeas & Calendula

Summer Harvest is really a blanket term that kind of means “whatever you want” as long as it’s generally things that are in season and that maybe you could pick out of your garden (if you have a garden – and also if you just so happen to be growing vegetables) So for this SummerContinue reading “Summer Harvest Pasta Salad with Chickpeas & Calendula”

Beet Soufflé

The deep red color of beets is so enticing and beautiful. I wanted to see if it could be captured in Soufflé form. I’ve noticed that a lot of times the red color turns golden during baking. This time I was pleasantly surprised at how the beets retained their deep red color. Soufflés are aContinue reading “Beet Soufflé”

Beet Frites (Fries) & Crispy Cauliflower

I have been doing every single that I can think of lately with beets. I’ve just been inspired by them lately. One thing that I really wanted to try my hand at making – was beet fries. Mainly because I thought that the term “Beet Frites” was kind of cheeky and sounded nice. Today I’mContinue reading “Beet Frites (Fries) & Crispy Cauliflower”

Roasted Vegetable Puff Pastry Pizza

Sometimes – all I am craving is vegetables. Have you ever just wanted sautéed squash, or salted steamed broccoli? I have. Growing up, I never really had the misfortune of being forced to eat anything I didn’t want to. I also never really got a bad vegetable as a youngster either. No boiled spinach horrorContinue reading “Roasted Vegetable Puff Pastry Pizza”

Roasted Beet and Lemon Orzo Salad

I have really been on a kick with roasted beets lately, and I’ve also recently really come to love orzo – which is a rice shaped pasta. I wanted to make a salad the would combine the two but also be light and bright for summer. The brightness in this salad is going to comeContinue reading “Roasted Beet and Lemon Orzo Salad”

Roasted Beet and Red Quinoa Salad

Every now and then I get really inspired to cook with Quinoa. I really like it, and it was only recently that I noticed that there are more than one type of Quinoa to buy. Red Quinoa was the one that struck my fancy, but there is a Black Quinoa out there and even aContinue reading “Roasted Beet and Red Quinoa Salad”

Quinoa, Cucumber & Chickpea Salad

I feel like you either love or you hate, quinoa. I love it. It’s so versatile in its ability to take on flavors and it is just so good for your body. That said, even I don’t utilize Quinoa in my cooking as often as I should. But if you have never tried Quinoa beforeContinue reading “Quinoa, Cucumber & Chickpea Salad”

Butternut Squash Soufflé

When you hear the word soufflé, you instantly think “this is going to be fancy” and, generally, you will also think “this is going to be good” Yes, soufflés, are a magical airy thing – light and fluffy and a good one will have risen quite a bit out of it’s ramekin. Along with allContinue reading “Butternut Squash Soufflé”

Making Applesauce

I think the first time I ever saw anyone even reference making applesauce, I must have been 7 or 8, was in a show called Little Bear. Little Bear and his friend Emily were playing as her grandma made applesauce, they had to keep busy while it cooled down. It’s so funny, but all theseContinue reading “Making Applesauce”

Making Lentil Soup

I think my first introduction to lentils – would have been in my teens, watching Nigella Lawson on E! Entertainment television. She was always putting lentils in this and lentils in that. I don’t think I really tasted lentils until my twenties, and because I was much older and more adventurous food wise. I reallyContinue reading “Making Lentil Soup”