Green Bean Sausage Almondine

I’m really into this dish. I know it reads like a side dish – like your traditional Green Bean Almondine – but the addition of sausage really steals the show here and makes each bite hearty and well-rounded, almost like an entire dinner in one bowl! As usual, the concept was inspired but by theseContinue reading “Green Bean Sausage Almondine”

Buffalo Cauliflower

You get the drill by now. We’re going to start similar to the Cauliflower Piccatta or the Cauliflower Carbonara – by traditionally roasting our cauliflower florets – then taking it the extra flavor mile with the addition of buffalo of sauce and blue cheese so here we go! SHOPPING LIST: 3 heads of cauliflower, crumbledContinue reading “Buffalo Cauliflower”

Lemon Poppy Slaw

Here she goes again – singing the praises of cabbage. Now that the weather is warming, it’s so nice to enjoy cabbage raw in a fresh slaw. I served this with the Lemon Pepper Bass Kabobs and ate the leftovers for lunch for many days later – the flavors only getting better as the daysContinue reading “Lemon Poppy Slaw”

Fried Artichokes

One of the best canned vegetables – in my opinion – are artichoke hearts. I used the quartered hearts for Green Pea Penne Pasta, but lately I’ve been buying the whole hearts which come about 5-7 per can. One of these days I’ll be able to fry them as good as E.A.T. by Zabar’s. SHOPPINGContinue reading “Fried Artichokes”

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

File this under SO EASY but looks super impressive and like isn’t that just the key to life sometimes, folks? SHOPPING LIST: 2 bunches asparagus, 1 package bacon, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic powder Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and trim the ends off of your asparagus. Spread them out on yourContinue reading “Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles”

Simple Arugula Salad

aka “The Pizza Salad” Why the nickname? I’m not sure where it started – when I think about it I think lovingly of Cecconi’s – but my girlfriends and I have this thing where we love eating cold salad on top of hot pizza. The salad is best when it’s made with arugula – becauseContinue reading “Simple Arugula Salad”

Cauliflower Piccatta

First we had Charred Broccoli Puttanesca. Then we had Cauliflower Carbonara. And today we have Cauliflower Piccata – giving another classic Italian treatment to take your typical roast veggies to the next level – and answering my cousin’s request for a new cauliflower recipe 🙂 SHOPPING LIST: 2 heads cauliflower, butter, 2 lemons, capers, coconutContinue reading “Cauliflower Piccatta”

Greek Fennel Bake

I am so into this recipe. I was staring at two bulbs of fennel and for the sake of being creative, I didn’t just slice it up with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and parmesan for my usual simple salad. I wanted to roast it and I wanted it to be cheesy and thus theContinue reading “Greek Fennel Bake”

Vegan Chipotle Slaw

Serious coleslaw enthusiast here! I love it creamy, I love it tangy – it’s just a great vessel for raw cabbage that you can spice up in a variety of ways. I was going to saute a pound of turkey meat with chopped garlic and Frontera Red Enchilada Sauce to make easy tacos for dinnerContinue reading “Vegan Chipotle Slaw”

World’s Best Charoset

I said it, and I mean it. Last night I’m eating the haroset and thinking “why do I only make this once a year?” Then I’m thinking – “why am I eating this for dinner when I REALLY should be eating this over vanilla ice cream!?” But then I’m googling – Is ice cream kosherContinue reading “World’s Best Charoset”