Triple Sesame Green Beans

I’ve never cooked much with bamboo shoots, but when I was looking for canned goods – outside of your usual suspects like corn, chickpeas, baked beans, etc. – I saw these Native Forest Organic Bamboo Shoots and threw a bunch of them in my cart. Combine that with a newfound appreciation for tahini – thanksContinue reading “Triple Sesame Green Beans”

Cauliflower Carbonara

A lot of Rome inspiration these days. My favorite carbonara on Earth also is located in the great city of Rome at Maccheroni. I think it’s just fun to reminisce about foregone days of traveling right now. I got the idea for doing this Cauliflower Carbonara when I had a leftover package of bacon andContinue reading “Cauliflower Carbonara”

Peanut Butter Braised Cabbage

Check this out! At this point you know I’m one of these cabbage obsessed weirdos, so when this Caramelized Cabbage recipe went viral (in my world) I knew I wanted to try my hand at slow-roasted cabbage this way. I took a decidedly Asian twist, choosing my make my own quick *and spicy* peanut sauceContinue reading “Peanut Butter Braised Cabbage”

Charred Broccoli Puttanesca

This exact puttanesca could be used as a pasta sauce SO for the the sake of your SHOPPING LIST I am only going to put the puttanesca sauce ingredients so that you can use this delicious, tangy tomato sauce however you see fit. PUTTANESCA SHOPPING LIST: tomato paste, red wine, chicken stock, red onion, garlic,Continue reading “Charred Broccoli Puttanesca”

Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Recipes like this go to show how easy it to take your basic dishes up a notch. We love roasted Brussels sprouts in our house, and they are delicious with just olive oil, salt and pepper. Whether you sear them in a pan or roast them in an oven, as long as your Brussels sproutsContinue reading “Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts”

Broccoli Cheddar Casserole

Everyone’s family has famous dishes – in my husband’s family, it’s Grandma Lila’s Spinach Squares. This recipe is essentially me replacing the frozen spinach with fresh broccoli — but let’s understand something, this *blank* Cheddar Casserole can essentially be made with ANY fresh or frozen vegetable of your choosing. SHOPPING LIST: 6 broccoli crowns, 2Continue reading “Broccoli Cheddar Casserole”

Cacio e Pepe Cabbage

I have been cooking cabbage consistently for years – my ODE TO CABBAGE was my first foray into sharing my love for this veggie with you all, but holy moly, I think this was/is my favorite cabbage dish YET. Coincidentally, a traditional Cacio e Pepe is one of my go-to pasta dishes (especially when it’sContinue reading “Cacio e Pepe Cabbage”

Eggplant Caponata

Just look at this beauty. I’m a frequent customer at my local Eataly for their caponata. It’s just one of those prepared foods that’s delicious cold, full of flavor!!! and is yummy alone or paired with food (I like to eat it with the Eataly chicken salad which I know sounds weird but don’t knockContinue reading “Eggplant Caponata”

Head of the Class

We eat A LOT of cauliflower in my house. It’s a vegetable my husband and my daughters actually enjoy so it’s often on repeat, and often just roasted florets with coconut oil, salt and pepper. So it was time to tackle the WHOLE ROASTED CAULIFLOWER trend. My concern? Getting the flavor to permeate throughout theContinue reading “Head of the Class”

A Dollop of Tzatziki

SHOPPING LIST: cabbage, red onion, garlic, salt, pepper, ginger powder, tzatziki This was so good. And yet another example of cooking on the fly. I knew I was going to cook some cabbage, of course, but I wanted something heartier, richer. I was probably hungover and looking to make healthy decisions but needed a littleContinue reading “A Dollop of Tzatziki”