Month: January 2016

Valentine Heart Lemon-Lime Cake with Greek Yogurt, Almond Milk and Raspberries

Sweetheart Lemon-Lime Cake

Although I have just baked the most delicious lemon-lime cake in the form of a heart, I have got to be one of the least romantic persons on this planet. Cheesy cards, boxes of foil-wrapped chocolate-y treats and red roses are not my thing. Last year I met a couple of friends for dinner on […]

Kale Chips with Olive Oil and Salt

Homemade Kale Chips

If you find yourself constantly craving chips, then you’re going to be all over this snack recipe. Made with kale and baked instead of fried, these crunchy gems are a much healthier alternative to traditional potato chips. The first time I made kale chips I remember thinking, wow, these are amazing! When baked properly, they […]

Shaved Brussels Sprout Kale Salad with Crispy Prosciutto, Hazelnuts and Parmesan

Shaved Brussels Sprout Kale Salad

Here’s a Brussels sprout kale salad bursting with flavor! All I can say is this combination of “love-em-or-hate-em Brussels sprouts” and “nothing-says-healthy-quite-like-kale” is a game changer. There’s so much to love about this salad: Italian dry-cured prosciutto di Parma, chopped roasted hazelnuts, intensely flavored Parmigiano-Reggiano, a lemony, grainy Dijon and shallot vinaigrette, ribbons of kale […]

Raw Heirloom Beet Carpaccio (Candy Cane) with dill, pine nuts, shallots, parmesan, frisee

Heirloom Beet Carpaccio

Mainly found at farmers’ markets, the whimsical Chioggia beet (pronounced kee-OH-gee-uh) with its mild flavor and natural beauty is fabulous eaten raw in salads. Also known as the candy cane beet or bullseye beet, this heirloom beet from Italy has a milder flavor than it’s crimson cousins. If you can’t find them, then you could […]

hummus flavored with cumin, cayenne and sumac

Quick Hummus with Sumac

The secret to a good traditional hummus is really no secret. The ingredients are simple: chickpeas, tahini, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. Nothing more, nothing less — a simple middle-eastern classic made from best quality and fresh ingredients. I do love that there are so many creative variations, fusions and fresh flavors that […]