Author: Elle

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate and Hazelnuts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate and Hazelnuts

So how do you transform these cute little cabbages into something amazing? — Roast them! I love roasted Brussels sprouts! And I particularly love roasted Brussels sprouts with pomegranate and roasted hazelnuts. There are tender sprouts, a hint of lemon, that uniquely sweet-tart flavor of pomegranates and roasted hazelnuts for a great nutty crunch… all […]

Tuscan Kale and White Bean Soup (Ribollita)

Tuscan Kale and White Bean Soup (Ribollita)

If you ask anyone what is a typical Tuscan dish that’s hearty, filling and perfect for a cold winter’s night, you’ll likely get the answer “a traditional Ribollita”, otherwise known as a rustic Tuscan vegetable stew. It’s loaded with dark greens, lots of beans, vegetables and thickened with day-old bread. In my version, which isn’t […]

Barley Bowl with Lemon-Spinach Pesto

Barley Bowl with Lemon-Spinach Pesto‏

Okay, I finally understand the ingenuousness of “health bowls”—it’s a fabulous way to enjoy a healthy one-bowl-meal using a mix of grains, fresh vegetables and whatever else you have on hand. In this case, a healthy better-than-rice bowl of barley, fresh spinach, sweet dried cranberries, and toasted pine nuts. End result — an ultra-satisfying, easy […]

Broccolini and Roasted Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing, Vegan Recipe

Broccolini and Roasted Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing

Guys, there’s so much good going on here! I guess I could have called this broccolini and roasted chickpea salad something like “broccolini bowl”, cause it’s definitely bowl food. Here’s what it’s got going on: tender blanched broccolini tossed in a lemon-tahini dressing topped with Asian-spiced chickpeas roasted in the oven until crispy, a little […]

Honey-Puffed Rice Granola with Cardamon Recipe, Gluten-free

Honey-Puffed Rice Granola with Cardamom

Honey-puff granola, oh yeah. Equal amounts of organic gluten-free oats and puffed brown rice cereal add a “cloud-effect” to a normally quite crunchy granola. And when I say “cloud-effect”, I’m talking light and airy. Light and airy together with some good ‘ole crunch. Kinda like mixing “honey pops” cereal with something healthy like müsli, but […]