Author: Elle

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 […]

Radicchio Salad with crème fraîche dressing recipe

Creamy Wintery Radicchio Salad

Whenever I want to add a “splash of color” to my recipes radicchio does the trick. In this salad, radicchio isn’t just there to flaunt its color–it’s the star! At first glance you might think, oh but boring it’s just a radicchio salad…but this salad is anything but boring. The key is the dressing! This […]

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 […]

Homemade tomato orange soup

Tomato Orange Soup

Simple ingredients is all you need for homemade tomato orange soup — a little onion, pure organic diced tomatoes, fragrant thyme, fresh squeezed orange juice and a just enough cream to richen things up. Those are the core ingredients to a deliciously rich in flavor soup that comes together in less than 30 minutes. Tomato […]

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 […]

Easy Apple Pear Phyllo Tart Recipe

Easy Apple Pear Phyllo Tart

Simple, delicious AND perfect for those who don’t like super sweet desserts. That’s me! I love savory. And that’s what’s so great about this apple pear phyllo tart. It relies mainly on the natural flavors of the apples and pear. Though, I also use a little pure organic unrefined mascobado cane sugar to add a […]

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad. It’s the perfect portable, easy-to-make summertime crowd pleaser. And what sets this pasta salad apart from the rest is the dressing; it’s made by blending together a mixture of sun-dried tomatoes, capers, garlic, and olive oil. Then it’s tossed together with cherry tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella, tender young arugula leaves, […]

Purple Cauliflower Salad

Purple Cauliflower Salad

Purple cauliflower. Is it not beautiful? And you may be thinking “is this really natural?”. Yes, it is! As part of the Brassicaceae family, just like red cabbage, it too can be found in this beautiful hue thanks to the antioxidant anthocyanin (also found in red wine my friends!). No dye, no GMO. Just an […]