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Curry-Coconut-Lentil Soup with Sweet Potato

Curry-Coconut-Lentil Soup with Sweet Potato

This curry-coconut-lentil soup is so vibrant and is so creamy delicious! It is packed with flavor thanks to garam masala curry and spices. And sweet potatoes and coconut milk gives it a smooth and velvety consistency. Curry-coconut-lentil soup comes together in 1 pot and is easy peasy! You start by sautéing onion, garlic, and ginger […]

Mediterranean Bean Salad with Roasted Peppers

Mediterranean Bean Salad with Roasted Peppers

This Mediterranean Bean Salad with chickpeas and white beans is packed with fresh tasting flavors – thanks to market fresh vegetables and herbs, plus a few Mediterranean pantry staples like roasted peppers, olives and capers. All tossed together in a zingy za’atar dressing. It’s the perfect side salad that will get you through the picnic […]

Chimichurri Potato Salad with Green Beans

Chimichurri Potato Salad with Green Beans

This flavor-packed chimichurri potato salad is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a healthy and delicious side dish that is easy to prepare. It’s packed fresh herbs and garlic, plus green beans! My favorite combo with potatoes. It’s the perfect healthy and easy to prepare side dish that’s ideal for anyone looking for a […]

Tomato-Melon Salad with Crispy Prosciutto & Mint

Tomato-Melon Salad with Crispy Prosciutto & Mint

This tomato-melon salad with crispy prosciutto and mint screams warm weather! Yes, this is the time of year for something fresh, summery, light and quick to prepare. This recipe utilizes simple ingredients, actually just 6 ingredients in all, and only about 15 minutes to prepare. That’s fast. It is made up of the fabulous combination […]

Warm Smoked Salmon Niçoise Salad

Warm Smoked Salmon Niçoise Salad

This salmon Niçoise salad is a little less than traditional, but like the original it is a fantastically tasty and a terrific summer salad. Okay, I did retain a detail or two. There are boiled potatoes and green beans. And instead of tomatoes and hard-boiled eggs, I decided to use green asparagus. And a final […]

Mediterranean Chicken Skillet with tomatoes, olives, capers

Mediterranean Chicken Skillet

Let me start out by saying I love these flavors! Oregano marinated chicken breasts, braised together with Mediterranean flavors of sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, capers, vine-ripened tomatoes and original Greek feta. This Mediterranean chicken skillet is an anytime kind of meal. It’s pure comfort food that’s light enough for a summer dinner. And this dish […]

Asparagus Salad with Mixed Beans, Lemon and Herbs

Asparagus Salad with Mixed Beans, Lemon & Herbs

Asparagus salad – quick, simple and SUPER delicious. I absolutely love recipes like this…ones made of just a few fresh ingredients prepared in a simple manner. Yes, that’s this! The stars here are: steamed green asparagus, fresh herbs (parley, dill and mint), sweet and crunchy red pepper and a mix of beans (chickpeas, white beans […]

Summer Salad with Strawberries, Tomatoes, Mint & Basil

Summer Salad with Strawberries, Tomatoes, Mint & Basil

Summer in a bowl is what this salad with strawberries, tomatoes, mint and basil is! This salad is loaded with fresh strawberries! And then there are sweet cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, mint, peppery arugula and toasted pine nuts. All of which is tossed together in a super tasty balsamic vinegar dressing. This combination is truly […]

Herb & Spinach Risotto

Herb & Spinach Risotto

Herb & Spinach Risotto! This spring-inspired risotto is super simple and easy to make. It’s made with fresh baby spinach, basil, Italian parsley and parmesan, plus a hint of lemon and chili. The secret to it’s pretty spring green color is that the spinach and herbs are stirred in at the last-minute — retaining their […]

Cappellini in a Parsley Walnut Pesto

Cappellini with Parsley Walnut Pesto

Think of this as your next weeknight meal. This parsley walnut pesto is as simple as it gets. Inspired by a pesto made from garlic (lots of garlic!) and walnuts, called agliata in Italy, this dish is loaded with the vibrant flavors of parsley, garlic, olive oil, and walnuts…and a touch of lemon. It’s a […]

Pear Fennel Salad with Mint & Sumac

Pear Fennel Salad with Mint & Sumac

This pear fennel salad is one of my stand by favorites that can be made in a matter of minutes. It’s made with just a handful of ingredients: fennel, pear, mint, and red onion, then tossed with a simple lemony sumac vinaigrette. Fennel’s faint licorice flavor and crisp texture is the perfect complement with pear. […]

Savoy Cabbage Soup with Grünkern

Savoy Cabbage Soup with Grünkern

Savoy Cabbage Soup with Grünkern. Okay, this soup is not going to sell itself. But let me say this… if any cabbage soup is going to satisfy your hopes for a tasty cabbage soup, this could be the one. Although it’s undeniably healthy, this soup is not to be confused with the famous cabbage soup […]

Tagliatelle Pasta with Mushrooms and Thyme Sauce

Tagliatelle Pasta with Mushrooms and Thyme Sauce

This is a spectacular way to showcase tasty cremini mushrooms – in a simple and delicious pasta with mushrooms and thyme sauce! This recipe shows you how easy it is to make a tasty pasta dish, the real Italian way, with just a few basic and fresh ingredients. The sauce it simple: there’s tomato paste, […]

Beet Salad Hazelnuts, Goats Cheese and Poppy Seed Dressing

Beet Salad with Hazelnuts, Goats Cheese and Poppy Seed Dressing

Not only is this beet salad gorgeous, it also has a delicious poppy-seed dressing that makes it sing! Then there’s the roasted hazelnuts, creamy goat cheese and fresh herbs that transform an earthy root vegetable into something simply glorious. I know that not everyone likes beets but when cooked right, and paired with the right […]

Asian-Style Kale Salad with Brown Rice and Smoked Tofu

Asian-Style Kale Salad with Brown Rice and Smoked Tofu

This Asian-style kale salad recipe is actually more about one of my favorite dressings that I adore with kale. I have so many different versions of this recipe ’cause it’s actually a winter staple that we eat in some variation once or twice a week for the entire Tuscan Lacinto kale season. Which sadly is […]

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples & Hazelnuts

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples & Hazelnuts

For those of you, that are already convinced of the Brussels sprouts merits, this salad is for you. Yes, a Brussels sprouts salad! One made with toasted hazelnuts, my favorite fall apples, a little red onion, and a tasty dressing made with apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and Dijon mustard. Ooh and let’s not forget […]

Tuscan Kale Salad with Hokkaido Pumpkin, Cranberries & Feta

Tuscan Kale Salad with Roasted Pumpkin, Cranberries & Feta

So the thing about this kale salad with roasted pumpkin is that you really need to enjoy a little bit of everything in every bite. This is a salad with sweet, tart, salty and nutty flavors, so it tastes best if you get a mix of two, three or all of these flavors together. There’s […]

Mediterranean Style Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Capers, Dill & Lemon

Mediterranean Style Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Capers, Dill & Lemon

Brussels sprouts lovers behold, here’s a recipe to pull you out of the same old, same old doldrums. These Mediterranean style roasted Brussels sprouts are full of bold flavors thanks to fresh dill, capers and lemon, making them a refreshingly new way to enjoy these cute looking cabbage-like sprouts. This is my new favorite way […]

Classic Apple Pie with Cranberries

Classic Apple Pie with Cranberries

I am beyond excited to finally share my favorite American apple pie recipe with you. It’s a little different then my grandma’s apple pie, which my mother also made, but it’s still quite traditional and by all means my favorite. Favorite enough that, even me, as a non-dessert person, loves it. It’s not too sweet, […]