Spinach with Bacon and Golden Raisins

Spinach with Bacon and Golden Raisins

I love salads for their accessibility, nutritional value, and the fact that you can basically empty the last bits of left-overs into a bowl, whip…

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Zen in the Kitchen: Chimichurri

Zen in the Kitchen: Chimichurri

A killer day at the “office” and now I’m back to the kitchen, but on my own terms. It’s odd how cooking can take the…

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Pesto Caprese Chicken

Pesto Caprese Chicken

This recipe came to me working at the deli, where rotisserie chicken is always on the menu.  Pesto Caprese Chicken is super versatile – make it into…

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15-Minute Pesto Salmon

15-Minute Pesto Salmon

This is one of my favorite foods – broiled salmon.  When I was in India, I didn’t really miss eating meat (as I was living…

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Steak salad for Two!

Steak salad for Two!

I made this one for my boyfriend, who is open and adventurous with food, but I’ve fed him more vegetables in the time we’ve been together…

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Warm Sweet & Savory Potato Salad

Warm Sweet & Savory Potato Salad

After I quit my job and started working at the deli/teaching yoga, I was seriously down some cash and needed to find a way to…

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Chicken Salad: Rosemary Apricot

Chicken Salad: Rosemary Apricot

Since working at the deli, I’ve had all too many opportunities to rework and reinvent chicken. One of my favorites has to be chicken salad….

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Shredded Brussel Sprouts

Shredded Brussel Sprouts

If you think you don’t like brussel sprouts – think again!  They are one of those foods that we always group together with lima beans in the…

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Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables

Parsnips have become a great discovery and addition to my rotating melange of roasted veggies.  Once the leaves begin to turn and the light gets an…

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Parmesan Truffle Chicken vol. II

Parmesan Truffle Chicken vol. II

Cooking chicken at a high temperature with olive oil will make the skin crispy and brown.  It’s important to rub the seasoning into the meat (i.e….

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Roasted Cauliflower for the Gods

Roasted Cauliflower for the Gods

Shown with Chimichurry Sauce Salty and light – add garbanzo beans or roasted chicken for a little protein punch.  If you go for the garbanzo beans, add…

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Simple Broiled Green Beans

Simple Broiled Green Beans

The is a lovely side dish, a great addition to a salad or lunch if you just want something crunchy and light. Feeds 2-4 (depending how…

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Winter in France

Winter in France

This is a satisfyingly lovely way to start a Saturday morning.  A little rich, yet light.  Seriously, is there anything more luxurious than a crisp Bosc…

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