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Category Archives: vegetables | sides

Edamame, Hearts of Palm, and Feta Salad (aka The Salad Bar Salad)

You don’t always have to use leafy greens when making a salad…….let’s try something else to mix up the salad bar (or home) salad experience!! I concocted this salad from our Sarasota Whole Foods salad bar……and the combination of flavors was so incredible that I totally needed to share with you.  And you don’t need […]

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butter-bathed pork tenderloin with baby bok choy medley & frizzled shallots

Hi there!  Well I hardly ever…or maybe never?……plate and present a dish in a “family-style” way which is probably because when cooking at home, I cook for so few people that it’s a win-win for individual plating vs. serving dishes. Just extra, unnecessary dishes where I live and cook!!  But this dish?!?  It just begged […]

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Romanesco Pesto Two Ways – Tagliatelle Pasta and Spring Bruschetta

Romanesco Pesto?  Okay so it’s just fun to say!!  What the heck is romanesco you may ask??  It’s a farmer’s market find….and the famed Iron Chef and The Chew co-host Mario Batali calls it, “the psychedelic love child of broccoli and cauliflower with lime green British punk hair” in an article on northjersey.com – along […]

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shiitake and scallion ramen

Hey guys!  This recipe may serve two, but I think you’re going to want to make it just for yourself!  I ate the entire bowl the next day for lunch without a single regret LOL!  The idea for this came from Food Network Magazine where I spotted a mushroom ramen recipe off to the side […]

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spaghetti squash pomodoro

Hello!  Well, I had this past weekend all to myself while my son was competing in the Florida State Latin Forum (state tournament) in Orlando.  He left from school with the Latin Club on Thursday and was back super late Saturday night since the kids had the much-anticipated opportunity to blow off steam and enjoy […]

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