Wheatberry Salad with Roasted Red Peppers, Olives and Basil

Wheat Berry and Roasted Red Pepper Salad

Over the past few years, we’ve worked at adding more whole grains, more plant based proteins and more Mediterranean foods in our diet. This wheat berry and roasted red pepper salad also includes fresh basil, black olives and a lot of olive oil. It’s a winning combination for anyone on […]

Red Peppers Roasted in an Air Fryer

How to Roast a Red Pepper in an Air Fryer

One of the first things I wanted to do with my new air fryer was roast red peppers. Come winter time, going out to the grill to roast a red pepper isn’t super appealing. So typically, I would roast a red pepper carefully over a gas burner So I was […]

Air Fried Avocado Street Tacos with Cilantro Crema

Air Fried Avocado Tacos with Cilantro Crema

Over the summer, I was in San Diego for work and was enjoying as many different types of tacos as possible. One really unique taco that I wanted to recreate was the Fried Avocado Street Taco. Crunchy on the outside, creamy in the middle, delicious all the way around. There […]

Oven Roasted Root Vegetables with Thyme and Parmesan

  When it’s winter, and it’s cold outside, there are a few dishes that are perfect for the weather: like chili or beef burgundy.  And then there are side dishes, like roasted root vegetables, that are absolutely fitting for this time of year.  Especially when it’s a roasted root vegetable medley […]

Quinoa Quiche with Spinach and Cheddar

Quinoa Crust Quiche with Spinach and Cheddar

Quiche always sounds like a great idea.  Until I think about the pie crust that it’s usually made with.  I don’t think they’re the trans fat magnets they used to be, but they aren’t going to win any Healthy Eating awards.  Did you know that quinoa makes an excellent quiche […]

Quinoa with Corn and Black Bean Salsa

I love quinoa, and I love salsa, but never had I thought of combining them in the same dish until attending a Chicago media event to preview upcoming menu items at the Corner Bakery.  One of the dishes they served was a quinoa salad made with a corn and black […]

Farro Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Artichokes

Farro is one of those grains that I normally pass over in the bulk section, opting instead for the old stand-by’s like brown rice, quinoa or Israeli cous-cous.  How foolish I have been.  And then one day, there was this huge bag of Farro at Costco tempting me with promises […]

Tortilla Española

We can’t go to a Tapas restaurant without ordering at least one Tortilla Española.  And it turns out that there isn’t a lot to it.  Just 3 ingredients: eggs, potatoes and onions.  Though somehow I’ve never really been able to make it as good as they do in a restaurant….until […]

Pressure Cooker Cashew Corn Chowder Soup

For a couple of weeks this summer, our CSA was delivering a crazy amount of fresh sweet corn each week.   And since there’s only so much corn on the cob we could eat, I sought out a good corn chowder recipe.  As I was also snacking from a huge tub […]

Curried Lentil Burgers

Sometimes I get a craving for Indian food.  Sometimes I get a craving for a good veggie burger.  This is the answer to both. If you’ve read the write-up of my Loaded Veggie Quinoa Sliders, then you’ll know my feelings on the frozen veggie burger market. It’s not that great. […]