Strawberry-Mint Cucumber Avocado Salad

As my recent posts confirm, I have eaten way too many desserts lately. I mean, it is bathing suit season, I should probably skip the extra slice of cake :). Lucky for me, when it gets hot outside, I definitely crave salads and fresh fruit. So yesterday when trying to decide what to have for … Continue reading

Pear and Pecan Salad

Last weekend, our good friends, Katie and Steve, visited from Philadelphia. For dinner, I made Pasta Bolognese and this Pear and Pecan Salad.  When Katie eyed the salad she hesitated. I later found out she is not much of a nut or spinach fan. But to her surprise and my relief, she loved the salad! … Continue reading

Crispy Beet Chips!

I got the idea to make these while scrolling through my food-filled instagram account and saw a bunch of beet inspired dishes. While grocery shopping I saw red and golden beets and had to buy them. I was making burgers for dinner and instead of going for my go-to side of baked sweet potato fries, … Continue reading

Taste of Staten Island… Baked Rice Balls

My family moved around a lot when I was younger but we eventually settled in Staten Island, where I made some great friends with whom I still stay in touch. After recently hanging out with all my high school friends, we decided that we wanted to do our own dinner club like the one I … Continue reading

Israeli Vegetable Salad

This salad is one that I have grown up eating. It started my love for vegetables young because I don’t think we ever had a meal without a variation of this salad. It is so simple and easy that I was hesitant to put it on the blog but I noticed that every time I … Continue reading

Healthy and Hearty…Cauliflower Risotto!

Many people have told me how much they love the Cauliflower Pizza that I posted in the Fall (Click here for recipe). I heard of many other recipes that use cauliflower as a substitute for grains or carbs such as cauliflower mashed potatoes, or cauliflower rice. Since I am always on a quest to find … Continue reading

Spicing It Up…Southwestern Bean Salad

Last week, I was going to make fajitas for the 2nd time in two weeks. In the hopes of keeping my dinner fellows happy, I decided to change things up and make something different. I found this delicious recipe for Southwestern Bean Salad. I made it to accompany a grilled onion and chicken stir-fry and … Continue reading

Farm Fresh… Spring Vegetable Pasta Salad!

Tal and I recently were in Israel. We had a wonderful time with family and friends and, as always, ate lots of yummy foods. On our last night there, we ate dinner at a friend’s house. She made delicious quiches and an incredible pasta salad. I used it as inspiration for this Spring Vegetable Pasta … Continue reading