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

Oven Baked Dijon Chicken

Earlier in the week I posted my recipe for blue cheese potatoes. This chicken is the perfect pairing for the potatoes. It is also incredibly easy to make. This is a dinner that takes about 10 minutes to prep (Max!!). So for all those new moms who have asked me for family friendly recipes and … 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

Brussel Sprouts Spaghetti!

Schools out for the summer! The last few weeks have been so busy, that I barely had time to cook. This week, with some more time on my hands, I took the opportunity to focus on testing out many new recipes. My friend sent me this recipe and I could not wait to try it. … Continue reading

Berry Merry…Berry Crisp!

This Berry Crisp is an adaptation of the apple crumble I posted in the fall. I used oats instead of quinoa flakes but still skipped the butter and sugar to make it healthier than most desserts! To make it a bit more indulgent, serve it with ice cream or whipped cream. I chose to use berries … Continue reading