Panzanella Bread Salad

It’s the weekend—almost. It’s Friday and that is enough for me to raise a glass. Is it going to be one of those jam-packed weekends with tons to do or a lazy one? I think my weekend is going to be a mix, which is good because I’ve had too many super busy weekends since we moved. Whatever kind of weekend it is, I highly recommend finding a bit of time to make Panzanella Bread Salad.

It is a carbo-lover’s dream. ♥ Lately, I have been all too into my carbs. Like this pizza that I made (as seen on Instagram) on Wednesday. Ohhh and this huge Italian dinner I went to at John’s of 12th Street—an NYC institution (so I’ve heard). They serve some seriously good meatballs.

I can’t seem to get enough Italian food I guess—and this panzanella salad is no exception. The basics: It’s a traditional Tuscan salad made with stale bread soaked in tomatoes, olive oil, and includes other summer ingredients.


By |August 21st, 2015|Healthy, Quick and Easy, Salads, Side Dishes, Summer Recipes|0 Comments

Crispy Zucchini Fritters with Lemon and Basil

Summer is almost over and I’m not ready for pumpkin-spiced everrrythinggg. With the move back to NYC and getting organized, I didn’t have much time to enjoy lazy summer beach days or picnics in the park. But there are a few weeks left. And I think these Crispy Zucchini Fritters can make summer last a little bit longer.

So, about these CRISPY fritters. Don’t tell me I’m alone here, but does anyone else love the crispy edges of roasted potatoes or the buttery, crusty rim of a fresh pancake? yummm—you know what I’m talking about. These fritters have all the crispy edges and crusts you could possibly want.


By |August 17th, 2015|Appetizers, Side Dishes, Summer Recipes|0 Comments

Orzo Pasta Salad

I am summer lovin’ this Orzo Pasta Salad right now filled with fresh summer vegetables and herbs.


By |July 15th, 2015|Healthy, Quick and Easy, Salads, Side Dishes, Summer Recipes|0 Comments

Quinoa Avocado Salad

What could be better than quinoa salad? Quinoa Avocado Salad.


Roasted Cauliflower


By |April 12th, 2014|Fall Recipes, Healthy, Side Dishes, Winter Recipes|0 Comments

How to Cook Fresh Peas

It’s pea season! And I’m here to show you how to cook fresh peas!

My local farmers market has been packed full of fresh shelling peas. Seeing the peas reminded me of a dish I had at a restaurant in Barcelona. It was a pea purée soup garnished with a few fresh peas. I loved the slightly crunchy texture of the fresh peas. It left the soup bursting with fresh pea flavor.

Although I would love to try to replicate the soup, it was the pea flavor that I was missing most. I opted for a much less labor intensive dish: steamed peas finished with butter, salt, and pepper. Simple and fresh ingredients make the best tasting kind of food. This vegetable dish celebrates the pure flavor of the pea.

The most time consuming part is shelling the peas. I recommend sitting outside with a glass of wine! This makes the monotonous task quite relaxing.


By |May 25th, 2012|Healthy, How-to, Side Dishes, Spring Recipes|10 Comments

Brussels Sprouts with Cider Vinegar Sauce

Brussels sprouts are a difficult crowd pleaser, but this Brussels sprouts with cider vinegar sauce recipe will not bring about any complaints. The key to getting the whole family to devour these tiny cabbages is roasting. Roasting the online casino brussels sprouts creates a browned, caramelized outer crust, which nobody can resist. The cider vinegar sauce adds the perfect punch of acidity.

By |February 29th, 2012|Fall Recipes, Healthy, Side Dishes, Winter Recipes|9 Comments