Charred Eggplant – Yes Please!

Charr Grilled eggplant is a great idea for a side dish in lieu of the normal starch side.  Not only is it savory and delicious; it’s also gorgeous gorgeous and a bit healthier than say, your typical mashed potatoes or pasta side.  Love how the chef dressed it up with some carrot top pesto.  And […]

Charred Chicken with Sweet Potatoes & Oranges

This delish chicken recipe from Bon Appetit checks a lot of boxes – delicious, beautiful, colorful, perfect for a Fall weeknight dinner and perhaps impressive enough for company. The recipe has that double whammy of salty (olives & feta) and sweet (oranges & sweet potatoes) working for it. It’s the perfect thing to surprise your mate […]

Tip for Roasted Veggies

Pure Wow offers up a great tip for adding immense flavor to your roasted veggie pan. You just drizzle some white vinegar for extra *pop* on them prior to roasting and watch the flavor intensify in the pan. It’s a great tip; I’ve seen balsamic vinegar used occasionally but the beautiful thing about the white […]

Salmon & Farro Grain Bowl

  Bon Appetit has a great new batch of recipes that highlight “no recipe cooking” wherein they just briefly describe how to throw something together. It’s wonderful for just getting into the confident mindset of cooking without a recipe and using your best instincts to create a wonderful dish. Buddha bowls are a great way […]

18 One-Skillet Meal Recipes

  I love an easy dinner and less dishwashing makes me even happier. The Kitchn published a post on their readers’ 18 favorite one skillet meals and they all look pretty delish. I love this simple Chicken & Bean skillet, above – it looks like a simple perfect dinner. And with the kind of leftovers I […]

Food 52’s 50 Best Salads

Food 52 is full of wonderful recipes, but this collection of Their 50 Most PopularSalads is a favorite post. I keep it on my bookmarks bar for inspiration. I first tried the above Thai-inspired dish – Forbidden Rice Salad with Thai Lime Coconut Vinaigrette. The range is impressive and not a single recipe is likely something you’ve seen before. Their Crunchy […]

Tender Weeknight Chicken Dinner

A simple easy weeknight dinner but better yet – a perfect technique you can use again & again. As described here by Melissa Clark of the New York Times, just pound out those breasts to an even consistency, add some salt and acid to ensure a quick brine & keep your juices in – and […]

Simple Curried Chicken Thighs

Curried Chicken – count me in. I love a good slower cooker recipe almost as much as coming home and having dinner virtually made. Curries are wonderful because you get the basic recipe started along with the rice of course; but then comes the fun part – here’s where you can pile on fresh herbs […]