If you're trying to keep it healthy during the Super Bowl, I am not one to judge. These tomato-bun burgers are a great way to cut down on empty carbs and eat more veggies.
Boozy roasted cranberries and gooey brie make this mouthwatering grilled cheese sandwich a quick favorite. What better way to use up all that leftover homemade cranberry sauce?
Is there anything cauliflower can’t do? Aside from standing in as a gluten-free alternative, like this twist on a traditional tabbouleh salad, cauliflower is also great if you are trying to eat more drought-friendly, which you should. California is in its worst drought ever, which not only sucks for us here in Cali, but the rest of the nation too, as we supply 40% your fresh produce. Yup, that much!
Mashed potatoes are the epitome of comfort food. Seriously. Any time I see pillowy potatoes with a pat of melting butter, I just want to motorboat them!
Okay, I love making popsicles, no surprise there. I’ve been wanting to make a wine popsicle for quite some time. But I wanted one that really showcased the wine. I love using wine as an ingredient but not just to dump it into some sangria with no consideration to the tasting notes. Well I finally found my wine.
One of my favorite parts about recipe developing is the chance to use ingredients in unexpected ways (or to use unexpected ingredients). Okay, okay… I really like putting myself through the Quickfire challenge, à la Top Chef. So when I hung out with my eco-hero Ed Begley, Jr. and discovered he had a natural soda […]
Valentine’s Day is next week and while a box of chocolates and flowers might earn you some points, you’ll definitely score with this homemade baked s’mores recipe.
I wanted to create a churro that had a wee bit more to offer. Not only does this churro come with fresh pumpkin but it is also vegan. It’s so flavorful and amazing, it needed more than just sugar and cinnamon. So I covered mine in warm bourbon caramel. Yum!
You may or may not know, but I am working on a new cookbook. One that involves cooking with coffee. Well, I’ve been testing out this Quinoa & Coffee Chili recipe for a while now and one can only eat so much chili, ya know? So I had to do something else with it. Skillet […]
The perfect way to indulge if there ever was one. Fresh asparagus covered in gooey Gruyere cheese and then topped off with a fried egg.
It’s National Grilled Cheese Month but you know I ain’t happy unless I’ve stuck an avocado in something so here we go!
I am always baffled by dressing recipes that used dried ingredients. It seems to me, the whole point of making your own dressing is for, well… freshness. This Greek yogurt ranch dressing is just that! The yogurt brings a certain life to traditional ranch dressing. Plus this stuff has no MSG like the store-bought kind. […]
I’m bringing you another fresh asparagus recipe but this time with a Caribbean twist. If you love Hollandaise sauce, stay tuned as this 1-minute sauce is easy to make, fool proof, and bursting with curry. It’s truly a treat. 1. Let’s blanch the 1 1/2 pound of asparagus. To begin, you are going to bring […]
What better way to celebrate the 4th of July then with this super-cheesy, extra gooey, grilled cheese sandwich. I mean, it’s all in the name of freedom. So it is okay, right? America…f*ck yeah!
What could make healthy hummus even better? Healthy beets! This Roasted Red Beet Hummus is even tastier than it looks.
This mozzarella is crisp and savory. Perfect for your next caprese salad. That’s a hint by the way.
I don’t know about you but, for me, Thanksgiving is all about the side dishes! Here are a few of my gourmet favorites to make every year.
This sandwich is part PB&J, part French toast, and full on awesome. If you thought a peanut butter & jelly sandwich recipe couldn’t be decadent, you thought wrong. Oh, and so did I! Enjoy.
Fresh fennel is not only tasty but the plant’s bulb is high in Vitamin C and fiber. This video shows you how to pick out the freshest fennel available.
Instead of being tart as one would expect from a grapefruit-based drink, this roasted margarita is slightly smokey, crisp, and just a little spicy (thank you habanero). It’s perfect for winter. Curl up next to the fire and enjoy!
I am always looking for fun and exciting ways to add heat to a meal. I put it in my sangrias, popsicles and pretty much everywhere. Well, sometimes I just want to go straight to the source.
One of my favorites is fresh mango and the way it is prepared at food trucks throughout Mexico. It is so good that it’s hard to believe it is so simple. Fresh mango, cut into strips, is then spritzed with fresh lime juice and dusted with salt and chili powder. How good does that sound?