Grilled Chicken With Smoked Portobello Salt

It all started with the carrots. I saw these really pretty petite carrots in the store and I just had to buy them, even without a plan. They were too adorable to do anything but roast them so I figured they would go lovely with some grilled chicken. I’ve been ranging pretty low on the…

Vegetarian Spaghetti Bolognese

I’ve been trying to eat healthier (always am but seem to fall off the wagon a lot).  I’ve cut out all meat with the exception of the occasional chicken dish and cutting back on the carbs a little. Sometimes however, you just need to give into a craving or you will end up going insane. I…

Healthy Banana Flaxseed Muffins

I haven’t baked in ages. It used to be my favorite thing to do, then I got really into savory cooking. Every once in awhile I like dust my kitchen in a coat of flour and leaven some sweet goodness. Today, naturally, I decided to bake on an 85 degree day. I’m *trying to get…

Simple Avocado Toast

So, avocado toast isn’t new, but it certainly seems like the next big thing since kale. It’s seriously SO good. It’s so good that I’ve been to a restaurant and paid like $13 for it. The best part about it, it’s about the easiest thing you could make besides cereal and it’s also very versatile….

Grilled Korean Chicken Wings

Being a girl from Central New York, you know I love chicken wings. LOVE them. There is nothing like a great, crispy, hot Buffalo wing with blue cheese dipping sauce. That being said, I wanted to try something different. I decided to grill them for some nice charcoal smoky flavor and baste them in a…

An Adaptation of Thomas Keller’s Chicken and Dumpling Soup

Happy holidays to everyone! This break from work has gotten me in the mood to do some serious cooking. The unseasonably cool weather (thanks El Niño) has also made me crave comfort food- including a ton of soups. I came across this recipe in my Ad Hoc at Home cookbook from Thomas Keller. It seemed…

Red Curry Lentil Soup

*Originally published Dec. 2014 I really enjoy making soups. It’s a great way to experiment with flavors and they are easy, one-pot meals. Here is a recipe for a red curry lentil soup that is warming and comforting. Perfect for anyone on the east coast experiencing after effects of the polar vortex! Ingredients Olive oil…

Lentil Sloppy Joes

I’ve clearly been on a lentil kick and this is my second lentil comfort-food recipe in a row. I’ve made vegetarian sloppy joes in the past, but previously used seitan. This version uses a natural protein and the bonus is this is super easy to make! Lentil Sloppy Joes Ingredients 1 yellow onion, diced 3…

Vegan “Chicken” Soup

It’s sick season! Doctors’ offices and drugstore chains are officially pushing the flu shots and people are starting to get the sniffles and coughs, myself included. This weekend I was unfortunate enough to come down with one of the worst colds I’ve had in awhile. I got the full blown package of head congestion, sore…

Southwest Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

I’ve been trying to force myself back onto the health kick so here is my first healthy recipe in probably at least a month and it also happens to be really delicious and easy. I went sparingly on the taco seasoning but feel free to add more if you like your food a little spicy….

Salisbury Portobello Steaks with Onion Gravy

Growing up, we often had salisbury steaks as it was a staple in my household. It was comfort food. Now that I’m on more of a health kick, I decided to modify the old traditional Salisbury steak for an equally satisfying and delicious mushroom version. I will be making this again next time I get…

Smoky Chipotle Tempeh Chili

You may have noticed that I make a lot of chili. I love chili. I get this from my Dad. I consider him to be the expert among all experts in chili making. Growing up in Central New York, you need a good, hearty chili on a weekly basis just to keep you warm in…

Creamy Vegan Mushroom Soup

I have been on a soup-making spree lately. Something about making soup is so relaxing and fun to me. On one hand, they say you can tell a good chef by one who can make a good soup. I am no chef. I usually just start throwing a bunch of stuff in a pot and…

Herb-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

I have been on a sweet potato kick for months, as you may have noticed by my previous posts. They are great baked on their own, mixed in a hash, fried as chips or french fries- you name it. They are delicious and full of vitamins such as vitamin A and beta-carotene. Here is a…

Sweet, Salty and Spicy Cocoa Brownies

I was in the mood to bake over memorial day weekend and I wanted chocolate. I rummaged through my cabinets and my wheels started spinning on making a different kind of brownie. I  had some beautiful red sea salt that I’ve been dying to incorporate into a dessert, cocoa and some semi-sweet chocolate chips. I…

Spicy Turkey Sausage with Broccolini

It’s so easy to be lazy on a weeknight. You work hard all day and all you want to do is sit down, eat a good meal and turn your brain off for some mindless television. That doesn’t mean you have to order a pizza or crappy take out though. Here is a really easy,…

Beet and Goat Cheese Napoleons with Mixed Greens

Beets and goat cheese get along like best friends. In this easy dish, the sweetness of the beets paired with a creamy goat cheese, toasted pecans and fresh greens topped with a light balsamic dressing make for a rich yet light and satisfying meal. Ingredients: 2 red beets 2 golden beets Fresh goat cheese (creamy…

Tangy Green Beans

The market had these beautiful green beans, but I’m tired of doing the same thing- sautéed with garlic and olive oil or steamed with butter and salt. I saw this simple salad recipe from Ellie Krieger and thought I’d modify it for ingredients I had. I’m not a huge fan of raw red onion, so…

Gluten-Free Turkey Meatloaf

I’m always trying to eat healthier and enjoy experimenting with different ways of cooking- whether it’s vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free or any other kind of “free”. This recipe is for a sugar-free, gluten-free turkey meatloaf that was inspired byTyler Florence’s Ultimate Meatloaf and Alton Brown’s Good Eats Meatloaf. I took elements that I liked from each,…