Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Mustard and Maple Glaze

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Mustard and Maple Glaze is the perfect vegetarian side dish to serve during the holidays!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Mustard and Maple Glaze is the perfect vegetarian side dish to serve during the Holidays!

Did you know that an 80g serving of sprouts contains four times more vitamin C than an orange?

Did you know that an 80g serving of sprouts contains four times more vitamin C than an orange?

This recipe is proof that eating healthy doesn’t have to be a bore! Oh, and did I mention this recipe is vegetarian and gluten free? At the moment, I’m ALL ABOUT this seasonal side! Brussels sprouts are in season here in … 

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Roasted Beet Risotto with Asiago & Thyme

A delightfully different risotto! Enjoy Roasted Beet Risotto with Asiago & Thyme for a special night in.

A delightfully different risotto! Enjoy Roasted Beet Risotto with Asiago & Thyme for a special night in.

Well this Roasted Beet Risotto with Asiago & Thyme makes me blush. I’ve always loved a classic well made risotto but the addition of peppery roasted beets elevates this dish to the next level. This has taken its rightful place as the queen of all fall risottos. Consider upping your risotto game and trying this recipe!… 

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Stuffed Mushrooms with Chestnuts & Boursin

Stuffed Mushrooms with Chestnuts & Boursin are a welcomed vegetarian option at any party.

Stuffed Mushrooms with Chestnuts & Boursin are a welcomed vegetarian option at any party.

I had you at Boursin didn’t I? I can’t blame you because I’m with you! This soft creamy cheese comes in a variety of flavors and I use the Garlic & Fine Herbs (my go to) in this recipe. These stuffed mushrooms will be sought after at any event and your vegetarian friends will be happy you thought of them!… 

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Herbed Crème Fraîche Dressing

Drizzle this Herbed Crème Fraîche Dressing over my Smoked Salmon Benedict with Avocado

Drizzle this Herbed Crème Fraîche Dressing over my Smoked Salmon Benedict with Avocado

Lately I’ve  been trying to eat more salads for dinner but am SO bored of the same old recipes. I had some hot house smoked salmon in the fridge and wanted to build a dressing around it. It didn’t take me long to reach for the crème fraîche. Indulgent I know, but a couple of tablespoons really make this dressing something to talk about…. 

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Edamame & Arugula Spread

Edamame & Arugula Spread is a great alternative to the popular Bruschetta

Edamame & Arugula Spread is a great alternative to the popular Bruschetta

Crostini has always been one of my favorite go to appetizers. They’re easy & quick to make and are a heartier cocktail hour food. If you’re coming over to my house odds are there will be some cocktails or wine involved. I always want to have some appetizers on hand to soak up the alcohol. Don’t judge! I confess that normally I make my heirloom tomato bruschetta but I felt like switching things up. This Edamame & Arugula Spread was the perfect option!

Your edamame should look like this before adding to the food processor. Remember to remove the beans from the shells!

Your edamame should look like this before adding to the food processor. Remember to remove the beans from the shells!

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Olive Tapenade with Rosemary & Basil

Olive Tapenade with Rosemary & Basil. A simply addicting appetizer!

Olive Tapenade with Rosemary & Basil. A simply addicting appetizer!

YUM! This olive tapenade makes me want to dance. It’s so freaking good! I just can’t deal. This is DELISH served on Baked Parmesan Crisps, alongside a cheese platter, slathered on crusty bread or on slices of cucumber for a healthier approach. I made this the other night to have with a cheese platter and it was just as good as I remembered…. 

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Mushroom & Arugula Fusili with Pistachio Mint Pesto

Mushroom & Arugula Fusili with Pistachio Mint Pesto

Mushroom & Arugula Fusili with Pistachio Mint Pesto

This addicting recipe transpired when I had a craving for pesto pasta but didn’t have any basil at home. My basil obsession prevailed and we ate our entire supply. I’m still impatiently waiting on a new batch to flourish. In the mean time, what could I make that would satisfy my craving?… 

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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Burrata & Balsamic Glaze

A SIMPLE DRIZZLE OF BALSAMIC GLAZE AND A FEW BASIL LEAVES HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON THE FINAL PRESENTATION

A SIMPLE DRIZZLE OF BALSAMIC GLAZE AND A FEW BASIL LEAVES HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON THE FINAL PRESENTATION

Bur-ra-ta translated from Italian literally means ‘buttered’. It is a a typical product of Puglia, a region in the south of Italy and it is absolutely one of my favorite cheeses. Burrata is a fresh Italian cheese made from a combination of mozzarella and cream.  The outer shell is solid mozzarella, while the inside is a combination of both mozzarella and cream, producing a unique, soft texture. It’s so delicate and just plain decadent! Even

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Simple Pesto Pasta with Peas

OFTEN TIMES, SIMPLICITY IS BEST.

OFTEN TIMES, SIMPLICITY IS BEST.

This is hands down the recipe I’ve made the most in my kitchen. It has few ingredients, not a lot of preparation and is very simple to execute well. I have made this so many times; I could make it in my sleep. This simple recipe is consistently delicious. I’m never disappointed when I make this for lunch or dinner.

This is one of those recipes that is so quick to produce but tastes like you’ve been cooking all day. It makes … 

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Chicken with Preserved Lemon

Take and instant vacation with Moroccan inspired Chicken with Preserved Lemon.

Take and instant vacation with Moroccan inspired Chicken with Preserved Lemon.

I’ve always been a fan of lemon everything. Whether its tablespoon of lemon zest or a squeeze of lemon juice, I think it elevates a dish from good to great. I recently came across preserved lemons at my local Italian grocery store and thought I would give them a try. My mind was BLOWN! The lemony flavor is so intense, it smacks you in … 

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