Spinach & Artichoke Avocado Dip

Spinach Artichoke Avocado Dip

I’m really excited to share this recipe for spinach & artichoke dip. First of all it’s delicious, and definitely scratches the itch for a cheese-y, gooey, salty snack. Secondly, it’s only got three ounces of cheese, which means it’s mostly vegetables, which means it’s basically a salad, right? Well, ok, maybe not. But it does […]

Fennel-Cabbage Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Fennel Cabbage Salad

This simple salad uses some winter staples including orange, cabbage and Friday’s new food, fennel. While winter may not exactly scream “salad time!”, this one makes the short days a little less bleak. It’s tangy, peppery, and satisfyingly crisp and fresh, the perfect antidote for those times when I simply cannot eat another roasted root […]

Copycat Taste of Belgium Beer Cheese

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  If you’ve ever been to Cincinnati, you may have heard of a place called Taste of Belgium. Well, several places. What start out as a waffle and crepe stand in Findlay Market has become multiple restaurant locations throughout the city, and even beyond to Columbus. The waffles […]

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

falafel

This post is the third part of a series. Learn how to make pan-fried falafel and tzatziki to fill your pita! You might not think of pita bread as something you can–or should–make at home. The idea had certainly never occurred to me. Then one day I was checking out FoodWishes.com and saw a video for […]

Tzatziki Sauce

falafel

This post is the second part of a series. Learn how to make pan-fried falafel to go with your tzatziki here, and check back next week for a homemade pita recipe. Falafel has become a regular meal in our household, in part because it freezes so well. It’s easy to make a big batch of […]

Pan-Fried Falafel

falafel

Falafel is one of my favorite things to get whenever we go to Aladdin’s or another Mediterranean restaurant. It’s fried and crispy but not too heavy, and full of flavor. The good news is, it’s also cheap and easy to make at home. With some dried chickpeas, a few spices and some pantry staples, you […]

Salmon & Avocado Summer Rolls

Sorry I’m a bit late with this week’s post. Paul and I took a wonderful long weekend trip to celebrate…our one year anniversary! Our main destination was Pittsburgh, but along the way we stopped in Wheeling to visit The Good Zoo at Oglebay Resort. You might ask why we went out of our way to […]

No-Knead Wheat Bread

My friend Doug shared this artisan bread recipe with me a few months ago, and told me how easy and completely foolproof it is. I tried it out, and it really is simple. The original makes a ton of bread though (more than I have space for in my freezer), so I made some adjustments […]

Salmon Patties with Lemon Yogurt Sauce

When I came up with this recipe, I was thinking of eggs Benedict. Specifically, an eggs Benedict that I had at the Valley Cafe (they have two locations, one in Wadsworth and one in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio) that was served over salmon cakes studded with capers in lieu of the traditional Canadian bacon. Poached eggs […]