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 […]

Spinach, Tomato and White Bean Sauté with Beer Bread Croutons

spinach tomato white bean saute with beer bread croutons

Earlier this year, my husband and I celebrated our one-year anniversary with a long weekend trip to Pittsburgh. While there, we had a celebratory dinner at Eleven. I ordered lamb chops, which were plated along with assorted vegetables and something the menu listed as “parsnip croutons.” I expected this to be something like deep-fried parsnip […]

Spicy Eggplant Pasta Bake

spicy eggplant pasta bake

This year, I planted eggplant in our container garden for the first time. We usually have several large pots on the patio–one for herbs, one for tomatoes and one that in previous years has been occupied by bell pepper plants. However, after really pathetic pepper yields for the past two years (not even one last […]

Roasted Root Vegetable Salad

This fall salad incorporates roasted root vegetables, squash seeds, brown rice, spinach and a balsamic reduction. Feel free to mix and match with what's on hand!

I’m not sure where the inspiration for this salad came from, because until I made it I was pretty sure I didn’t like beets. I’ve tried the pickled kind at salad bars several times over the years, but just can’t not think about how much they taste like dirt. I’m happy to report that the […]

Avocado Spinach Dip

Reminiscent of spinach artichoke dip, this vibrant, cheesy dip gets its creamy richness from avocado.

Sometimes, you get stuck in a rut. Sometimes, you need a change. This post is about three game-changers: A new camera! Since starting this blog, I’ve evolved from taking all the photos on my iPhone 4, to an iPhone 5, to my Fujifilm point-and-shoot. However, last week I bit the bullet and bought a full-blown […]

Risotto with Spinach and Peas

As I mentioned in a previous post, this summer I had a root canal. The root canal was finally completed today (yay, fillings!) but I’m still on antibiotics for the foreseeable future (or the next two weeks, whichever). All of these issues and dentist visits have left my mouth less than happy about eating. For […]

Grilled Summer Vegetable Couscous Salad

 A tasty summery salad! In my last post, I wrote about a little bit about my eating habits over the course of the day. I’ve been trying to focus my lunches on vegetables as much as possible, so I’ve been making a lot of different salad combinations. This is my most recent. It’s certainly good […]