Black Bean and Sweet Potato Stew

black bean and sweet potato stew

You know how they say necessity is the mother of invention? Something like that is responsible for this black bean and sweet potato stew. I had a really specific idea of what I wanted this dish to be–warm, spicy with a touch of sweetness, comforting, hearty. I wanted the beans to be cooked down and […]

Leek and Fennel Risotto with Roasted Mushrooms

Fennel Leek Risotto

I love risotto because it’s one of the dishes I can cook without a recipe. It stands up to many different kinds of alterations and mix-ins, and will probably turn out fine as long as you have the right ratio of rice to liquid in mind (and even that, you can fudge a bit and […]

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 […]

Cinnamon-Apple Overnight Oats

cinnamon apple overnight oats

So, I have a lot of oat recipes on the blog. I eat oatmeal in some form almost every single day, even on the weekends. If I’m not eating oatmeal, it’s because I’m traveling or because I’m going out for breakfast/brunch…which doesn’t happen all that often. And that’s ok. It’s comforting to know that whatever […]

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 […]

Chai Apple Oatmeal

Ok, ok it has happened. I am fully embracing fall. Bring on the flannel, the boots, the PSLs. But before you go full-on leaf raking, tailgating and pumpkin carving, make yourself a tasty bowl (or mug, as the case may be!) of this chai apple oatmeal. Before I ever liked coffee, I was a tea […]

Caramelized Onion and Apple Pizza

It’s finally apple season! Ok, technically it has been for a while. But I’m just now acknowledging this fact. My crisper has been filling with apples for weeks and I can only eat so many. So it’s now time to start cooking with them. Hence, this pizza: Besides being deliciously sweet and salty, this pizza also […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hummus Zoodles

Hummus Zoodles

I’ve hinted at this recipe for the past few weeks with my “What’s in the Box?” series, but it’s time to share it officially. With the bounty of zucchini and summer squash arriving in my delivery each week, hummus zoodles have become my go-to summer lunch. I love them because they requires no cooking–only spiralizing, chopping and scooping–and uses […]