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pasta with corn and smoked mozzarella

pasta with corn and smoked mozzarella

This Pasta with Corn and Smoked Mozzarella is inspired by my absolute love and devotion for sweet corn.  It is the perfect vegetarian summer entree that you can get on the table in just 30 minutes! I originally shared this recipe on July 3, 2011. I have updated the...
healthy beef lasagna with spinach and basil

healthy beef lasagna with spinach and basil

I’m going to get to this Healthy Beef Lasagna with Spinach and Basil in a minute, and tell you all about how it is only 259 calories per serving (which is about 77 calories less than most lasagna recipes.) I’m going to get to how there is a gluten-free variation...
peanut noodles with cabbage and basil

peanut noodles with cabbage and basil

These peanut noodles with crunchy purple cabbage and fresh basil are so delicious, you may bust into song when you see them! Once I started thinking about them, I felt like that Hank Williams Song, “Can’t get you off my mind.” Except, I didn’t resort to crying all...
easy salmon with avocado and basil

easy salmon with avocado and basil

This easy salmon with avocado and basil is naturally gluten-free, low-carb and paleo. Almost fifteen years ago, when I was a personal chef, I used to make salmon this way at least once a week for a client I had. She had celiac disease and in addition to being strictly...
sesame chicken celery root salad

sesame chicken celery root salad

Step away from the brick of ramen noodles and the iceberg and nobody will get hurt. This sesame chicken celery root salad is wilt-free and loaded with shredded (raw!) celeriac (or celery root), so nary a scrap of iceberg was needed to make this as yumtastic as humanly...
black bean burgers with green tea basil aioli

black bean burgers with green tea basil aioli

Last June I flew to San Francisco for one night to appear on the cooking stage at the American Library Association annual conference at the Moscone center to promote my cookbook Maple, 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes Featuring Pure Maple Syrup. I knew with such a short...
tzatziki with za’atar pita chips

tzatziki with za’atar pita chips

Here is a cool and refreshing cucumber and yogurt dip also called Tzatziki. You can strain your own yogurt or just use Greek yogurt for the base of the dip. Just stir in grated cucumber and herbs. Its so easy to make these make these baked pita chips flavored with...
garlic rosemary steaks with kale walnut pesto

garlic rosemary steaks with kale walnut pesto

These grass-fed steaks are so flavorful and juicy. After they are rubbed with garlic and rosemary paste and cooked on the grill top them with this delicious fresh kale walnut pesto. I’m going to have to just blurt this out you guys. I am just too excited for an...
hot italian cheese dip

hot italian cheese dip

I speak from experience, this hot Italian cheese dip will be your warm weather entertaining go to appetizer! It is mine. I cannot count the number of times I have made it. Plus I have a very special giveaway that’s got me all emotional and proud like. Oh, and...
kalamata olive and basil vinaigrette

kalamata olive and basil vinaigrette

Kalamata olives and basil add a ton of pizazz to simple oil and vinegar salad dressing. This 10 minute vinaigrette will be your go to dressing for the spring and summer. It is amazing on spring greens with goat cheese, traditional Greek salad, cucumber salad or just...
tomatoes with thai basil dressing

tomatoes with thai basil dressing

Yup. It is just a simple platter of sliced tomatoes with a #stupideasy 4 ingredient Thai Basil dressing. It has taken me a while to catch on, but I have noticed that you guys just want simple as shiz recipes right now. Like 5 ingredients, 10 minutes. That’s it. Guess...
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