balsamic green beans with walnuts

balsamic green beans with walnuts

These Balsamic Green Beans with Walnuts are one of my favorite vegetable side dishes of all times! Simple, quick, elegant and delicious.  {Naturally gluten-free and vegan!} I originally shared this recipe on August 2 2012. I have updated the images and some of the...
roasted brussels sprouts with balsamic and thyme

roasted brussels sprouts with balsamic and thyme

I bring these roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Thyme to you today because they are long overdue and I have a debt to settle in that regard. Let me back up. Last year in November, a few weeks before Thanksgiving, I was in Chicago at a food blogging...
walnut balsamic vinaigrette

walnut balsamic vinaigrette

This homemade balsamic vinaigrette with walnut oil is a simple classic salad dressing that goes so well with many fall and cool season salad combinations. I’m telling you, you’ll be making it over and over for months to come. You know how there are some...
garlic and arugula pizza with balsamic reduction

garlic and arugula pizza with balsamic reduction

Thin-crust garlic and arugula pizza with balsamic reduction. This Tuscan-style flatbread pizza with fresh rosemary and smoked cheese with a drizzle of balsamic reduction takes you right to Italy. Into the oven in only 15 minutes makes it a perfect vegetarian weeknight...
Balsamic Caramelized Onions

Balsamic Caramelized Onions

When I was a personal chef, I cooked for people with all sorts of dietary restrictions.  There was the no gluten family, the vegetarian South Beach dieters and even the bodybuilder who was after as much protein as I could deliver.  I was happy to whip up all sorts of...

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