This creamy butternut squash pasta sauce recipe with freshly made tortellini is like tortellini soup and your favorite pasta recipe combined but even better!The farmer’s market is my favorite place to get recipe inspiration. After all, what better way to learn what’s in season than by asking the farmer who grew it? Choosing the fresh ingredients is way more important than fancy cooking techniques when it comes to making dinner…. Read More »
How do you improve upon perfect lasagna? Simplify it to a one pot meal, make it healthier & turn it into pierogy lasagna! It’s way better than the classic recipe you grew up with.
Lasagna is one of my favorite foods. Growing up it was one of the meals I requested most at home and now it’s one of the most common meals that Pat and I make. One of the best things about lasagna is that it gets better over time so it makes for amazing leftovers! That being said, our current recipe is a massive effort in the kitchen. It requires dirtying every bowl in the kitchen and using the microwave, oven and the stove top. It’s really a beast of a thing so I’ve really been looking for a way to simplify the process…. Read More »
A recipe for healthy Vegan Buddha Bowls packed with green veggies plus skip anchovies and mayo (YUCK) with a substitute Vegan Green Goddess Dressing Recipe made with avocado and olive oil!
If you’re looking for an amazing healthy lunch or dinner option – look no further than Buddha bowls. It’s a funny name, but a buddha bowl is actually just rice or other grain topped with whatever you’re in the mood for – veggies, tofu – even meat. I’ve been searching everywhere for a vegan buddha bowl recipe, but surprisingly there aren’t a lot of great choices out there.
I decided to take matters into my own hands. This buddha bowl is packed with goodness – fresh veggies, avocado, zoodles and healthy ancient grains. Another great thing about buddha bowls is the flexibility – you can swap out the ingredients based on what’s in season and what’s in your fridge. This is important if you’re trying to use up whatever is in the crisper drawer of your fridge before it goes bad. :)… Read More »
A recipe to fuel my Japanese obsession – homemade vegetarian ramen bowls filled with tofu, mushrooms, bok choy and miso! Easy to make and gluten free.
As I’m sure you can tell from the series of posts from my trip to Japan, I’m absolutely enamored with Japanese culture. Everything from the style to food to people – it’s so different from any place I’ve ever visited. Ramen is. I ate it every day while I was in Tokyo (you can read all about it in my Tokyo Food Guide). It’s my ultimate comfort food and something I crave when I’ve gone too long without it…. Read More »
A recipe for tartines, or open-faced gourmet breakfast sandwiches, topped with labneh and amazing spring produce like ramps and asparagus.
As evidenced by my loaded avocado toast recipe last week, I’m all about putting a gourmet spin on breakfast staples. This time of year it’s so easy to put the focus on buying high quality ingredients that don’t need a lot of fussing to turn into an amazing meal. The farmer’s markets here in California are bursting with incredible produce…. Read More »
Avocado toast gets a hearty upgrade with thyme, tomatoes and ricotta cheese. It’s easy to make and great for breakfast, or breakfast for dinner, especially when paired with Château de Lascaux Carra AOP Pic Saint-Loup wine from the Languedoc wine region in the south of France.
So, avocado toast.
I think we can officially say avocado toast is a thing, not just a trend. It’s become a permanent brunch staple, joining the ranks of classics like pancakes and egg scrambles. I would argue though, that avocado toast is far superior to those foods, as it makes an amazing dinner as well…. Read More »
Okinawa, Japan Taco Rice Recipe with Black Beans, Cheese, Tomatoes and BACON! Makes a great casserole, it’s easy to make and it tastes AMAZING.Let’s taco ’bout taco rice.
Despite all the incredible traditional foods that Okinawa, Japan offers, one of the prefecture’s most recognizable dishes actually has an American twist. Okinawan taco rice, or takoraisu, is a true fusion dish. It’s American Tex-mex cuisine mixed with Japanese…. Read More »