A side dish that is green, delicious, and good for you. Roast broccoli until slightly charred, then toss with this unique cilantro, cotija and pepita pesto.
The times are changing. Although it's still 90 degrees here in Oklahoma, fall is right behind that warm southernly breeze. My fall decor has already made its appearance. The pumpkin spice candles are burning. I'm digging jackets out of my closet. I'm eating hotter foods and thinking about soups, y'all. Soups. Summer will be out… Continue reading Roasted Broccoli Salad
I love that my local grocery store has a little fresh olive bar in the produce section. I bought a handful of super green olives yesterday, and they may be the best I've ever had. They've also got roasted garlic cloves, marinated mushrooms (personal fave), and sometimes dolmas. I'm now slightly obsessed with that olive… Continue reading Green Bean Salad with Hearts of Palm
I took a risk over the weekend in the kitchen, and almost took the loss. It's not everyday I try something completely out of my comfort zone. I won't try to make my own pasta. I don't want to grind and stuff homemade sausage. Don't ask me to make a souffle, clafoutis, or creme brulee.… Continue reading Roasted Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad
I've been digging on cauliflower since it became cool to eat it. I'm talking 20+ years ago, y'all. When I was a kid, my favorite veggie in a vegetable tray was the raw cauliflower (dunked in oodles of ranch, of course). My family has been using it as a side dish for years. One of… Continue reading Leen’s Favorite Roasted Cauliflower
In all my years on this planet, I've only made my own pesto once. Once! I've always just settled for the jarred stuff at the grocery store, not realizing how easy, and probably better for you, it would be to just make it myself. No preservatives, no weird ingredients you can't pronounce, and a good… Continue reading Roasted Vegetable & Pesto Quinoa
Potatoes are in my blood. Like, running constantly. My body is fueled by the starchy tuber. I live for the flaky white stuff. I'd die for my right to eat a potato. I know they're not the most healthy thing for you ever, but when presented with the option of either eating a potato or… Continue reading Nicoise Potato Salad