Antipasto Caesar Salad

Over the course of a recent weekend, I felt like I ate a lot of carbs (pizza, bagels, sandwiches). I just can’t eat the same amount I used to – I’m getting old. I’m not gluten free, but I’ve noticed I reach carb overload a lot sooner! To counteract the carb-bomb feeling, I adapted a…

Raw Cookie Dough Bites

When I first offered James a bite of these awesome/addicting cookie dough bites, he looked at me skeptically, took a bite, and then said no thanks. Once I told him they were in fact “raw” cookie dough bites and had no raw egg (ironically), but only ground up nuts, oats, honey and chocolate chips, he…

Lentil Quinoa Salad

Summer is around the corner and everyone’s always looking for a good salad to bring to their next picnic. Or this is great to make on Sunday and eat for lunch the rest of the week. It’s filling, fresh, healthy and really good. You could adapt it a but by adding sauteed eggplant, chopped tomatoes…

7 Layer Greek Dip

This is what you call addicting. I made this first for a bachelorette party and it was gone in a hot second. Then I made it again for James and I. Once again, gone. It’s fresh, refreshing and total crowd pleaser. It’s very versatile in terms of doubling the proportions, substituting or excluding an ingredient….

Bulghur Pilaf with Chickpeas and Tomatoes (Bulghur bi Banadoura)

Hooray for making lunch ahead of time! Making big salads at the beginning of each week makes making lunch easy. I’m already running fast enough out the door with my espresso cup half-full, let alone thinking about what to make for lunch! So this turned out to be a super easy and wonderful lunch-salad-option! It…

Tuscan Bean Salad with Sage

To kick off Veg Month 2012 (and to make lunches easier during the week), I made this delicious, super easy bean salad. Seriously, this is so easy (and versatile – but more on that later) that I know I’ll make this whether it’s veg month or not. It’s just nice to know that lunch is…

Arugula Salad with Fig, Prosciutto, Walnuts and Parmesan

The holidays are almost over and we’re all looking forward to the day when there are no more tins of cookies and brownies and sweets lying around the house. It’s quite possibly the one time of year in which we are so tired of desserts, we never crave them. We actually crave light, fresh fare!…

Cranberry Fig Sauce

When you cook for Thanksgiving, you’re not really cooking for one night. You’re cooking for one night and one day of leftovers. So when you plan on cooking cranberries for 8 people, it’s really like planning for 16 because everyone wants a full Thanksgiving meal the next day. So with that in mind, I poured…