Nov 082013
 
Seared Polenta with Balsamic Mushrooms and Arugula

I have no time for a long post since I’m home in Chicago for my sister’s wedding, but I didn’t want to leave you guys hanging too long. Here’s an amazing and super easy appetizer that is as tasty as it is beautiful! The topping is a simple mix of sauteed onions, mushrooms, balsamic, garlic, [read more…]

Oct 232013
 
Baked Eggplant Fries

I never realized how many things you can make “fries” out of.  Obviously I’ve tried potatoes, sweet potatoes (both baked of course), and even zucchini.  Lately I’ve even seen some really crazy ones at restaurants like avocado, watermelon, and polenta fries.  I wasn’t quite daring enough to try one of those, so I decided to [read more…]

Oct 132013
 
Apple-Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Has anyone else noticed a recent flood of facebook and instagram photos of friends at the apple orchard?  Maybe with a nice “low-fi” filter, or an artistic close-up of an apple hanging from the branch? It’s OK, I’m guilty of it too.  Since everyones homes are now overflowing with these amazing freshly picked apples, I [read more…]

Oct 082013
 
Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

Pad Thai. Potentially one of the most craveable dishes in existence. But, as craveable as it is, most restaurant versions run at about 1000 calories. Is a heaping pile of noodles really worth that? Wouldn’t it be cool if you could majorly cut the calories just by swapping one ingredient? Oh yeah, I did that. [read more…]

Oct 012013
 
Mini Banana-Nutella Popsicles

Summer seems to be taking one last stand in NYC this week, and with highs in the 80’s it’s going out with a bang. So I thought it was a great opportunity to get in one last cold sweet treat. But let’s be honest here…it doesn’t have to be warm for me to want a [read more…]

Sep 212013
 
Shaved Brussel Sprout & Fig Salad

Brussel Sprouts + Figs + Toasted Almonds + Manchego + Dijon Vinaigrette. Need I say more? I’m pretty excited about this salad. It’s the perfect fall salad with just the right mix of textures and flavors (crunchy, soft, sweet, savory). It’s pretty easy to make too since there is no cooking involved. Only on disclaimer–if [read more…]