Persian Cucumber Yogurt – Mast-O Khiar Dressed for the Holidays

Persian Cucumber Yogurt – Mast-O Khiar Dressed for the HolidaysPersian Cucumber Yogurt as Appetizer, Side Dish, Light Meal

While looking through a magazine last week, a colorful dish of Persian Cucumber Yogurt known as Mast-O Khiar caught my eye. After a bit of research, I adjusted and combined a few recipes to create today’s refreshing, creamy, crunchy and flavorful take on this classic Continue reading

Waldorf Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette – A Standout

Waldorf Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette – A Standout Waldorf Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette & Watermelon Radishes, Apple, Romaine, Walnuts, Celery, Cranberries, Radicchio

Rather than an afterthought, this year make your holiday salad a standout. Crisp and fresh Waldorf Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette is just made for the holiday table from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day and beyond. In this lighter than the usual Waldorf salad, Continue reading

Balsamic Glazed Roasted Beet Salad – Gorgeous, Healthy, Delicious

Balsamic Glazed Roasted Beet Salad – Gorgeous, Healthy, DeliciousBalsamic Glazed Roasted Beet Salad
With Goat Cheese, Walnuts and Fresh Mint

I’ve always enjoyed beets. But this summer more than ever. The result of changing my method for roasting them. To highlight their naturally sweet and earthy flavor, I marinate and roast them in a savory balsamic vinegar marinade. This is also the key for the most Continue reading

Kale Tabouli with Pear Walnut & Pomegranate

Kale Tabouli with Pear Walnut & PomegranateKale Tabouli Salad – Refreshing, Festive & Flavorful

The jewel-like sparkle of Kale Tabouli, along with its ease of preparation, makes it an ideal salad for Thanksgiving and beyond. Kale Tabouli’s bright flavors from juicy pears, crunchy walnuts and sweet/tart pomegranate seeds provide a great counter to all the richness of Continue reading

Apple Pear Crisp — Easier than Pie

Apple Pear Crisp — Easier than Pie Apple Pear Crisp Made in My Mom’s Vintage Baking Dish

Apples and pears baked with orange juice and zest. Top the Apple Pear Crisp with crumbly spiced walnuts, honey, butter and oats and you have one of fall’s most perfect desserts. A fruit crisp, so much easier than making a pie. Yet all the same delicious, tender bites and homey fall Continue reading

Lentil Walnut Pâté w/ Mushrooms, Parsley, Rosemary & Thyme

 Lentil Walnut Pâté with Mushrooms, Parsley, Rosemary & Thyme Lentil Walnut Pâté – Bold Flavor, Chunky Texture, Delicious

One bite wasn’t enough. So I took another bite and then another to be sure. What a wonderful surprise that lentils, walnuts, mushrooms and fresh herbs would be so delicious. With its complex flavor, chunky texture and straight-forward preparation, Lentil Walnut Pâté Continue reading

Tuscan Kale Kabocha Squash & Orange Salad

Tuscan Kale Kabocha Squash & Orange SaladTuscan Kale Kabocha Squash & Orange Salad – Hardy, Flavorful & Satisfying

Can’t you sometimes just tell from reading a recipe or looking at a picture that it will be good? That’s what happened when I read the recipe for this colorful, vegan winter salad. Earthy kale, sweet squash and juicy oranges seemed like a scrumptious combination of flavors, textures and colors. Continue reading