Fava Bean Bruschetta

Fava Bean Bruschetta

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012 in appetizers, Italian, Recipes, sides | 4 Comments

I know that I recently posted a fava bean recipe…but they’re so good!! Since they’re in season and I can’t get enough of ‘em (despite the extra work they require) I am posting yet another delicious way to prepare them. This is super simple, but takes a little time. It’s a great summer appetizer when ...

Yellow Squash Involtini with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis, Fresh Basil and Pickled Red Onions

Yellow Squash Involtini with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis, Fresh Basil and Pickled Red Onions

Posted by on Jan 26, 2012 in appetizers, entrées, Italian, Recipes | One Comment

Pickled red onions are an awesome addition to this dish. Along with the red pepper coulis, they help to create a more complex flavor. If you think about it, the addition of pickled red onion isn’t THAT strange considering that ratatouille is sometimes served with involtini and it has a slightly sour, pickled flavor to ...

Rosemary & Balsamic Chickpeas

Rosemary & Balsamic Chickpeas

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in Italian, Recipes, sides | No Comments

This is a super simple and quick recipe that seems to be my go-to when I don’t have much energy to cook, but need some protein. It’s nothing fancy pants, but it sure can taste that way, especially if you have some good quality balsamic vinegar and olive oil on hand. I think that these ...

Nectarine Basil Salsa

Nectarine Basil Salsa

Posted by on Aug 21, 2011 in appetizers, Latin American, Recipes | No Comments

My friend Melinda and I were recently vacationing in Florida. I seriously can’t think of a better post-beach snack than chips and salsa. We were determined to make a different salsa for each day we were there. Yep. We’re just a couple ‘a salsa whores. Here’s one of our favorites! Ingredients: 2 Nectarines, preferably organic ...

Roasted Eggplant and Heirloom Tomato Tart with Fresh Basil Pesto

Roasted Eggplant and Heirloom Tomato Tart with Fresh Basil Pesto

Posted by on Aug 7, 2011 in entrées, Fusion, Italian, Recipes | No Comments

Since tomatoes are in season and I have been waiting all year for these amazing heirloom varieties, I’m posting another tomato recipe. I went to the Urbana Farmers Market this morning and found some gorgeous heirlooms along with a few varieties of eggplant. I can’t even tell you how much I love farmers markets. I ...

Vegan Pizza

Vegan Pizza

Posted by on May 27, 2011 in entrées, Italian, Recipes | No Comments

Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean that you can’t have some kick-ass pizza! Especially if you’re using Daiya cheese, which I’ve found is THE BEST alternative to cheese because it actually melts and tastes awesome. Here’s how I made my pizza: Dough Ingredients: 1 1/2 packets of Active Dry Yeast 1 tbsp fine grain sugar ...

Potato Gnocchi with Aged Balsamic, Tomatoes and Basil

Potato Gnocchi with Aged Balsamic, Tomatoes and Basil

Posted by on Dec 7, 2010 in entrées, Italian, Recipes | No Comments

First off, let me say THANK YOU to my friend Melinda who was kind enough to supply me with fresh potatoes from her parents’ garden!! They were red potatoes and I would normally use Russet potatoes, but I thought I’d give it a shot. They turned out great, but required way more flour than I’m ...