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Heirloom Tomato Tart with Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onions

Heirloom Tomato Tart with Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onions

As I was thinking about what to make for the blog this week, I got carried away with daydreams of fall - autumn squash, apples, okra, brussel spro...

A Med-Summer’s Night Dream: Mediterranean Inspired Party Recipes

It’s that time of year – party time! Barbecues, picnics, brunches, 4th of July, you name it. The heat of summer makes us want to cook outside and firing up the grill evokes the primal urge to gather round the flames with friends. So what do you cook that’s light, tasty, and will feed a … Continue reading "A Med-Summer’s Night Dream: Mediterranean Inspired Party Recipes"

“Jerusalem” Hummus

“Jerusalem” Hummus

Hummus. I feel like it’s one of those love or hate foods. These days there are so many kinds to choose from, like garlic, or red pepper, or chipotle. But, like most packaged foods in the grocery store, while it can be great in a pinch, it leaves much to be desired when compared to …

Grilled Vegetables with Marinated Feta and Tabbouleh

Summer may not officially start for another couple weeks, but the warm temps have already arrived – and that means it’s time to take the cooking outside. As part of my efforts to be more sustainable (and save money!), I rarely turn on the air conditioning, so cooking in the oven is inefficient at best, … Continue reading "Grilled Vegetables with Marinated Feta and Tabbouleh"

No Churn Mascarpone Ice Cream with Balsamic Blueberry Compote

No Churn Mascarpone Ice Cream with Balsamic Blueberry Compote

Everyone who knows me knows I. Love. Ice Cream. On hot days. On cold days. On all days. But as someone who has a host of negative reactions to sugar, it is a rare treat. I do occasionally make different variations of Nice Cream (hint: frozen bananas with mix ins), but when I came across … Continue reading "No Churn Mascarpone Ice Cream with Balsamic Blueberry Compote"

Greek Salad with Falafel and Quinoa

This weather has me craving fresh, vibrant salads that are full of life! Does anyone else FEEL the energy they get from eating leafy greens and ripe, juicy tomatoes? Greens are some of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. They are rich in antioxidants and vitamins and iron. They help to detoxify and … Continue reading "Greek Salad with Falafel and Quinoa"

Zucchini Roll-ups with Herbed Goat Cheese and Olives

Imagine you’re having guests over for dinner and you need a quick snack before the meal is ready…or you’re going to a party and you definitely want to bring something homemade, but it has to be easy…This is the perfect recipe for you. It is light, fresh, and perfect for spring. It looks classy, but … Continue reading "Zucchini Roll-ups with Herbed Goat Cheese and Olives"

Spiced Peach Oatmeal

Sure, those little packages of oatmeal can seem super convenient for weekday breakfasts. But making your own homemade oatmeal from scratch is quick and easy. This healthy breakfast tastes like dessert and a hot meal is always a great start to the day. Ingredients 1/2 cup quick cooking oats 1 ripe peach, diced (I don’t … Continue reading "Spiced Peach Oatmeal"

Peach and Goat Cheese Salad

Summer’s nearing it’s end, and while I gleefully look forward to the golden carpet of falling leaves, I won’t give up summer without squeezing in a few more peach recipes. If you’re lucky enough to live in Colorado, I beg you, don’t miss peaches from Morton’s or Rancho Durazno (available at the Denver Union Station … Continue reading "Peach and Goat Cheese Salad"

Pesto Zucchini Noodles

Easy. Healthy. Delicious. That’s our philosophy. Eating fresh, nutritious meals doesn’t have to mean a lot of work or spending a lot of money. This light “pasta” is perfect for summer and can easily be made with ingredients fresh from your local farmers’ market. It comes together in under 30 minutes and adds a huge … Continue reading "Pesto Zucchini Noodles"

Apple Beet Carrot Slaw with Mint-Cumin Vinaigrette

Apple Beet Carrot Slaw with Mint-Cumin Vinaigrette

Sweet, spicy, cold, crunchy. What’s not to love about this summer salad-slaw hybrid that’s as beautiful to dish up as it is satisfying to eat? I packed this for lunch on a day hike, and it totally hit the spot. It’s paradoxically light while keeping you full. While it easily held its own as a …

Baked Sweet Potato Chips with Fresh Guacamole

Baked Sweet Potato Chips with Fresh Guacamole

Do you ever have a craving for potato chips but want something a little bit healthier? Well, there are those root veggie chips in the store, but they are a bit expensive for my price range. I love making my own baked sweet potato chips. While white potatoes are full of nutrients, sweet potatoes are lower …