Grilled Asparagus

I cannot believe I’ve never posted this before. Asparagus is one of my favorite things to grill! I absolutely love it with grilled meats and couscous and I LOVE leftovers in green salad and pasta salad. What’s awesome about grilled asparagus is that it’s great right off the grill, at room temperature, and even cold…

Carpaccio di zucchine e limone e mente

I was reading a book set in Italy a few days ago and the author described this dish, “ribbons of zucchini with freshly squeezed lemon juice and mint” and I just had to make it! Especially since I adore lemon and mint and since I love my raw Mexican Zucchini dish. I was confident I…

Burrata Summer Salad

Wondering what to do with all of those fresh garden tomatoes? Here’s a simple burrata salad to make use of an abundance of summer tomatoes. I’ve been loving my big, dark-hued Black Krim tomatoes. These juicy tomatoes have a brown-ish red color and slice up beautifully. For visual interest (and because I have an insane…

Greek Tabbouleh Salad

Words cannot even describe how much I love this recipe. Let’s put it this way: for about eight years, I ate this for lunch most weeks. I’ve fallen out of the habit in recent years but in a quest to bring you some of my all-time favorite recipes, I’ve finally written up my recipe for…

Tabbouleh

I just adore tabbouleh. It’s healthy, flavorful, easy to make, and goes with so many different things. What’s not to love? If you grow mint and/or parsley, this is a wonderful way to use those fresh garden herbs! This bulgur wheat salad is the perfect dish to make in the summertime when you have an…

Zucchini Boats

How have I never made zucchini boats until now?! They’re so delicious and quite fun to make. It’s also a great way to stretch a pound of ground beef – you get six servings with this recipe! If you grow zucchini, this is the perfect use for your your summer harvest! I will definitely be…

Simple Brussels Sprouts Salad

I ate this for lunch today and it was too tasty not to immediately post it here for you! This salad only has a few ingredients but the pop of lemon, caramelized Brussels sprouts, and salty parmesan have a certain wow factor when put together. Fresh lemon on Brussels sprouts is positively divine. You could…

Southern Style Green Beans

Words cannot even describe how good these beans are. I don’t even like green beans and I ate two HEAPING servings. This is the green bean recipe to end all green bean recipes. It’s especially perfect served with BBQ and deviled eggs! This recipe comes to me from my friend Valerie, who is a wonderful…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I’ll never understand why more people don’t love Brussels sprouts! They’re unbelievably good for you and when roasted, they take on this wonderful caramelized flavor. These take about thirty minutes start to plate and are a perfect, healthy side dish for winter! These are really simply to make. You’ll lose a couple of outer leaves…