Pico de Gallo

While recently visiting Colorado, we planned a dinner of fish tacos. One of the toppings was pico de gallo, and it was so good! I don’t know how I had gone this long without it. It is a fresh, clean addition that can also be paired with tortillas, chicken, or pork. Once prepared you can […]

Soba Noodle Salad

A light and refreshing salad to enjoy on hot summer days. This salad can be made ahead of time to bring along to a bbq or picnic, but wait to add the dressing until ready to eat. The lettuce in the salad does not keep well once the dressing is added. Feel free to mix […]

Grilled Eggplant with Herbs

Ingredients: 2 eggplants2 teaspoons salt1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil3 cloves garlic, crushed2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped1/2 teaspoon pepper1/2 teaspoon salt Instructions: Cut the eggplant into 1/4-inch thick slices and generously salt each slice. Let them rest for about 15 minutes so that the salt can draw out the moisture and […]

Asian Cucumber Salad

This is a quick and easy salad that is refreshing on hot summer days. Eat immediately or make it ahead of time, it keeps in the refrigerator up to three days. After that, the cucumbers tend to get soggy. Ingredients: 4 Cups thinly sliced cucumbers1/4 cup of finely sliced red onion1/4 cup fine diced red […]

Chicken Kale Soup

Every week for the past couple weeks I have been roasting a chicken and then using the leftover carcass to make chicken stock. This recipe is really delicious with homemade chicken stock, but you could substitute vegetable stock and mushrooms if you are looking for a vegetarian alternative. The original recipe also didn’t call for […]

Grilled Bok Choy

Now that the weather is starting to get warmer, it is grilling season! Most vegetables can be grilled and are great on their own or paired with some tasty burgers. Ingredients: 1/2 cup chicken broth2 teaspoons fish sauce2 teaspoons soy sauce2 teaspoons honey2 heads of bok choy, sliced in half through the root end Instructions: […]

Rhubarb Bars

These bars are a tasty, easy, spring treat! The recipe does call for eggs, but they can be substituted for flax eggs if necessary. Ingredients: For the Crust 1 1/2 cups flour3/4 cup cold butter, cubed1/4 cup powdered sugar For the Filling 3 large eggs, beaten2 cups white sugar (you can reduce this amount if […]

Picnic Salad

This salad is a great alternative to traditional potato salad and is easy to bring to a picnic or BBQ. This salad can be made in advance and stored in an air-tight container for up to three days. I also love this salad because you can substitute the fresh herbs and green vegetables for what […]

Fiddlehead Stir Fry with Pork

Ingredients Marinade: 2 teaspoons cornstarch1/2 teaspoon soy sauce1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon sugar1 egg white Stir Fry: 1 pound pork loin, cut into 1/4-inch matchsticks2 cups vegetable oil2 garlic cloves, sliced thin1/2 to 1 pound fiddleheads1/4 pound green beans1/4 cup ramps, sliced on the diagonal Sauce: 1/4 cup chicken broth2 tablespoons dry sherry1 teaspoon soy sauce1/4 […]

Savory Ramp and Cheddar Muffins

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon butterApproximately 1 1/2 cups trimmed and chopped ramps (approximately 1 bunch)1 large egg1/2 cup whole milk1/2 cup chicken stock1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil1/4 cup sugar1 teaspoon kosher salt1 teaspoon powdered mustard ( or 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard)1 3/4 cup flour2 teaspoons baking powder1 1/2 cups freshly grated cheddar cheese Instructions: […]