Category Archives: appetizer

Creamy Broccoli Soup w/ Cumin (Dairy Free)

(Sorry I’ve been so MIA, the last few weeks of work have been kicking my butt. I hope to be better in the future!) Last weekend I bought a big bag of fresh broccoli, and by the middle of the week I knew I would not be able to use it all up. So I…

Savory Rosemary & Sweet Onion Pumpkin Muffins

I’ve made umpteen batches of cranberry pumpkin muffins, but recently I was in the mood for a savory rather than sweet muffin.

Garlic & Tarragon Pickled Beets

I used to hate beets. No joke, for years I refused to eat them. The funny thing is, my incredibly picky brother, Eytan, was the one who finally convinced me to try them pickled, and voila! Now I just can’t get enough of beets–raw in salads, roasted, poached, braised, and best of all–pickled! Some of…

Grilled Summer Peaches

Grilled fruit is amazing. The smoky heat brings out the wonderful flavors while caramelizing the natural sugars for an added layer of sweetness. This was the first time I had ever used peaches. I’ve grilled pineapple which is also pretty amazing, but sadly you can add that to my seemingly endless list of food allergies….

Very Berry Summer Soup

One of the strongest and fondest memories I have of summers growing up is my mom’s strawberry rhubarb soup. She left it chunky so the rhubarb was soft and stringy, the strawberries bursting with flavor. On the hottest of summer days, one could always count on this refreshing dish. This past week has been pretty…

Basil & White Bean Dip

Basil & White Bean Dip I like chumus but have been wanting to try a white bean dip for a while. I made my ginger, basil & pine nut crusted salmon earlier this week and had some leftover basil, so I decided on a basil &white bean dip. All I used was a can of…

Creamy Edamame Dip

I had intended to make a cilantro chumus for my St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Party, but a quick look in my pantry revealed I was out of chickpeas! Plan B: I had a bag of shelled edamame from Trader Joe’s in my freezer, and although I had never tried it before, I figured, how bad…

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Party: Traditional Irish Soda Bread (Vegan)

This traditional Irish soda bread was so unbelievably easy to make. Between this and my beer bread, I don’t think I will ever again make regular bread that requires kneading, resting and all that. I did a lot of internet searching for a recipe for traditional Irish soda bread–I found a lot of variations, and…

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Party: Beer Bread

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I decided I wanted to make a beer bread. Having never made it before and finding a myriad of recipes online, I decided to put the question out into the Twitterdom. One of my Twitter buds, the Novice Chef, happily sent me her recipe. I made a couple of…

Daring Cooks Challenge: Mezze

I know I don’t usually post on a Sunday, but I recently became a Daring Cook through a very cool group called the Daring Kitchen, which brings together thousands of food bloggers from around the world and challenges them to cook one new thing every month, and today is the reveal day! This was my…