Candied Clementines

Ah, Candied Clementines. Sweet, vibrant, simple. Sticky too! My latest obsession in food photography has been moody pictures. Not grumpy photos, but those dark ominous settings that make you scrutinize every angle. The type of photography where the textures and props are murky, while enticing food lurks in the shadows. This pecan and cinnamon cake…

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Chicken-Pecan Meatballs with Charred Nectarine Passata

  If you read my last post on Roasted Tomato Passata, you know about my new cookbook Mad Delicious. This cookbook teaches home cooks “the science behind making healthy food taste amazing”. As someone who cooks from the heart, I like to know why a certain ingredient or cooking method is used over others in…

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Roasted Tomato Passata

This passata is a rustic tomato sauce that exudes fresh Roma tomatoes, shallots and sweet basil. Serve it warm over pan-seared chicken or cold tossed with summer pasta. Not only is it a cinch to whip up, it also freezes well for a quick weeknight meal. Get creative, this is a staple. I learned about…

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Review: Modern Malt

Milkshake or Whiskey? This is a hard decision. At Modern Malt you can have brunch inspired cuisine at any time of the day. This snappy modern diner serves up breakfast classics with a major twist. Their french chef concocted a menu (click to read) designed to amuse and delight its patron’s cravings. Modern Malt serves…

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Review: Brasserie du Soleil

“Loosely translated as ‘Eatery of the Sun’ “, Brasserie du Soleil is a charming French and Italian fusion restaurant that boasts authentic cuisine from these regions. Open since January 2015, this petite place resides in Greensburg, Pennsylvania and is truly a gem in the center of this city’s hub bub. The restaurant is located along…

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Grandma’s Italian Chicken Soup

Today has been a tragic day, as at 6 am this morning I found out that my 93 year old Grandma passed away in her sleep. She was like a second mother to me. This whole post is dedicated to her beautiful life and all the wonderful memories I have of her. One of my…

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Spicy Shrimp with Quinoa Salad

This salad’s sunny hue bursts with fresh flavors. It’s quinoa tossed with spicy grilled shrimp, charred corn, cherry tomatoes, avocado and chickpeas. This dish is brimming with protein, making it fulfilling, while leaving you energized instead of sluggish. After making the Quinoa, Beet and Citrus Salad last week, I had some uncooked quinoa left over.Β …

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Blood Orange, Beet and Fennel Salad

Spring represents bright colors and new life. This salad is Spring at its best. When taking a bite, your taste buds will ride a roller coaster of tart, sweet and savory flavors. Taking only 5 minutes to prepare, you’ll be transported to spring livin’ in no time. You may recognize some of these ingredients from…

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Hello Fresh: A Review

When you think of Food Delivery, what pops into your mind? Pizza? Chinese? Lately, I have been fascinated with the concept of fresh ingredients brought right to your door because it is revolutionizing the way we think of the words “Food Delivery”. Services like Blue Apron, Plated and Hello Fresh offer something uniquely different than…

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Quinoa Salad with Blood Orange, Clementine, Beet and Kumquat

This recipe is featured on the Oranges(click), Instagram(click) and Whole Grains Salad (click) Feeds on the feedfeed website. Quinoa Salad with Blood Orange, Clementine, Beet and Kumquat. Not only does this salad look electrifying, but it also erupts with flavors of fresh citrus, cilantro and chives. This robust grain salad is loaded with vitamins and…

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Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

Golden. Crispy. Baked. Wings. What more do you need to know? Oh yea, they’re much healthier and cheaper than those greasy fried wings at your local pizza joint. A go-to quick and easy way to get this favorite finger food into your belly. Chicken wings. They are my husband’s absolute favorite comfort food. Extra crunchy…

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Clementine and Mascarpone Tart in Gingersnap Crust

This Clementine and Mascarpone Tart bursts with notes of fresh citrus from orange zest and marmalade glaze. The creamy, light and buttery mascarpone mixture is encrusted in a zingy gingersnap crust.Β  So pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let’s gab as we nibble. If you read my previous post with the…

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