Rosemary Artisan Bread

  In his book “Cooked”, best-selling author and food advocate Michael Pollan closely examines the effects that the elements (air, water, fire, and Earth) have in food preparation. Now Netflix has developed “Cooked” into a four-part documentary series that inspires cooks with stunning cinematography and a message to appreciate the cooking process. In the Air…

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Stacked Corn Fritters with Red Hot Chili-Tomato Jam

  Crisp and comforting corn fritters, stacked with layers of homemade red hot chili-tomato jam, arugula, and salty prosciutto.Β  This easy appetizer is playful yet stunning, in both appearance and taste.     From what I understand, Corn Fritters originated in the South. So as a Northern girl living in the South, I thought I…

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Fresh Tuna Tartare on Cucumber Rounds

It’s Ladies Night oh what a night! Fresh Tuna Tartare on Cucumber Rounds is the perfect summer appetizer because it melds simple and healthy flavors. The best part? There is NO cooking involved, so whip out your knife skills. Slice and dice fresh ginger, cucumber, bell pepper and cilantro. Fold in briny capers and smooth…

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Shaved Melon and Prosciutto Salad with Grana Padano

This vibrant summer appetizer harmonizes sweet and savory flavors. The nutty Grana Padano cheese echos the salty punch of prosciutto, while the sumptuous melons add sweet notes. Garnished with mint, this dish is delicately refreshing and healthy. Ingredients 1/2 honeydew melon, seeds removed 1/2 cantaloupe melon, seeds removed 2-3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh mint 1/2…

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Minty Peach Caprese Salad with Curry Vinaigrette

This recipe is featured on the Salad Feed (click) and the on the Low-Carb & Sugar-Free Feed (click) on the feedfeed website.   An eccentric twist on the classic tomato salad, this Minty Peach Caprese Salad flirts with your savory and sweet palate. Drizzled with a homemade curry vinaigrette, this dressing adds a bright zing…

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Sweet Corn Soup with Lobster

This recipe is featured on the Lobster Feed (click) on the feedfeed website. Sweet Corn Soup with Lobster will bring your summer menu from drab to fab. This soup contains simple farm fresh ingredients like onion, corn, milk and chicken broth. Succulent lobster, subtle spiciness and pungent chives elevate this soup to a new level.…

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Cherry and Walnut Quinoa Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

This recipe is featured on the Bowls (click), Salads (click) and Whole Grains (click) Feeds on the feedfeed website. The sun is shining and your friends and family are gathering. Listen, whether you are going to a Memorial Day Picnic or Pool Party, you need to bring something spectacular. Tell the hostess you’ll bring a…

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Chilled Avocado Soup with Spicy Grilled Shrimp & Charred Jalapeno-Corn Salsa

This recipe is featured on the Corn (click) Feed on the feedfeed website.   The scorching sun is baking your skin golden brown and you are craving something cool, light and savory to satiate your hunger. Look no further. This Chilled Avocado Soup with Spicy Grilled Shrimp & Charred Jalapeno-Corn Salsa abounds with fresh flavors,…

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Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza

You’ve feasted on brick-oven pizza and grazed on home-baked pizza, but have you ever noshed on Grilled Pizza? I’m not talking about cooking pizza on a pan in the grill, that’s lame. This homemade pizza dough sears directly on the sizzling grill grate, scoring golden brown grill marks. Savory barbeque sauce is topped with juicy…

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Miso-Grilled Tuna & Watermelon Salad with Wasabi Shallots

Umami erupts in your mouth from the savory miso marinated tuna, while fresh watermelon, saturated in soy sauce and lime juice, cools the heated punch from wasabi soaked shallots. These bold flavors disguise the fact that each serving is only 265 calories, a far cry from your everyday “healthy diet” dinner. With cook time taking…

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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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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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