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  • Up-Beet Salsa & A Great Cause

    Happy Saturday! Meet my remarkable friend Amanda. Amanda is really special to our family because she was between jobs when I first met her and became our nanny for a couple of years. My children adore their honorary aunt and she has supported me in multiple aspects. Amanda is a native Charlottean and is immensely talented as a [...]

  • Comfort After Chaos: Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Oregano Olio

    Well hello there everyone and happy spring! I know I am returning after a long hiatus. Thank you for continuing to visit the site and to those of you who regularly reached out to ask when the next post will be! I’m not gonna lie; the last couple of months have been a tough road [...]

  • Valentine’s Dinner: Charred Pepper Salad W/Eggplant Chips & Basil Cream, Butternut Soup, Cauliflower Steaks

    With Valentine's Day coming up this weekend, I wanted to provide you with a delicious homemade gourmet meal that is suitable for most diets out there (gluten free, grain free, can be dairy free) and pleasing to different tastebuds. Large thick slices of purple cauliflower make beautiful steaks, a warm smoky salad with light basil [...]

  • Urgent Tomato Soup

    Winter hit Charlotte these last couple of days with snow and ice. We just don't have the equipment and means here to carry on so of course the town pretty much shut down. Tomato soup was in order after playing outside with the kids and feeling absolutely frozen! I created this recipe a year ago [...]

  • Winter Wedge Salad: Crispy Shredded Brussels & Apple Pecan Panzanella With Maple Vinaigrette

    I find it hard to get my salad motivation on in the winter. I know I need to be eating more of them but something cold just doesn't sound desirable. I avoid warm toppings on this traditionally cold dish but this combination wins me over. This salad provides all of the opposing elements of food that [...]

  • Piping Hot French Indie Lentil Soup

    The chill has officially set into Charlotte and soup season is well underway in my kitchen. To me, the W in winter means WARM me up. My Piping Hot French Indie Lentil Soup is a staple through this time of year. Lentils are a universal food found in African, European, Middle Eastern, Asian and other [...]

  • My Big Fat Greek Warm Orzo Bowl + Homemade Mediterranean Seasoning

    You guys. 2016 has barely begun and I'm knee deep in scurrying and scrambling and...well, wanting to stay warm. Between my lack of time, the kids' love for pasta, and mine for a hearty soup, this 30 minute Greek influenced dish is a keeper. If I see a novelty product on sale, like this gluten [...]

  • Red & Green: Panko Crusted Asparagus Fries & Smoky Red Pepper Hummus

    All that shopping and wrapping and just being home more has me in mega snack mode. These two zesty recipes take less than thirty minutes to prepare together! Crispy coated asparagus fries and tangy, creamy buffalo-esque hummus hit the snacking sweet spot while avoiding the need to nap afterwards. I bought asparagus just to saute [...]

  • 30 Minute Meal: Capellini Primavera Alla The Easiest Tastiest Pink Sauce

    Whether celebrating winter holidays is your tradition or not, there is something in general about the year ending up that makes life incredibly hectic. My dog Bella tries to help with all of the wrapping. In addition to the usual Christmas shopping and parties we have this time of year, my daughter's dream of having a [...]

  • Festive Savory Holiday Tart Featured on FOX & You Have To Laugh At Yourself

    This has been a fun and fulfilling food week! Yesterday, I had to plan, shop for, and make a holiday themed dish for Fox's Good Day Charlotte show as well the event I mention towards the end of this post. They have a segment called "What's Your Dish?" and it requires bringing in all of [...]

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