• 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Time Saving Restorative Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili

    We had a gorgeous 75 degrees sunny, Carolina blue sky day in Charlotte today. That alone begged me to get outside rather than spending time in my favorite place, the kitchen, But the reality is that it is December and a time of year during which more people than ever are sick, overwhelmingly busy, and [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • How To Make Possibly Perfect Pizza

    After nearly a decade of failed & mediocre attempts to make pizza, the last 12 years, our family has been enjoying homemade pizza that we literally crave and have only found close seconds at restaurants. The secret? It's not letting your dough rise all day. It's not simmering homemade sauce for hours. It's not even the [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Thanksgiving Edition: Thyme For Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

    Comfort in a big ole casserole. Herby, hearty, healthy, and more. A medley of colorful vegetables which I chose carefully to combine and they also cook at similar rates. I can't stand biting into something that has varying spots of doneness. Do not be afraid to make these mashed potatoes and use real butter. A [...]

  • Holiday Edition: Broccoli Leek Pie (Gluten & Dairy Free!)

    Give me any vegetable baked into a pie and I'm there!  With the few ingredients most pie crusts call for, I know that they are pretty simple when it comes down to it but this one is even easier. No rolling on the counter while meticulously making sure that your butter stays cold and and your [...]

  • Autumn Potluck: Hearty Harvest Butternut Lasagna

    Who doesn't enjoy a big soft, melty, belly warming, square of lasagna? We don't have it often but I was invited to a lasagna potluck at work. I was assigned to come up with a fall themed, vegetarian version. And boy was this compilation a crowd pleaser! As I mentioned in my butternut bruschetta post, I [...]

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