Whenever you are planning to pair citrus with a roasted dish, use every part of the citrus to create an amazing depth of flavor. If I am using lemon juice, for instance, adding some zest to a recipe really perks it up nicely. When roasting vegetables, fish or chicken, adding some thinly sliced lemon to the roasting pan creates the most mouthwatering caramelized fruit ever. The lemons turn a wonderful mix of … Read more Roast Lemons and Broccoli together for Mouthwatering Goodness!
I have to admit, the carnivore in me craves a piece of roasted meat now and again. And since I don’t indulge that often, when I do, it requires a high quality piece of meat. To satisfy this craving, I opted for a Lemon-Basil Rack of Lamb. And of course, I also needed something worthy of pairing with my lamb, so I created a Shaved Brussels Sprouts and … Read more My Favorite Dinner of the Week!
Kale, kale, kale…is it losing it’s wonder? Kale has been one of the most “talked-about” vegetables of the last few years. Are people getting tired of it? I submit that the nutritional benefits that it holds, should keep you in the kale fan club for years to come. Some of the more apparent benefits of kale are it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. It is a … Read more 3 Tips to a Perfect Kale Salad
My Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA box is a wonderful resource for making desserts. I usually look first to the fruit in my box when deciding on a sweet finish to my meal. Often dinner in itself is enough to fill you fully, but as the saying goes “there’s always room for something sweet!” When making your dessert center around fruit, at least you can be adding beneficial nutrients and … Read more Citrus adds a Fresh Taste to this Sumptuous Dessert!
Just in time for the season’s fresh, crisp apples, I bring you this simple, yet elegant Apple Cake! Lightly sweet and heavenly tasting, an impressive display that will have your friends wondering if you went to pastry school. The recipe is surprisingly simple considering the finished product you will receive. The best kind of apples to use would be ones that are slightly sweet and nicely crisp. Exactly what … Read more You’ll look like a Pastry Chef with this Impressive Apple Cake!
You’ve heard of breakfast food for dinner so why not change things up and make a salad for breakfast! Every year I try my hand at a small garden attempting to grow a variety of heirloom tomatoes. This year I was determined to make it a success and even attended a Tomato Masters Program seeking out additional gardening advice. Everything began quite nicely as I followed the lessons to … Read more Thinking Outside the Box; A Breakfast Salad
Not all carbs are bad for you. If you want to get the most from your workouts and train at your peak, quality fuel is critical. Carbohydrates are your body’s preferred fuel source. In addition the need for carbohydrates is not limited to the body. Glucose from carbohydrates is the fuel the brain uses to produce the energy that moves and motivates you. According to Dr. Carol … Read more Carbs that are Good for You!
Panzanella Salad is an Italian bread salad usually made with rustic bread and tomatoes. It is popular in the summer when tomatoes are ripe and juicy lending moisture to the crisp chunks of hearty bread. Since tomatoes are not in season yet, this salad boasts the wonders of spring with fresh spinach, peas and fennel. This dish is super fresh and healthy as the vegetables are … Read more A Twist on a Traditional Panzanella Salad with Fresh Peas and Fennel
Vegetables are a very important part of your diet that provide you with nutrients and antioxidants. If you are boiling vegetables you may be destroying these essential nutrients and not receiving all of the health benefits available to you. Some nutrients in vegetables, known as water-soluble vitamins, dissolve in water. The longer vegetables are submerged in water, the more vitamins seep out. Knowing this, I have … Read more An Indirect Cooking Process on your Grill Cooks Artichokes to Perfection!
Go green with Spring’s best vegetables! Highlighted with citrus flavor, purple radishes and Parmesan cheese, this fresh green vegetable salad is amazing. By blanching the vegetables first, you create an appealing texture that is positively divine. It is packed with goodness as well as flavor and makes a perfect accompaniment to complete your meal. When using kale in a salad, I like to massage the leaves … Read more Savor Spring in this Scrumptious Fresh Vegetable Salad!