Side Dishes

Roasted Ranch Potato Salad

Roasted Ranch Potato Salad

My favorite ways to prepare potatoes is in salad form and the second best is roasted, this is the best of both worlds. Crispy roasted potatoes are sauced with fresh ranch style dressing, green onions, parsley and dill to make for a pleasing textural combination […]

Coriander Black Beans

Coriander Black Beans

When I make Mexican food I usually end up making salsa or pico de gallo, I like to remove the inside seed gooey bits, the tomato caviar. It’s perfectly good to keep in, but I remove it so that my pico de gallo isn’t too […]

Papa’s Zucchini

Papa’s Zucchini

During the summer I’d visit my grandparents, all by myself, we called it Grandma Camp. Most of the time my grandma would be the one entertaining and taking care of me, but when it came time for dinner my Papa took over. He always made […]

Cilantro Pesto

Cilantro Pesto

52 weeks of cooking – Fresh Herbs If you haven’t noticed cilantro is my favorite herb, I love the floral notes and brightness it has in comparison to parsley. It can be used in almost any dish but it’s more prevalent in Latin and Asian […]

Zesty Stuffed Tomatoes

Zesty Stuffed Tomatoes

These tomatoes are packed with a zesty parsley mixture and heavily dusted in crispy breadcrumbs. As they bake in the oven the tomatoes soften and the bread crumbs toast to create a balance in flavor and texture. Feel free to use any combination of herbs, […]

Broiled Green Beans with Pecans and Blue Cheese

Broiled Green Beans with Pecans and Blue Cheese

As Barbossa from Pirates of the Caribbean would say “the code is more what you’d call ‘guidelines’ than actual rules.” And that’s exactly how I like to look at most recipes. One of my husband’s old cook friends, aptly nicknamed Scook (sea cook), gave me […]

Lemon Butter Boiled Potatoes

Lemon Butter Boiled Potatoes

Every time I make this potato dish someone asks abut it and I’m quite baffled, it’s just potatoes. I imagine when the average person cooks for themselves it’s not about making a new creation or a grand meal, it’s just food to fill the hole […]

Lemon Sweet Potato Salad

Lemon Sweet Potato Salad

I have a secret, I’m not crazy about potatoes. When I think about starches for a meal there is wheat, potatoes, rice and corn, not everyone sees corn as a starch, they see it as a vegetable, but your body processes it like a starch. […]

Carrot Miso Salad Dressing

Carrot Miso Salad Dressing

I didn’t start making my own salad dressing until after I left Bounty. When I first started off I bought the basics, Italian dressing and Ranch, I didn’t do much more than that because I had so many other things to think about and that […]

Golden Goddess Salad Dressing

Golden Goddess Salad Dressing

Finally, the long awaited recipe for golden goddess salad dressing is here! The base of this dressing, where all of it’s golden flavor comes from is nutritional yeast or brewers yeast. Not the same kind of yeast you use to make bread or beer, it’s […]