Roasted Eggplant with Lemon Buttermilk Sauce

I recently went to Morocco, and one of my favorite things to do was wander around the markets looking at various fruits and veggies, tea, and spices. There was so much that it was hard to decide what was worth taking home with me. In the end, I brought back several different spices, including ras [...]

Easy Peanut Sauce

I’m a fan of sauces, and think a good sauce can make a meal. But when it comes down to it, a busy night when you’re tired and don’t want to clean the kitchen does not call for a sauce. Unless it’s as easy as this one. Seriously. No blender, no continuous chopping and dicing, [...]

Vegetarian Sausage and Pepper Pizza

A vegetarian sausage and pepper pizza is probably my favorite pizza, since having it at a local place near me, but I could never get it right myself. Mostly because the sausage was never right. Sausage is one of those things that should be easy to replicate with seasonings, but that’s not always the case. [...]

One Pot Herbed Garlic Feta Gnocchi

Pasta is not a favorite dish of mine, but I do love gnocchi, especially this one pot gnocchi. There’s something about tender, pillowy bites of potato coated in velvety tomato sauce that are comforting on a cold winter night. I’ve made it a lot of ways, but this way might be my favorite — topped [...]

Roasted Tomato Tortilla Soup

I’m a fan of soups, and my favorite is tortilla. This roasted tomato tortilla soup is a different version of the usual broth based version with black beans and corn, and is easy and delicious. It’s also a great way to use up tomatoes that aren’t quite the best — you know, anything from a [...]

Salted Caramel Chai Smoothie @

Salted Caramel Chai Smoothie

Smoothies are an almost daily thing for me, but I tend to get bored with the same things. Don’t get me wrong — bananas, berries, and spinach is perfectly acceptable, but sometimes it’s just not enough. I try to add different ingredients and flavorings to keep it interesting, as well as ramp up the nutrients, [...]

Grand Marnier Sour Cherry Sauce @

Grand Marnier Sour Cherry Sauce

I love sour cherries, but they are hard to find. A couple weeks ago I went to Northern Michigan with my family, and was lucky enough to pick up a few quarts at a farmer’s market. I froze them, and immediately started dreaming up ways to use them all.   My first thought was jam. [...]