Easy Peasy Peach Tarts

When Aldo saw the shopping list for the week, he got super excited because he saw that cookies were on the list. But the cookies were on the list because I needed to get them for an event at work. The look of disappointment on his face was heartbreaking. So I told him I would make a dessert for us....more

Fuel Your Run: Real Food Alternatives

Amber @ Fit, Foodie Runs: http://www.fitfoodieruns.comAbout a year ago, I had a conversation with my friend (who has achieved many marathons) and she told me they serve the runners pizza, perogies and potatoes throughout her races. I was stunned. Wait, no bars but real food? I have to learn more!Scott Jurek is not only one of the world’s most elite ultrarunners but is also vegan, meaning he eats a plant based diet. You read that correctly – vegan and world‘s elite ultrarunner....more

Easy, Healthy Dessert: Walnut Stuffed Figs w/ Spiced Honey Creme

This time of year, the biggest fig crops are bursting forth – bringing with it one of nature’s healthiest and most luxurious desserts.Figs are nutritionally dense with B-vitamins, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, and lots of Fiber.This makes them a smart snack or dessert, as well as an amazing addition to salads and entrees....more

Seafood and Corn Chowder

Seafood and Corn ChowderThis thick creamy chowder tastes indulgent but is actually low in fat and easy to make. ...more

Spice Rubbed Swai Fillets with Peach Tomatillo Relish

We were in the seafood section of our grocery store, and none of the fresh fish options looked appetizing - it was the end of the day and everything good was gone. We walked over to the frozen seafood section and saw Swai fillets for $3.99 a pound. So cheap! What is swai? We've never heard of it. After doing some quick googling and learning that it is low in mercury and tastes like catfish, we decided to try it.We ended up loving it....more

Roasting and Peeling Fresh Peppers

 While I have  used canned green chiles in a pinch, I prefer to use in season fresh or in season ones I have frozen myself.  Here's an easy how to. ...more

August Recipe Round Up

I often seem to have a theme running through many of my posts in any given month. I don’t do this on purpose. I think that I get inspired by an ingredient, have a few ideas in my head and want to execute them all. Sometimes I end up with one success and a disaster or two. But if I’m really lucky, I have a few recipes to post.So if what July said about me was “hey world, I love fresh berries”, then August says “I’m nuts for pistachios."...more
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Sweet Corn Arepas with Tomato Corn Salsa

It's corn season! And Jersey corn is hands down the best corn. I know that for a fact because I was in Idaho this summer where we also had fresh corn, and it was nowhere near as good as Jersey corn. So there are good things about New Jersey :)I have a lot of corn at home, so I wanted to make it the centerpiece of the meal. I made fresh corn arepas and a salsa with corn and tomatoes to go with the arepas. Arepas are fried corn pancakes or corn patties that are very popular in Latin American cuisine....more

Labor Day Eats!

Ohh Labor Day, the unofficial end to summer. :( So sad that it is already here, it feels like we were just celebrating Memorial Day. It's not too late to whip up these awesome, healthy recipes, they're pretty quick and easy too!...more

Sicilian Eggplant topped with Tomato Pepper Medley

From http://www.babaganosh.org: ...more