Eggplant Fries with Southwestern Aioli

I made three pans of these for myself and 2 friends and they were gone in 1 hour. I can honestly say I would choose these over regular French fries any day! The best part is you don’t feel guilty about eating them.To make these you need 1 eggplant, egg whites, and panko breadcrumbs (the amount of egg whites and panko depends upon the size of your eggplant). The Southwestern aioli requires 2 tablespoons lemon juice, ¾ cup low fat mayo, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, and 2 teaspoons taco seasoning mix (from a packet)....more

Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

This vegan treat is my favorite quick morning breakfast. I can sip it while I'm getting ready to head into the office, or take it with me in the car. So this is my favorite smoothie, but I know there are so many great recipes out there! I'd love to hear some of yours, share below!...more

Easy Wine & Cheese Pairings

We've all been there. Out of nowwhere, you get a call from a friend or a neighbor unexpectedly drops by. The panic quickly sets in, "what can I serve"!? Enter the wine and cheese platter.  Whether it's a well curated selection of two or three or you're a cheese connoisseur with more cheese than guests, it's always a hit. Pairing cheese with fruit and honey gives the plate that special extra something. Knowing what wine pairings work best with what cheeses is also a sure fire way to impress your guests! If you're unsure of what pairs well together, I'm here to help!...more

Baked Zucchini Flatbread

I cannot say enough good things about Baked Zucchini Flatbread! This is quickly becoming one my lunch time favorites. It's quick, really easy and so delicious, perfect for busy days. It’s a great alternative to pita and hummus and all of the ingredients balance each other perfectly! To make it you need pita bread, olive oil, salt and pepper, lemon, hummus, arugula, almonds, and goat cheese....more

Cheese Olive Bread

Hey everyone! I didn't bother posting yesterday because my fiancé was gone for the evening to watch Notre Dame versus Maine Blackbears for hockey! It's rare that we get those types of games here, and he got to enjoy a nice bro-night. I personally love nights like that though because then I get to have a chick night here with my cat. In essence - crappy food, and lame chick flicks I don't normally get to watch....more

Coffee ice cream with caramelised almonds (vegan)

There is no other word for describing this creation than dreamy. Seriously, this ice cream is exactly the kind of stuff that appears in my food-related dreams. You know the kind, I hope. The dreams where you walk around a seemingly endless buffet table with all your favourite foods, piling everything on your plates and smiling like a lunatic. Quite often, I wake up before getting to eat any of the stuff I have picked out. But when I do get to the eating part... this ice cream is the kind of stuff I eat in my dreams. Seriously....more

Why Should I Be Eating Organic Fruit & Veggies?

If you are health conscientious at all, then you should absolutely choose organic foods whenever possible.  Many studies and now a new meta-analysis indicate that organic fruits and vegetables release more antioxidants and fewer pesticides into our systems and can actually help cope with the stress and strains of modern-day life....more

Butternut Squash Lasagna

We take everything so seriously – as if the world turns on our scheming.All our earnest planning is a talisman against the creative chaos of being that whips around our cornered selves.If we just eat, do, buy, think the right things we can control that demon of random – our fearful, joyless vigilance will protect us.But the miraculous spins out of the maelstrom.Life bursts curled out of the cracks and crevices of the world....more

Pan Fried Cauliflower Florets

This cauliflower recipe is something my mom has made often when we were growing up. I remember waiting impatiently in the kitchen as she was finishing cooking the cauliflower, so that we can sit down to eat fresh, delicious, crispy pan fried cauliflower florets....more

Get Back on Track With This Delicious Meatless Red Lentil Soup

Did you spend last night attending a Super Bowl party … where you consumed a lot of snack foods that were delicious but not all that healthy? Am I right about that? I'm not one of those healthy eaters who never indulges for an event like the Super Bowl, but I do like to get right back on track the next day. This Red Lentil Soup with Collards from Southern Boy Dishes sounds equal parts Meatless Monday nutritious and delicious....more