Olives & Garlic

A blog about food, wine, entartaining with a little food pfotography, while striving to live a healthy lifestyle in a fast paced world.

Tofu, Eggplant & Cauliflower Curry

I am finding that my latest quest in the kitchen is to create dishes not only nourishing and disease fighting but the ones that a whole family will eat and love. In hopes of helping my daughter broaden her palette and be open to trying new ingredients Briana and I have been spending a lot of time creating dinners together. There is pride in finding your child share the same passions ....more

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Granola Baked Apples

Serving a great dessert doesn’t have to take a lot of work. Your slow cooker can do all the work while you work on dinner. These baked apples are guaranteed to fill your house with warmth and those close to you begging for a taste ....more

Skinny Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Hearty, family friendly and satisfying Broccoli Cheddar soup is a definite favorite in my family. Ready in less than 45 minutes it’s a fantastic dinner solution alongside a sandwich or a Panini. Classic comfort meals are the best but they’re even better made lighter and healthier ....more

Strawberry & Peach Galette

Whether you call this a tart or a galette doesn’t matter. What does matter is the taste of the buttery flaky crust that surrounds the sweet tender fruit that fills your mouth with warm happiness with every bite. Enjoy! ...more

Tex-Mex Omelette with Onion Crisps

The greatest thing about preparing a big pot of beans is the endless possibilities it creates for future dinners. An egg omelet stuffed with pinto beans, cheese and crunchy onion crisps topped with fresh pico de gallo is a dish made in foodie heaven that allows for the endless possibilities to turn into delicious family friendly meals. If you’re craving breakfast for dinner with substance and lots of flavor then look no further ....more

Beef & Quinoa Meatballs

This time of the year I begin to slowly transition from one season to another. I’m ready to let go of summer and welcome fall with arms wide open. It must be the heat ....more

Broccoli Quinoa Slaw

All genius ideas are born in the spur of the moment. For us they usually start out small and become bigger than originally planned. Last week while Briana was on vacation with her grandma I came up with a genius idea to surprise her with a brand new grown up bedroom set ....more

Buttermilk Basil Parmesan Biscuits

Flaky buttermilk biscuits are irresistible. They make a perfect breakfast and a fantastic side for dinner. My version of Buttermilk Basil Parmesan biscuits is out of this world spectacular ....more

The secret to tender skirt steak

Tacos are the quintessential comfort food. Their popularity continues to surge and it’s pretty easy to see why. Labor Day is just around the corner and that means time for great food with family and friends ....more

Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Grilled Pineapple Salsa slightly sweet, mildly spicy and completely addicting. This salsa makes a perfect appetizer and a delicious addition to tacos, fish or grilled steak. With grilling season in full swing it’s easy to get an entire meal prepared on the grill without having to sweat in front of the stove or the oven. [...] ...more