Summer Squash Noodles with a Creamy Tomato Sauce, Italian Sausage and Parmesan: Zucchini and Yellow Squash Noodles, Topped with a Spaghetti Sauce with Tomato Chunks, Garlic, Onion and Fresh Basil, Paired with Italian Sausage, Fresh Parmesan and Ground Black Pepper

Another rainy day, which is perfect for a warm and comforting meal before starting a full week. I LOVE summer squash noodle meals! So much so that I actually prefer summer squash noodles over regular pasta noodles. They are tasty, less filling and a great way to sneak some vegetables into your meal. Top it with a…

Loaded Fresh Vegetable, Horseradish & Cheddar Cream Cheese, and Black Bean Baked Dip: Refried Black Beans Mixed with Greens and Spring Onion, Topped with Melanie’s Medleys Horseradish & Cheddar Cream Cheese and Shredded Cheese, Smothered in a Homemade Salsa Garnished with Black Pepper and Fresh Parsley

Can anyone tell I’ve been on a Southwestern food kick lately?! 🙂 I am LOVING all the fresh and fun flavors this summer has to offer! However, I also started to feel some “fall vibes” this past week after the Eagles played in their first preseason game on Thursday (Go Birds!)! Which then led me to…

Fennel, Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini White Naan Pizza: Garlic Naan Topped with Mixed Cheeses, Garlic Scape, Zucchini, Fennel, Broccoli and Kale, Drizzled with Olive Oil and Sprinkled with Black Pepper

I LOVE naan pizzas, so naturally I had to make a new version with some vegetables I had on hand! 🙂 If you have been following my recipes on Taproot Farm, you may remember my “Simple and Flavorful Baked Brie, Kale & Hakurei Turnip Naan Pizza“. And, if you have been following “The Kitchenologist” since…

Tomato & Peach Salsa, Cream Cheese and Balsamic Baguette Bites: Sliced French Baguette, Topped with Plain Cream Cheese and a Salsa Composed of Cherry Tomatoes, Ground Cherries, Peaches, Onion, Basil and Capers, Drizzled with Balsamic Reduction and Sprinkled with Black Pepper and Salt

Tomato and peach season – two of my favorites! And what is even better is the fact their flavors complement one another incredibly well. One thing that is awesome to make when you have a bunch of them on hand is fresh salsa! Paired with bread, cream cheese and balsamic, you have a pretty epic flavor profile…

Filling and Delicious Vegetarian Burrito Boat: Large Zucchini Boat Stuffed with Refried Beans and Topped with Melted Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes, Shishito Peppers and Pickled Jalapeños, Paired with Greek Yogurt, Taco Sauce, Black Pepper and Fresh Parsley

I am currently in summer squash overload with my garden at home and the zucchini are HUGE! I have seen various zucchini boats popping up all over social media the past few years, so I was inspired to find a way to craft up my own version. I came up with this easy and delicious…

Simple Summer Vegetable Macaroni & Cheese: “Decking Out” the Standard Boxed Macaroni and Cheese with Banana Peppers, Carrots, Zucchini and Dino Kale

With all these new summer vegetables in season, I had to make another version of one of my favorites – “decked out” boxed macaroni and cheese! If you have been following my CSA recipes for Taproot Farm, you’ll potentially remember that earlier in the season I posted a “Green Garlic and Mixed Vegetable Macaroni and Cheese” using…

Quick and Easy Colorful Caprese Salad: Simple Italian Salad of Red Tomatoes, Cherry Sungold Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Green & Purple Basil, Olive Oil, Balsamic Reduction, Nasturtium Flowers, Salt and Black Pepper

Who doesn’t love a good caprese salad?! Especially given the fact that tomato season is HERE! 🙂 My version of caprese salad uses organic basil, red slicing tomatoes, and cherry sungold tomatoes all from Taproot Farm! I also used purple basil and nasturtium flowers (yes, they are an edible variety – and a bit spicy in…

Root Vegetable & Chicken Sausage Breakfast Bowl: Diced Potato, Carrot, Onion and Chicken Sausage, Topped with a Fried Egg, Mixed Cheddar & Jack Cheese, Peri-Peri Sauce, Black Pepper and Fresh Parsley

I hope everyone had a terrific weekend! 🙂 My absolute FAVORITE part about the weekend is being able to cook a big breakfast/brunch right at home! The past number of weekends I have been on the move in terms of travel, events, work, etc., so it was super nice to have a free morning to…