Olive Oil Fried Kohlrabi and Rutabaga Cakes

A perfect crunchy and savory pairing to any breakfast or brunch and an ideal appetizer to serve to family and friends. Sometimes I have a tricky time figuring out what to do with my root vegetables and I am challenged to get creative. They always look so beautiful but also somewhat intimidating. Over the summer, I made…

Grape, Garlic & Greens Warm Winter Salad

A warm winter salad consisting of brussel sprout leaves, tatsoi, kale, garlic, red grapes, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, goat cheese and raw honey. Warm salads have always been a slightly strange concept to me. The first time I had one was in a restaurant a number of years back and I was pleasantly surprised by how…

Everything Eggplant Pizza Rounds

Thinly Sliced Rounds of Italian Eggplant Topped with Tomato Basil Sauce, Diced Onion, Minced Garlic, Cherry Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers, Shredded Asiago, Parmesan, Pepperoni and Fresh Basil I am always looking for ways to incorporate anything pizza-like into my meal game! And these eggplant pizza rounds always hit the spot and are well beloved by family…

Sweet Corn, Tomato, Goat Brie and Pepper Salad

Fresh and Easy Salad of Plum and Heirloom Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, Banana Pepper, Goat Brie, Fresh Basil and Balsamic Reduction Hip Hip Hooray! It is FINALLY Friday and Labor Day Weekend is upon us! Whether you have a busy weekend ahead or a more laid back one, it’s nice to have some fresh and easy…

Avocado & Arugula Greek Salad

Greek Salad of Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Chickpeas and Black Olives Paired with Arugula and Slices of Fresh Avocado, Topped with Feta and Fresh Basil, Drizzled with Balsamic Reduction and Olive Oil, and Sprinkled with Black Pepper There are some days I definitely don’t want to turn on my oven. I just want something quick, easy and…

Breaded & Baked Green Tomato Salad

Pieces of Green Tomato Breaded in Flour and Crispy Onion Pieces, Served with Mixed Greens, Microgreens, Greek Yogurt Dressing and Black Pepper I remember I had green tomatoes for the first time last year on a vacation down in North Carolina. They were SO delicious and tasty! They were served deep fried with a creamy…

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…

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…

Simple and Refreshing Summer Bruschetta & Avocado Toast: Toasted Whole Grain Bread, Topped with Smashed Avocado and a Mixture of Fresh Tomatoes, Garlic, Basil, Capers, and Olive Oil, Sprinkled with Black Pepper & Asiago Cheese

Tomatoes are abundant and so delicious this time of year! And, thankfully, they are also highly versatile and can be in used a number of dishes for every meal. This simple toast, perfect for breakfast, lunch or a snack, incorporates my love of both tomatoes and avocado! I LOVE bruschetta – it has always been…