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…

Very Veggie Smoked Salmon Bagel: Toasted Onion Poppyseed Bagel Covered with a Homemade Vegetable Cream Cheese and Topped with Sliced Cucumber, Smoked Salmon, Dill, Parsley and Black Pepper

If you’re like me, you’ll find that you slowly accumulate odds and ends of vegetables in your refrigerator that need to be used up. I absolutely hate wasting food and this recipe helps you use some of those odds and ends vegetables to make something simple and delicious! It’s hard to tell by looking at the photograph,…

Refreshing Guava, Pineapple & Mango Soft Serve: Fresh Guava, Frozen Pineapple & Mango and Milk, Topped with Isigny Sainte-Mère Whipped Cream, Cinnamon Sugar, Sliced Strawberries and Blackberries

I love soft serve smoothie treats during the summer! 🙂 They are perfectly refreshing after a long day and just provide that “extra boost” needed to get your to-do list completed! 🙂 I came across some ripe guavas in the market recently (WIN!) and I decided to craft a soft serve with them. Guava has…

Tropical Island Smoothie Bowl: Fresh Taproot Farm Organic Strawberries & Banana, Frozen Pineapple & Mango, and Light Coconut & Whole Milks, Topped with Isigny Sainte-Mère Whipped Cream, Cinnamon and Coconut Flakes

Today is another rainy/slightly dreary day here in Pennsylvania and I decided to brighten up my breakfast with this delicious Tropical Smoothie Bowl! 🙂 I LOVE smoothies and smoothie bowls, but definitely don’t get the chance to make and enjoy them as often as I would like. This mixture is super easy to make and…

Summer Inspired Fresh Fruit Crêpes with Jam and Whipped Cream: Delicate Vanilla Crêpes Stuffed with Strawberry Jam and Topped with Fresh Strawberries, Blackberries, Powdered Sugar and Isigny Sainte-Mère Whipped Cream

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I hope everyone’s weekend is off to a terrific start! Memorial Day Weekend is always staged as the “official kickoff to summer” in a sense, so I decided to craft up something fresh and light for breakfast. Some of you may remember my Decadent Chocolate Strawberry Crepes from back in February….

Quick and Simple Baked Brown Rice, Quinoa and Panko Balls, Stuffed with Mozzarella Cheese and Dipped in Spicy Harissa, Garnished with Cilantro and Black Pepper

My inspiration for this recipe came from my *hope* of “spicing up” the typical rice meal! It also reminded me of a healthier, makeshift and faster version of  Arancini balls (deep-fried risotto balls stuffed with cheese, sometimes meat and other things) served in restaurants. This version is actually relatively healthy for you, especially since the balls are baked and…