Arugula and Mushroom Sauté

By Alysha Melnyk ~Author Notes~ After enjoying many glorious days of leftover mashed potatoes, stuffing, and gravy, I am definitely craving something lighter on the menu. This arugula and mushroom sauté with a hint of red chili flakes is just the ticket. Warm, nourishing, and simple, it’s the perfect quick and easy side dish for…

Breakfast Stir Fry

I can’t believe it’s November already! This spring/summer CSA season has flown by, and I am excited to enjoy all the heartier greens and root vegetables. This stir fry is a tribute to some of those “cooler weather” vegetables. It’s a fun and simply way to incorporate heartier greens like cabbage and kale into your…

Oven Roasted Sprouting Cauliflower with Garlic Infused Buffalo Honey Sauce

The flavors of wing night, but make it meatless! This oven roasted sprouting cauliflower paired with a buffalo honey sauce infused with freshly roasted garlic will help you have the meatless Monday/vegetarian “wing night” of your dreams. If you question whether or not you can eat an entire plate of cauliflower, I can assure you…

Baked Sweet Potato Wedges with Roasted Garlic Aioli

When sweet potato season, cozy fall weather, and football games collide, it’s time to bake up these delicious crispy sweet potato wedges paired with roasted garlic aioli! This is the perfect comforting fall food that’s a healthier twist over a fried product, and is amplified to the next level with an easy roasted garlic aioli…

Local Cheesesteak Bowl

This dish is a tribute to all of my Philadelphia friends and family as we kickoff a different type of 2020 football season! I’ve heard from many that watching football on TV and other sports has felt like one of the only semi normal things of this year. Admittedly, I am not a die hard…

Green Lentil Salad with Maple Mustard Dressing

By Alysha Melnyk As fall approaches and the school year kicks in, it’s always nice to have a few easy recipes on hand. Although we are reaching the end of summer vegetables, this recipe is easy and flexible depending on what vegetables you have on hand. Lentils are highly versatile, and I’ve enjoyed them in…

Mediterranean Quinoa with Tomatoes and Arugula

By Alysha Melnyk I have been missing all of the unique cuisines I would have through travel or simply eating out. However, this pandemic has inspired me to bring more unique flavors and combinations into my meals at home. I love Mediterranean dishes, and this quinoa recipe is inspired by the flavors and combinations in…

Gado-gado

By Alysha Melnyk Gado-gado is an Indonesian salad. Traditionally, this salad is made of cooked vegetables, hard boiled eggs, fried tofu or tempeh, and rice wrapped in a banana leaf, served with a peanut sauce dressing. My version is modified, using raw vegetables for a fresh and simple preparation, baked tofu, brown rice and a…

Sweet and Creamy Shishito Pepper Chicken

By Alysha Melnyk Looking for a satisfying and flavorful dinner idea for the week? Look no further than this cheese stuffed, shishito topped baked chicken recipe! I love the combination of flavors in this dish – a creaminess from the goat cheese and cream cheese filling, a smokiness and bit of spice from the shishito…

Broiled Green Tomatoes and Fresh Peaches

Peaches and tomatoes are a beautiful combination. I enjoy this dish because it combines the warmth of broiled tomatoes with the coolness of fresh cut peaches. Having the tomatoes heated as well brings forth a more savory flavor and cuts back on acidity, which pairs nicely with the peach sweetness. For an appetizer, light meal…