Creamy Beet and Basil Risotto

A summer “twist” on the classic Italian risotto recipe.Risotto is a traditional Northern Italian rice dish. You have likely experienced its deliciousness in Italian restaurants or have made the dish at home for a special meal.When I crave “comfort foods”, risotto is always a go-to dish for me. I adore the creaminess and cheesiness of…

Baked Strawberry, Rhubarb and Parsley Crisp

A delicious and easy summer crisp using strawberries and parsley from Taproot Farm CSA, Week 1!Strawberries and rhubarb, a classic early summer combination. Growing up, I would always have strawberry rhubarb pie this time of year (paired with ice cream of course!). There wasn’t a farm stand in Lancaster County that wasn’t stocked with these…

Crispy Kale, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Quesadillas

A quick and easy dinner made with kale and topped with parsley from Taproot Farm CSA, Week 1!Anybody else intimidated by large bunches of kale? I love kale, but sometimes I look at a large bunch and slightly panic – how am I going to use ALL of this. That’s where these quesadillas come in…

Root Vegetable Greens and Strawberry Smoothie

A smooth, earthy smoothie to welcome Taproot Farm CSA, Week 1! TGIF and Happy WEEK ONE of CSA Season to my Taproot Farm Friends! I can’t believe it’s the start of my THIRD season of recipe creation – time has flown. Thank you Ola and Taproot Farm team for this great opportunity. I cross post…

Spicy Kale, Bacon and Asiago Spaghetti Squash “Pasta”

When you want pasta, bacon AND to eat more vegetables, this recipe does the trick! I love creating new versions of spaghetti squash “pastas”! If you’ve been following my blog, you may have seen the recipes I’ve had for Vegan Pad Thai, Fresh Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Spaghetti Squash “Pasta”, and Watermelon Radish, Shishito Pepper…

Savory Lentil, Carrot and Kale Pie

Pie for dinner is always a good idea (trust me!). Sometimes, you just need pie for dinner! And I feel like savory pies don’t get as much attention as the typical dessert pies. But, I assure you they are just as delicious (if not more so!). Another great part of this pie is you have…

Sweet and Simple Stone Fruit Salad

Enjoying the last of the summer fruit in the best way possible – in a tasty mixed greens salad! I’m soaking up all the summer fruit possible – especially the stone fruit! Weaver’s Orchard is just up the road from my parent’s house, and the other week I picked up some peaches, plums and apricots….

Zucchini, Tomato and Sweet Pepper Pie

A savory pie that’s sure to delight your family, friends and dinner guests as this summer starts coming to a close! Pairs wonderfully with a fresh side salad and corn on the cob. As September approaches, I can’t help but think about all the delicious local pies popping up with fall flavors – apple, pumpkin, you…

Thai Basil, Cantaloupe & Cucumber Salad

A unique way to combine fruit, vegetables and herbs into one flavorful dish! Looking for an innovative way to spice up your cantaloupe? Look no further than this recipe! A simple and refreshing way to use fruits, vegetables and herbs, you pack a lot of flavor into a simple dish with very few ingredients. Definitely…

Cabbage, Kale & Nectarine Salad

Seasonal greens and fruit – the best combination! Feel free to change this up with any types of greens and seasonal fruit you have on hand. I always have a tricky time finding out how to use cabbage. I’m used to having it in soups, filled cabbage rolls, and coleslaw, but honestly not much else….