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…

Grilled Summer Vegetable and Shrimp Kabobs

Loading up on all the flavors of summer? You may want to check out this quick, easy, and colorful recipe for summer vegetable and shrimp kabobs! Hits the spot every time. One of my favorite ways to use all the wonderful in-season summer vegetables: grilled kabobs! This is something my family has been making for as long as I…

Baked Curried Hakurei Turnips

The perfect spiced addition to any meal or as a fun snack – Curried Hakurei Turnips! Use these as a base to your breakfast bowl, a fun salad topper, a side dish at dinner, or as a snack all on their own! Digging into Week 3 bounty of Taproot Farm’s Summer CSA! I have been LOVING…

Pineapple Honey Chicken, Sweet Pepper, Broccoli and Cauliflower Rice

The perfect blend of spicy, sweet and savory ~ peppers, onion, cauliflower, breaded chicken, garlic, broccoli and fresh pineapple, all tied together with a delicious creamed pineapple honey sauce. This is a meal that satisfies every craving ~ spicy, salty, sweet, savory, you name it! I adore the combination of fruits, vegetables, proteins and sauce to…

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…

Fennel, Red Pepper, Kale, Tomato, Smoked Ham and Cheese Quiche

Premade Pie Crust Stuffed with Eggs, Cream Cheese, Colby Jack and Cheddar Cheese, Kale, Onion, Garlic, Fennel, Red Pepper, Cherry Tomato and Smoked Ham Yay for weekend breakfasts and brunches! They will always be my absolute favorite. This long weekend I was inspired to make a fresh, flavorful and colorful quiche using a bunch of delicious vegetables…

Fennel, Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini White Naan Pizza

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…

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…

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…