Charred Spicy Mustard Green Beans

This is a super simple side dish that packs some great flavor. You can use any mustard that you like to add some awesome flavor and when it browns in the pan it just all blends together in crunchy mustardy awesomeness. I used a smokey chipotle mustard for mine. What do you think? What kind […]

Chive Lemon Salad Dressing

This salad dressing is a nice tart complement to any basic mixed greens salad and a great use of extra chives (which if you buy chives, you probably have extra). I used it with mixed greens from the farmers market along with some cherry tomatoes and fresh cucumber. Very simple, but a great side salad […]

Heirloom Tomato and Fennel Salad in a Jar

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m a huge fan of the salad in a jar concept for prepping salad ahead of time and making it easily portable. This simple salad is refreshing and pairs really well with the citrus basil avocado salad dressing I posted up a couple weeks ago. This is […]

Spicy Kale Chips

Kale chips, kale chips, spicy awesome kale chips. That’s the song you’ll be singing as you snack on these bad boys. In the recipe below I use chipotle salt to add a kick to these chips, but I’ve also made them using regular sea salt and a spice infused olive oil. Either works to give […]

Citrus Basil Avocado Salad Dressing with Walnut Oil

I’ve been obsessed with making my own salad dressing ever since I got an immersion blender (highly recommended). It’s super simple, tastes delicious, you have more control health-wise and it’s cheaper. Any other benefits you need? If you don’t have the immersion blender, you can also mix it in a regular blender or a food […]

How To Make Homemade Potato Salad with Goat Cheese and Chives

Summer time is upon us filled with bodies of water, shining sun and delicious barbecues. This recipe is a healthier twist on the classic bbq side dish, but still just as tasty served with your grilled entrees of choice or on it’s own. The goat cheese stands in for mayo to keeping the creaminess while […]

Buffalo Wing Hummus

This is part of my continued mission to tap into flavors that I loved as a meat eater. Buffalo wings are one of those awesome bar food/game day eats that I used to love. While this doesn’t recreate the texture at all, it does get that delicious wing flavor embedded into something you can spread […]

Big Bad Beet & Apple Muffins

These muffins are healthy and they taste delicious. The beets give them a nice rich color and flavor while the apples and sugar balance out the sweetness. When I get a bunch of beets, I usually roast them all at once and then cut them up to use in salads and other recipes. I had […]