Elote Pasta Salad

Just because we can now be inside with people doesn’t mean we have to! This picnic or barbecue friendly dish brings the spicy, salty, and creamy notes of Mexican street corn (elote) to an easy to prep and travel-friendly pasta salad. For more picnic and barbecue friendly dishes, click here. What is Elote? A masterclass…

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Yogurty Cucumber Salad with Paprika Oil

This cucumber and radish salad is perfect for your next barbecue or potluck! Dress up crisp cucumbers and radishes with lots of dill and lemony labneh (or yogurt) and top it all with a salty paprika garlic oil. It comes together in about 15 minutes and can certainly be made in advance, just mix in…

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Grilled Sardines with Preserved Lemon and Pepper Relish

Grilled sardines are a classic Spanish tapas, and for good reason– they are cheap (like $2-$5 a pound), sustainable, delectably oily, and easy to punch up with different spices and flavors. A bit different than their canned counterpart, fresh sardines are often bigger and fatter, making them the perfect appetizer to tear apart with your…

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One Pan Halloumi Skillet

Who can say no to fried cheese? This is the perfect end of the week, clean out the fridge kind of meal. Crispy yet gooey halloumi, lemony greens, and blistered tomatoes all sauced up in a calabrian-balsamic number that is *chefs kiss* ready under 15 minutes. Plus, you only have to clean one pan because…

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Strawberry, Avocado, and Radish Salad with Pistachio Sumac Vinaigrette

It’s prime strawberry season! I’ve been playing around the past few weeks with bringing strawberries into savory dishes, and finally I can say that I’ve found a winner. Crunchy radishes and creamy avocado help ground the sweet strawberries in something a bit more satiating. Top it all with tangy feta, mint, and a balsamic sumac…

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Tom Yum Glazed Carrots with Coconut Yogurt

The yogurt swoosh is probably my all time favorite plating technique, and these tom yum glazed carrots are absolutely stunning sitting atop dairy free coconut yogurt! Blend together lemongrass, lime leaves, fish sauce (or vegan fish sauce), chilies, galangal (or ginger), and some other goodies for delicious homemade tom yum paste that will last in…

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Crispy Potatoes with Minty Pea Pesto and Creme Fraiche

I used to not be a big potato person. I love french fries, but roasted potatoes always seemed boring to me. Enter, these perfect SUPER crispy on the outside creamy on the inside roast potatoes. The trick is two fold: steam roast the potatoes first to get them super soft then rough them up a…

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Tomato Fish Sauce Salad

Early Girl Tomatoes have hit the market and I am beyond excited! Months of bland, watery tomatoes are finally coming to an end and I’m dreaming up all the super savory ways to enjoy them at their peak freshness. Here, fish sauce amps up the natural umami notes of the tomato and spicy chili vinegar…

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Shaved Asparagus and Farro Salad with Spicy Herb Sauce

Enjoy asparagus at it’s peak freshness this spring by shaving it thin and eating it raw! Add in some feta, pistachios, chewy farro, jammy eggs, and a spicy herb sauce for a perfect side for your next potluck! Tips: Look for large and thick asparagus, thin asparagus is very difficult if not impossible to shave…

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Roasted Baby Artichokes with Super Parmy White Beans

Garlic parmesan broth wins again! In this recipe, the easy-to-make elixir adds some extreme depth of flavor to creamy cannellini beans. Top them with roasty baby artichokes, my favorite springtime treat, pine nuts, and lots of lemon, and you have a dreamy side dish for your next outdoor get together. Tips: Personally, I don’t soak…

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Beef and Chard Stir Fry with Berbere and Toasted Couscous

Stir frying is a great technique that doesn’t need to be reserved for strictly asian flavors. Here, beef and chard are stir fried with pine nuts, lemon, and lots of north african spices. Served on top of toasted pearl couscous with apricots and oregano, it’s a balanced and easy high protein dinner. Tips: This recipe…

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Asparagus, Basil, and Green Curry Soup

Using just a handful of ingredients, this creamy soup is plant based eating at it’s best. Don’t be scared by the word “vegan” here. This baby has tons of healthy fat in the form of coconut cream and satiating starchy potatoes, making a filling lunch sure to win over any meat/dairy lover. The green curry…

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