The Essential Shrimp Boil

The classic shrimp boil is synonymous with occasions, large gatherings, potlucks, and parties. My household likes to enjoy a laid-back, petite version of the celebratory shrimp boil, as a cheerful, tasty approach to shaking up the standard dinner routine. In place of customary table manners, we have a utensil-free, thematic shellfish feast of warm, spiced, … Read more

Zucchini Carpaccio

zucchini carpaccio

This is a deliciously fresh, plant-based take on the classic carpaccio. Swap out the meat and fish for beautiful, thin slices of verdant zucchini squash. This is a dish of simple ingredients, whose sum transforms the humble into something elegant and flavorsome. I’ve served zucchini carpaccio as a first course to rave reviews at events, … Read more

Coconut Granita

If you’re a coconut lover, you need this dessert in your life. Coconut granita is a sublime marriage of cool, crystalline texture and sweet, silken, tropical coco-nuttiness. There are only a few ingredients, a couple of steps, and boom, you’ve pulled together a make-ahead, crowd pleaser, or personal indulgence (if you don’t feel like sharing). … Read more

Indian Style Vegetable Curry

This dish is a warming, comforting, mid-winter superstar that yields a satisfying and delicious meal with minimal effort. The spices are easy to obtain, ambrosial, and add an exotic depth of flavor. The vegetables are full of nutrients and fiber and the coconut milk imparts a silken texture without the addition of dairy. The most … Read more

Sweet Cherry and Pomegranate Tonic

The holidays stay with us long past the season. Yes, we have the memories and the presents, but we also have the effect of months of merrymaking and overindulgence. I won’t wax poetically about any particular diet or exercise regimen, but I do want to give you a fabulous recipe to help guide you back … Read more

Roasted Rosemary and Almonds

December through January is a crescendo of seasonal celebration. It’s a time for merrymaking and indulgence. No matter how you choose to celebrate the season, feasting is almost certainly involved.In my household, I am the designated master of ceremony and as such, I’m always looking for ways to keep the masses at bay whilst preparing … Read more

Powerhouse Hummus

If you’re reading this article, it’s safe to say you’re into hummus, and you’re probably intrigued by what could possibly turn quick, easy to make, standard hummus into a “powerhouse” recipe. The secret is………………. MUSHROOM! Unless you’ve been under a rock (or you’re not a foodie), you’ve probably heard about the impressive health promoting qualities … Read more

Butter Rum Mulled Apple Cider

Tis the season for many a celebration………. but let’s be honest, 2020 was a force to be reckoned with and we’re all a little weary! For many, the holiday season is going to look and feel a lot different than the tradition of yesteryear. Keeping this in mind, I want to share a recipe that … Read more