Lentil Salad with Spinach, Walnuts and Parmesan Cheese

Lentil Salad with Spinach, Walnuts and Parmesan Cheese

In my foods classes I love to discuss with my students how in the past, the wealthy folks could afford processed white flour, choice meats and cheeses, and copious alcohol. The poor farmers ground their grains themselves and ate more beans, seeds, and vegetables (and obviously, were way healthier). Now the situation has flipped!...

Banoffee Pie

Banoffee Pie

The movie is Love Actually. Keira Knightley’s character shows up at her new husband’s best friend’s house. Best friend is in LOVE with her, but she doesn’t know it yet (he deals with his thwarted love by being mean to her). She shows up at his house for a favor, and as a way...

Puff Pastry Margherita Pizza

Puff Pastry Margherita Pizza

A friend was due over with her kids for lunch. What was my problem, then, that I didn’t remember that I had to make lunch until about 11 am? Take out is always an option, but baby girl was sleeping. THIS, friends, is why it’s SO IMPORTANT to always have puff pastry in your...

Pear, Honey and Ricotta Breakfast Toast

Pear, Honey and Ricotta Breakfast Toast

There is quite the bevy of breakfast options in internet-world, this much is true. Most weekday mornings, however, I don’t want to make pancakes or oatmeal because I’m usually prepping dinner/packing lunch before hustling off to work. No more pans to clean, please! That being said, dunking clementine slices in the Greek yogurt container...

Organic Chicken – Cheaper and Easier

Organic Chicken – Cheaper and Easier

Would you like to buy organic chicken but almost die from sticker shock when you see the price? This is my “more for your money” method. It’s true – this does take some upfront time. I generally dislike things that are total wastes of my life, but I’ve been doing this for months (that’s...

Winter Pear Crostata

Winter Pear Crostata

I heart pears. Seriously, I love them. I like them under-ripe, over-ripe, in desserts, whatever. Since I’ve been wanting to make a crostata for a while now, and my pears were perfectly ripe and crying out to be used in some magical way, the winter pear crostata was born!

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