A hearty salad topped with sautéed potatoes, onions, and green beans tossed with a bright basil vinaigrette – plus a great giveaway to help you make healthy choices in the new year! I must have overdone it a little on the doughnuts last week, because I’m suddenly craving salads like they’re going out of style. […]
The Deep South meets the Middle East with these stuffed collard greens, inspired by dolmas (stuffed grape leaves). They’re not the prettiest things to ever come out of my kitchen, but they’re definitely tasty! Enjoy them as a snack, as an accompaniment to grilled meat, or on top of a salad. This recipe is a […]
Can we get real with each other for a minute? As a food blogger, there’s this ridiculous pressure that every recipe has to be earth shatteringly wonderful. They have to be unique, creative, and easy enough that people will actually attempt making it themselves. The photos have to be gorgeous and there has to be […]
Spring is finally here! It was so gorgeous this weekend that I wanted to spend every second possible outside. From the looks of my blog analytics, we’re all on the same page… there weren’t very many people looking at recipes this week and I definitely don’t blame them. I have the perfect recipe for you though – it takes practically no time or effort at all. If you have a burner on your grill, you can even make the whole thing outside (and it will be done in even less time, since those grill burners are so hot that they bring water to a boil in the bat of an eye!)
I’m so excited to finally share this braised eggplant with ground lamb with you all – I made it almost a whole month ago and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since!
The recipe came out of a craving for eggplant… for days, all I wanted was eggplant that was cooked until it was so tender that it collapsed in on itself. I had no idea what I wanted the rest of the meal to be, but once I got the image of that eggplant in my head I just couldn’t shake it. The end result – tender, braised eggplant and tomatoes cooked with richly spiced lamb and topped with cool yogurt sauce and tangy cucumbers – ended up being perfect and is one of my favorite meals of 2012.