Every summer I forget how awesome soup and it’s unfortunate. A good broth based soup filled with fresh veggies is light, filling and super easy to make. Summer should be the best time to soup it up with best vegetables being in season!
A few days ago I found myself with a couple of leeks and a load of peppers from the farm.
I saw this idea in Food Magazine the other day and HAD to try it immediately!
Basil is about the only thing I successfuly grew in my small container garden this year. I have 3 plants that just keep producing this favorite herb of mine. I also had a cilantro plant, my other favorite, but it didn’t make it past July. :(
I was going to call this “reverse pizza” or “upside down pizza” but that doesn’t quite describe it right. I had an idea to use a spreadable cheese for the “sauce” and then fresh garden tomatoes as the “cheese” for a quick pizza like dish on a tortilla.
I cooked something besides burgers or fish sticks! YAY! It’s been crazy in these parts. The Husband now plays tennis in the evening, I’ve been playing catch-up after my BlogHer Vacation in NY and frankly, I’ve been uninspired in the kitchen.
Today I decided to put an end to the cooking drought and defrost some chicken. I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with them I just knew I wanted to cook. Read the rest of this post »»
I’ve gone out to dinner on my birthday for as long as I can remember. It’s just what we do. What we’ve always done.
There’s no doubt I like eating out. I enjoy a break from the kitchen, I like getting waited on for a change, but it’s expensive and just not as fun for me with 2 young kids (if I’m being honest.) I’d rather cook a good meal at home, even on my Birthday. So I’m starting a new tradition of cooking something new for myself on my day and the family is NOT allowed to complain. (They did anyway.)
Home from the beach and CRAVING a light, healthy lunch. That was my inspiration today.
Armed with a Portobello mushroom and a red pepper I picked up at the grocery store yesterday, I whipped up a fun, tasty, filling spinach salad. Honestly, I can’t believe how flavorful and satisfying this meal was. Don’t let the longer ingredient list scare you. It was a cinch to make and took all of 10 minutes.