Category: Vegetarian

Tuscan Kale Salad with Grilled Steak

tuscan kale salad with steak

If you’ve been to True Food Kitchen, you’ve probably tried their Tuscan Kale Salad. It is so fresh and perfectly dressed, every time. I can never get enough of it. North Italia, a sister restaurant, serves that same delicious kale…

Chocolate Stout Brownie Cake

brownie cake

This healthier, less sugary, and fluffier brownie cake is my new favorite. The texture is rich and spongy, almost cheesecake-like, and the flavor is sweet but perfectly balanced with a dark chocolate stout. I love enjoying this satisfying snack with my…

Mini Banana Nut Chocolate Breads

mini banana bread 2

‘Tis the season for gifting! I wanted to make something cute and delicious for the teachers at daycare who do such a great job caring for my little one every day. These mini banana nut chocolate loaves are festive, cute…

Churro Cheesecake Bars

churro cheesecake bar

Those of you who know me or have seen my recipes know that when it comes to baked goods, I don’t make anything that takes more than 30 minutes of prep time. I shamefully admit that even 30 minutes feels…

Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Loaf Cake

pumpkin yogurt cake

Two of my favorite things: pumpkin (in the fall) and Greek yogurt (all year round). This is not a pumpkin bread. It is smooth, moist, almost pound cake-like but much more decadent. It is pretty unbelievable. When it comes to…

Cauliflower Crust Margherita Pizza

cauliflower pizza

A standard 8-inch margherita pizza has about 800 calories. That’s a lot, isn’t it? After all, a margherita pizza usually only has tomatoes, basil and mozzarella. This incredible Cooking Light recipe that I adapted has 350 calories and double the…

Garlic Knots

garlic knots

I don’t know how garlic knots came about but whoever invented them had a vision, a vision of delicious perfection. I love the garlic knots they serve up at C&O in Venice. Unfortunately, sometimes they were just doused in way too…

Summer Veggie Pad Thai

vegetable pad thai

I was fully committed to making a gorgeous roast chicken for dinner, along with roasted vegetables and maybe some crusty bread. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? It seemed very appropriate for a mid-September Friday night. It also sounds very… fall. And…