Vegetarian

Cucumber Chickpea Salad

cucumber chickpea salad

It has been so hot lately! Heat wave? It’s hard to feel motivated even to go for a short walk or run. I guess if I’m not exercising, I better eat healthier. On top of all that, I had just…

Cheddar Scallion Popover Muffins

popover muffins

Neiman Marcus used to have these hidden cafés on the top floor that my mom and I would visit for lunch during a shopping spree at the mall, and the cafés served these warm, straight-out-of-the-oven popovers with a whipped raspberry…

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Spring Rolls

spring rolls

A couple of us got together and had a cooking day with an “Around the World” theme, ambitiously making everything from chicken salads and waffled pizzas (check out my Instagram feed @baconandsouffle) to Rick Bayless’s braised carnitas and these chicken…

Banana Oat Muffins with Greek Yogurt

banana oat muffins

No flour. No oil. No butter. And… Are you ready for this? No mixer. Yup! This pretty much defines what a great recipe is all about. Of course they taste delicious too. Those muffins won’t rise much but they are filling,…

Simple Stawberry Pie

strawberry pie

Summertime berries are the best. Seriously the best. They are beautifully vibrant, sweet and scrumptious. Fresh strawberries are delicious in salads, made into preserves, or used to top yogurt and oatmeal. But I think that one of the best ways, the best…

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Salad

roasted pepper pasta salad

Hello, summer! Summer began on Father’s Day this year. Sure enough, June gloom is over and it’s been getting sunnier and hotter everyday. Summer is a time for cookouts, BBQ, and pool parties. This means that you need to be…

Cherries, Zest, and Ricotta

cherries and ricotta

  The shortest recipe I’ve ever posted! All this recipe requires is your desire to buy some irresistible fresh cherries, one orange and a tub of ricotta. Mix everything except ricotta an hour ahead of time and there you have…

Heirloom Tomato Galette with Pecorino

tomato galette 3

Oh the bountiful supply of summer produce and fruits! I found these beautiful heirloom tomatoes at the farmer’s market and knew that I had to showcase them somehow. A galette is easy to make and so pretty to look at. Galettes belong…

Cherry Clafoutis

cherry clafoutis

Kla-foo-tee! Kla-foo-tee! Kla-foo-tee! Doesn’t the word clafoutis sound like it’s from a tribal chant? I liked the word so much I had to make one. The main reason I made a clafoutis is because today is National Cherry Tart Day!…