Quinoa and Veggie-Stuffed Bell Peppers

In this series of recipes, I am highlighting the wonderful produce that is in-season in the summer. This week, I couldn’t resist focusing on delicious bell peppers. You can use any color that you’d like – but keep in mind that the red ones are slightly sweeter than the green. I like to change it…

Easy-Peasy Homemade Pomodoro

Tomatoes! Of course we can get them year-round, but they are literally ripe for the picking in the summer. Right now they are sweet and juicy and perfect for countless recipes. While there is nothing wrong with eating produce that isn’t technically in season, eating a fruit or vegetable at its peak means it is…

Broccoli Basil Pesto

My toddler has weird taste. He won’t eat rice, or beans, ground meat, or basically any vegetable. But he WILL eat garlic and basil. Constantly. I guess I have a good little Italian on my hands. I’ve had to be creative when making his meals, attempting everything I can think of to get nutrients into…

Lidia-Inspired One Pot Chicken

I opened Lidia Bastianich’s “Mastering the Art of Italian Cooking” (which is the most incredible Italian cookbook I’ve ever owned), and I was ready to prepare one of her chicken dishes. Instead, a few of her recipes inspired me to try something of my own with a few of the ingredients I have in my…

Spinach Turkey Orzo Soup

I made this yesterday after the big storm, and a lot of people have asked for the recipe.  It’s easy, hearty, and absolutely delicious. I adapted it from the Apple of My Eye’s recipe for Sausage & White Bean Soup.  Here’s my version: Ingredients 2 shallots, diced 3 cloves of garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons of…

Root Vegetable Avocado Quinoa Salad

(Image via telegraph.co.uk) I’ve been MIA recently because….drum roll…my husband and I have bought a house!  More to come on that.  But I wanted to share a quick recipe to get back into the swing of things.  I threw this together today for my toddler, but then ended up eating it myself.  I’ve been getting…

Food = Love, or So I’ve Been Told

Food. I’ve been trying to figure out why it holds such an important place in my life. Yes, I love to eat. I really do. Figuring out what I’m going to eat next occupies a disproportionate amount of my time. But it’s more than that. Food brings people together in a very personal way. And…

Quick (cheating) Chicken Veggie Egg-Drop Soup

Fall has finally arrived in NYC.  And while we wait for our apartment building to  turn on the heat, my family has had to resort to primitive measures to stay warm.  Soup soup soup. This recipe is easy and yummy and perfect for a quick lunch while you’re trying to wrangle kids and get out…