Spiced Lamb and Mushroom Penne Gratin Recipe

Spiced Lamb and Mushroom Penne Gratin -- This one-pan meal is rich, hearty, packed with warm flavors and is comfort food at its finest!

With a gluten-free option, this one-pan meal is hearty, rich, packed with warm flavors, and is comfort food at its finest!Imagine, if you will, the most scrumptious macaroni and cheese ever . . .Now imagine, adding to it, tender ground lamb with delicious warming spices, onions and mushrooms caramelized to … [Read more...]

Spicy Eggplant-Almond Cakes with Cilantro-Lemon Yogurt

Spicy Eggplant-Almond Cakes Recipe with Cilantro-Lemon Yogurt - Crispy on the outside, soft in the center, these super flavorful, spicy and earthy eggplant cakes are an incredibly delicious, crowd-pleasing hors d'oeuvre or appetizer.

Crispy on the outside, soft in the center, these super flavorful, spicy and earthy eggplant cakes are an incredibly delicious, crowd-pleasing hors d'oeuvre or appetizer. I had the pleasure of attending a delightful presentation by Faye Levy at Melissa's Produce a couple of weeks ago.  Faye, an authority on Middle … [Read more...]

Pink Lemonade-Coconut Bars {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Gluten-Free Pink Lemonade-Coconut Bars - Sweet, tart and oh-so-pretty -- this delectable dessert will make you a star!

These delectable lemon bars will make you a star -- they're sweet, tart and oh-so-pretty! Though they appear more yellow than pink, these are quite literally pink lemon bars!  I used Frieda's Pink Lemons, and they are absolutely stunning.  So stunning that I just had to paint a pretty picture with them -- in the form … [Read more...]

Rosemary-Honey Marinated Oranges Recipe

Rosemary-Honey Mainated Oranges Recipe - Beautiful, refreshing, and perfectly scented with rosemary and honey, these delicious oranges can work their way into any meal, and are especially lovely for dessert.

Beautiful, refreshing, and perfectly scented with rosemary and honey, these delicious oranges can work their way into any meal, and are especially lovely for dessert.Do you remember when I introduced you to Cara Cara oranges?  An epic day in history, I know. ;-)I passionately adore them.  I eat them daily when … [Read more...]

Yakisoba Omelet (Okonomiyaki) Recipe

Yakisoba Omelet Recipe- Bursting with umami flavors, this is a super hearty, rich and delicious comfort food like no other.

 Bursting with umami flavors, this is a super hearty, rich and delicious comfort food like no other. Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savory pancake that contains a wide variety of ingredients. Okonomi is Japanese for as you like, and I took that quite literally.This is my rendition of a Yakisoba Omelet.  And although … [Read more...]

Pickled Ginger-Citrus Salad with Creamy Wasabi Dressing and Spicy Crispy Fried Rice

Pickled Ginger Citrus Salad with Creamy Wasabi Dressing and Crispy Fried Rice -- This salad is an explosion of spicy, sweet, fresh, and mind-blowingly delicious flavors!

This salad is an explosion of spicy, sweet, fresh, and mind-blowingly delicious flavors!This salad began with an invitation to a Super Bowl party and a big bowl of Cara Cara oranges.  Yep, that's what it took to get this creation going.The sweet, super juicy oranges were begging for a spicy wasabi dressing, and … [Read more...]

Spicy Crispy Fried Rice Recipe

Spicy Crispy Rice Recipe -- Delightfully spicy, this crispy rice is lovely to snack on, and is the perfect crunchy addition to a salad.

Delightfully spicy, this crispy rice is lovely to snack on, and is the perfect crunchy addition to a salad. I was making a winter citrus salad the other day, and it had every element I wanted except for a crunch.It was almost perfect.I thought about different types of nuts and seeds and I just wasn't feeling … [Read more...]

Brown Butter Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

Brown Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

It's like you're having a bite of the most scrumptious morning oatmeal you could imagine, only in the form of a cookie.The other day I had a conversation I loved with another mom on my son's school field trip.This mom is a foodie of sorts and loves cooking, so naturally I started talking recipes.  Somehow that led … [Read more...]

Creamy Rosemary-Dubliner Polenta with Crispy Pancetta Recipe

Creamy Rosemary Dubliner Polenta with Crispy Pancetta1

This polenta dish can be a side or main course -- it's incredibly hearty, packed with flavor and it's comforting beyond belief!Yep, it's absolutely as delicious as it sounds.I'm not kidding around here -- this is one comforting dish you won't want to miss!  Between the warmth of the rosemary and the sweet, nutty … [Read more...]

Spiced Pork and Mango Chimichurri Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Spiced Pork and Mango Chimichurri Lettuce Wraps Recipe

The most scrumptious lunch or dinner, these gluten-free wraps are filled with tender, warmly spiced pork, juicy, sweet mango and chimichurri sauce with a delicious kick! I've always put mangoes high up on a pedestal.  From their beautiful orange-red skin and brilliant golden flesh, to their tropical, floral fragrance … [Read more...]