Entrees

Spanish Clam and Chorizo Pasta

Spanish Clam and Chorizo Pasta

Pork and paprika are two heavy-hitting Spanish ingredients – when they’re together in a meal, I’m immediately transported back to Spain. This pasta with Spanish chorizo and lots of sweet paprika is no exception. It’s full of bright, Mediterranean flavors that are worthy of a […]

Garden Salad with Sesame Miso Vinaigrette

Garden Salad with Sesame Miso Vinaigrette

This is now my third spring with the garden at our house in Nashville, and I still maintain that this time of year is my favorite for the garden. It’s in late spring that the root vegetables and lettuces start becoming harvest ready, and the […]

Tilapia with Mango Jalapeno Salsa

Tilapia with Mango Jalapeno Salsa

We can all agree that tilapia is one of the easiest fish to like if you’re not big on seafood, right? It’s pretty mild, easy to cook, and widely available. I find myself reaching for tilapia for a lot of quick weeknight meals, and they […]

Potage Aux Légumes – French Vegetable Soup

Potage Aux Légumes – French Vegetable Soup

The beginning of spring is such an exciting time for produce – I love seeing new vegetables crop up at the farmers’ markets. Root vegetables, tubers, and salad greens usually lead the charge before the abundance of summer fruit and vegetables arrive. And there’s just […]

Spanish Orange & Olive Salad

Spanish Orange & Olive Salad

Spanish food doesn’t get all the same love that other Mediterranean food does. From my experience in the US at least, we idolize the Mediterranean cuisine of France and Italy, we exoticize Mediterranean food of Morocco and Greece, and we kind of forget about ALL […]

Lemongrass Beef Banh Mi

Lemongrass Beef Banh Mi

Pho and Banh Mi are likely the two dishes you think of when you think of Vietnamese food. Like Pad Thai in Thailand, ceviche in Peru, pasta in Italy – Banh Mi is just iconic for Western palates. Until we traveled to Vietnam last year, […]

Garlic & Ginger Soup with Soft Boiled Egg

Garlic & Ginger Soup with Soft Boiled Egg

So now that you have your soft boiled egg skills down to a science it’s time to use them in the very best way I know how: swimming in brothy, savory soup. If you’ve ever slurped your way through a bowl of ramen and thought […]

Rice Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Rice Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Fun fact: this is actually not my first foray into blogging. When I was studying in France, I kept an online chronicle of my time there (because my 20 year old self thought everyone was just going to be soooo interested in everything I was […]

Spring Salad with Crispy Goat Cheese

Spring Salad with Crispy Goat Cheese

Guys, I’m ready for spring. Ready for a new season and new life. I always love to observe how what we crave to eat changes with the weather and the seasons. Right now I’m craving fresh, green, vibrant things. If you live in Nashville or […]

Refreshing Vietnamese Noodle Bowls

Refreshing Vietnamese Noodle Bowls

Refreshing is probably not the first word that comes to mind when you think of noodles. Hearty, warm, or comforting maybe, but refreshing probably not. Well, let me introduce you to your new favorite way to eat noodles: cold, in a salad, with lots of […]

Baked Cod with Lemon Caper Cauliflower Sauce

Baked Cod with Lemon Caper Cauliflower Sauce

Of all the classic food combinations that exist in the world, I could make a strong case for lemon and capers being one of the greatest. Sharp, briny, salty, acidic – they breathe life and flavor into dishes. And when you add garlic in there? […]

Southern Italian Stuffed Meatballs

Southern Italian Stuffed Meatballs

Picture this: you’re in southern Italy, cooking the rustic food of the region for an entire week. You have fresh, homemade pasta with every meal. Crisp olive oil and the best late summer vegetables abound. You’re not vegetarian, but you’re also not a voracious carnivore. […]