CAULIFLOWER PASTA WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS AND PINE NUTS

Now that fall is well underway and the weather is cooling down, I’m finding myself making more dishes involving the use of my oven. While in summer I completely avoid anything that requires making a room any warmer than it already is, this season is all about embracing baked goods and oven-roasted meals. This pasta is one of those dishes that requires the use of an oven to roast the cauliflower; and while the ingredients list might seem long, it’s actually an incredibly simple dish to make (and only takes 30 minutes fro ... Read More





      

HONEY-BAKED CHEESE WITH FIGS, WALNUTS, AND THYME

I love weekends. Even though I don’t work a regular 9-5 job anymore, I still find weekends sort of magical. I think it’s because there’s just so much possibility; there’s more you can do for yourself, and everything is more relaxed—no early morning rush out the door, no anxiously checking e-mails, no dreading that upwards-creeping number in your inbox. Instead there’s farmer’s markets, visits to the florist, and laid-back brunches with family and friends. Weekend evenings are my favorites—that’s when I’ ... Read More





      

EGG-Y PASTA CUPS WITH ZUCCHINI, RICOTTA, AND BASIL

It’s Monday, and you’re probably at work right now thinking about how much you’d rather be eating lunch at home than at the office. Maybe you’re dreading going to the coffee shop downstairs because you don’t know how many more times you could possibly eat the same old chicken sandwich, or maybe you packed lunch from home but it’s a boring lettuce-tomato-cucumber salad, again. Or maybe you packed a gourmet lunch and you’re only reading this because Monday boredom. Whatever—I’m just going to talk to you abou ... Read More





      

BUTTERNUT SQUASH BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE – 3/1 SEASONAL CHALLENGE RECIPE

I like to wake up early and take my time getting ready in the mornings, but as the weather has started to cool down and the days have become shorter, I’m also really enjoying sleeping in a little bit longer and lounging in bed with a book until the sun has come up. And while this is lovely to do, it also means I’ve had a few rushed mornings where I haven’t had as much time as I’d like for a leisurely breakfast. I love breakfast, it’s the one meal I absolutely have to have in order to function properly. When I’m ... Read More