Autumn Harvest Salad

This is my riff on a salad I had this fall. It was full of greens, beets, golden and red, pears, pumpkin seeds and a pomegranate vinaigrette. I added walnuts and some kale. I used an apple cider vinaigrette in place of the pomegranate vinaigrette. A delicious addition would be adding bacon, feta or goat…

Savory Leek Tart

Savory leek tart.What a simple treat, and a simple recipe.The most difficult part is making sure your leeks are clean. Chop and rinse to get rid of any grit. Quality pre-made pastry is a game changer, but if you love to make dough, you got this. Sauté a little, roll out the dough, spread your ricotta,…

Roasted Potato & Garlic Soup

I am into autumn comfort foods, which for me means soup. Lots of it, ready to go. Make big batches, freeze it and you will have healthy meals ready in a flash. This recipe can be modified if you are vegetarian or vegan. Switch up the toppings, but it’s delicious on its own. Roasted Potato…

Spicy Salmon Gyro Lettuce Wraps

I first made this recipe about 8 years before I went to culinary school. I was training for a marathon and was interested in finding recovery meals for after a long run. Runner’s World had this in their recipe bank and it became the inspiration for my version. This was a hit for my “On…

Cauliflower Fritters

I love using vegetables for quick fritters. This recipe will work well with zucchini, or broccoli. I had to search my recipe binders to find a recipe I used years ago. I couldn’t find it but remembered the ingredients. Mostly because there are only a few, and that always makes for a good quick go…

Asparagus, Snap Pea and Tomato Salad

I’m always looking for a good sidekick to a meal that can double as a quick lunch. I’ve made this dish several times for clients and served it at a luncheon. Grab some fresh in-season spring veggies. Get a pot of water boiling and a bowl of ice to blanche, whip up my shallot vinaigrette…