Greens & Quinoa Salad with Fennel, Oranges and Avocado

Happy New Year! Ring in 2020 with this healthy, delicious salad. It has everything you need to start out the day, and is filled with greens, quinoa, fennel, cara cara oranges, dried apricots, pistachios and avocados. I finished it with an apple cider vinaigrette. This salad is a meal. I took it to a New…

Cacio e Pepe Warm Brussels Sprouts

Cacio e pepe is one of my all time favorite pasta dishes. It was a natural thought to bring this flavor to a vegetable dish. Shaved Brussels sprouts get transformed when they are saute, given a pecorino shower and a pistachio crunch. Make this easy dish and let me know what you think. Cacio e…

Carrot and Cabbage Salad with Ginger Sesame Dressing

It’s a heat wave here in Cincinnati and many places across the country and world. I try not to turn on the oven during a summer heat wave and I really like easy no cook dishes. Here you go with a salad, side dish, lunch you name it. Grab a head of purple cabbage, shredded…

Quinoa and Cauliflower Salad

It’s time to think ahead a few days and get ready for the 4th of July! Happy Birthday America! Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolets. A blast to the past into the 1970’s when that car commercial was so popular here in the States. I am bringing you up to speed on food for…

Grilled Romaine & Tomato Salad with Gorgonzola Vinaigrette

Grill your greens , I beg you!The most simple of lettuces that are in your grocery carts can be transformed when on the grill .Grill some cherry or grape tomatoes alongside and let’s see what happens. I added a little flat iron steak and roasted potatoes and there you have it a hearty meal. Grilled…

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…