This is one of my go-to soups for any season. It first caught my eye on Pinterest and then I discovered the Butterfly Food blog and her gorgeous food photos. You can throw in any fresh vegetables you would like and the soup is delicious every time. This time I added fresh, shelled english peas to celebrate some of the first spring vegetables at the market. Continue reading
Bean burgers are my new found favorite meal. Last week I tried a Chipotle Black Bean burger which turned out great. This recipe might be even better. It combines the traditional flavors of Falafel with a creamy cucumber Tzatziki sauce.
As these patties are grilled, not fried, it is only 160 calories and you can jazz it up with different toppings. I used tzatziki, tomato, spinach and a shmear of hummus.
I’m looking for other bean burger recipes. If you have some let me know! Enjoy!
To celebrate the start of the fall season, on this chilly San Francisco night, I made a delicious and super easy Autumn vegetable ragout and served it atop creamy white cheddar polenta. I’ve had this recipe in the hopper for quite some time, just waiting for the right time to make it. Now that I’ve eaten it, I think it will become a fall/winter staple since you can add or substitue a bunch of different veggies.
Chefanie Wambach came over the other night and we both wanted to cook something light, healthy and summery. And of course it had to go with our Secret Recipe dish, Manchego Jalapeño Cornbread.
My inspiration for this salad was to have as many colors as a salad bowl would allow me too. I chose the veggies for their taste obviously but also for the colors and the beauty they would add to the overall dish. I tended to go for heirloom veggies, but you can substitute for whatever you want and whatever suits your fancy.
This salad was awesome and all of us went back for a few more bites. I was originally planning on dressing it with a cilantro vinaigrette but Wambach has the “cilantro tastes like soup” gene and we decided to go with a homemade spicy ranch to tie it all together. It worked and maybe even better than a vinaigrette would have. It is crunchy, creamy and looks beautiful on the table.
Make this one for sure!
It’s our second month in the Secret Recipe Club and this month we were assigned Liv Life. The blog has a lot of seasonal, California inspired dishes, so we were quite at home with Kim’s recipes. The only problem was choosing which one to make!
Chefanie Frasco and I perused the collection and both came upon the recipe for Manchego Jalapeño Cornbread. Growing up in Missouri we often had cornbread with family meals, so I was very excited to give this recipe a try.