Crazy Feta

One of our favorite restaurant chains in DC and Arlington, VA is Cava.  They have the best grilled cheese, souvlaki, meatballs and crazy feta, an appetizer served with warm pita bread that inspired my recipe today.  It’s super simple and so delicious you’ll make it again and again.  If you’re short on time you can skip the roasting steps for the pepper and garlic and puree them raw.  Roasting … Continue reading Crazy Feta

Super Bowls

If you’re looking for a healthier twist on the traditional Super Bowl feast you might want to check out this idea of a “Super Bowl” from Vintage Mixer. In lieu of chicken wings and pizza,  spread your table with ‘super foods’ like quinoa and sweet potatoes and everyone can make their own super bowl, topped with a generous amount of creamy avocado jalapeño lime dressing.  We ate these while … Continue reading Super Bowls

Mediterranean Chicken {in your Crockpot}

This is a simple way to prepare a healthy dinner with delicious Mediterranean flavors.  I think you’ll love how the chicken tastes after simmering in a sauce of tomatoes, olives, olive oil, garlic, prunes and herbs.  I added my chicken to the crockpot when it was raw and it turned out great but if you have extra time you could sear the chicken in a skillet to add a … Continue reading Mediterranean Chicken {in your Crockpot}

Sweet and Spicy Brown Sugar and Sriracha Glazed Chicken

This recipe was born out of my desire to make a dinner that tasted like hot wings without using a deep-fryer (oh that I actually owned one!)  It is simple, spicy and delicious with minimal ingredients you probably have in your fridge.  What to buy (serves 2-3): 3 chicken breasts salt and pepper, to taste 5 tablespoons butter 1/3 cup sriracha 1/4 cup brown sugar … Continue reading Sweet and Spicy Brown Sugar and Sriracha Glazed Chicken

Easy Baked Brie and Cranberry Dip

Who doesn’t love baked brie in all its bubbling glory? This simple way to make it without bothering with a pastry wrapping is my go-to for easy entertaining or a fancy afternoon snack. The tartness of the cranberries pair perfectly with the rich, gooey brie. It’s festive and simple, good for the holidays or anytime. If you don’t like cranberries you could sub in any … Continue reading Easy Baked Brie and Cranberry Dip

Cranberry Mustard Salmon

I had half a jar of cranberry relish leftover from the holidays and two salmon steaks in the fridge.  A quick search provided this recipe from Epicurious and 20 minutes later, a delicious dinner.  The vinegar cuts the sweetness of the cranberries and the dijon mustard gives the salmon with a great flavor.   What to buy (serves 2): 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons Dijon … Continue reading Cranberry Mustard Salmon