Monthly Archive: May, 2015

Shrimp Ceviche

A couple of weeks ago I went to the Read Local Book Festival Cookbook Rodeo with my mom and sisters.  It was a great event where you could meet local cookbook authors, taste their recipes and… Continue reading

Orzo Primavera with Fresh Herbs

I made this simple spring salad as a side dish for dinner with my family over Memorial Day weekend.  I love a good orzo salad, and this is one of my new favorites… Continue reading

Four-Spice Cod with Sauteed Kale

For this recipe I’m working with a new manufacturer of spices called Spice Society, which is based in Greenville, SC.  The owner, Lisa Conner, has created a line of organic, non-GMO spices that are… Continue reading

Sweet and Sour Chicken with Bok Choy

One of my favorite things about subscribing to a CSA in the spring and summer is that it forces me to get creative in the kitchen.  When my CSA box arrived last week,… Continue reading

Some Good Reads {Spring 2015}

  Before spring slips away, I wanted to post my seasonal installment of what I’ve been reading and enjoying. If nonfiction is your thing, Chasing the Scream and Citizen Coke were fascinating reads and Leaving… Continue reading

Seared Tuna with Kale, Sweet Potato and Farro Salad

This recipe features a super healthy pairing of fish, veggies and farro.  Farro is a hearty grain that makes a nice substitute for rice and goes great with the leafy kale and sweet potatoes.  Tuna steaks… Continue reading

Sirloin Steak with New Potatoes and Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is a delicious green sauce of parsley, garlic, olive oil, oregano, and vinegar.   Like pesto, chimichurri never gets old to me and is good on everything especially grilled meat. I thinly sliced the sirloin… Continue reading

Chicken Tacos with Roasted Tomatoes and Jalapeños

I made these chicken tacos for Cinco de Mayo last week and they were a big hit.  They’re piled high with chicken, roasted tomatoes and jalapeños and purple cabbage slaw and topped with a… Continue reading

Cod with Lemon Herb Butter and Asparagus

For this recipe I steamed the cod inside a folded packet of parchment paper in the oven.  Before I added them to the parchment, I slathered the fish with an herb and lemon butter with flavorful results.… Continue reading

Kale Pesto Pasta with Chickpeas

I love pesto and like to switch up how I make it every season.  This is a simple way to use fresh spring greens for a bright green pesto with chickpeas to make… Continue reading