Teresa’s Tri Color Arugula Salad

Looking for an unique tricolor pasta salad with sweet anise, lemony, and peppery arugula, try this salad to wake up a crowd with a fun new twist on the traditional tricolor salad.

Lemon Saffron Mussels

My husband and I went to Newport, RI and enjoyed a food tour that took us to four unique up and coming restaurants.  At one restaurant we were served a delectable mussel dish with saffron, cream, and lemon.  This is my attempt at recreating it. 2 Tbsp Avocado Oil 1 clove garlic 1/2 Saffron 1…

Pantry Antipasti

Are you desperate to make a quick side dish for dinner, but 1) don’t have a clue if you have anything to make since you haven’t been grocery shopping in eeeek weeks and 2) look in your empty pantry and refrigerator to see only a jar of olives and a block of cheese?  Well if…

No Cream Strawberry Dream

Do you want a no fuss dessert that takes no time and looks fabulous? Try this quick balsamic strawberry meringue treat.  This recipe serves two to four and can be stretched out by adding pound cake, biscuits, or cookie crumbles–bam now it’s a strawberry shortcake! 1 1/2 Cups Strawberries 1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar 1/2 Tbsp…

Gluten-Free Rice and Spinach Pesto Salad

1 Cup Dry Rice 1/4 Cup Spinach Pesto 1 Can Cannellini Beans 1/4 Cup Black Olives Salt Pepper Are you looking for an easy gluten and dairy free meal? Try this simple rice pesto salad, rich in protein and gluten and dairy free–let me know what you think. Cook rice by following the directions on…

Julia Says Don’t Overcrowd the Mushrooms

Do you have some sliced mushrooms in the fridge that you need to use before they go bad? I did and that’s why I came up with my Deconstructed Stuffed Mushrooms recipe. I wanted to do something different with the mushrooms and stuffed mushrooms are my favorite during the holidays so  I came up with…