Spinach Feta Pinwheels

When asked about my favorite appetizer to make, I always think of these spinach feta pinwheels. They are really easy to make, and they freeze well days before you need them! Chopped frozen spinach and a frozen puff pastry sheet makes the job stress-free. All you have to do is wait for the spinach and puff pastry to thaw, then mix up the spinach with feta cheese and nutmeg in your Magic Bullet and spread it on the top. An […]

Black Bean Hummus

One of my favorite quick mommy lunches to make are hummus quesadillas. For some reason, the hummus and the melty cheese pair so perfectly together! I love to switch up my hummus flavors every so often, and black bean hummus is always my go-to. I don’t need any crazy ingredients, which means I usually have it always on hand. This one comes together so simply. You can use it for dipping salty tortilla chips in or crispy fresh veggies! Black […]

Feta Eggplant Rolls

Eggplant has always been a difficult fruit for me to use in recipes. By the way, are you surprised I said fruit? Many people think eggplant is a vegetable, but it’s actually a fruit! It is really healthy since it contains a lot of vitamins, minerals and fiber. My signature recipe is eggplant Parmesan, which we are really tired of by now.  I saw an eggplant roll appetizer recipe in an old issue of Fine Cooking magazine that inspired me […]

Refried Bean Dip

I am always looking for a quick and easy dip to make when sport season rolls around. Something everyone will love, and that doesn’t take too much time in the kitchen to prepare. This dish is perfect just for that. You can easily adjust the flavors, add more heat, or maybe top it with some cilantro and red peppers for different flavor and crunch! Refried Bean Dip Ingredients 2 cans pinto beans, drained Salt and pepper 1 package taco seasoning  […]

Plum Goat Cheese Crostini

Besides the brilliant color of this plum jam, you and your guests are going to love the sweet and tangy flavor combination of this plum goat cheese crostini! The plum jam is really easy to make: just add freshly chopped plums to a pot of boiling water and a little sugar and let it simmer down and then cool into a thick jam. Add more or less sugar to your taste preference. My favorite way to serve this crostini dish […]

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

I recently discovered a delicious new side dish: stuffed portobello mushroom caps. Normally, you may think of stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer, but these portobello mushroom caps are so huge that they are probably better as a side! In fact, two people could probably share one. Goat cheese is blended with herbs and bread crumbs to form a creamy stuffing for these large mushrooms, which are then baked in the oven. I love the combination of goat cheese and walnuts, […]

Creamy Beet and Feta Dip

Beets offer an earthy, refreshing and unique flavor that more recipes should take advantage of. While it’s not common to have them appear as the main ingredient of a dish, this dip offers a great example of why that ought to happen more often. The feta cheese provides a great flavor and texture to complement the beets, which can be either roasted or bought pre-cooked. Creamy Beet and Feta Dip Recipe Ingredients 1 1/2 cups cooked beets 1/2 cup feta […]

Mashed Maple and Apricot Dip

Dried apricots are a food we’re so used to eating the way they’re purchased, that it’s easy to overlook their use in an easy-to-make recipe. This apricot dip is simple, sweet and delicious. I’ve included maple syrup and a touch of lemon juice to add some depth to the flavor. Mashed Maple and Apricot Dip Recipe Ingredients 1 cup dried apricot 1 tbsp. maple syrup 1/2 tsp. lemon juice Instructions Boil apricots for about 10 minutes to soften. Let cool […]

Sichuan Green Beans

Okay, my love for Sichuan Chinese food may be getting a little out of control, but here’s a recipe for a healthy, delicious side dish that packs a TON of flavor and is extremely easy to make. You will need Chinese preserved vegetables, which can be bought online very easily or from any decent Asian grocery store. (Once you pop open the can, the vegetable will keep for months in the fridge.) For deep fermented flavor with truly minimal effort, […]

Spicy Avocado Spread

The avocado’s rich and creamy texture is perfect for spreading on toast for a simple meal. With help from the Magic Bullet, this recipe adds a spicy dynamic to the natural avocado flavor, combining it with jalapeño and crushed red pepper to create an easy-to-make, flavor-rich and super healthy spread. The only difficult part of this recipe is deciding what bread to put it on! Spicy Avocado Spread Recipe Ingredients 1/2 avocado 1/4 jalapeño pepper 1 tsp. crushed red pepper […]