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Swiss Chard and Chickpea Saute

June 20, 2011


So as I sat looking at my garden wondering how to prepare my Swiss chard I got the idea to saute it with some onions, garlic and chickpeas. This last minute idea proved to be a very delicious surprise. Since I am growing my own Swiss chard I was able to pick the leaves while […]

Backyard BBQ

June 6, 2011


This past weekend we had a backyard BBQ with some friends. It was a great time and I had the best time planning the menu and making the food. We borrowed some recipes from our go to site- For drinks we had beer and I made a vodka iced tea. The tea was very […]

Spring Greens Salad and Herb Fried Eggs

May 9, 2011


This was a last minute idea when I saw how many of my salad greens in my garden were ready to be harvested. I added half a can of chick peas, thinly sliced red onion, and a small can of tuna fish packed in olive oil. My parents just came back from Italy and brought […]

Eggplant a la Randa with Whole Wheat Arugula Pizza

May 2, 2011


So tonight I was feeling a bit motivated and inspired to make one of my favorite dishes.  I usually don’t make this eggplant dish because it involves frying and can get messy.  I don’t know what it’s true Italian name is, so I will just call it after my mom, since she always makes it […]

Stuffed Artichokes

April 16, 2011


My latest obsession is artichokes, I could eat them every day. Tonight’s meal was one of my favorite ways to make them. I stuffed them with an egg mixture. This dish is a bit complicated, but bear with me and you will be able to make it yourself! You should purchase the small artichokes for […]

Pesto Chicken with Haricots Verts

April 12, 2011


Tonight’s meal was super quick and simple.  I made chicken breast which I marinated in pesto- drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with red pepper flakes.  We grilled them since it was so nice out! Then to make the haricots verts- which are really tender string beans, I just dumped them in a pot of […]