Baba ganoush is a Mediterranean dip similar to hummus but its base is roasted or grilled eggplant, instead of chickpeas. Eggplant, a vegetable in the nightshade family, is nutrient dense and high in fiber. The beautiful purple globe eggplants make delicious baba ganoush! It’s an easy dip to prepare with just a few ingredients and is simple to dress up with pomegranate seeds and a drizzle of olive oil. As with hummus, sesame paste or tahini, binds the dip together. […]
Inspired by the signature cocktail served at the US Tennis Open, the Honey Deuce pays homage to the classic summery combination of vodka, lemonade and a splash of raspberry liqueur, making it a true delight for both casual fans and seasoned tennis enthusiasts. This cocktail is reminiscent of the iconic tennis ball, with delicate floating honeydew melon balls adorning the glass. Its sweet and tangy flavor profile, balanced with the gentle warmth of vodka, transforms every sip into a moment […]
Strawberries are an iconic summer treat – sweet, juicy and a little tart. Fresh strawberries can be easily transformed into a bubbly, fragrant and beautiful dessert. This crumble is gluten free, diary free and a perfect way to enjoy strawberry season. As the strawberries bake and release their natural juices, they form a luscious, fruity filling that pairs harmoniously with the nutty crumble topping. Serve your crumble warm with an ice cream of your choice. Don’t be surprised if it […]
Indulge in mouthwatering flavors with a delightful recipe for asparagus. This elegant dish combines the earthy taste of asparagus with the salty richness of prosciutto, enhanced by parmesan cheese and vibrant lemon zest. The contrasting textures and harmonious flavors create a delicious combination. When purchasing fresh asparagus look for firm stalks and closed tips. Asparagus should be used within 2 days of purchase and can be stored with the ends wrapped in a damp paper towel. You can peel the […]
This delectable recipe offers a twist on the classic potato chip by infusing it with the unmistakable tang of vinegar. By utilizing vinegar powder, you can achieve a mouthwatering balance of salty and acidic flavors, creating a snack that is both addictive and easy to make. The delicate balance of salt and tangy vinegar creates a mouthwatering explosion of flavors that will make your homemade chips rival any store-bought variety. The secret to a crispy potato chip is maintaining the […]
Looking for a quick and easy snack that’s both salty and sweet? This recipe for dark chocolate covered sea salt popcorn with slivered almonds is sure to satisfy your cravings! Perfect for movie nights, game days or any time you need a little pick-me-up, this indulgent treat is a cinch to make, and impossible to resist. Simply pop some popcorn, melt some dark chocolate and toss it all together with crunchy slivered almonds, for a snack that’s both satisfying and […]
These crispy smashed potatoes are easy to make and a fun game day dish for your Super Bowl gathering. I like roasting small yellow potatoes as they crisp up nicely after baking and remain creamy on the inside. You’ll boil the potatoes until tender and once cooled you’ll gently smash them down using the flat bottom of a glass. Then you’ll roast the potatoes topped with olive oil and garlic powder. Serve warm with freshly grated parmesan cheese and chopped fresh herbs.
Spices are the secret to making a super flavorful chili! Using dried spices can add so much flavor, texture and heat to a dish. Dried ground spices usually have a shelf life of 6 months and whole spices will last up to a year, so ensure that your spices are fresh. If they don’t smell strong, it’s time for a new bottle. Store your dried spices in a cool dry place. This chili recipe has a variety of dried spices to […]
These loaded baked potato rounds are an easy, fun sized, game day dish for the Super Bowl. The potatoes are sliced, baked until lightly browned and then topped with ingredients of your choice. They’re a healthier way to enjoy stuffed potatoes skins and are just as satisfying. I topped the sweet potato rounds with shredded mozzarella cheese and chopped scallions. The russet potatoes are topped with crispy bacon and a combination of cheddar cheeses. Enjoy!
Butternut squash is a great source of dietary fiber and potassium. Turmeric, known as a medicinal spice and a member of the ginger family, has powerful anti-inflammatory qualities. Sweet, hearty and nutritious, this soup is a bowl of complete goodness. There are many ways to make butternut squash soup, but the combination of vegetables, fruit and spices makes this soup one to be repeated. This soup is even better the next day!
Over the years, my cauliflower recipes have been some of the most popular. With the 2020 Super Bowl only days away, it seems timely to post a healthy recipe option and a great dish for your vegetarian guests. This is a great way to serve cauliflower, the heat caramelizes and sweetens the cauliflower when it’s roasted. Each head of cauliflower yields two to three thick slices. First cut off the inedible leaves and trim the core, leaving the stem intact. Cut thick […]
In honor of my 300th Zest for Cooking post, I’ve created a spicy cauliflower recipe. Over the years, my cauliflower recipes have been some of the most popular. With the 2019 Super Bowl only days away, it seems timely to post a healthy recipe option and a great dish for your vegetarian guests as well. Combining sriracha and your favorite hot sauce is the secret sauce in these tasty, fiery bites. Sriracha, the iconic hot sauce that originated in Thailand, […]