Stuffed Parmesan and Artichoke Bread

My last post–Superbowl Lentil Chili–I discussed how important it is for me to bring healthy foods to the game day spread.  Well, this stuffed parmesan and artichoke bread is on the exact opposite side of the healthy spectrum (and will also be making an appearance for our Superbowl party).  Balance, people, balance.  That’s what is … [Follow your taste buds…]

Sprouts and Beans Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

What to do with Brussels?  What to do with green beans?  Steam them?  Bake them?  Braise them?  Saute them?  Blanch them?  Boooooorrrrriiiiiiiiing.  Although tasty, these options have all been exhausted.  So I started looking for something new, creative, interesting, and bound to be tasty and was inspired by this seemingly fancy haricots verts and white … [Follow your taste buds…]

Sweet Potato Mashers

Yukon gold potatoes are incredible mashed.  Sweet potatoes are incredible mashed.  What is out of this world, however, is a combination of mashed sweet and Yukon gold potatoes.  These mashers are the perfect amount of sweet and hearty, smooth and lumpy, creamy and healthy.  Additionally, the natural flavors of both kinds of potatoes are enhances … [Follow your taste buds…]

Artichoke, Mushroom, and Parmesan Sourdough Stuffing

Yes, Thanksgiving is over and it probably would have been helpful to post this blog before my favorite food holiday, but I got so consumed with cooking, cleaning, and being thankful for my friends and family that it never happened.  Therefore, you’ll just have to make this stuffing for Christmas. Trust me, this is the … [Follow your taste buds…]

Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

Aside from peanut butter and jelly, mac and cheese, wine and chocolate, or beer and pizza, I can’t think of two things that go together more wonderfully than butternut squash and sweet potatoes.  When you pair that combination with the love triangle consisting of rosemary, thyme, and sage in the form of a soup, the … [Follow your taste buds…]

Cauliflower and Broccoli “Breadsticks”

Who knew that cauliflower and broccoli could be turned into “breadsticks”?  Sounds like a magic trick.  I suppose this transformation is better–and certainly healthier–than taking a blue box of noodles, adding some powder, and calling it mac and cheese (which I absolutely love, don’t get me wrong). These “breadsticks” truly taste like something straight out … [Follow your taste buds…]