Lentil Bolognese

I never thought I’d eat a vegan recipe — let alone LOVE a vegan recipe. Even my meat-loving boyfriend thought this recipe was fantastic. This dish made our apartment smell like an Italian grandmother’s kitchen and tasted just as amazing. This recipe is inspired by Choosing Chia’s Lentil Bolognese recipe. Lentil Bolognese Yield: 4 ServingsContinue reading “Lentil Bolognese”

Pesto Chicken, Fresh Mozzarella and Roasted Red Pepper Panini

Some days I crave a complex, hearty meal and other days, I just want to throw together a sandwich. Well, this Pesto Chicken, Fresh Mozzarella and Roasted Red Pepper Panini is no ordinary sandwich. Keep on reading for a 10 minute dinner that has a huge burst of flavor with a delicious crunch. Pesto Chicken,Continue reading “Pesto Chicken, Fresh Mozzarella and Roasted Red Pepper Panini”

Baked Feta Cheese with Olives, Lemon, and Artichoke Hearts

THIS is the appetizer you have been waiting for. Recipe inspired by The View From Great Island’s recipe. Baked Feta Cheese with Olives, Lemon, and Artichoke Hearts Yield: 4-8 Servings Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Ingredients One block of sheep’s milk feta sold in the brine about 10-14 ounces 1/2 cup extra virgin oliveContinue reading “Baked Feta Cheese with Olives, Lemon, and Artichoke Hearts”

Nopales (Cactus) Salad

Living in San Diego, I am constantly surrounded by amazing Mexican food. I have come across restaurants using cactus paddles, or nopales, in tacos, as a side, and in margaritas. I thought it could be fun to experiment with nopales myself by making a nopales salad that can be served on its own or inContinue reading “Nopales (Cactus) Salad”

Cheddar Pierogies with Caramelized Onions

With the crazy amount of free time I have due to California’s shelter-in-place guidelines, I decided to try out some new recipes. I’ve always wanted to make pierogies, but I thought that they would be very difficult and time consuming. Surprisingly, they were pretty straightforward to make and super delicious! This recipe is inspired byContinue reading “Cheddar Pierogies with Caramelized Onions”

Baked Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeño poppers are a great party appetizer, snack, and side dish. With jalapeños, you never know what you’re going to get in terms of spice, which is one of the reasons poppers are the best. These poppers are an explosion of cheesy goodness! Baked Jalapeño Poppers Yield: 20 Poppers Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time:Continue reading “Baked Jalapeño Poppers”

Esquites (Mexican Street Corn)

In Mexico and cities across the U.S., local street vendors sell delicious, seasoned corn on the cob known as Elote. As much as I love the flavor of Elote, I hate getting corn stuck in my teeth so I normally avoid eating it. Recently, I went to Puesto and saw esquites, elote off of the cob,Continue reading “Esquites (Mexican Street Corn)”

Blistered Shishito Peppers

Blistered shishito peppers are one of my favorite side dishes of all time. Although they are often mild, sometimes they can be spicy! To me, this is what makes eating shishito’s so fun. They are also incredibly easy to find at the grocery store — I buy them from Trader Joes or Ralph’s. This recipeContinue reading “Blistered Shishito Peppers”

Jerk Chicken

For a flavorful, crispy chicken, look no further than this recipe. Pair it with crispy tostones or sweet plantains for a delicious, filling meal. This recipe was inspired by Cooking Classy’s Jerk Chicken recipe. Jerk Chicken Yield: 4 Servings Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes Ingredients 5 bone-in skin on chicken pieces, thighs and legsContinue reading “Jerk Chicken”

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