Make Dinner Meatless With Hearty Eggplant Involtini

Eggplant Involtini recipe

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I recently made some beef and pork filled cabbage rolls. They were meaty and delicious, but my favorite part of the rolls was both the flavor and texture of the farro. This got me wondering about what a meatless roll stuffed with only farro would be like.

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Watch the World Cup with Brazilian Brigadeiro

Brigadeiro recipe

My dream dinner would be a big plate of the Brazilian stew, Feijoada. It’s a dish made up of braised beans, pork and vegetables. It’s often times served with rice, sausage and a salad made up of delicious pickled things. I’ve been hoping to find someone to show me how to make it and luckily I did a few months back. Unfortunately, it’s not easy and many of the ingredients required to really achieve a good, authentic Feijoada aren’t all that easy to find. In lieu of that recipe, which I hope to share with you all at some point, are these delicious Brazilian truffles known as Brigadeiro.

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Make Spring Onions and Gruyere Pizza from Scratch

Spring Onion and Gruyere Pizza recipe

Spring onions (the uncured bulbs of mature onions, not scallions) are a marvelous seasonal treat that show up in markets in late spring and early summer. Milder and sweeter than cured yellow onions, they have higher moisture content which makes them tender as well. Because of their more delicate flavor they’re great in simple preparations such as in salads or just roasted.

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Refresh Yourself with Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca recipe

This drink recipe may be a teeny bit premature. I usually associate watermelon with the dog days of summer; not the days that teeter between spring and summer. I blame the sweet smell of watermelon!

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Embrace the Herb: Make Coriander Chicken

Coriander Chicken recipe

Coriander is one of those controversial herbs that people either love or hate. The most frequent complaint I hear is from people who say it tastes like soap. The irony is that it’s often the people who hated it the most that end up loving it the most over time, myself included. It’s an acquired taste, if ever there was one.

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It’s Grilling Season! Make a Grilled Veggie Sandwich

Grilled Veggie Sandwich recipe

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Now that we’ve entered the season where we grill everything, it’s time to share one of my favorite healthy dinners: Grilled Veggie Sandwiches. I’m a big fan grilling vegetables and all vegetables; I think I like it even more than roasting vegetables, which I love a million times more than boiled vegetables. I remember going to friends’ houses growing up and having to force down overcooked boiled vegetables to “be nice.” It wasn’t my favorite moments. I was lucky in that my mom was really into steaming vegetables and during the summer months, she grilled them.

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Make Curried Chicken Salad for a Side Dish

Curried Chicken Salad recipe

I’m usually not a big fan of mayo, preferring to make my coleslaw and tuna salad with olive oil and lemon juice. But this curried chicken salad is an exception. The creamy mayonnaise and fragrant curry make a delightful dressing that permeates the chicken, transforming a dry, bland breast into something moist and flavorful.

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Brighten Your Plate with Mango Shrimp Tacos

This Mango Shrimp Tacos recipe is quick and easy weeknight meal with salsa.

This Mango Shrimp Tacos recipe is quick and easy weeknight meal with salsa.

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I feel like just a second ago I was talking about how much I love spring, English peas and radishes, and now? Summer is almost here! I know it’s not technically summer, but Memorial Day always seems like the kick-off to the new season, doesn’t it?

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