Quinoa Salad wraps with Black Beans

Pay homage to Meatless Monday and kiss the Quinoa! Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah, not kee-NOH-ah), is a wonderful grain full of goodness, easy to prepare, gluten free and comes in many varieties. There’s white quinoa which is commonly found everywhere, but I especially enjoy the red and black varieties. I’ve used Organic Rainbow Quinoa for this […]

Potatoes Romanoff (thanks Strip House Steakhouse, NY)

Twice baked potatoes have never tasted so decadent baked in a rich, creamy gratin with shallots and cheddar cheese. This dish is one of the signature sides at Strip House, a steakhouse in New York City’s Greenwich Village. The potatoes need to be baked a day in advance, so plan accordingly. I discovered this recipe […]

Balsamic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts (thanks to Ina Garten!)

I’ve tried out many recipes for roasted Brussels (my favorite vegetable btw) and this has to be the easiest and tastiest by far. The recipe, courtesy of the Barefoot Contessa (Ina Garten) is definitely a keeper. I exchanged one ingredient from the original recipe and that was pancetta – I had good quality bacon in […]