Appetizer · Apps & Snacks · Best of Basic · Gluten-Free · Vegetarian

The Ultimate Hot Spinach-Artichoke Dip

  Spinach-artichoke dip is pretty much everyone’s favorite. I may be exaggerating a little bit there, but seriously, it’s so unbelievably good. For my catering event this week, this classic dip was on the appetizer list, so I experimented a bit beforehand to come up with the best version. It’s not light, and it’s not… Continue reading The Ultimate Hot Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Appetizer · Salad Dressings · Sauces & Spreads

Lighten Up: Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

Crudités platters are often seen as the boring but required member of any party’s munchies spread. But that’s not at all how I see a good old veggie platter. In fact, I’m the girl at the party who heads immediately to the crudités platter. I’m not the girl that makes a plate of raw carrots… Continue reading Lighten Up: Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

American · Appetizer · Breakfast · Brunch · Main Dishes · Sauces & Spreads · Vegan

Everything Bagel Sausage Rolls with Bloody Mary Ketchup (Vegan Optional!)

Cooking together is an almost daily ritual for my boyfriend, Matt, and me. Although Matt didn’t grow up addicted to Food Network and spending hours cooking like I did, he’s actually quite skilled in the kitchen. He often says that I critique too much and that I don’t fully trust him the kitchen, but that’s… Continue reading Everything Bagel Sausage Rolls with Bloody Mary Ketchup (Vegan Optional!)

Appetizer · Dinner · Gluten-Free · Healthy · Lunch · Main Dishes · Sauces & Spreads · Vegan

Baked Vegan Falafel & Simple Lemon-Tahini Sauce

I’m a huge fan of falafel. Even before committing to vegetarianism, falafel ranked high on my favorite foods list. Falafel is super flavorful, hearty, rich in fiber and protein, and completely satisfying. I love it on its own,. stuffed inside a pita, or atop a salad.

Appetizer · Dinner · Dip · Mexican · Sauces & Spreads

Mexican Black Bean Queso Dip

As most probably know (except my very own sister who called on Saturday from St. Louis without a single clue what was happening), the east coast was hit hard with snow on Saturday. Really hard. As someone who grew up in St. Louis and went to college in Wisconsin, you can trust me when I… Continue reading Mexican Black Bean Queso Dip

Appetizer · Breakfast · Brunch · Gluten-Free · Main Dishes · Side Dish

Yukon Gold Latkes with Cran-Apple Sauce & Scallion Cream

Today marks the first day of Hanukkah 2015, and for the first time ever, I’m really getting into the celebration. I don’t want my long term love, Christmas, to feel abandoned (I will, as always, be giving you plenty of attention). But I can’t deny that I am so excited to fully throw Matt’s Hanukkah… Continue reading Yukon Gold Latkes with Cran-Apple Sauce & Scallion Cream

Appetizer · Dip · Gluten-Free · No-Cook Recipes · Vegan

Classic Lemon and Garlic Hummus

I eat hummus all the time. I eat hummus as a dip, as a spread, and even by the spoonful. Many of my recipes call for hummus, and because it’s so easy to throw together (less than 15 minutes), I usually make my own. Simple, whole ingredients make hummus a healthy, nutritious, and flavorful food… Continue reading Classic Lemon and Garlic Hummus

Appetizer · Greek · Side Dish

Crispy Eggplant Fries with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

Eggplant is a staple for me as a vegetarian. I love eggplant parm subs, ratatouille (eggplant stew), baba ghanoush (smoky eggplant dip), and just about anything else involving eggplant; eggplant fries are no exception. Crispy and light on the outside and melt-in-your-mouth on the inside, my eggplant fries really are just perfect. Yes, they are deep-fried,… Continue reading Crispy Eggplant Fries with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

American · Appetizer · Healthy · Salad Dressings

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing

Growing up, “good ranch dressing” was always my favorite, keyword here is “good”. I was famous for loving only “good ranch dressing”. What makes it good, you may ask? As soon as I tasted it, I knew if it was good…or bottled. That’s really how I feel about most bottled dressings; I can just taste… Continue reading Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing