Always a Twist

Salt Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese

Appetizer | June 26, 2016 | By

Salt-Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese

Thought and Inspiration:  Beets… you either love ’em or you hate ’em.  I recently saw someone eating beets at a restaurant and I immediately started to crave them!  The thing is though, since I was a kid, I don’t actually think I ever liked them.  So it was a weird feeling to crave something, I thought I didn’t like.  Anyway, I decided to take a stab at making them.  We got some farm fresh beets and I cooked them to perfection!  There is something so fresh, earthy and absolutely delicious about beets.  They are rich in Vitamin C and Iron.  They are so clean and juicy and can be prepared in multiple ways.  

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Summer Vegetable Pasta

Main Courses | June 19, 2016 | By

Summer Vegetable Pasta

Thoughts and Inspiration: Happy Father’s Day all!  I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Sunday!  Today’s recipe is fun, flavorful and light!  A perfect compliment to a Summer’s day – a medley of veggies, tossed together with a delicate sauce and a spritz of lemon to create a clean, delicious flavor.  Enjoy!

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Spinach & Pinto Bean Soup – 3 ways

Spinach & Pinto Bean Soup - 3 ways Thoughts and Inspiration: Let’s admit it… we are all SO sick of the rain here on the East Coast!  It’s nice one day, then we have rain on and off for 4-5 days, then another nice day if we’re lucky.  Ugh!  It is the worst!  We just want summer here already!  

But, while the weather is gloomy, I always turn to soup for comfort.  This recipe is ultra healthy and delicious.  Beans, lentils and spinach altogether into a simple and hearty meal.  You have three different options on how to have this soup after making it.  This is a great dinner and an even better healthy lunch.  Remember, always add in your own TWIST.

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Chickpea Buffalo Blue Rolls

Appetizer | May 1, 2016 | By

Chickpea Buffalo Blue Rolls Thoughts and Inspiration:  So where did this recipe come from?!… I am kind of obsessed with buffalo wing sauce!  I love it on everything (kind of like how others love Sriracha).  I make hummus quite often at home, so one random day I decided to make a hooked up hummus.  This recipe took me a few trial and errors to get just right; it’s simple, tasty and a perfect little snack.

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Wild Rice Shaved Vegetable Salad

Salads | April 17, 2016 | By

Wild Rice Shaved Vegetable Salad

Thoughts and Inspiration:  Tahini, honey and lemon… doesn’t that sound delicious?!  Here is a great salad recipe that combines wild rice and crunch from the perfect combination of vegetables delicately tossed in a creamy tahini dressing (red cabbage, bell peppers, brussel spouts and carrots).  Make sure you make enough dressing (it tastes amazing dipped with bread!).  

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Garlicky Tomatoes over Burrata

Appetizer | April 10, 2016 | By

Garlicky Tomatoes over Burrata Thoughts and Inspiration:  Happy Sunday!  Here is another quick, simple and delicious toast topper.  This, as well as, the cannellini bean toast are a perfect appetizer for Spring/Summer.  It will be a winner with your guests.  Savory, gooey and mmm mmm mmm garlicky!  The picture has to have your mouth salivating!

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Cannellini Bean Toast

Cannellini Bean Toast Thoughts and Inspiration:  It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted a new recipe.  But, I’m back and you’ll be seeing more soon!  Here’s a simple and tasty toast recipe to get you started; lots of herbs and garlic laced into cannellini beans.  Enjoy!

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Harissa Quesadillas

Appetizer, Main Courses | February 21, 2016 | By

Harissa Quesadillas Thoughts and Inspiration: Quesadillas are kind of awesome aren’t they?!  You can literally put in any of your favorite ingredients, add some cheese, heat and voila!  You have an irresistibly delicious dish! Mmm mmm mmm!  Okay, so this recipe is of course a non-traditional quesadilla.  I use a few veggies, along with harissa paste and oh boy do you have an awesome combination of flavors!  For your busy weeknights, this is a winner recipe.  I actually use the oven to cook the quesadillas, instead of the stove top, which helps save time and no added oil or butter (you mommies out there busy with your kids… pre-make the filling together, assemble and toss in the oven…  just make sure to set your timer!).  

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Lemony Cannellini Bean Stew with Spinach & Orzo

Soups & Stews | February 14, 2016 | By

Lemony Cannellini Bean Stew with Spinach & Orzo Thoughts and Inspiration: Here is a simple stew-ish soup for you!  It is perfect for a cold winter’s night and simple to make.  The orzo thickens the soup as it sits, so I feel that the consistency is more of a stew, rather than a liquid-y soup.  My sister would laugh… finally a recipe without my favorite and beloved, zucchini!  This stew is basically cannellini beans with spinach and orzo, and a few other essential ingredients.  Enjoy!  And remember to add in your own TWIST.

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Warm, Creamy Mexican Dip

Appetizer | February 7, 2016 | By

Warmed, Creamy Mexican Dip Thoughts and Inspiration: Here is a perfect game day or lazy Sunday appetizer.  It’s simple and delicious, with a few different textures.  Anyone will love this Mexican dip!

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