Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is an herb based condiment that originated in Argentina. A traditional Argentinian chimichurri is made with only parsley and dry oregano, but I love the addition of fresh cilantro. It is usually served alongside grilled proteins, such as steak, chicken and pork. I also like to serve it with grilled fish. It is incredibly…

Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

This oven roasted eggplant recipe is quick, easy and full of flavor. Roasting eggplant is a great way to get tender delicious eggplant, without the extra calories and mess of frying it. I like to use fresh mozzarella, but you can try it with any soft cheese. I suggest serving this immediately out of the…

Arugula and Strawberry Salad

Fruit on a salad seems to scream warm weather is here! Light and fresh, this salad is perfect on its own, or topped with any grilled protein. This salad is great to serve as a lighter side during BBQ season and is definitely a crowd pleaser. If you don’t have pine nuts, feel free to…

Sweet Potato Toasts

Who needs bread when you can have sweet potato toast! It’s very simple to make and can be topped with virtually anything you like. This is my favorite combination of flavors but the sky’s the limit when it comes to sweet potato toast. They are healthy and delicious and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch…

Roasted Cauliflower with Harissa Sauce

Cauliflower has always been a difficult vegetable to cook in my house. I am literally the only one who would eat it, until now. I made this cauliflower, and showed it to my husband. Needless to say he was less than enthused to see a large bowl of cauliflower. I asked him to try one…

Orzo Salad

If you are looking for something quick and delicious, then this orzo salad is for you. It is perfect to make year- round. Full of flavor, fresh and light, it is great as a side with any protein or as a meal on its own. Feel free to add more cranberries and feta if you…

Cranberry Salsa

Living in Texas, salsa is always a must. This holiday version is fresh and delicious. It can be served with crackers or tortilla chips as an appetizer or right along with the turkey as part of the main meal. I like to serve it as is, but it is also delicious served over a block…

Spinach Artichoke Dip

If you are looking for the ultimate party dip, look no further! This is a dip that everyone seems to love. It is rich, creamy, cheesy and has a bit of kick at the end. It is incredibly easy to make, just mix it all together and bake! I find that using marinated artichokes gives…

The Best Coleslaw Ever!

The Best Coleslaw Ever! That is a bold statement, but in this case, an accurate one. This is the best coleslaw you will ever have, I promise. Everytime friends invite us over for dinner, they ask me to bring the coleslaw. It is incredibly easy to make. I like to make it in advance and…