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I love to explore food options, restaurants, cooking, drinking, traveling and many things in between. Through my experiences, I’m inviting you to “grab a plate” and share some time with me, even if it is virtually.
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Pomegranate Syrup

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Pomegranate Syrup will brighten any day! Moist and infused with a great citrus flavor, these pancakes make an amazing weekend treat. Ingredients: For the syrup: 3/4 cup pomegranate juice 3/4 cup water 1/2 cup sugar Zest from 1/2 lemon For the pancakes: 1/2 cup ricotta cheese 1/2 cup milk 2 eggs, […]

Roasted Hatch Chile & Corn Chowder

Soup in the summer? You bet when Hatch chiles are in season! Roasted Hatch Chile and Corn Chowder is a seasonal (and regional) treat to savor. From the original site: When it’s Hatch chile season, many of us in the Southwest get excited. Hatch chiles are grown in the Hatch Valley of New Mexico.People roast […]

Swiss Chard & Tofu Stuffed Shells

Swiss Chard and Tofu Stuffed Shells is a dairy free option to standard stuffed shells recipes. The blended tofu offers the same consistency as a ricotta cheese mixture, and the Swiss chard is a flavorful (and colorful) addition. From the original site: The blended tofu for this dish is basically the same consistency as a […]

Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Quinoa Cakes

I love the flavors and textures in these Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Quinoa Cakes. These make great appetizers or snacks and pair great with a sour cream-Dijon dressing. From the original site: The cumin and rosemary pair well with the sweet potatoes in this dish, and the walnuts do, too. They also add a […]

Lentil Salad w/ Roased Red Pepper Dressing

Not only are lentils good for you, but they’re easy to cook, contrary to what you might think. This recipe for lentil salad with roasted red pepper dressing proves it! Walnuts and celery add crunch to the mix, and the dressing ties the flavors together. From the original site: This recipe for lentil salad with […]

Dark Chocolate Brownie Drop Cookies

Part brownie, part cookie, all chocolate delight, Dark Chocolate Brownie Drop Cookies are moist, rich and definitely a decadent treat. From the original site: If you love someone, bake these cookies for that person. If you’re trying to woo someone, bake these cookies for that person. If you love chocolate, DEFINITELY bake these cookies and […]

Eggplant Muffuletta Sandwiches

Eggplant Muffuletta Sandwiches are a meatless version of the hearty classic you’d find in New Orleans. Whatever you do, don’t leave off the zesty olive salad that makes this sandwich special (and messy)! From the original site: Be sure to have a bunch of napkins on hand when you set out to enjoy Eggplant Muffuletta […]

Mushroom, Potato and Kale Soup

Mushroom, potato and kale soup is hearty and has an earthy, warming goodness thanks in part to three different varieties of mushrooms in the mix. From the original site: Being sick is no fun, but a bowl of hot soup can do wonders for you. You don’t have to be sick to enjoy this soup, […]

Broccoli, Cheddar & Chive Scones

This recipe for Savory Broccoli, Cheddar & Chive Scones has all the right stuff for a warm and tasty side you can serve up with lunch or dinner. From the original site: Save dessert for later and serve these Savory Broccoli, Cheddar and Chives Scones with a bowl of hot soup or a green salad. […]

Avocado Hummus

The colors of Avocado Hummus are perfect for a seasonal celebration! Hummus is an easy, go-to dip, so why not pair it with the great taste and texture offered by avocados? From the original site: You can make one thing easy on yourself during the holiday season, whether you’re planning a party, or you need […]

Savory Waffles with Ham, Cheddar & Brussels Sprouts

Who doesn’t love waffles? At this time of year Brussels sprouts are among us, so save the berries and whipped cream for the summer, and make savory waffles with ham, cheddar and Brussels sprouts, instead. From the original site: Serve these savory waffles with maple syrup (sweet with salty – yum!) or honey mustard sauce. […]

Chocolate Babka

This golden loaf of sweet bread holds bits of chocolate and walnuts seasoned with sugar, cocoa and cinnamon. Chocolate babka is a wonderful treat at the holidays! Get the Recipe: Chocolate Babka

Mushroom Stroganoff

Mushroom Stroganoff is rich, hearty and creamy and a meat-free take on the traditional beef stroganoff dish you might know well. I think this is comfort food at its best! The perfect dish on a Meatless Monday, or a chilly evening! From the original site: If you like mushrooms, you’ll love this dish. If you’re […]

Roasted Carrot and Cauliflower Soup

Roasted carrot and cauliflower soup is really easy to make. Roasting the carrots and cauliflower for this soup brings on such great flavor. Easy to make, delicious to enjoy! From the original site: Roasted carrot and cauliflower soup is really easy to make. I mean, come on. You know you probably have carrots in the […]