Italian Oil-Packed Tuna & Cannellini Bean Salad

Whether you’re looking for a light summer dinner, or a taste of summer in the relentlessness of this harsh winter, this is a MUST eat. I found myself on Brady Street at the end of the day, just blocks from Glorioso’s, which Milwaukeeans know as the fantastic Italian grocer. Armed with my iPhone, I grabbed…

Spicy Tofu Stir Fry with Brown Rice

This recipe was adapted from epicurious; the original was desperately bland. After many attempts and tweaking, we’ve perfected it. Plus, with a little prep work on Sunday, this can be on the table and ready to eat in less than 30 minutes. Spicy Tofu Stir Fry with Brown Rice 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil 2 c….

Greek Brown Rice Salad

Although we’ve cut a lot of gluten out of our diets in the last two years, I’ve never been willing to take it further – until now. The hardest part for me is the loss of pasta and bread in particular – mostly because I rely on pasta for comfort and sandwiches for lunch (everyday)….

Toasted Garlic & Rosemary White Bean Dip

This was born in the moments before a Packer game when a plan when horribly wrong. Intending to make a hot cheesy dip with ricotta, my ricotta was moldy. Argh. So I put a can of Cannellini beans to use. This dip is easy and flavorful – it goes best with a good loaf of…

Herbed Quinoa

In an effort to use my herbs from the garden, I’ve come up with this simple side dish that is light and brightly flavored. You could use any combination of herbs you have – here’s the selection I chose. Herbed Quinoa 1-1/2 c quinoa, rinsed 2 c chicken stock 1 c water 1 medium yellow…

Chimichurri

My herb garden has exploded, and I need to make use of it. I’ve been searching for new ideas that aren’t boring, which is harder than it sounds. Nothing tastes better than a grilled steak on a summer night, but it’s better with a fresh and easy chimichurri spooned over top. Add a crusty piece…

Mussels alla Diavola

I recently went to the allergist to find out exactly what shellfish I had to stay away from, and I got easily some of the best news of my life: I can eat anything but shrimp, lobster and crab. Since I’ve never had anything but shrimp, I’m on a mission to try it all. So…

Italian Sausage, Cannellini Bean & Kale Soup

There are times when you crave Italian flavors but don’t want pasta. This soup fits the bill, and is surprisingly filling. The added bonus is that it couldn’t be easier or faster. 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 links hot Italian sausage 2 links mild Italian sausage 2 medium yellow onions* 5 cloves of…

Fig, Cheese, & Prosciutto Bites

As fresh fig season comes to an end, I hope you’ll take advantage of it and try these simple bites. They are great for an appetizer if you’re entertaining. This would be a great substitute for a cheese plate. If you’re using this as an appetizer, I suggest 2 to 3 per person. I think…

Chicken Korma

Korma describes a curry dish, often with dried fruit and nuts, that’s braised. I wouldn’t describe this dish as a curry through. The sauce is brothy and light. The flavors are reminiscent of curry, but unique to this dish. I can’t necessarily compare it to anything else, and based on my research, ‘korma’ is the…

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