Turkey Meatball & Eggplant Stacks

Here is my final installation (for now) of my Big Batch Turkey Meatball series.  This recipe is a take on something my mom makes when she is looking to have a lighter version of chicken and/or eggplant parmesan and I have tweaked slightly to include the turkey meatballs. Ingredients for Box Grater Tomato Sauce: 2…

Salmon in Summer is Just Peachy

Sunday afternoons / nights are typically my time to dig into a very involved and time consuming recipe.  But there are Sundays when you’ve been busy all weekend and you don’t want to deal with a big shop at the grocery store and then spend the evening hunched over the stove.  This Grilled Salmon with…

Farm to Fork Dinner at Alba Vineyards

This past Sunday evening, my family trekked out to the western edge of New Jersey for a 7 course dinner at the breath-taking Alba Vineyard and Winery.  The dinner featured all local ingredients and was made by local chefs.  The event was a fundraiser for The Foodshed Alliance, which I urge you to read more…

Banh Mi Bowls with Turkey Meatballs

Take two with turkey meatballs! This is another quick weeknight meal that relies on quick pickled vegetables for some acidity, red cabbage for a crunchy texture, and the combination of chili sauce, nut butter, soy sauce and garlic help transform those run of the mill turkey meatballs into a Vietnamese delight.  Prepping a big batch of…

Greek Style Turkey Meatball Pitas

When we were in a pinch for dinner this week after a long day at work and a later than usual session in the gym, this recipe worked out perfectly!  Quick, simple and delicious.  That is sometimes all you need to settle your restless mind when you are trying to wind down after a long…

Big Batch Cooking: Turkey Meatballs

This past weekend we had a lot of free time to get cooking with our new clean eating approved ingredients.  I had worries that I would just default to cooking chicken breasts every night (yawn), so tonight before I prepped dinner I decided to make a big batch of lean turkey meatballs and have them…

Clean Eating Project: Let’s Start with Curry!

Ryan and I are a little bit more than 3 months away from our wedding and we’ve both decided to live a bit healthier until then to be our very best selves for the first day of the rest of our lives. We are going to watch our serving sizes, limit our drinking, be active…

Pork Chops & Cantaloupe?

A few weeks back, a huge and extremely ripe cantaloupe found its way into our weekly share.  There is only so much fruit salad or greek yogurt with cantaloupe I can tolerate so I began to search for more savory recipes that I could use some cantaloupe in.  Luckily, my spiritual cooking guides at Bon…

Gemelli with Peach & Tomato Pork Ragu

Lazy Sundays are meant for making a rich dish to enjoy for dinner before you have to head back to the hustle of the weekday grind.  The kind of Sunday where you can just put a big hunk of meat in the oven and let it cook low and slow for hours. This past Sunday,…

csa contents: august 9th, 2016

Excited to see some new varieties in this week’s share.  Some great and versatile staples as well.  This is going to be a great week for cooking!  I have a few unique recipes on deck using this lot. Beets Peaches (6) Corn (4 ears) Blueberries Cherry Tomatoes (qt) Eggplant White Onions (2) Lettuce

Tomato & Cabbage Tabbouleh

Last weekend we had a relaxing few days at home.  This gave of the opportunity to work on some wedding tasks and also gave me the time to cook a few new recipes including some fancy lunch options.  One that Ryan and I both enjoyed (and are continuing to enjoy this week for lunch) was…

Adventures at Two Barn Farm

This post is way past due but better late than never to share our wonderful 4th of July weekend and our trip to Two Barn Farm.  We enjoyed the long weekend by taking advantage of being outside and getting fresh air in the Jersey countryside.  Saturday we spent the morning hours hiking with our good friends Laurent…