Tag Archive: olive oil

Rainbow Rice

This rice is jam-packed with flavor and is delicious with just about everything! Brown rice is kicked up with cayenne and then tossed with garlic, bell pepper, scallions, corn + cilantro. It’s a… Continue reading

Barley Casserole with Tahini Dressing

This yummy casserole is the perfect comfort food for these bitterly cold winter nights. It’s filling + crazy full of flavor but it’s also a healthier option to most casserole dishes. This is… Continue reading

Couscous Stuffed Acorn Squash

Typically when I leave the gym after a long day at work the last thing I feel like doing is cooking something crazy, especially now that it’s dark before I even get out… Continue reading

Summer Squash & Lemon Risotto with Crab

My husband’s coworker was sweet enough to send him home last week with beautiful summer squash from her neighbor’s garden. When decided what to make for our big weekend dinner I knew I… Continue reading

Artichoke & Spinach Pesto

As summer is starting to wind down, we all need some great recipes to use up our basil plants and while a plain basil pesto is a great option, this recipe is even… Continue reading

Shrimp with Heirloom Tomato Confit

I mentioned in my last Instalife post (see it HERE) that our grocery store has the most amazing organic shrimp right now so we’ve been making a lot of dishes with it. After… Continue reading

Roast Provençal Chicken

This recipe first caught my eye while reading Bon Appétit on the plane to Miami and then I forgot about it until we got back. They had a whole section of recipes perfect… Continue reading

Kale & Quinoa Patties

I found a version of this recipe on Pinterest + couldn’t wait to try it as I love quinoa + kale but had never tried them together in a recipe. I made these for dinner the… Continue reading

Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes

I have never actually had a real fried green tomato because by the time we decided we wanted to try them, we wanted to lighten them up by baking instead of frying them.… Continue reading

Springtime Pappardelle

We has a really amazing weekend, though it went by entirely too fast! My parents got here Friday night and in addition to fun things like going out to eat, seeing Rock of… Continue reading

Balsamic Asparagus with Walnuts & Goat Cheese

I had a LOT of unexpected free time this weekend so my husband and I took advantage and tried out several new recipes, all of which were really delicious. This side dish (which… Continue reading

Basic Risotto

After taking it easy the last couple of days and sleeping for twelve straight hours last night (seriously!), I am finally starting to feel like a normal human being since catching this cold!… Continue reading

Bolognese Sauce

The thing I was most excited about when my parents got me Martha Stewart’s Cooking School for Christmas was being able to learn how to make things I’d never done before. There’s a… Continue reading

Vegetable Stock Two Ways

Last week I showed you how to make your own chicken stock two different ways (a basic stock and a pressure cooked one) and now I have an even easier stock, a homemade… Continue reading

Radicchio & Mushroom Chicken Roulade

As seems to be the new normal, this weekend flew by! It seems like now that we have so many projects for the bedroom going (see one here and another here) it’s always… Continue reading

Apple Braised Turkey Thighs

I know that some of you may just be cooking for for two this Thanksgiving and that many of you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in your part of the world, so I wanted to… Continue reading

Mushroom Barley Soup

. I hope this post finds all of my fellow east-coasters safe and dry as Sandy makes her rounds! If you still have time to get out before it hits or if you’re… Continue reading

One Pot Chicken and Brown Rice

My husband (whose birthday is today!) and I have worked out a deal around here- I do the cooking and he does the clean up. This may sound like a fair trade, but… Continue reading

Pasta Alla Formiana

If you’re like me, Monday’s are always the worst for dinner. Groceries are running low from the weekend and as dinner time approaches I’m always left thinking “what in the world am I… Continue reading

Summertime Succotash

I love this dish because it’s so inexpensive to make but it’s still delicious. It gets a creamy texture from the lima beans, a bit of crunch from fresh corn and sautéed onion,… Continue reading