Here’s a recipe for a moist banana cake, seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg. It comes with an optional recipe for a coffee-flavored frosting to go on top. What makes this banana cake so moist and delicious is caramelizing the bananas first in a pan. This technique is a great thing to do when your bananas… Continue reading The Best Banana Skillet Cake
Here’s a recipe for an heirloom tomato mozzarella salad — perfect for the heirloom tomatoes we see in July and August. Use this recipe as a template for any tomato salad you like — it’s very versatile and flexible to whatever herb or cheese you want to use with it. With bright tomatoes, creamy mozzarella,… Continue reading Heirloom Tomato Mozzarella Salad
Here’s a recipe for a Mexican flavors-inspired watermelon salad. It has watermelon, radish, cotija, and lime in it — super refreshing for a summer dinner or picnic. The recipe is very scalable and can be made for as little as 2 hungry people and as many as you want.
Here is a list of recipes that you can cook with rhubarb. Rhubarb appears for a few weeks in the springtime, normally around late April/early May, and you can cook with it to make pies, cakes, compotes, and drinks. Cooking with rhubarb is definitely one of the things I look forward to every spring.
Here’s a recipe for a rhubarb simple syrup, with an option to make it keto. Rhubarb reduces down beautifully into a compote, and there is a leftover syrup sauce that has tons of rhubarb flavor and is great for flavoring beverages, like this rhubarb gin sour.
Here’s a recipe for a rhubarb compote that is lower in sugar but maintains that delicious sweet-tart balance that rhubarb is known for. Using just water, rhubarb, and sugar or a sugar substitute, this rhubarb compote recipe is ready in about 20 minutes and is delicious with yogurt, ice cream, on toast, or as a… Continue reading Low Sugar Rhubarb Compote (Easy, Healthy, Keto)
This is a super simple side dish recipe. It’s grilled zucchini with ricotta, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. That’s it! Make this easy zucchini side dish when you’re looking for a low carb/keto side dish or when you have way too much zucchini at home.
Tart tatins are easier than they look! This is a recipe for a pear tart tatin, but it could just as easily be with apples or quince. A pear tart tatin is a French pastry in which pears are cooked upside down in caramel, topped with pastry dough, and then flipped before serving.
This Meyer lemon pie is made with whole lemons in the blender, and with olive oil! Enjoy it during citrus season. This recipe for a blender lemon pie is understated and elegant. Use Meyer Lemons because they have a less-bitter rind.
Here is a totally easy Panzanella recipe that is all about seasonal, farmer’s market produce. With heirloom tomatoes and crusty bread, toss in some cucumber, herbs, and a little burrata on top, this summer Panzanella recipe will make your heart sing.
This recipe for plum jam has no pectin and very little sugar. It’s also a small batch of jam, and requires no special equipment. It just uses one weird trick! Using only six or seven plums, a bit of powdered sugar, you can make this plum jam in no time. This is a looser-set jam… Continue reading Plum Jam – Easy Recipe with No Pectin
Here’s a recipe for fried zucchini blossoms, stuffed with brie cheese. You fry the zucchini blossoms in a light beer batter and either simply serve them with a little bit of flaky salt. This appetizer recipe is very elegant and fancy with extremely minimal effort.
This is a summer tomato-feta salad recipe that uses peak tomatoes, gorgeous feta, and preserved lemon as an unexpected flavor to combine into a lovely, refreshing salad. this summer tomato-feta salad is a recipe for one, but can definitely be scaled up — or not! it’s totally okay to not share this recipe. make this… Continue reading Summer Tomato Salad with Feta
This recipe is less of a recipe and really more of a formula for a summery fruit salad. You take mozzarella — buffalo, burrata or ciliegine all work great — and combine with your favorite stone fruit — apricot, plum, peach, or nectarine — and top with sweet herbs — mint, tarragon, or basil —… Continue reading Upgraded Peach Caprese Salad for Summer
Don’t be mad if you end up eating this peach and blueberry trifle recipe for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s a healthy-ish, easy dessert that uses beautiful summer produce alongside an airy angel food cake and a greek yogurt-whipped cream filling. This peach and blueberry trifle is to die for!
This cherry pudding cake is a mashup between a cake, a spoon bread, and a buckle. It’s tender on the outside, and quite soft in the middle (by design!). It’s also made with fresh cherries – this easy cherry cake comes together quickly and is a great cherry dessert idea. The perfect recipe to keep… Continue reading Cherry Pudding Cake – A New Favorite
Here’s a recipe for olive oil cake with plums. Why? I love stone fruit and I love baking with olive oil. I had a bunch of plums from my CSA box this week that arrived ripely. By day 3 were about to peace out. This olive oil cake with plums has a tight crumb, and… Continue reading Olive Oil Cake with Fresh Plums
Here is a recipe for risotto made in the Instant Pot, and served with a ton of fresh herbs. This easy risotto recipe is sophisticated enough for date night or entertaining, and also is affordable and easy to make on any weeknight. Make this Instant Pot herb risotto any time!!
This bitter greens salad is inspired by a delicious dish from Toro Bravo in Portland, Oregon. Made with radicchio, bacon, parmesan, and a balsamic vinaigrette, it is simple and easy! If you love spicy, bitter flavors from the radicchio, this is the salad for you. The sweet and mild ingredients balance out the salad to… Continue reading Radicchio Salad Inspired By Toro Bravo
Here’s a gluten-free olive oil cake made with almond flour, and scented with orange zest. The cake is topped with a Greek yogurt whipped cream and good with any fruit on top! This time I went with the classic strawberry. You could make it as a loaf, as I did below, or in a cake… Continue reading Gluten-Free Olive Oil Loaf Cake with Yogurt Whipped Cream
Inspired by Gjelina in Venice, CA, here’s a flatbread with a springy mint pesto and burrata, it’s the perfect spring toast idea. Light and simple with the right mix of ingredients gives this flatbread a great flavor without being too overpowering.
This is the perfect spring salad with sweet herbs and a creamy vinaigrette. It has cucumber and radish in it, too, so is crunchy and cooling. This perfect, basic salad recipe is great for any time of year!
Here is a super easy, fail-proof recipe for strawberry pie. This pie sets up beautifully every time and anyone can make it! Make this at the first sight of strawberries come spring.
Here’s a recipe for a paleo cream of asparagus soup. It’s spring in a soup form — blending together asparagus, peas, mint, and onion and topping it with a bit of cream that’s light and lovely. If you’re looking to take advantage of seasonal produce, make this spring herb and asparagus soup!