Posts tagged easy recipe
Not Your Usual Avocado Toast

Avocado toasts have received much attention over the past year. Even fine dining restaurants have them on the menu. What’s the big deal with putting avocado on bread anyway? Well, I happen to think the avocado is one of the best things to eat since, well... avocado on toast. Perhaps it’s because you can create many different versions using a wide variation of ingredients.

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Espresso Smoothie {RECIPE}

I've always found the aroma of freshly brewed coffee to be so intoxicating. Perhaps it's just the idea of coffee that appeals to us tea drinkers, but the actual taste lacks that verve we were so promised. Like that handsome Italian boy that seduced you during your Roman holiday adventure, he didn't quite live up those romantic words he whispered in your ear, but you fell for it anyway.

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A Midsummer Night's Dinner: Cold Sesame Noodles {RECIPE}

It's a hot summer day. The sky is brilliant blue and birds are singing. July heat. I'm drinking a lot of coconut water mixed with sparkling soda and a squeeze of lime while planting in my garden, hands in the soil. The kids will be home from camp later (and they are always hungry!). I'm too hot (and lazy) to cook anything up tonight. The backyard patio is the place to dine on nights like this, with a big bowl of cold sesame noodles for everyone to share.

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Cherries

The bounty of summertime inspires me to make something sweet out of juicy cherries. Of course, there's always a good cherry pie to be made. But just as simple, clafoutis, a rustic French baked fruit recipe, is delightful when you've got bowlfuls of cherries plus guests and/or family to please after a weekend dinner. Cherry Clafoutis. It sounds fancy, but do not be in the least bit concerned if you can't make a dessert. This is so easy. 

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Quinoa + Veggie Salad: Healthy Eating Made To Go

When I'm hungry and want a quick bite, I take a look in the fridge and pantry to see what I can put together quickly. Easily done when at home, but most of the time I'm driving around the city, finding the quickest shortcut to avoid traffic while running errands, fitting in a workout in the gym, picking up kids from school. Oh, and that day job. Somewhere in the day I do have to work too. 

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{RECIPE} Darling's Summer Shrimp in Mojito Dressing

I watch him peel shrimp in the kitchen. He’s holding the knife steady and with precision he deftly cuts along the spine of the shrimp, pink and quivering. At the wooden cutting block he conducts a jazz rhythm with his chef’s knife— finely chopping fresh leaves of mint and feathery cilantro, scooping the green herbs into a bowl. I am enthralled by the way he takes such loving care of the ingredients. 

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