Grilled Cabbage & Endive with Pesto

Finished product - cabbages and endive brushed with warm pesto.  Next time I'm going to top with some shaved pecorino-romano to finish it off.

A few weeks back I got some small cabbages from Our Local Foods.  Tired of making slaw, I decided to quarter the cabbages, score out the thick core, and place on the grill (or in my case, the Big Green Egg).  The same went for some endive I bought at Trader Joes… although for these […]

Green Beans with Oyster Mushrooms and Shallots

Green beans with shallots and shiitake mushrooms

I love trying new veggie side dishes.  I recently ordered some Mepkin Abbey oyster mushrooms from Our Local Foods and got some fresh green beans at the Daniel Island Farmers Market (Thursdays on DI from 3-7).  Had some shallots in the pantry and thought combining these would be flavorful (along with some homemade pesto pasta […]

Trader Joe’s Balsamic Glaze


I was walking through Trader Joe’s the other day and they were sampling some fresh strawberries drizzled with a balsamic glaze.  Hmmm…..I have had strawberries before with balsamic vinegar, but never the concentrated syrupy form, what I refer to as a balsamic reduction.  It’s easy to make on your own actually: you heat up balsamic […]

Ravioli with White Beans and Spinach

Ravioli with White Beans and Spinach

Like most nights, last night was a bit of a tight squeeze with regards to time.  But your dinner (and health) need-not be compromised!  Enter my quick and easy ravioli dish – packed with protein, fiber, and veggies! It couldn’t be easier (or tastier) when time is not on your side. Ravioli with White Beans […]

Clean Eating in the New Year Week 1

New Year Resolution Pic

In 2010 I posted some Clean Eating Guidelines to help improve your overall diet and health.  Give it a look to see what I consider to be “Clean Eating.” What better time than the New Year to get you moving in that same direction!  Unlike most new year resolutions that start on Jan 1 and end somewhere […]