Beef & Broccolini Stir Fry


One of my favorite dishes as a child was beef and broccoli stir-fry. I loved the way my parent’s thickened the sauce just perfectly so it wasn’t too thin, allowing me to sop up all the flavors when I mixed it in with the rice.   Perusing through Whole Foods the other day, I passed by […]

Amazing Carrot-Ginger-Orange Soup

Fantastic carrot-ginger-orange soup.

This past weekend was rainy and cold…perfect weather for more soup!  You can clearly see a trend in my kitchen this fall.  I believe soup is the perfect vehicle for bumping up your daily veggie requirement (that’s 9+ servings of fruits/veggies a day friends).  What’s more, research shows soup can play a big role in […]

Vietnamese-Style Rice Noodle Salad

vietnamese-style rice noodle salad

My friend Melissa brought over a magazine for me to check out: Cook Fresh by Fine Cooking.  The spring issue was chock-full of great looking recipes, many of which I’ve already made, others on my list of to-do.  One in particular that my family enjoyed was a vietnamese-style rice noodle salad.  Filled with carrots, cucumbers, […]

Soba Noodle Salad in a Gingery Peanut Sauce


This is my new favorite Asian-Inspired pasta dish.  I’ve tried a number of recipes in the past, and tweaking those, came up with this nutritious (and so flavorful) one!  Give it a try. Soba Noodle Salad in a Gingery Peanut Dressing Serves 4 8 oz soba noodles 1/2 cup Peanut Butter 1/4 cup rice vinegar […]