Walnut Basil Pesto

Walnut Basil Pesto

Add a little flava' to your life.  Serve this pesto on your favorite toast, as a sandwich spread, add to soups or toss with pasta. Any way you choose to use it, this nutty and bright concoction will kick up your dishes.  The walnuts keep it meaty and the avocado smooth and delish.  Full of omega's and heart-health [...]

Fig, Lentil + Purple Basil Salad

Fig, Lentil + Purple Basil Salad

I came across local purple basil and late-summer figs at the market over the weekend and have been using them (or snacking on them!) in all sorts of dishes the past couple of days. This became my favorite thrown-together lunch that came together incredibly well. The figs this day were perfectly ripe and the basil [...]

Heirloom Tomato Avocado and Basil Salad

Heirloom Tomato Avocado and Basil Salad

Walking through our local farmers market last Saturday in the West Village I came across an incredibly colorful table of heirloom tomatoes that I absolutely could not resist. Their wonderful colors and odd shapes immediately draws me. This salad is simple (I thought almost not worth blogging about) but after tasting, I had to share! [...]

Summer Lovin’. Summer Grillin’.

Summer Lovin’. Summer Grillin’.

Grilled flat breads are an easy way to utilize yummy ingredients from the farmers markets in a simple and healthy way. This summer I have made these quite frequently. It's a great throw-together appetizer when you have company and it makes for a lovely entree served with a salad. Here are two recipes made with [...]