Roasted Beet, Chickpea + Black Quinoa Salad

Roasted Beet, Chickpea + Black Quinoa Salad

Beets....LOADED with fiber, potassium, iron and folic acid. The pigment that gives beets their color (Betacyanin) is also a powerful antioxidant. I found this Chioggia type at the farmer's market last weekend, and I was immediately drawn to their color and red-and-white striped roots! This particular bunch is only now starting to show up on specialty grocery [...]

Roasted Squash + Ginger Apple Quinoa

Roasted Squash + Ginger Apple Quinoa

Another night cooking with ingredients from the Hamptons I decided to stay on the apple track and add one of my all-time favorite Fall produce, the acorn squash. LifeThyme market has the best roasted vegetables in their hot bar these days, loaded with all types of squash, carrots, onions...picking up dinner from there has become [...]

Hamptons + Fall Recipe

Hamptons + Fall Recipe

Just back from the weekend spent with my husband in the Hamptons celebrating our one year anniversary. The weather could not have been better.  The crisp air, the sun shining and the sea breeze somehow melts you back grounded to reality and takes your mind to another place.  We spent our time there apple and [...]

Local and [farmer’s market] Fresh

Local and [farmer’s market] Fresh

Ahhh...another night cooking in the Hamptons. It's hard not to be completely inspired to cook good food out here. Driving around you pass farmers markets left and right with local produce and fresh fish markets with their catches of the day. We went to Round Swamp Farm yesterday to get inspired. This is one of [...]

Eat your Guac: Avocado Toast

Eat your Guac: Avocado Toast

While farmer's markets in our area are struggling to offer much variety in the winter, we can all be rest assured that spring marks the beginning of avocado season in California! Avocado is probably my favorite food- fruit that is. Yes, it's a fruit. And did you know that the fat in avocados is monounsaturated? [...]