All Recipes Tagged ‘basil’

Basil Lamb Chops with Lemon Quinoa
Basil Lamb Chops with Lemon Quinoa

Every time I think about lamb, I think about my friend, Nikki. Nikki loves lambs… and I mean really loves lambs. Remember that video of Kristen Bell where she had a full meltdown and started crying uncontrollably because she was going to meet a sloth for the first time? If not, you need to watch […]

Steak and Potato Hash with Basil
Steak and Potato Hash with Basil

Breakfast is a favorite meal in our household, especially weekend breakfast. During the week we generally eat the same thing every morning – steamed lentils and over-medium eggs. M learned how to make this staple breakfast of ours while I was studying for the California Bar Exam and it just kind of stuck with him. […]

Sweet & Spicy Thai Martini
Sweet & Spicy Thai Martini

I’ve been missing from my blog. And I’ve been really missing my blog! Last spring I worked hard to be diligent about posting regularly but somehow life has caught up with me. I guess it happens sometimes. The reality is that I am just one person. And this one person has an awful lot on […]

Mussels in Tomato, Basil and Chickpea Sauce
Mussels in Tomato, Basil and Chickpea Sauce

Right after I took the California bar exam last summer, my wonderful boyfriend took me on a 3 week adventure through Italy, France, Switzerland (a little) and Austria. The whole trip was amazing and we ate exceptionally well. The food I remember most was, of course, along the French Riviera. Numerous cafés and bistros serving […]

Crostini with Goat Cheese, Basil, Prosciutto and Pineapple
Crostini with Goat Cheese, Basil, Prosciutto and Pineapple

  What is a party without crusty French bread? And when you take that bread, toast it in the oven and top it with something delicious, you have more than a party – you have a celebration! Crostini, meaning “little toasts,” is the perfect base for party food. You can top them with anything from […]

Wine Tasting and Tasty Treats
Wine Tasting and Tasty Treats

  I recently got a great deal through a wine company for an in-home wine tasting and I thought it would be so much fun to invite a few friends over to learn about some new wines. Of course, it was also a great excuse to come up with some new party foods! I’ve mentioned […]

Turkey and Wild Rice Stuffed Peppers
Turkey and Wild Rice Stuffed Peppers

  As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been all about comfort food lately. The best comfort food is home-cooked and made with love. It tells the person you make it for that you care for them and hold them close to your heart. It wraps them in a warm blanket and keeps them […]

Lemony Chickpea Polenta Cakes with Warm Roasted Red Pepper Salsa
Lemony Chickpea Polenta Cakes with Warm Roasted Red Pepper Salsa

    Fall is in the air! Even here in sunny southern California, I can feel the nice chill in the early morning. Being from Indiana, I do miss the changing of the leaves and the earthy damp smell of the autumn ground. I feel a longing for the changing of the season yet at […]

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