Stuffed Artichokes

This dish can be a little labor intensive at first, but once it is in the oven it will give you a chance to prep the rest of the meal, or enjoy a glass of wine with your guests. It is impressive enough for an elaborate dinner party, but just as good on a weeknight in. As long as artichokes are in season, this is also very inexpensive...just a few ingredients!

 

Crostini with Lemon Herb Ricotta and Heirloom Tomato Salad

I was incredibly proud of this appetizer I made for Easter. It is SO light, full of flavor and the PERFECT bite for spring. Everyone loved it. I will definitely make this again, many times!

 

Going going, back back to Cauli Cauli

I have been seeing various cauliflower recipes online for years... the intrigue being that you can use cauliflower to replace starchy carbs like potatoes, or fattening sauces like alfredo. In my mind, I always figured these recipes turned out too watery (a steamed veggie tends to have a lot of moisture) and, frankly, too cauliflower-y. What's the point? If you want to be healthy, just eat the cauliflower and don't eat the mashed potatoes. BUT, alas, I was wrong. After some research, I whipped up both a garlic mashed cauliflower so rich and amazing I fell in love... as well as a cauliflower "alfredo" sauce that could really trick anyone into eating a sauce made out of veggies. It was beyond easy, used mostly things I keep in my house, and so delicious! Recipes are below.