tuna cakes, buffalo style.

this is an old classic made yummier and healthier, if i do say so myself. if you think tuna cakes are disgusting, then maybe you need to call these something else.  perhaps tuna sliders, sans bun?  or crispy tuna medallions? whatever you decide to call them, these are sensational.  i found myself talking about them in my last student’s lesson (hi michelle!) and had to … Continue reading tuna cakes, buffalo style.

fresh gooseberry tartlets.

(just updated this recipe ~ accidentally wrote baking powder, but i meant soda!) need something pretty to look at this hot, steamy summer’s day? feast your eyes on this… mini gooseberry tartlets, y’all.  made with fresh gooseberries from the farmers’ market, a honey crisp apple to sweeten those tart little buggers up, and my favorite grain-free, dairy-free, almond crust.  love love love… if you come … Continue reading fresh gooseberry tartlets.

pesto “zoodles” w/artichoke hearts and tomatoes.

oh man.  this was good.  who needs pasta when you have zoodles?  look, i know pasta is incredible, but to gorge yourself on these zoodles and still feel so clean and wonderful and good, why wouldn’t you?  i’m sold. you need a spiraler.  maybe you can buy one online?  on williams-sonoma, or sur la table.  i got mine at sur la table for $24. here’s … Continue reading pesto “zoodles” w/artichoke hearts and tomatoes.

spring dinner party: lobster-stuffed portobello mushrooms.

this dinner party started with the knowledge that two of my guests were pescaterians.  (vegetarians who also eat fish) so i immediately had a large portobello mushroom in mind for the main “meat” dish.  with a side of risotto, or zoodles, or something springy. here’s what i did. and honestly, i made this up at the last minute.  i knew i wanted lobster-stuffed mushrooms, but … Continue reading spring dinner party: lobster-stuffed portobello mushrooms.

ooh la laaaa ~ quiche.

oh joy ~ oh rapture.  i just made quiche for dinner!!!  it was heavenly.  it was everything you want in a quiche.  flaky, buttery crust and flavorful fillings.  and minus the stomach ache after! first, here’s a picture.  i took my dish outside while the beautiful spring sun was still shining and it made the dish even more delectable… can’t ya just smell the fresh … Continue reading ooh la laaaa ~ quiche.