Heirloom tomato salad with black olives, red pepper and barrel aged feta

I made this salad as a side for my pizza night because I had some left over toppings that would combine well to make a Greek style salad. It ended up being very tasty! As I mentioned in the pizza night post, I bought some “fancy” barrel aged feta cheese at a cheese importer warehouse. It… Continue reading Heirloom tomato salad with black olives, red pepper and barrel aged feta

Swiss chard, white bean and tomato soup with farro and mashed potatoes

Fall is really in the air now in Boulder, especially this weekend. Yesterday was 55 degrees and rainy so it’s officially time to make soup, drink hot cider and wear sweaters! This is a perfect soup to make for a chilly fall day. It’s tasty, it’s hearty and y’all – it has mashed potatoes IN… Continue reading Swiss chard, white bean and tomato soup with farro and mashed potatoes

Loaded baked sweet potatoes with tomatoes, red pepper and green onions

I was craving a baked potato with lots of sour cream and green onions, but I wanted to be “healthy” so I decided to make a baked sweet potato instead of a Russet potato. Baked sweet potatoes don’t always have to be topped with cinnamon, sugar and butter. You can make a savory baked potato… Continue reading Loaded baked sweet potatoes with tomatoes, red pepper and green onions

“Deconstructed pasta” – grilled zucchini and eggplant with blistered heirloom tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella

I had a lot of tomatoes, zucchini and eggplant from the garden and wanted to make a pasta. Sometimes the vegetables get lost in the sauce if you just mix everything together, so I wanted to make something where the vegetables really stood out. My friend Lauren told me about a meal from Plated that… Continue reading “Deconstructed pasta” – grilled zucchini and eggplant with blistered heirloom tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella

Kale and apple salad with crispy chickpeas and toasted almonds

My Dad was telling me that he kept seeing crispy chickpeas as a snack online and how much he wanted to try making them. Well he started making them and just loves them. He likes making them with just olive oil and some salt and pepper and even with cinnamon and sugar. To make them,… Continue reading Kale and apple salad with crispy chickpeas and toasted almonds