Dandelion Greens & Cheese Pie

Over the weekend, I posted this pie on Instagram and got some requests for the recipe to be posted on the blog. I found the inspiration for this dish on  A Tasty Love Story and instantly fell in love with the simplicity of flavor and execution. Josephine made her cheese tart with asparagus. I made that version first because asparagus is cropping up in all the markets right now– it was wonderful.

For the next rendition, I decided to switch up the vegetables for some dark leafy greens. The nutritious, bitter dandelion greens were mellowed by the creamy cheesy texture of the pie filling and sweetness of the caramelized onions (the texture is creamier than a quiche because the filling is cheese based, not really egg based). If you haven’t cooked with dandelion greens this would be a great first try!

The best part about a dish like this, is that you can switch up the vegetables depending on the season or for whatever you have in the refrigerator. I didn’t make the crust for this pie but went for convenience by using a (delicious) pre-made one from Maine Pie Company. If you make a killer pie crust, then I strongly recommend going that route! Continue reading “Dandelion Greens & Cheese Pie”

Jamie Oliver's Best Potatoes

Perfect Roast Potatoes & A Simple Salad

Again, I share a recipe adapted from the always inspiring and forever creative, Jamie Oliver. When I think of comfort food, I think of these roasted potatoes: perfectly flavored, satisfyingly crunchy on the outside, and fluffy pillows on the inside. While there a few steps involved, it really is quite a simple recipe that pairs with just about anything.

As the holidays approach, these roasted potatoes will make a winning side dish that everyone will love. My favorite way to eat these potatoes is with a salad of seasonal greens, a good homemade dressing, and a glass of wine–it is my ultimate comfort food and I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does. Continue reading “Perfect Roast Potatoes & A Simple Salad”

Honey Almond Meal Muffins

Honey Almond Meal Muffins

Honey Almond Meal Muffins.
makes 6 muffins

Wet Ingredients 
2 cups almond flour
1/4 cup of arrowroot starch
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

Dry Ingredients
2 organic eggs
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup honey
1 TBL dried lavender buds (optional)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with 6 muffin papers.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Beat the wet ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Combine the wet & dry ingredients until well incorporated. Don’t over mix, because you don’t want them to be dense.
  4. Pour into lined muffin tins equally. Bake for 25-30 minutes (until golden brown).
Jamie Oliver Aegean kakavia

Jamie Oliver’s Aegean Kakavia

The Aegean Kakavia (or beautiful fish stew) from Jamie Oliver’s visit to Greece in Jamie Does is a simple, yet richly flavorful recipe–the simple ones usually are. Jamie says in the book that the fishermen make this stew at sea, using salt-water for stock. I used vegetable stock as suggested, but I have also used seafood stock which comes out really nice too. As for the fish, in the many times I have recreated this recipe, I have used fresh haddock, hake and flounder, so my recommendation would be to use fresh, wild and sustainably sourced fish. Continue reading “Jamie Oliver’s Aegean Kakavia”

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Egon Scheile: Women

Stunning, haunting, and erotic, Egon Schiele’s paintings reveal the intense beauty and emphasize the mystery of the women that he painted. His women are never gazing directly at you, instead, you are on the outside of the glass pane looking into the intimate space that she lives in. You, mildly embarrassed, but certainly intrigued, are an observer peering into her private moment. Although she is seemingly complacent at first glance, you soon feel invited to watch as she moves provocatively for her observer: lifting her dress over the shoulders, stretching out her limbs on the floor, struggling to remove the last garment from over the wrists, allowing her robe to fall casually open. You are seduced. Continue reading “Egon Scheile: Women”

Beet and Quinoa Salad

Beet and Quinoa Salad with Greens and Avocado

I love the juxtaposing textures of crunchy and creamy in this beet and quinoa salad. It is lovely, simple, and the perfect meal after a farmer’s market haul. This can be enjoyed on its own as a satiating salad, or alongside a piece of grilled salmon or roasted chicken.

Continue reading “Beet and Quinoa Salad with Greens and Avocado”