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….

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) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with 6 muffin…

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…

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…

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.

Brussel Sprout & Pear Salad with Goat Cheese

Here is a quick and simple twist on your usual steamed or roasted brussel sprouts. For this salad, I keep the sprouts raw, but you could always blanch them for a minute if you prefer. This is hearty and filling, but not too overwhelming. I especially enjoy the play between sweet and savory, crunchy and creamy. You…