Salads

Kale Salad with Citrus, Avocado, & Spicy Almonds

I had a version of this salad last summer at one of my favorite restaurants in Pawtucket, the Garden Grille. I love this restaurant because the menu is proudly vegetarian with a number of vegan options. You’d think this would limit the crowd, but almost every time I’ve visited there has been a wait. One… Continue reading Kale Salad with Citrus, Avocado, & Spicy Almonds

Salads and Side Dishes

Brussels Sprout Salad with Mandarin Oranges & Almonds

Time seems to be flying by down here in Florida, and while looking at my calendar over the weekend I realized that Saint Patrick's Day is this Sunday! I don't always celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with a whole lot of commotion- probably because I'm not Irish- but as a food blogger I love holidays because… Continue reading Brussels Sprout Salad with Mandarin Oranges & Almonds

health and wellness

Foods to Flatten Your Belly

As many of you baseball fans know, it is almost the first official day of Spring Training! Pitchers and catchers report on February 10th, which means that we are down here in sunny Fort Myers and getting ready for baseball season. For Ryan, getting ready for baseball season means a lot of things. In November… Continue reading Foods to Flatten Your Belly

Breakfast, Desserts, Salads and Side Dishes

Almond Spiced Pears with Fresh Berries

I wanted to add a sweet and fruity dish to my Christmas Brunch menu without making it too sweet and desserty. I found a recipe for poached peaches that inspired this dish, a poached pear dish that comes to life with almond liqueur, cinnamon sticks, and fresh berries. The almond extract and almond liqueur warm… Continue reading Almond Spiced Pears with Fresh Berries