Salads and Side Dishes

Saffron Quinoa

Preface for my non-Jewish readers. One of the main elements in keeping Passover is to restrict eating any form of wheat or leavened bread products. Posting a quinoa recipe for Passover will definitely raise some flags for my Jewish readers. For even slightly religious Jews, quinoa is not acceptable for Passover. You can go back… Continue reading Saffron Quinoa


Crunchy Chai Granola Bars

I always have trouble with eating during one specific part of the day. I normally am just getting off work, or just showered after a long run, and I am┬ástarving. It isn't time to eat a normal meal, which means it's "snack time". I don't know why I struggle with snacks so much. Nothing sounds… Continue reading Crunchy Chai Granola Bars


Paleo Pizza

The countdown to the Oscars has officially started! Whether you are seeing all the last minute movies, or anticipating the red carpet showdown, there is a lot to be excited about this coming Sunday. I like to celebrate the Oscars with fancy finger food. An "appetizers for dinner" sort of menu. I think this makes… Continue reading Paleo Pizza


Sausage and Peppers Polenta Pizza

I recently saw polenta pizza on a dinner menu and knew that I had to make it as soon as possible. Could there be a better combination for a New Orleans menu than grits, peppers, and sausage? I don't think so. For those that don't know, polenta is ground cornmeal. Depending on how you cook… Continue reading Sausage and Peppers Polenta Pizza