Food

Reduce Food Waste

Reduce Food Waste

As a family, we are regularly looking for ways to be kinder to the environment.  We’ve switched to reusable water bottles, pack lunches in reusable containers, and bring our reusable grocery bags to the store.  But, there’s always more we can do. Recently, we’ve become very aware of the amount of food that we waste. […]

Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Drizzle

Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Drizzle

Usually, I make Brussels Sprouts during the fall and winter as part of a medley of roasted root veggies.  But these cheery mini green cabbages deserve a place on the menu during the spring and summer too. Inspired by some of the sprouts I’ve eaten recently at 7M and Salt, here’s a simple and tasty […]

Fennel and Apple Salad

Fennel and Apple Salad

This simple salad is a wonderful addition to the fall and winter menu.  The freshness and crunch of the fennel is a great balance for the very heavy, hearty, dishes of the season. You can probably find most of the ingredients in your kitchen right now (with the exception of the fennel).  If you want […]

Carolina Coleslaw

Carolina Coleslaw

It’s just about a perfect Spring day here in Omaha, which makes me want to have a nice, easy, and tasty dinner on our back patio.  Here’s the perfect side dish for the occasion, a light, crunchy, tasty, no mayo version of coleslaw.  The vinegar and mustard give it a little zing, while the agave […]

Havarti Mushrooms

Havarti Mushrooms

There’s a restaurant in town, M’s Pub, that makes the most sinful and enjoyable dish.   Buttery seasoned shrimp, covered in hot, melty Havarti cheese and served with a baguette.  It’s indulgent and rich and a dish that must be shared. Sometimes life calls for indulgent dishes.  So, I’ve taken this as my inspiration and […]

Chickpea Parmesan

Chickpea Parmesan

This is my favorite vegetarian substitute when I make Chicken Parmesan for the family.  It’s really quick and easy to make.  Most of the ingredients are probably sitting in your pantry and fridge right now.  The heartiness of the garbanzo beans really creates a comforting dish for a cold winter’s day.  If there are any […]

Simple Garden Salad

Simple Garden Salad

Zucchini and tomatoes are abundant right now.  Pretty soon, neighbors will be “ding-dong-ditching” and leaving bags of produce on your front porch.  Here’s a simple salad you can throw together for lunch or as a side dish. Simple Garden Salad Vinaigrette 3 TBSP Pinot Grigio vinegar 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1-2 cloves garlic, […]