Tomato Salad with Green Beans, Corn and Bulgur

This tomato salad is the perfect fresh-from-the-garden all-purpose side dish for the season. It's bursting with green beans, tomatoes, corn and cucumbers, with toothsome bulgur adding just a touch of heft (and healthy whole grain) while soaking up the tangy dressing.

Tangy Smashed Potato Salad with Goat Cheese

This healthy potato salad recipe has all the fixins you love -- sour cream, bacon, chives, and even goat cheese. Take it to your Fourth of July picnic or any summertime backyard barbecue.

Fregola Salad with White Beans and Arugula

Fregola is an Italian rolled pasta similar to Israeli couscous, and it's wonderfully toothsome in this salad. If you can't find fregola (or wanted to go gluten free), millet would be a great substitute. Top with a few chunks of good quality tuna packed in olive oil and you've got a nice, hearty, nourishing meal.

Fudgy Black Bean Brownies with Sea Salt

Don't tell anyone these fudgy little brownies--simple as all get out and baked in a mini muffin tin--are made out of black beans. Wow them with the taste first, then surprise them with the secret ingredient.

Life is Like Rhubarb and Strawberry

The combo of strawberry and rhubarb always makes me think of my Mom. And it--like Mom--has taught me a lot about life.

Let Your Food Make You Laugh

Can we all agree that "fusilli" is a fun word to say? I know that may seem off-topic, but it's not. Really. I wrote last [...]

What is Your Comfort Food?

I posted something on Facebook yesterday in response to what happened in Boston this week, and struggled to find my own answer to the question. The whole circuitous train of thought brought to life something I’ve said a gazillion times before and I’ll probably say a gazillion times again: food is about so much more than just what we eat.

The 2013 State of the Kitchen Survey is Here

I’m conducting a never-been-done-before “State of the Kitchen” survey for 2013. Would you do me a huge favor? Would you please take just a few minutes to fill out these nine questions? To thank you for your time, I’m going to save you time with a free copy of my Make Ahead Meals e-book. PLUS, when you take the survey you’ll automatically be entered into a drawing to win a fabulous Nourish Network market bag (it really is the coolest bag out there).

Slow-Roasted Mechoui (Moroccan-Spiced Leg of Lamb)

I was lucky enough to nab a leg of organic, sustainably-raised lamb from Montana's Willow Spring Ranch at Shelton's Market for this and was rewarded with succulent, juicy meat spiked through with spice. To find a source for grass-fed lamb (and other meats) near you for your Easter meal, check out Eat Wild. Serve this with quinoa, mixed greens, sliced black olives, thick slices of orange, thinly sliced fennel and red onion tossed with the dressing from this salad here.

Make Corned Beef From Scratch … On Sunday

Lia's corned beef recipe was years in the making and worth the wait. Thanks to a pressure cooker, this St. Patrick's Day standby can be a last-minute feast.