Veggie Tostadas

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My mom used to make bean tostadas growing up, I don’t really remember at all how she made them, I just remember being really excited to eat them!   If you live somewhere cold like I do and the tomatoes aren’t really great in the winter (or there just isn’t much local stuff to eat!)… Read more »

Bean Dip Hummus

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For this dip we took the texture and thought of a nice hummus and gave it the texture of refried beans, with the flavoring a nice bowl of chili1 Perfect for the big day…or any taco Tuesday!    Simple Bean Dip 1-15.5 oz can Kidney Beans 1-15.5 oz can Cannelini Beans ¼ cup Tahini 4… Read more »

Cracker Jacks

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Crunchy, sweet, salty, tasty – this caramel corn and nuts is perfect to put out and your Super Bowl or other gathering. If you have any leftover chop it up and out it over your ice cream – it’s delicious! Can be made a few days in advance.   9-10 cups popped popcorn * 2 cups… Read more »

Honey Wheat Cracker

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I have always been a sucker for a cheese plate with a stack of crackers! I’ll even just make a plate of hummus alongside sliced deli cheese and meat and plop down on the couch with some crackers and enjoy.  Of course, they are even better when entertaining friends and family!   2 1/4 Cup… Read more »

Angel Hair Pasta with Blood Oranges

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I very often just crave a simple bowl of pasta!  This blood orange vinaigrette is something I put on the menu this winter at Girl & the Goat with a scallop dish and a number of other components.  I thought, why not enjoy the vinaigrette simply tossed on some pasta!  The bitterness from the escarole… Read more »

Basil Brownies with Lemon Caramel

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After a lot of New Years salad I have been eating, I just wanted a brownie 😉 A little basil infused in the chocolate and lemon in the caramel makes the rich brownie a little lighter! (Sorta;) Basil Brownies Yield 9 x 9 pan 2 sticks Unsalted Butter ½ cup Dark Chocolate pieces 1 ½… Read more »

“Hummus” Salad

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Here is what happens when you take the chickpeas out of your hummus. This dish is part salad, part chunky hummus, part fun dip – but 100% what I want to eat for lunch! The pickled kumquats give it just a bit of brightness and the togarashi brings the crunch! Any leftover dressing can be… Read more »

Rosemary Yuzu Dressing

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Got some requests for this dressing from Little Goat! I love this on a salad but it also works great over simple chicken or pork with rice! Just livens things up with bright yuzu!   2 T champagne vinegar 1 T Yuzu Kosho ** 2 T fish sauce 2 T extra virgin olive oil 1… Read more »

Winter Cabbage Salad with Pomelo Dressing

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A salad of winter ingredients that makes you feel like its summer. Great part of your brunch spread – think bagel, salmon and cream cheese with this salad on the side! 6 cups of cabbage 5 pieces of bacon, thin sliced 1 avocado, diced 1/4 cup salted roasted pistachios roughly chopped 2 T torn mint… Read more »

French Toast with Maple Blue Cheese Syrup

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for the blue cheese maple syrup 1 cup real maple syrup 2 T blue cheese – I used Carr Valley 1/3 c grapefruit juice 1/8 t salt pinch of pepper for the batter 3 eggs 1/2 cup half and half 2 T dark brown sugar 1/8 t salt 1/8 t vanilla extract Pinch of pepper… Read more »