Oven-Dried Tomato & Charred Corn Risotto

I recently had an Oven-Dried Tomato & Jersey Corn Risotto at a local restaurant…it was super yummy! None of the ingredients were listed, so when I got home I made some notes about the flavors that I remembered tasting…for today’s post I recreated that lovely risotto at home…is it too vain of me to say mine was better? It was – sorry Mr. Local Restaurant! Continue reading

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Feta, Thyme & Pine Nuts

My son brought home an enormous sweet potato and it just sat there, waiting for me to make something with it…I kept looking at it in the basket, taking up so much space, but couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do with it…in the meantime, I’m always getting emails from Williams-Sonoma – I really like that store and enjoy browsing through their website – and so one day I clicked on their recipe finder and typed in sweet potato…up popped this recipe that looked pretty good to me…I had all the ingredients at home and decided to make it for a side dish to my Lemon-Garlic Chicken Thighs. It turned out pretty tasty. So, if you’re in the mood for something different, this one’s for you… Continue reading

Peruvian-Style Bowl

These hearty & healthy bowls have become very popular…I love that you can combine just about anything and it ends up tasting great! For today’s meatless meal I made a big bowl filled with fresh baby spinach, red quinoa, roasted sweet potato, grilled corn, black beans, walnuts & feta cheese…topped it all off with a delicious dressing and everyone was happy! Continue reading