Stuffed Baked Eggplant

I’ve been growing fresh vegetables for a few months now, and I noticed yesterday that I had a perfectly ripe eggplant sitting in my garden. I wasn’t really in the mood for eggplant parm (although I do love it), so I decided to browse Pinterest for some other eggplant ideas. I came across a recipe for quinoa-stuffed eggplant and thought, “I could definitely make a … Continue reading Stuffed Baked Eggplant

Spicy Southwest Pasta Salad

I feel like side salads are a staple at backyard parties. But sometimes cole slaw gets boring, and standard deli macaroni salad always tastes a little sour to me. As someone who loves spice, my first inclination is always to make a spicy salad—one that would add a kick to the backyard menu. This Southwest salad is tossed in a jalapeño dressing, which adds the … Continue reading Spicy Southwest Pasta Salad

Avocado Shrimp Burgers with Old Bay Mayo

We’ve had a few days in a row of 70-degree weather in New Jersey, and it’s been fabulous. All I can think about is grilling season (after all, May is National Barbecue Month), but since I’m not much of a grill master, I usually choose to use my Calphalon grill pan over the actual grill. I can’t rave enough about Calphalon—I’ve gone through plenty of … Continue reading Avocado Shrimp Burgers with Old Bay Mayo

Cheesy Vegetable Stromboli

It can be hard to pull off a weeknight dinner when you have a million other things on your to-do list. Whether you’re cooking for yourself, your kids, or your partner, putting something on the table when time is tight might lead you to settle for unhealthy takeout or a salty, fattening frozen pizza. That’s where this veggie Stromboli comes in. It’s a quick meal … Continue reading Cheesy Vegetable Stromboli