• Cheesy Roasted Butternut Squash Casserole #butternutsquash #fall #squash #roasted #vegetables #foodphotography
    Gather Around,  Recipes,  Savory,  Vegetables,  Vegetarian

    Cheesy Roasted Butternut Squash Casserole

    Oh, casseroles. Long gone are the days where “casserole” meant unappetizing. Fast forward to today, and casseroles can be stand alone stars, healthy, crowd pleasers, and perfect for busy families on the go. This Cheesy Roasted Butternut Squash Casserole is one of the best casseroles I’ve ever had. It pairs nicely with roasted chicken, topped with pan seared, and buttery scallops, or good all on its own. “I’ve been thinking about this casserole all day” – Andrew. But I had been, too. It’s that good. As you can see, I shot this as leftovers. What’s great about this is that it conveys a feeling of sharing and also that the casserole is…

  • Blistered Shishito Peppers #roasting #summer #foodtips #cooking #shishito #pepper
    Quick and Easy,  Recipes,  Snacks,  Staple Recipes,  Vegetables

    Blistered Shishito Peppers

    These Blistered Shishito Peppers are our go-to snack these days when we are wanting a bit of kick and saltiness. Almost reminding me of a good bowl of popcorn or edamame, these shishitos deliver a mild spicy, salty punch and can be used as a quick snack or incorporated into your main dish. When Andrew and I first discovered shishitos in our Rowland’s Row CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box, we were thrilled to be getting some new ingredients that could be used in our everyday lives and as a quick snack. These babies are good. They are easy to prepare. As equally quick to blister and can be found almost…

  • Fail Proof Roasted Carrots #vegetables #roasted #healthy #carrots #easy #summer #vegetarian
    Recipes,  Savory,  Staple Recipes,  Vegetables

    Fail Proof Roasted Carrots

    Life is all about learning. Learning usually consists of several attempts, several fails, and the ability to get back up again. This I know for sure. Another thing I know for sure is that there are few exceptions to that rule… these carrots are one of them. My Fail Proof Roasted Carrots are a stepping stone to tons of carrot variations. Master this (it literally won’t take long) and the sky’s the limit.  Almost too pretty to eat, right? A quick note on change. It’s SO scary. Like why? I’m a creature of habit. I love having a schedule, something predictable, a well thought out day. But life just isn’t…

  • Simple Balsamic Marinated Kabobs #summer #entertaining #simple #kabobs #marinade #sustainable #easy #BBQ
    Dinner,  Gather Around,  Recipes,  Vegetables

    Simple Balsamic Marinated Kabobs

    It’s officially Summer! Spend more time outside with the help of these suuuuper Simple Balsamic Marinated Kabobs and your grill. Invite friends and family over. Kickback, relax, converse, listen to music. All of THAT is what makes great summer memories.  We kicked off our summer grilling season this past weekend which just so happened to be Father’s Day! We spent the day together – Park, walks, food, sunshine. I loved seeing my family together enjoying the outdoors and eating good food. Grilling outside this past weekend brought back memories of my childhood. I didn’t realize that a world without backyard grills, hamburgers, kabobs, grilled vegetables, side salads, and refreshing drinks…

  • Golden Beet Salad & Ginger Dressing
    Recipe,  Recipes,  Salad,  Vegetables,  Vegetarian

    Golden Beet Salad & Ginger Dressing

    I do not remember having beets as a child. In fact, I know I didn’t. It wasn’t until recently that I have learned how delicious and satisfying beets are. They’re Andrew’s “favorite food”, but lets be honest – we all know that’s not true. Donuts. Donuts are Andrew’s favorite food. This Golden Beet Salad & Ginger Dressing is a close second, though. You can use any beet variety for this dish, but Golden Beets lend their sweetness and more mild flavor to counterbalance the zesty ginger dressing. Roasting beets help bring out their sweetness even more (so, sort of like a donut??) as does the final sprinkling of salt after…