Sunday, October 8, 2017

My New Favorite Green Beans - Greek Style

I am obsessed with these green beans. My friend Maria's dad made them for us with green beans from his garden and they were amazing. I've been making them every week with green beans from the farmers market. They are delicious!

Per Maria's suggestion I added some chili flakes. I used only one onion, roughly a pound of beans, and then basically did everything else to the measurements given. I'm a sucker for sauce. I also added some slivered garlic. Next time I want to try adding the Yukon Gold potatoes.

Thank you Maria!!!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Tricolore Salad

I had a tricolore salad at Toscana and have been making it ever since. It's such a no-brainer. It's healthy, delicious, and easy. Perfect side salad when you want to focus more attention on other parts of the meal.


Belgian endive - sliced 1" thick
Treviso radicchio - thinkly sliced or cut into small chunks
Shaved  Parmigiano-Reggiano
Olive oil
Balsamic oil
Kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper

Farmers Market Salad

My friend whipped Jen whipped this up with all the stuff I had in the fridge from the farmers market. It was very light, healthy and delicious. 


Gem lettuces
Cherry tomatoes
Ricotta salata
Pea shoots

Dressing (inspired by a Smitten Kitchen salad)

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 teaspoons smooth Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon coarse Dijon mustard
Just shy of 1 teaspoon honey
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Cece's Favorite Steak

Great recipe from our friend Cassie for seared steak.

1-1.5" thick New York steak
olive oil
1t garlic salt
1t Italian seasoning
1t paprika

1. Set the steak at room temp for 10 minutes
2. Rub both sides with olive oil
3. Combine seasoning in a bowl, then rub onto both sides of the steak
4. Heat a small pan on medium high heat
5. Grill on each side for 3-5 minutes
6. Let sit on a plate to rest for 5 minutes
7. Enjoy!