Rotisserie Chicken

Rotisserie Chicken

Have you ever made your own rotisserie chicken?  I can’t say I had until this week that is!  My husband and I recently bought a new grill and it came with a rotisserie attachment.  (Btw, if you are in the market for a new grill we LOVE LOVE LOVE ours!  We’ve used it just about every single day for the 3 weeks that we’ve had it.  It’s amazing!  You can check it out here.)  Making your own rotisserie chicken is so easy...

 

Summer Soupe au Pistau

I have to confess to a small lapse in judgement. I went to the market while very hungry. The consequence of my error was that I brought home just about every vegetable imaginable. Everything looked so good and was so fresh. When I got home, still very hungry, I wanted to eat all of it at once. Luckily, that morning I had been browsing through some reading material on farmers markets and came across a recipe called Soupe au Pistau. It is a very...

 

Red Lentil Salad

Do you ever have one of those weeks when you are always hungry?  I literally could sit down, eat a meal and 5 minutes later my stomach is growling and I’m ready to eat the first thing I can grab.  It’s weeks like that where salads and fruits just don’t make the cut.  I usually end up eating more meat than normal and while that is fine, I’m really not a big meat person.  This is where lentils come in handy.  While they...

 

Chicken Pitas with Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

You know those people that say they are never going to move again and yet always end up moving again?  Well, I’m one of them!  I swore after we built our house in Chicago that I would never ever move again.  Yet the allure of beautiful weather 24/7/365 was too much for me to resistant and we packed up our stuff and moved across the country to Oceanside, CA.  Three weeks later I’m still unpacking and each day I remind anyone who will...

 

Caprese Skewers

Father’s Day is coming up and while my father has been gone for quite a while now I have many fond memories of watching my father on Sundays after church grilling chicken and enjoying all the fixings that go along with it. These light and tasty skewers would be perfect for a Father’s Day bbq, picnic or any summer get together. Kristy Ingredients: 1/4 cup Lemony Edamame Pesto 2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar (or white wine vinegar) 24 cherry...

 

Garlic Chickpea Crostini

The other day while grocery shopping at Whole Foods I ended up over by the bakery and smelled freshly baked bread that was too yummy to resist.  I picked up a delicious whole wheat french baguette that I knew would be perfect for the garlic chickpea spread that I had been wanting to try.  It turned out fantastic and is one of my new favorite meals! ~Sarah Ingredients: 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas (garbanzo beans) 2 tbsp lemon juice 4-5 cloves garlic,...

 

Watermelon and Sunflower Greens Salad

Go into any restaurant and order a side salad and what do you get? A boring salad of lettuce, a couple slices of sad looking tomatoes, maybe some shredded carrots or red cabbage. When I make a salad I like to ‘think outside the bowl’ and mix together ingredients that you normally wouldn’t think of putting together. Don’t get me wrong, the ingredients don’t have to be exotic, just regular things I usually have on hand....

 

Tangy Three Bean Salad

This is one of my new favorite lunches.  I love this tangy bean salad!  The cucumber really adds a refreshing feel and the dressing is so light and flavorful.  Not only is it super easy to throw together but the longer it sits the better it tastes!  This dish is perfect for potlucks and get togethers - make it a day or two ahead of time and you have a delicious and healthy dish ready to go! ~Sarah Ingredients: 1 can (15 ounces) no salt...

 
Grilled Eggplant Sandwich

Grilled Eggplant Sandwich

Eggplant isn’t very glamorous but it is versatile. You can roast it, grill it, puree it for dips and sauces and all are good. What I like about this sandwich is actually the spread. I took a page from one of Sarah’s favorite shows, Top Chef, and “deconstructed” baba ganoush. Instead of mashing it altogether I made a spread with some of the ingredients in baba ganoush to make a fantastic baste for the eggplant and also to...

 

Broccoli Salad

I don’t know what it is about spring time but as soon as the warm weather hits I start craving broccoli salad.  I go through a phase where I literally eat it at every meal for about 2 weeks.  I’m strange.  I know.  It’s just so yummy!!!! ~Sarah Ingredients: 1 head broccoli, stems removed and florets cut into pieces 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled (I used Applegate Farms Sunday Bacon) 1/2 cup red onion, chopped 1/2 cup raisins 3/4...