Roasted Smashed Sweet Potatoes

I get asked a lot for side dish ideas. Sure, you may have your main protein in mind, but sometimes it becomes difficult to pair up other smaller dishes to complete your meal. That’s why it’s important to have staples — in other words, your go-to side dishes that work well with just about anything. I make sweet potatoes…

Spicy Roasted Cabbage

Ever stood in the produce section of the grocery store and wondered what you’re going to make for a side dish to your meal? This happens to me all the time. As much as I love my Roasted Cauliflower, sweet potatoes, or Sriracha Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts, sometimes I feel like trying something a little…

Lime Quinoa with Grilled Shrimp & Summer Squash

I’m a huge fan of salads that can be served hot or cold. To me, it’s the kind of food that’s ideal for entertaining — there’s no fuss or hectic rush and nothing’s more effortless than placing a gorgeous salad on the table on your own time. This lime quinoa salad with spicy grilled shrimp…

The Sauce Verte

I had to call this the sauce verte as it’s one of my most favorite recipes that I’ve conjured up like a mad scientist in my small kitchen. It’s a green sauce that adds a flavorful punch on top of a steak or any kind of meat or poultry. It’s a burst of freshness and…

Shaved Asparagus Salad

I read somewhere once that salads are all about texture. If that’s the case, then this one has it all: the crunch from the raw asparagus, the juiciness from the tomatoes and the salty smoothness of the ricotta salata. Hungry yet? Here’s what you’ll need for my Shaved Asparagus Salad that’s dressed with my Lemon…

Simple Arugula Salad

I’ve always valued simplicity — especially when it comes to food. Some of the best meals I’ve ever eaten have consisted only of a few high-quality ingredients. This salad has Parmigiano-Reggiano — a Fieldhouse Kitchen splurge, but a necessary one to complete this lemony, light salad. It’s so simple, yet so delicious. It makes a perfect…

PBR Battered Baked Onion Rings

The first guy I was ever infatuated with wore blue jeans, a white t-shirt and loved PBR. It was one of the few things I knew about him as I was just a lovestruck teenager at the time who could only watch from afar in hopes that one day he might notice me. He’s married…

Charred Broccolini

It’s no secret; I love to grill. I love it because it epitomizes the perfect summer evening, sitting in chairs around the barbeque, listening to music, drinking a glass or wine or a beer and laughing. I love grilling even though the majority of cooking scars I’ve sustained have involved outdoor grills. But neither here…

Sriracha Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Sriracha: because some like it hot. You thought I was going to dish about the sprouts, but the real superstar in this recipe is the hot chile sauce — the mother of all spicy condiments: Sriracha. This little number recently burst onto the scene a few years ago and has been cropping up in all-star…

Roasted Cauliflower

I love vegetables. I could eat them all day long and often times, I do. One of my favorite ways to prepare them is by roasting them. Here’s a tasty, versatile side that’s easy to make — and bonus, once you can roast these, you can do the same with just about any other vegetable….