07/13
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Kiwi Guacamole

I am not one to turn down a challenge, self inflicted or otherwise. In general if I set my mind to something I can get it done. Quit chocolate for a bit? No problem. Commit to exercising 6 times a week? Done. Get more sleep? Difficult (due to my love affair with my DVR and sub-par television) but doable. The same applies to my recipe creation. I love challenging myself with new ingredients and new ideas.

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01/12
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Roasted Beet Dip

I am not shy about my love for beets. I adore their sweet, earthy taste and their deep pink color. Did you know you can use beet juice as a quick lip stain? Truly a versatile veggie!

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Pomegranate Guacamole

Pomegranates are one of the few fruits in season during the winter.  They are packed with antioxidants and have a wonderful sweet-tart taste. The combination of spicy and sweet in this guacamole is unexpected and delicious. I like to serve this inside of a romaine leaf, or as a dip for crudités!

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Spicy Thai Guacamole

Guacamole (ok and margaritas) might be one of the reasons I decided to get married in Mexico. I love it so much I think it should have it’s own food group.

This version is a twist on the classic and has been very popular amongst my friends!

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Roasted Eggplant Dip

This dip is simple to make and tastes delicious with raw veggie, or wrapped up in a collard or romaine leaf.

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Sundried Tomato and Olive Tapenade

I always keep a container of olives in the house. They are great to snack on as I prepare dinner. As much as I like olives on their own I LOVE them in this tapenade. It’s always popular at parties so I tend to make it by the tubful!

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Creamy “Green Goddess” Dressing

Green Goddess dressings have been around for ages. The bright herbs make them delicious on salads or as a dip for raw veggies. They are usually very creamy and heavy. This one is simple, delicious and best of all has nothing in it that will make you feel un-goddess like!

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Bean Free Hummus

I was never a huge hummus fan. I always felt super bloated and weighed down after eating it. Then I discovered you could make it with zucchini instead of  stomach bloating chick peas. Genius! The cumin really deepens the flavor as well.

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