Appetizers 20 results
  • Tomato Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze

    Hands down Tomato Bruschetta is my all time favorite appetizer, this summer! This classic Italian antipasto consists of a toasted slice of bread topped with a mixture of tomato, red onion, basil, garlic, balsamic vinegar or glaze, salt, and pepper. It is the perfect appetizer for summertime entertaining. It’s also a great use of stuff often picked up at a farmer’s ingredients that are easy to work with, fresh and delicious.  I am sure after making this it will instantly ...
  • Cheesy Mushroom Flatbread

    This recipe is a result of what I call a "Pantry Dinner", a dinner made with just what you already have in your pantry, fridge, and garden. A few weeks ago, I was hungry around dinner time and I looked in the fridge and saw we had mushrooms and cheese. We had a red onion, and some flatbreads in the pantry and fresh thyme in the garden. I immediately knew what I had to make, the cheesiest, yummiest, and mushroomiest flatbread EVER! I sauteed the onions and mushroom with some olive oil ...
  • Thai Chicken Summer Rolls

    Today, I am bringing you the freshest, most refreshing, light, and the summeriest (yes I invented that word just for this recipe) dish that is perfect for this summer. These beautiful Thai Chicken Summer Rolls are what I am talking about! They are really easy and quick to make. So make sure to put the ingredients on your food list because you'll want to make these for dinner this week!  To make these Summer Rolls, you start by soaking a sheet of rice paper in some ...
  • Grilled Romaine Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

    For as long as I can remember, I have not been into salads. I would always go for the carbs instead of the salad any day of the week. But recently, I had been trying to eat healthier and I have started eating salads. While a slice of pizza with fries is way tastier, I just overall feel better after eating a bowl of salad. After adding in salads into my diet I have just felt more energetic and its overall helped my productivity. As a proud workaholic, I will do almost anything to increase my ...
  • Garlic Rosemary Focaccia

    If you watch my Instagram stories, then you know that every day I have a slice or two (or three or four..to be honest) of pizza from my school's insanely amazing cafeteria. Now, I don't mean to offend the cheese and sauce but my favorite part of the pizza is the definitely the crust. That is why focaccia is a new favorite of mine. It is basically pizza dough, without the sauce and cheese, drenched in olive oil olive and topped with garlic and rosemary. Now I know ...
  • Blackened Salmon with Mango Salsa

    I love this time of year when the weather is just right, the sun shining but still a cool breeze. It is the perfect time to eat some feel good food, outside with family and friends. That is why this recipe is perfect for this time of year. The versatility of the salmon allows this dish to be eaten hot or cold. You can serve it fresh off the pan or cold from a cooler at a picnic. Also, that the mix of the spicy salmon with the freshness from the salsa is what makes this recipe a ...
  • Mediterranean Dips Crudités Bar

    For this year's Mothers Day, I wanted to elevate our family's typical mothers day brunch with this beautiful Mediterranean Crudités Bar. A lot of people are intimated by making their own crudités bar. Sure, there are many components in a nice crudités bar, but all you need to make one is a bunch of vegetables and some killer dips. It also helps to have a variety of types of vegetables with all different colors and shapes. You can totally go with just the classics like ...
  • Salsa De Molcajete

    Ever since I have been cooking my two culinary idols were Guy Fieri and Marcela Valladolid. They are the people that inspired be to get in the kitchen and start cooking. They also taught be to be proud of my cooking.  I learned from them that I should not be embarrassed and that cooking really is cool.  I have been fortunate enough to have met both of my culinary idols. I met Marcela a few years ago on the set of "The Kitchen". It is filmed not far from where I live so my ...
  • Dal Tadka with Cumin Rice

    My love for Indian food goes way back. I have my mom to thank for introducing Indian food to me at such a young age. We have been going to Indian restaurants ever since I was a little kid. I now like making Indian food just as much as I enjoy eating it. I am always experimenting with new Indian dishes in my kitchen. I have made homemade paneer cheese, roti bread, lamb vindaloos, and more. The thing that I love about Indian food is that it has so many dimensions of flavor. Every dish ...
  • Samosa Potato Salad

    This week I have Chanie Apfelbaum, from BusyInBrooklyn.com, guest posting. I have been a fan of Chanie for a long time now. I was following her way before I even started my own blog. Chanie's blog, BusyInBrooklyn, is famous for her modern takes on traditional Jewish recipes and her mouth-watering food photography. I have guest posted on BIB a Honey Apple Galette recipe when Chanie had her baby. You can check that post here.  Alright, so can we talk about how ...
  • Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

    If you are looking for me right now, you can find me in my kitchen obsessing over this plate of Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce. The flavor of these juicy chicken kebabs dipped into the rich peanut sauce is the perfect bite. These have always been something that I've wanted to try. I've just never gotten to making them, until today! I know what you're thinking! But like do you even know me? I get extremely excited about food 24/7. I don't believe there is a wrong time to eat ...
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

    Thanksgiving is just four days away and I can't wait! I look forward every year to Thanksgiving. It's a time when both of the sides of my family get together. Every year, my brother yoni, my cousin Danny, and I sit in my uncles living room watching the Macy's day parade. We even celebrate an early Chanuka while the whole family is already together and exchange gifts. Its just a fun day full of family and food! This year I will be bringing this Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad. ...