Let's take a moment to welcome this healthy "french fry" option with open arms.
Basil and tomatoes are ripe and bountiful late in the summer and they pair wonderfully with mozzarella. I happened to be catching up on some episodes of the Pioneer Woman, when she made this dish for her family 4th of July party. I fell in love with the idea of layering the tomato, basil, and mozzarella. Not to mention it has to be the quickest side dish to prepare for a summer gathering.
Greek salads hold a special place in my heart. Not only are they one of the many traditional Greek staple meals I enjoyed growing up, but they are also one of the most flavorful salads you will ever make. Yes I am biased, but that is what happens when your last name is Papachristos :)
Warmer weather is upon us! You know what that means, fresh fruits and vegetables, bright citrus flavors and crispy grill marked seafood.
To get me through the dull Winter months, I have been making several variations of shrimp tacos. And since the weather is not quite warm enough to fire up the grill, pan seared shrimp tacos will have to do.
My favorite part about the shrimp tacos is topping them with fresh fruit salsa. It is my inspiration for tasty, flavor-packed summer dishes like this tropical shrimp farro salad!
It is safe to say that I have completely fallen in love with this method of cooking potatoes. They are easy to make and perfect as a side dish. And the crispiness is out of this world!
Speaking of crispiness, I have to tell you about the most amazing french fry experience I had in Newburyport.
They were delectable and inspired me to jazz up these smashed roasted potatoes.
A light and flavorful way to eat your vegetables! Not just any vegetables though, we are talking about fresh broccoli people. And to some, broccoli is the arch enemy of the vegetable world.
Yes I feel strongly about my vegetables and fresh broccoli has never been a favorite of mine. I can only tolerate the intense, fibrous flavor if my florets are drowned in Ranch salad dressing.
Therefore, in order to mend my relationship with fresh broccoli, I tossed it in a sweet and sour dressing and topped it with bacon!