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Mexican Beans on Toast

Happy Cinco de Mayo! There are so many recipes out there for this festive holiday, and most cater to nighttime entertaining. Why not start celebrating Cinco de Mayo in the morning? Beans on toast is typically an English breakfast, but I took that inspiration and made it appropriate for this Mexican holiday. This is similar to a memelita, where beans, avocado, and queso fresco are eaten on top of a hand formed masa (corn) tortilla. I substitute the... Read More

Patatas Bravas Slaw

I like my potatoes crispy. Whether we are talking about french fries, home fries or in this case, patatas bravas. When I see this Spanish inspired (tapas style) side dish on a menu, I always order it. So I did just that at a recent dinner sitting at the bar at Strip House Next Door in New York. As we are all craving longer, brighter days, I am dreaming of eating al fresco, which includes picnicking.  When I crafted this recipe, my vision was to... Read More

Puréed Asparagus Spinach & Pea Soup

I rarely use my site as a platform for venting but when I think about St. Patrick’s Day, it brings a sting of anxiety rather than a wave of celebration for me. Several years back, the day following St. Patty’s, I was returning after an early morning workout. I noticed a man in his 30s following me home who obviously had been drinking for almost a day straight. When he wouldn’t leave me alone, I ran into my local diner. He pinned... Read More

Winter Squash Salad

*This is part of my Bourne living series, which promotes healthy ways to eat while pregnant!* Welcome to Week Two of The Bourne Living Project!     Composed salads are one of my favorite things for lunch, dinner, or a great side dish when you’re entertaining company. It’s satisfying enough to stand alone, but works brilliantly as part of a larger menu. The most important thing to remember when making a composed salad is to give each... Read More