The Lighter Side: Gluten-Free Pear & Pecan Cake

January. Ah, the month I feel incredibly guilty for eating my face off over the past two years of the global pandemic and attempt to get into a healthy diet and exercise routine. I followed my plan to the letter for approximately two weeks and then fell off the wagon and ordered a pizza. Sigh…. more »

The Lighter Side: Farro with Roasted Eggplant, Tomatoes & Fresh Mozzarella

Farro with Roasted Eggplant, Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella

I’ll admit it. I’m a little obsessed with farro. Okay, a little more than a little. I’m not quite sure what it is — the nutty, earthy flavor, its sheer versatility, or the fact that it’s so easy to prepare — but I keep coming up with ways to make it even better. Farro has more… more »

The Lighter Side: Farro with Prosciutto & Peas

Farro with Prosciutto & Peas

Far be it from me to try to upstage Daft Punk in their robot gear on Grammy night, but it *is* Sunday, and this is when I typically do my best work in the kitchen. You see, for the past three weeks, I’ve been following the “week in a day” plan, and it’s been working… more »

The Lighter Side: Lemon-Blueberry Cake

Lemon-Blueberry Cake

I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the lookout for new, light dessert recipes. Oxymoron? Nah. As you know by now, Pinterest provides lots of great inspiration. But, there’s just something about turning actual pages and drooling over the photos in cookbooks and magazines. It usually leads to deliciousness in my kitchen. Well,… more »

The Lighter Side: Cod with Tomatoes and Artichokes

Cod with Tomatoes and Artichokes

I’m baaaaaccckkkkk! Yes, readers, it has been awhile, but I’m here to serve up an amazingly light and delicious meal to keep you warm on these early-March cold winter nights: Cod with Tomatoes and Artichokes. This one is super quick and easy and combines two of my favorite go-to recipes. A little backstory: As my… more »