Eggplant Rollatini with Pancetta and Spinach | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Eggplant Rollatini with Pancetta and Spinach

Is it possible to be a closet vegetarian…who loves pancetta? I’ve noticed a shift in my eating. The balance on the scales is weighing heavier on the vegetables, and lighter on the meats. Perhaps it is the...

Carrot Mango and Kiwi Smoothie | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Carrot Mango and Kiwi Smoothie

“Mom, you’re my BMF,” my son confided as he slid his hand into mine. “BMF?” I asked, my mind going through the possible abbreviations.

Bacon Leek Dip | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Bacon Leek Dip

We met in Chicago, where the river runs green on St. Patrick’s Day, where leprechauns brave the bitter cold, and where, it seemed, the whole city would go out for drinks, Irish or not. The first time...

Quinoa Crusted Eggplant Parmesan | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Quinoa Crusted Eggplant Parmigiana

Things sure have changed. One of my daughter’s friends was over the other afternoon, and as they munched on snacks and smoothies at the kitchen table, the chatter turned to their allowance. I was relieved to hear...

Apple Beet Salad with Endive and Baby Greens | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Apple Beet Salad with Endive and Baby Greens

When lunchtime rolls around, I reach into my refrigerator and pull out a variety of vegetables and fruit, anything to satisfy my craving for crunch and freshness. Lately I just haven’t had the appetite for anything heavy...

Smoked Salmon Phyllo Bites with Wasabi Goat Cheese | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Smoked Salmon Phyllo Bites with Wasabi Goat Cheese

I’ve been counting down. In 21 days, 15 hours, 36 minutes, 31 seconds, I will be back in my hometown, probably a blubbery mess,

Mocha Coconut Granola | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Mocha Coconut Granola

Wednesday morning started like this: 5:50 am: alarm 6:10 am: let the dog out, start the coffee 6:20 am: shower and dress for the gym 6:30 am: wake the sleepyheads 6:35 am: sip hot coffee 6:45 am:...

Brussels Sprouts and Baby Greens Feta Pie | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Brussels Sprouts and Baby Greens Feta Pie

I’ve been thinking of pies lately. Lots and lots of pies. Lots. Savory, mostly.

Mushroom Quinoa Risotto | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Mushroom Quinoa Risotto

It’s been a rough winter. For many of you, incessant snow has been your been your adversary. For those of us in California, the drought has been ours. Don’t get me started on the winter illnesses. My...

Raspberry Mousse | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Raspberry Mousse

Is it possible to be too nice? I should never complain, especially in an age where manners are a rarity,

Avocado Kale Superfood Smoothie | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Avocado Kale Superfood Smoothie + A Giveaway

After all the chocolate and sweets from Valentine’s Day, I am ready to soothe my eyes and my tummy with something green and wholesome. How about you?

Meyer Lemon and Raspberry Pavlova | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Meyer Lemon and Raspberry Pavlova

Just when I think I’ve got a good handle on Valentine’s Day, I realize that I don’t. You see, the holiday of love has changed.

Cauliflower Gnocchi with Creamy Cauliflower-Shiitake Mushroom Sauce | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Cauliflower Gnocchi with Creamy Cauliflower and Shiitake Mushroom Sauce

My daughter and one of her best friends unearthed her baby video last Friday night. That video that compiled all her milestones, from the days leading up to her birth, to her first cries in the world,...

Five Little Things - February 7, 2014 | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Meyer Lemons I’ve been making my favorite lemon curd from these sunny Meyer lemons, and can’t wait to share a post with you next week that is, in a word,...

Roasted Beet and Kale Panzanella | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Roasted Beet and Kale Panzanella

I was at a restaurant in Seattle not too long ago, and at the bottom of the menu there was a firm but diplomatic line: “substitutions politely declined.”