November 14, 2017 § Leave a comment
So I know it’s been forever since I’ve updated my blog…
I made a whole commitment that I was going to share heaps of recipes this summer. And it’s mid-November so you can see how well that turned out. This doesn’t mean I haven’t been baking or cooking – it just means that there are lots of delicious things that I’ve been unfairly withholding from you but I am slowly but surely finding time to share them with you!
Ever since I took a handmade pasta-making workshop early this year, and subsequently convinced myself that I needed a pasta roller, I have been itching to make fresh pasta. I finally made some fresh pappardelle this past weekend and it was so much fun and quite therapeutic with the kneading, rolling, and cutting. Sorry, I didn’t have time to include the recipe and directions in this post but hopefully it will make an appearance on the blog soon!
I wanted to make a hearty fall pasta dish but at the same time, I didn’t want to make a sauce that would outshine the delicate ribbons of pappardelle. I landed on the perfect combination of kale, sausage, and white beans that has a ton of flavor from the spicy sausage, salty Pecorino, acidic red wine, and fresh herbs. It was so delicious that I’ve literally been eating this every day since I’ve made it! So simple but super satisfying and perfect for keeping you warm as the temperature starts to drop. If you use store-bought pappardelle, this recipe can come together quickly for those days you are craving a nice big bowl of pasta!
Speaking of bowls, I’m obsessed with my new stoneware from Carthage.Co, especially the beautiful Zaghwan collection! Such great minimalist pieces for everyday use, as well as entertaining guests. I also love that the company is committed to supporting local manufacturers of the stoneware in Tunisia who employ and empower people within their community. Definitely check out their gorgeous products, especially as the holiday entertaining season is upon us!
[This post is sponsored by Carthage.Co]
February 9, 2017 § Leave a comment
‘Tis the season of trying to eat healthier, right? Clean eating can feel like a chore but it doesn’t have to be! The key to making a salad that you will actually look forward to eating is filling it with much more than just leafy greens.
This salad is full of delicious foods that will help keep you full so you can resist reaching for those chips or that candy bar. I love the contrast of sweet-savory and creamy-crunchy in this salad. I used an apple cookie cutter to form the shape of the frico, which is basically shredded cheese that is baked in the oven until it gets nice and crispy. The addition of the salty, buttery Gruyère frico on top definitely makes this salad for me. Hey, a little cheese here and there never hurt!