Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette (A Seat at the Table)

Balsamic vinaigrette is a great standard salad dressing.  It’s prefect year round and goes with a wide range of salads.  Anything from caprese salad to a pear and gorgonzola salad goes well with a good balsamic vinaigrette.  This is a simple recipe and can be customized in a variety of ways.  A fun twist IRead more

Sweet Sausage and Kale Sauté with Potatoes and Asparagus

Sausage and Kale Sauté with Potatoes and Asparagus (A Seat at the Table)

My summer has been a bit crazier than I was anticipating.  Taking Biochemistry online is convenient, but basically a full-time job, and I have less than 3 weeks to finish the class before vacation!  So things like dinner are a bit of an afterthought these days.  Which makes today’s meal a major winner.  This sweetRead more

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Mexican Wedding Cookies rolled in sugar (A Seat at the Table)

Today is my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary.  Sister’s first wedding anniversary is next week.  And the Boyfriend is now the Fiancé!  We got engaged on May 21st during a lovely picnic by a lake.  We’re incredibly excited for this next step in our lives together!  And what better way to celebrate these romantic occasions thanRead more

Vietnamese Iced Coffee Ice Cream

Vietnamese Iced Coffee Ice Cream with Almond Brittle (A Seat at the Table)

Mom and I love Vietnamese Iced Coffee.  If you’ve never had it, it’s super rich coffee that’s mixed over ice with condensed milk.  It’s pretty amazing.  But unfortunately, Mom and I are very sensitive to caffeine and there’s not a decaf version.  That’s why when I saw this recipe for Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream, IRead more

Veggie Soba Bowls with Tofu

Veggies Soba Bowls with Tofu (A Seat at the Table)

These veggie soba bowls are the greatest, they have everything you need for a delicious, nutritious, all-in-one meal!  This is super versatile, so it’s great for using up whatever’s in the fridge.  Soba is a buckwheat noodle.  Eating buckwheat is associated with lower cholesterol levels, and is a high source of magnesium, which is goodRead more

Chimichurri Sauce and Marinade

Chimichurri with Roasted Vegetables (A Seat at the Table)

Chimichurri comes from Argentinian cuisine, and is frequently used on grilled steaks, although it seems that cilantro is not a traditional ingredient.  But this herbaceous sauce is great on everything.  It has a bright, fresh flavor that packs a punch with garlic and shallot.  This is definitely a great summer staple, especially if you enjoyRead more