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

Asparagus Wheat Berry Salad with Pistachio Pesto

Asparagus Wheat Berry Salad with Pistachio Pesto (A Seat at the Table)

Wheat berries are a delicious option for grain salads.  They’re super chewy and can hold up to dressing so you don’t have to worry about them turning to mush.  They complement the tender asparagus nicely.  This recipe takes you through a simple pistachio pesto, but if you’re not in the mood you could easily use aRead more

Colorful Lentil Salad with Walnuts

Colorful Lentil Salad with Walnuts (A Seat at the Table)

The summer is always a good time for eating salad.  While this isn’t a completely cook-free salad recipe, the small amount of heat and time that it takes to sauté the vegetables helps meld the flavors together.  Although, I bet this salad would be delicious with raw vegetables too.  I love using legumes in saladsRead more

Lemon Blueberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This was Mom’s choice for a Mother’s Day dessert.  Moms always know best.  This was an awesomely delicious cake.  Although Dad’s comment was that it needed a new name because it didn’t sound as good as it tasted…his suggestions were “Better than expected Lemon Blueberry Cake” or “Chocolate Lemon Blueberry Cake”…because things sound better withRead more