Posts tagged ‘dip’

September 4th, 2012

Spinach & Feta Hummus

by Chrissy


In a radical 80’s healthy cookbook, I read that you should try to eat 1 cup of fresh spinach (or 1/2 cup, cooked), every day because it is packed full of vitamins and minerals that your body absolutely loves.

Not to mention you will obviously have bulging biceps soon after you scarf them down, like Popeye.

As other dark, leafy greens step into the spotlight, such as kale, chard, and other wild field greens, embrace them; just don’t you … Read more...

February 22nd, 2012

Roasted Cauliflower-White Bean Dip

by Lauren


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Cauliflower is not my favorite vegetable and I’m willing to bet it’s not high up on your healthy foods list either.
It’s sort of an albino broccoli imposter if you ask me.

I wouldn’t be caught conscientiously picking it up off the veggie tray to dip in some kefir ranch dressing. I’d definitely opt for the pea pods, tomatoes or carrots first.

It goes without saying though, that this Roasted Cauliflower-White Bean dip is an exception to … Read more...

January 3rd, 2012

Lightened Up: Spinach Artichoke Dip

by Chrissy

Dip it, dip it good.

Feel free to get down with this lightened up spinach and artichoke dip.

We definitely did at my b-day party. There’s no shame in that. No shame at all.


Especially with those pesky New Year resolutions flying around, our daily diets are so vulnerable these days. So instead of starving your creamy cheesy dip craving, indulge in this lightened up version!


Let’s be honest, this recipe isn’t as healthy as a pile … Read more...

October 23rd, 2011

Beignets with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream & Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce

by Chrissy

Golden, fluffy, powdered sugary, fried delights of joy.

That is how I would describe fresh & homemade New Orleans’ beignets.


I guess by definition, they are:

1. a square doughnut with no hole

2. a fritter

 Pronunciation: ben-YAY  (emphasis on the “yay” since these fried fritters are a party in your mouth.)


 It’s no secret that these beignets aren’t square in shape (they are more like amoebas) …so I guess taking that extra … Read more...

October 2nd, 2011

Lemon-Almond Pesto Spread

by Chrissy

You may remember back to when it was summertime and the days were long and the nights were warm. Well, in Southern California it still feels that way, especially this past weekend. So, in honor of the warm summery weather in the beginning of October, here is the delicious Lemon-Almond Pesto Spread that I had promised to share with you!

You may remember it’s debut on this: Perfect Pesto Picnic Panini

Truthfully, I tried to make pesto as …