Roasted Broccolini with Creamy Lemon Goat Cheese

I have been craving vegetables more and more recently- I mean, they're like 100% of my diet anyways, but I've just been wanting simple, yet delicious, beautiful, crunchy veggies. I'm always trying to come up with vegan versions of dishes I used to enjoy growing up, and this one is something my Grandma made as [...]

Double Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream

Whenever I get stressed, I get in the biggest baking mood.  And this week I've just wanted to bake EVERYTHING.  I was craving cupcakes but wanted something with a bright flavor so that they weren't too heavy since it is really hot out in LA.  These double vanilla cupcakes with lemon buttercream hit the spot [...]

Lemon Poppyseed Vinaigrette

Growing up, my parents used to take me to this restaurant in our hometown, Falletta's, almost weekly.  It's a traditional Italian restaurant, but has the most amazing food.  One of their more unique items was their house lemon poppyseed dressing that they'd serve with your salad before the meal.  It was so tangy, sweet, and [...]

Grilled Peach Salad, with Kale & Fennel

During the summer, peaches are one of my favorite fruits to eat & cook with.  I especially love grilling them, because it really enhances their sweetness, by caramelizing the outside of the peach.  Grilled peaches in a salad are a really easy way to have a gourmet meal, without the stress and heat of cooking [...]