25th Annual Giant National Capital BBQ Battle

For the past 25 years, the nation’s finest BBQ joints have come together for a summer weekend BBQ blowout held right in front of the capitol building. According to the website, “The Giant Barbecue Battle is one of the largest and most unique food and music festivals in the country an experience the thrill of […]

Summer ‘Ceviche’ Salad

Another hot day, another summer salad. I think we’ve all been at the point before where we’ve lost control of a recipe, or our minds, and something completely unintended and strangely delicious comes out of it. Well, this was the result of a terrible attempt at making couscous cakes – don’t even ask – which […]

Eurotrip Series: London

Hopefully you read all about the first two stops on my 2017 Eurotour: Spain and Italy.  Today’s blog features the final leg of my trip- my whirlwind two day stay in London.  Two days is DEFINITELY not long enough to thoroughly discover London and all that it has to offer- but a best friend and […]

Sweet & Savory Avocado Toasts

I love avocados so much that I actually answer to the nickname “Cado”, and sometimes, when you just don’t want to cook, avocado toast (a “Millennial” favorite, if you didn’t know) is the perfect meal. These sweet and savory avocado toasts are some of my favorite ways to make use of a ripe avocado, but […]

Eurotrip Series: Tuscany

On Tuesday, I told you all about the first leg of my amazing Eurotrip 2017: Spain. This blog will highlight the second and longest leg of my trip: Tuscany, Italia.  Tuscany was actually my original destination thanks to an invitation to join a very old friend’s retreat venture with likeminded individuals, focused on wellbeing and […]

Eurotrip Series: Valencia

Hi all! Alas, I have returned from the most incredible vacation I’ve ever had…. these trips are never long enough. My first stop was Valencia, Spain to visit my host family that I lived with when I studied abroad back in 2009.  We still keep in touch, and the last time I saw them was FOUR years […]

Scallop, Asparagus & Bacon Pizza

Is anyone else watching House of Cards on Netflix? We’ve been watching one episode each night and I am obsessed with Claire Underwood; her poise under pressure, her elegance and her perfectly fitting clothes have inspired me to keep dragging myself to the gym after a long day of work. All I have to say […]

Panko-Crusted Cod

The sun is FINALLY out in Boston! And, like I’ve said before, sunshine and summertime makes me think of citrus, vegetables, and light protein when I’m planning my dinners and trying to limit carbs. I normally don’t purchase fish anywhere but Whole Foods in Boston because it creeps me out, but I recently decided to […]

Giada’s Chicken Piccata

The weather is finally heating up in Boston and the arrival of summer means I start craving something light for dinner that is quick and easy to make so I can get outside on the porch to eat while it’s still light out, like these Salmon Burgers. I recently decided to whip together one of […]