Mediterranean Cauliflower and White Bean Salad: A Festive, Nourishing Side Dish

After decadent holiday fare and a few too many sweets, I am ready for a refreshing Mediterranean salad rich in nutrients.  Infused with spices like za’atar, this vibrant medley of cauliflower, white beans, red tomatoes, and green onions tossed in a lemony vinaigrette dressing has quickly become a favorite I crave. Tossing together the red and green colors of the season creates an explosion of … Continue reading Mediterranean Cauliflower and White Bean Salad: A Festive, Nourishing Side Dish

Nacho Enchilada Rice Hot Dish

When the race is on to feed your family dinner, turn to this simple yet flavorful hot dish.  All you need is rice, enchilada sauce, ground meat, beans, cheese and tortilla chips to layer into a satisfying one-dish meal that comes together in 40 minutes or less. I’ll be sharing my recipe at Fiesta Friday this week.  Come see the other dishes and celebrate Cinco … Continue reading Nacho Enchilada Rice Hot Dish

Chimichurri Chicken Drumsticks | Swirls and Spice #whole30 #paleo

Chimichurri Chicken Drumsticks

A flavor-packed blend of garlic and fresh parsley adds punch to these chimichurri chicken drumsticks.  Keep the oven off and the kitchen cool by cooking the chicken in your slow cooker before it sizzles on the grill. Fresh parsley is an ingredient I often overlook, but I decided it was  time to let it shine and grabbed a leafy bunch to make chimichurri sauce again.   … Continue reading Chimichurri Chicken Drumsticks

Savory Rosette Brunch Tart with Polenta Crust | Swirls and Spice

Savory Rosette Brunch Tart with Polenta Crust

Twirl up some veggies (and bacon if you like) to make rosettes that add to a lovely brunch experience with this savory egg tart.  The polenta crust can even be gluten free if you select the proper cornmeal. Flowers make food prettier, do they not? Recently I’ve enjoyed seeing the many ways that flowers can garnish a springtime dish.  If you like floral garnishes too, don’t miss my … Continue reading Savory Rosette Brunch Tart with Polenta Crust