Recipes · Side Dish

Gorgonzola & Pea Risotto

It's no secret that I am a huge risotto fan. I love its flexibility, adaptability and creamy, comforting texture. I also love strong, funky cheeses and that's why this specific risotto recipe may be my new favorite! The process of making this is very similar to that of my Truffle Mushroom Risotto https://nikoleskitchen.com/2021/01/27/truffle-mushroom-risotto/ . The… Continue reading Gorgonzola & Pea Risotto

Appetizer · Recipes

Coconut Shrimp with Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Sauce

Coconut shrimp are one of those things on the menu that people just gravitate towards. Theres something about their crispy exterior with their succulent interior that earn them a cult-like following. They are the ultimate appetizer and party food that is sure to satisfy a crowd. Part of the appeal of coconut shrimp is their… Continue reading Coconut Shrimp with Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Sauce

Recipes · Side Dish

Curried Couscous with Dried Cherries

There's something about couscous that makes it the perfect base for sides and salads. The fluffy couscous granules cling to any ingredients added to it, creating a homogeneous, satisfying dish. It can be used with any type of flavor profiles or cuisine styles. On top of couscous's unparalleled versatility it is insanely quick to cook.… Continue reading Curried Couscous with Dried Cherries

Main Dishes · Recipes

Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi

One of my favorite pasta dishes has to be shrimp scampi. I love the lemon, garlic and shrimp combination. This spaghetti squash shrimp scampi is a delicious, lightened up version of that classic dish. Once the spaghetti squash has been cooked the whole meal comes together very quickly. The buttery, lemony sauce with the shrimp… Continue reading Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi

Dessert · Recipes

Almond Butter Swirl Brownies

These brownies are ADDICTING. They are fudgy, thick, and incredibly moist. They will satisfy any sweet tooth with their rich chocolatey flavor and nutty swirls of almond butter. This is a nutrient rich dessert you can feel good about eating. I know some of you are probably looking over this recipe and thinking, sweet potato??… Continue reading Almond Butter Swirl Brownies

Appetizer · Recipes · Side Dish

Heirloom Tomato Tart

Is there anything better than a buttery, flaky puff pastry lathered in garlicky, herbaceous ricotta and fresh heirloom tomatoes? The answer is a resounding no. This tart is decadently delicious and super simple to make. Each ingredient shines through without having to be dressed up. This dish is a humble showcase of beautiful, vibrant juicy… Continue reading Heirloom Tomato Tart

Main Dishes · Recipes · Salads · Side Dish

Steak Kabobs with Greek Orzo Salad and Tzatziki

There’s just something about Mediterranean food that reminds me of summer. It could be the bright lemon flavor or crisp, fresh vegetables often found in the dishes that have me dreaming of warmer days. It’s a culture of food that makes you feel happy and light. This dinner is one I created with those exact… Continue reading Steak Kabobs with Greek Orzo Salad and Tzatziki

Appetizer · Recipes

Truffle Crostini with Gorgonzola, Prosciutto and Fig

Truffle Crostini with Gorgonzola, Prosciutto and Fig These are the perfect appetizer or party food! They pack a punch full of flavor and feel as if they are super indulgent and they couldn't be easier to make. 12 Slices French Baguette2 Tbsp Truffle Oil3 Oz. Gorganzola12 Dried Figs (cut in half)6 Slices Prosciutto (cut in… Continue reading Truffle Crostini with Gorgonzola, Prosciutto and Fig