Main Dishes · Recipes

Butternut Squash, Bacon and Gouda Risotto

Risotto is one of my all time favorite dishes to make simply because of its versatility and comforting nature. There’s nothing better than digging into a bowl of creamy risotto after a long day. It’s just one of those dishes I find impossible to get sick of. There’s endless flavor possibilities when it comes to… Continue reading Butternut Squash, Bacon and Gouda Risotto

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Seared Scallops, Pea Purée, Pancetta, Lemon Beurre Blanc

Is there anything more elegant than a perfectly seared scallop? Seared scallops have become synonymous with fine dining and could be found on most restaurant menus. Although it may seem as if a restaurant could only properly prepare scallops, I'm here to tell you that they could not be any simpler to make! Scallops have… Continue reading Seared Scallops, Pea Purée, Pancetta, Lemon Beurre Blanc

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

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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

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Shrimp Summer Rolls with Spicy Almond Dipping Sauce

Summer rolls have become an obsession of mine in recent years. They are so versatile and can be made with any combination of proteins and veggies. Rice paper provides the perfect portable wrap for summer rolls. This is a dish I would often bring for lunch at work and I remember sitting at my desk… Continue reading Shrimp Summer Rolls with Spicy Almond Dipping Sauce