Crazy delicious charred corn salad with jalapeños and fresh herbs: a simple recipe. It's sooooo fresh and tasty! | Tasting Everything

Charred Corn Salad

  It was a gorgeous morning at the winery yesterday where I was preparing lunch for 20 people. I decided that one of the salads that I would make to go with my achiote pulled pork would be this charred corn salad recipe with red onions, jalapeños, and herbs.  It was warm outside and the […]

winery view

What a busy week!!

It has been a crazy week around here! I have been working with customers nearly every day. It’s harvest time here in Napa, so there are a lot of wineries who are having chefs come in for the afternoon to cook meals for their hard working employees! I have been lucky enough to have a […]

Gluten-free vegetarian black bean enchiladas with homemade red sauce. As easy to make as you want it to be and filled with flavor! | Tasting Everything

Vegetarian Enchiladas with Homemade Red Sauce and Lime Sour Cream

My boyfriend and I are crazy about enchiladas. The simpler and more basic the better! We have been eating less meat lately, so I decided to have some fun with a vegetarian black bean and cheese pan-o’-goodness with a red sauce rather than the green one I always do. (I love all green sauces. Really […]


Garlicky Roast Tomato Hummus – a healthy and creamy good time!

I am absolutely addicted to hummus, so since I was craving some this afternoon and am already sitting on a bunch of seriously yummy dried tomatoes and basil oil, I though that trying out a new hummus recipe might be a fun project for this afternoon! Any snack that’s high in protein, full of flavor, and […]

Clear Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho: a surprisingly easy vegan and gluten-free health and seasonal recipe | Tasting Everything

Clear Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho with Basil Oil: A Recipe

It’s another seriously hot day here in Napa! It looks like the high today is 102°, but if it’s like yesterday, it will probably get even hotter than that! I’m definitely not eating anything that takes any kind of heat to make, so since I’m out of high quality fish and meat and I don’t even […]


Basil Oil (or Whatever-Fresh-Green-Herb-You-Love Oil): a Recipe!

A recipe for an herb oil doesn’t have to be a complicated thing. It can be! It can be difficult and nuanced and incredibly gratifying, but it certainly doesn’t have to be that way. The recipe I’m giving you here is for a simple and fresh oil with tons of color. Feel free to substitute […]

A homemade gluten-free ravioli recipe that works! Fresh ricotta, balsamic roast cherry tomatoes, and herbs make this dish amazing | Tasting Everything

The Best Homemade Gluten-Free Ravioli Recipe

  A homemade gluten-free ravioli recipe? Could there be one that works? (Hint: yes!) Now that I’ve gotten a recipe for homemade gluten-free pasta to work, it was time to figure out if that same recipe could be used to make some unbelievably tasty gluten-free ravioli.     Okay. It’s raviolo. If you are looking at the […]

from the garden

Olive Oil Preserved Eggplant and Oven Dried Tomatoes: 2 Recipes

I just had the most fantastic backyard garden summer harvest, and I needed to come up with a couple of recipes to preserve the copious amounts of eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, and fresh herbs that I gathered. (These recipes are gluten free, of course. I probably don’t need to mention that in every post, but I often […]

GF Pappardelle with Pesto

Herb Puree (aka Green Puree): a Recipe

The recipe for this herb puree needs its own post because it and variations on it are useful all the time. This one has basil and parsley, but this basic idea is great whenever you want to use any herb flavor–from cilantro (awesome on soups, corn salad and on tacos, especially when you do a […]