fast and fabulous

Salad in a Glass

by angelika on October 28, 2013

Salad in a Glass

I really do mean to eat a diet full of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. I absolutely know how important it is. How many cancer fighting micronutrients are in cruciferous vegetables, how many powerful antioxidants are in berries. Fabulous vitamin A  for your skin, hair, and eyes in carrots and kale. Vitamin C […]


Fast Strawberries and Cream Tart

by angelika on June 8, 2013

Strawberry Tart

I’ll let you in on a little secret. The baby, the one that dwells in my belly, is killing my kitchen mojo. In a serious way. I’ve been all over spring trying to make new and delicious things with some of my all time favorite ingredients (fava beans). Yet everything I come up with falls […]


Apple Cranberry Turn Overs

by angelika on February 18, 2013

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I love puff pastry desserts, for the ease of making and the delicious flaky buttery flavors. These are mini apple pies, baked to golden crispness in a puff pasty pillow. The best part? You can hold it in your hand and walk away with it. No plate and fork required. We love these for a […]


~Fast and Fabulous~Lemon Coconut Greens

by angelika on November 20, 2012

Here is a quick, delicious, and healthy dinner that you can have on the table in 30 minutes or less. It combines two of my favorite flavors. Lemon and coconut. Basmati rice cooked in coconut milk gives the aromatic treat a wonderful depth, lemon zest and the remaining coconut milk braise greens to delicious perfection. […]


Celery Root and Baby Broccoli Soup

by angelika on October 12, 2012

Celery soup- I know, it sounds weird. When I told Stephen what was for dinner he might have cocked his head askew. You see, he does not like celery. Me? I love celery. I really do. That said, this soup is made primarily from celery root, which has a very mild flavor. I am a HUGE fan […]

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Fast Peach Tart

by angelika on October 9, 2012

This fast and easy peach tart is another dessert that is ready in 30 minutes or less. It is very simple, and yet elegantly delicious. We served it with some home make vanilla ice cream on top, coconut bliss for me, and it was the perfect weeknight dessert. My family is still following the steps […]


Gorgonzola Broccoli Mac

by angelika on August 10, 2012

Fast and Fabulous~ under 30 minutes and you have dinner on the table. While pasta is often a pretty fast meal, it can be devoid of nutrition as much as imagination. I love to whip up a quick pasta, but do it in a way I can feel good about. This is a mac and […]


Rainbow Potato Salad

by angelika on July 21, 2012

This rainbow potato salad was a dish at our extravaganza. I found these bagged potatoes at Whole Foods that were filled with pearl sized potatoes in purple, red and yellow. Each potato a single bite, ridiculously adorable. The combination of arugula and kalamatta olives is one of my favorites. Spicy and fresh with salty and rich. Amazing texture. […]

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Grilled Asparagus with Truffle Buuter

by angelika on June 29, 2012

Grilling is one of the fastes ways to prepare vegetables, and maybe my favorite. I love the flavor that a grill imparts on vegetable, even an indoor one. Grilling gives a nice smoky undertone, which is set off fabulously by my favorite salt, fume de sel. Other girls collect purses, me? I collect salt. Fume […]


Cauliflower Cheddar Fritters

by angelika on June 22, 2012

Fritters are my go to weeknight meal when I want to feed my kids something healthy in no time flat. I have found that even the most rejected vegetables are often if not beloved, at least sampled, when in a pancake. (Although I will say that Q has tried to insist that they all really need syrup.) […]


Fast Blueberry Tart

by angelika on June 11, 2012

Sometimes you need to have a decadent and delicious dessert ready in no time flat. That seems like a lot to ask, right? Well here you have a dessert that actually fits into the Fast and Fabulous category. It’s a bit of a sneak- you can’t count the time you preheat the oven. However, having […]


Roasted Grape and Goat Cheese Pizza

by angelika on May 28, 2012

I have some news. First- my oven after being on strike for two months- is fixed! Which means I can bake again!!! If you hang out with us on Facebook you saw that I celebrated the return of my oven by baking a 3 layer blueberry lemon cake with the most delicious lemon swiss meringue buttercream you […]

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Grilled Zucchini with Balsamic Drizzle

by angelika on May 20, 2012

I like to have an arsenal of super simple vegetable preparations so that I don’t skimp on the veggies when making a quick weeknight meal for my family. It’s super easy to throw together some pasta, or even pop in a frozen veggie burger, and I do it just like everyone. For Mr. Fabulous and I, a […]


Asparagus Goat Cheese Pasta

by angelika on April 21, 2012

Another Fast and Fabulous weeknight meal. I set a timer for this one. The entire meal was on the table in 30 minutes, and that included boiling the water! Asparagus is just starting to show up at our markets, and to me this signifies spring just as much as the blossoms on my apple trees, […]


Sesame Almond Broccoli

by angelika on March 17, 2012

We have another installment in the category that shall henceforth be called Fast and Fabulous. This is a vegetable side dish that is once again ready in about 15 minutes. With food this fast there is just no excuse not to eat healthy. Broccoli is a beloved vegetable in our house. Both kids will eat […]

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