This bowl? This bowl I lovingly refer to as my BRK bowl? I am in love with it. It is my go to healthy meal for my family, especially on the evenings that follow a very long day. A day where I just want to heat up a frozen pizza (a high quality organic one, […]


Roasted Vegetable Panzanelle

by angelika on January 13, 2014

Lately I have been craving the perfect balance between a light dinner and something a little more filling. With a new baby in the house I don’t have a ton of time to spend preparing dinner, but I still want my family to have healthy food. I find my oven to be my best tool. […]


Salad in a Glass

by angelika on October 28, 2013

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 […]


Getting Ready for the Party {5 days}

by angelika on December 10, 2012

Every year we host a Solstice party, which is our holiday party on or around the winter solstice. This year we are actually a week early, as we are traveling back to Chicago to spend the holidays with my family, and we technically leave on the solstice. (I sure hope those Mayans were wrong…) Planning […]


Greek Salad

by angelika on September 20, 2012

This salad is my end of summer staple. I still have cucumbers and tomatoes in abundance, and back to school has left some of our weeknights pretty hectic. I love that this comes together in no time flat. I roast the red onions ahead of time and keep them in my fridge- mainly because I am not a […]


Charred Corn and Kale Salad

by angelika on September 1, 2012

I love kale salad. Almost as much as my beloved arugula. Frankly, it is a relief. I have been trying to get more dark leafy greens into my diet, and I am not super in love with a lot of cooked greens. The texture throws me. Unless, of course, you cook the heck out of them […]

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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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Avocado, Fava Bean and Quinoa Salad

by angelika on June 4, 2012

Grain salads offer a nice change to the every day green salad; I actually prefer quinoa cold or room temperature. I just adore how this grain soaks up flavors while still holding its texture. Since quinoa packs such a substantial protein punch, it makes an ideal lunch or light supper.  Combine the quinoa with fava […]


I love to eat in the spring. The abundance is almost overwhelming. Every trip to the market brings more and more possibilities. This week I found packaged pea greens, and that led me to this delicious light supper. Socca, a thin chickpea crepe which is a favorite street food in the south of France, is […]

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If you took one look at the title of this recipe and thought, yes please!, then we must be related. When I made this salad, I felt as if I had died and gone to salad heaven. The funny thing is, this salad was born from frustration. Mr. Fabulous brought home the groceries from his […]


Pecan Encrusted Goat Cheese and Fig Salad

by angelika on September 16, 2011

When I was first thinking of writing a blog, one of the names I pondered was “for the love of figs”. I did not go with that name, obviously, but it really speaks to my love, almost devotion to the fig. This is my favorite fruit. Absolutely. I love how well it pairs with honey and […]

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Charred Corn Salad

by angelika on September 9, 2011

Charred corn, have you tried it? The smoky flavor is really sublime. The best part is, when you char the corn, you cook it just enough that you get a sweet and smoky flavor without losing the delicious crunch. I was watching Kelsey’s Essentials on the cooking channel last weekend, and she made a grilled […]


Vegan Waldorf Salad

by angelika on July 29, 2011

My husband works late a night or two a week, and while I miss him and our family dinners, it is also really nice to have an evening to myself. With no Daddy home kids and I eat early and then bath and bed by 7. This leaves me a few solid glorious hours to […]

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Chickpea Mozzarella Salad

by angelika on July 22, 2011

Sometimes leftovers make the most deliciously surprising meal. That’s how it went here tonight. We had several containers of fresh mozzarella left over from our last party, and lots of cherry tomatoes too. What I did not have was basil- which is my usual go to with mozzarella and tomato. I did, however, have cilantro […]


Arugula Watermelon Salad

by angelika on July 5, 2011

This years 4th of July salad was such a huge hit I had to turn right around and share it with you. It is absolutely my new favorite salad. Now, you know I love arugula. I eat it at least 4 times a week, and I usually pair it with savory items like nuts and blue cheese. Then I […]

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