Cantaloupe Caprese Salad

My first spice kit from WanderSpice is their ‘Mexico Box’. Today I made a caprese salad using cantaloupe instead of tomatoes. INGREDIENTS Cantaloupe, chopped into bite-sized chunksFresh mozzarella ballsFresh basilWhite balsamic vinegar (I used grapefruit infused balsamic)WanderSpice ‘Chili Lime’ spice blend PREPARATION On individual salad 

Sweet Shrimp and Nectarine Salad

My first spice kit from WanderSpice is their ‘Mexico Box’. What an awesome array of spices and blends to play with. My first dish is a shrimp and nectarine salad showcasing the chili lime spice mix. Perfection! INGREDIENTS Per serving: 1 leaf romaine, washed1 organic 

Taste the World From Home

I recently discovered WanderSpice, a really cool company that produces themed monthly spice kits with ingredients sourced from around the world. With three subscription plans, it’s easy to give them a try. I’m excited to get started with their ‘Mexico Box’! What’s Inside? UNIQUE SPICE 

Cauliflower “Rice” Risotto

Cauliflower risotto is an excellent alternative to heavy, carb-loaded rice risotto. What’s even better is, it doesn’t take long to cook, as opposed to traditional rice risotto—no standing at the stove stirring and stirring! Feel free to add leeks, shallots, or a generous handful of spinach to make 

Orange Salmon

Fresh-caught salmon, lightly poached, over a bed of spinach greens, topped with caramelized onions. Sauce is a reduction of carrot-ginger soup, a healthy splash of white balsamic, a sprinkle of freeze-dried garlic flakes, and fresh squeezed orange juice. Fresh, citrus-y, delish! ### If you make 



Borscht is a sour soup common in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. In English, the word “borscht” is most often associated with one of the most famous dishes of Ukrainian cuisine, made with beetroots as one of the main ingredients, which gives the dish its distinctive 

Pão de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)

Pão de queijo (“cheese bread” in Portuguese) is a small, baked cheese roll—a popular snack and breakfast food in Brazil. I like to use them for sliders, eggs Benedict, BLTs, stuffed with tuna or egg salad — really, they are so versatile, you can stuff 

Gâteau Aux Pommes Français

A simple, elegant French apple cake to make; the edges are deliciously caramelized, and the center tastes like custard.

Poulet Française

Poulet Française is chicken breasts blanketed in a decadent sauce of fresh lemon enhanced with a dry white wine and a generous dollop of sweet butter. The sauce is slowly simmered until it reduces by half to intensify the star of the ingredient list, the lemon. 

Deconstructed Duck Tacos

Deconstructed duck tacos are quick and easy, flavorful and delicious. Cook a corn tortilla in avocado oil for two minutes, turn over and cook for one additional minute, cooking until crispy on the edges. Place on a serving plate. Next, add a layer of fresh 

Sweet Potato ‘Noodles’ with Veggies and Sauce

I love sweet potatoes in noodle form, they hold their shape and don’t get soggy. I will provide instructions for making sweet potato noodles with a spiralizer, even though I cheated today and used store bought ‘fettuccini’ style. I tossed the noodles with mixed greens 

How To Cook A Whole Chicken FAST!

I took a 6-pound chicken out of the refrigerator at 3:45, thinking I could oven roast it in time for guests arriving at 5:15. Not! Obviously, I should have consulted a roasting chart earlier in the day, because a 6-pound chicken takes 20-30 minutes per 

80 Easy Cauliflower Recipes Roundup

My recipe for cauliflower waffles was included in this awesome roundup of 80 easy cauliflower recipes. Check out #62! ### If you make this recipe, snap a pic of your dish and hashtag it #kellylenihancooks. I’d love to see your creations on Instagram, Facebook, and 

Quail Eggs with Horseradish and Caviar

Quail eggs are so tiny and cute, I’ve always wanted to try them. I decided to hard boil the quail eggs and top them with a little horseradish, a nice salty caviar, and black lava sea salt. Tasty bites! Another option would be to serve soft-boiled 

Leek Pie

Leek Pie is a delicate, rich, fragrant plate of deliciousness. I have made this leek pie at least half a dozen times now; the first as a leek pie, but each time thereafter, adding other vegetables in with the leeks. Every single time, it is