Canteloupe & Cucumber Salad

By Brandi McRill / June 16, 2021 / 0 Comments

Have you ever had watermelon salad? The first time I had it was at a backyard BBQ when Honey brought it. Never, EVER had I had watermelon and feta in the same dish. It was DIVINE. So divine, in fact, that I make this dish a variety of ways. (You haven’t LIVED until you’ve had […]

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This is vibrant bowl of beet hummus with chopped carrots and celery on our signature blue plates.

The Best Beet Hummus

By Brandi McRill / March 23, 2021 / 0 Comments

I think I have a love affair with beets. Seriously. I did not like beets as a kid unless it was pickled to a juicy sweetness. One afternoon, I spent my lunch break at a fancy culinary gourmet shop. (One of my favorite things is to discover new things and, food fascinates me so foodie […]

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This is a birds eye view of our refreshing vegetarian summer salad loaded with Chick Peas and avocado.

ChickPea & Avocado Summer Salad

By Brandi McRill / January 25, 2021 / 0 Comments

A friend and I recently met at a local chain, Fadi’s Mediterranean, and I fell IN LOVE with their ChickPea & Avocado salad. I discovered Fadi’s years ago. I needed a quick lunch and was curious about Mediterranean food. When I walked in, my mouth hit the floor…several feet of beautifully colored salads, meats & […]

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This is a blue bowl filled with Red Bell Pepper Dressing and Marinade. The sauce is adorned with a few fresh basil leaves. The bowl sits on top of the blue and white kitchen towel, with a raw red bell, fresh basil and a wooden spoon to make the image more aesthetically appealing.

Red Bell Pepper Dressing/ Marinade

By Brandi McRill / July 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

Who doesn’t LOVE Red Bell Peppers? They are loaded with antioxidants, packed with Vitamins A & C and seem to be a great source of B6, magnesium, potassium, vitamin E and folate. Did I mention that they taste AMAZING? Even non-veggie lovers can’t resist the sweet crunch of red bell peppers. Honestly, I’m not a […]

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Birds Eye View of Verde BBQ in a mason jar and blue and white checkered towel in the background.

Verde BBQ Sauce

By Brandi McRill / July 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

Do you know the difference between a tomato and a tomatillo? People often mistake tomatillos for ‘green’ tomatoes but in fact, they deserve a category all of their own. Otherwise known as the Mexican husk tomato, this green, or green-purple fruit, originated in Mexico and was cultivated by the pre-Columbian people of Mesoamericans. It was […]

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Beets & strawberry salad on our signature plating with a vibrant pink background

Strawberry Beet Salad

By Brandi McRill / February 19, 2020 / 4 Comments

Do you love beets??? It’s usually a resounding YES -or- an emphatic NO when people weigh in on their love (or, disdain) for beets. For some reason, people have an incredibly emotional reaction to this beautiful root vegetable. Probably more than any other veggie, to be honest. Well, I, for one, LOVE BEETS!!! Red, Golden, […]

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Butternut Squash & Tomato Soup

By Brandi McRill / January 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

Did you know??? January is national soup month. (Well, duh, right?) While I LOVE soup, I’m over here on a Ramen tear and I will NOT STOP until I have ‘mastered’ the art of the perfect bowl. I say ‘mastered’ because some ramen chefs dedicate their entire lives to finding the perfect harmony in a […]

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Butternut Squash Marinara

By Brandi McRill / December 1, 2019 / 4 Comments

The first time I ever tried butternut squash was in a jar of marinara years ago. During one of my marathon trips to TJ Maxx, I stumbled upon a jar of sauce that was ‘low in points’ so I decided to give it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised by the delicate taste and quickly […]

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Not Your Grandma’s Cucumber Salad

By Brandi McRill / October 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

It’s officially fall. However, Houston did NOT get the memo. With temps still in the 90’s, most of the cold weather crops need nighttime temps to drop we we can usher in the next season’s crop of vegetables. I have been trying to fill the co-op boxes with diversity but we are all yearning for […]

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How to Trim an artichoke in a few easy steps!

By Brandi McRill / April 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

Oh, the lovely artichoke. This fun food has a special place in my heart. (Pun intended!) Jack and I met at a restaurant called the Mason Jar. The ‘Jar’ was known for their steamed artichoke and their Spinach- Artichoke Dip. So, my man and I were slinging artichokes before they were cool. To me, artichokes […]

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