This is one of my favorite dishes right now. A remake of my mother-in-law’s Polish zucchini patties, these spinach, zucchini and fresh cut sweet corn cakes are made with Greek yogurt, garbanzo bean flour and an array of herbs. High in dietary fiber and plant based protein, these “veggie cakes” are a perfect option for […]
Ever since I moved abroad and lived in Europe, I have evolved as a pastry chef. If you were to take a look in my pantry you would only find natural sweeteners like honey, raisins, dried fruits, molasses, dates and maple syrup, in addition to whole wheat, high fiber and gluten free flours. My pallete […]
Brunch, that quintessential weekend affair that beckons one to sit back sip a mimosa or spicy bloody mary and indulge in the best of both breakfast and lunch. From cinnamon battered French toast to a salmon benedict served with sauteed spinach, the intermingling of flavors, both sweet and savory, never cease to amaze. Some of […]
It seems like a no brainer, Bartek, my husband, and I are vegetarian, and it only makes sense that Henry, our infant son, would also eat a plant based diet. From food prep to eating out, it less hassle when everyone gravitates to the same food preferences. While Henry may not be making his own […]
Juggling a being a mother and a dinner host can be quite the challenge, especially when two of my favorite Phoenicians come to DC for one night only. I wanted to pull out all the stops and create a six-course vegetarian friendly meal that was manageable with my infant son in toe. This spinach and […]
One of my weaknesses is quiche. There are many other indulgences I am a glutton to, like scones, but that is for another day. I digress, whenever I see a quiche on a restaurant or cafe menu, I have to try it. Okay, the crust may not be the most healthy thing on the planet, […]
This salad could not be any simpler, carrots, shallot and parsley with a lovely honey, lemon, Dijon vinaigrette. This salad reminds me of the variety of delicious summery dishes my Polish mother-in-law Teresa makes on Sundays when the entire family gathers around the table or any night of the week really. Poland had topped my bucket list for many years, […]
Last week I prepared an Italian Chickpea Salad and this “Greek inspired” salad runs along the same lines. It is quick, using simple, fresh ingredients that are not hard to find and rather inexpensive. A great accompliament to burgers or steaks on the barbeque or thrown together for your next family pot luck. My philosophy […]
I am a Mexican food junkie. After living in Europe for a little over three years, where coming by good Mexican food is like trying to spot a purple cow, it is nearly impossible if not for in your dreams. My love for all things “South of the Border” has turned into a border line […]
A healthy rendition of one of my personal favorites, the traditional lemon bars with shortbread crust. I am not the type of girl that craves chocolate, but would rather indulge in a pastry made with fruit or nuts, and this little gem hits the spot, satisfying my ever incessant sweet tooth! The chewy crust is a bit unusual incorporating […]
HELLO! MY NAME IS
EMILY DAWN SZAJDA
I am a professional chef, writer, yoga & meditation instructor, sports nutritionist and adventurous traveler.Discover more
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