Karen's Persian Love Cake Gluten Free

Karen’s Persian Love Cake – Gluten Free

There is a lot to LOVE about this cake! Rose water (my recipe) adds a bloom of floral notes to this super-moist cake adorned with pistachios and dried rose petals. Gluten free and adaptable for Passover.  I Simply ♥️ This Cake! Flavor: Lingering Rose Water essence/fragrance, floral notes but not overpowering Hints of Lemon and […]

Karen's Roasted Vegetables with Tahini-Garlic Drizzle

Karen’s Roasted Vegetables with Tahini-Garlic Drizzle

How to Successfully Season, Roast and Serve an Assortment of Vegetables. Healthy and delicious – great for weeknight meal building, or serving a crowd. This recipe make a LARGE platter of assorted Vegetables! ~ Perfect for any holiday and can be made early in the day. Think: Easter, Passover, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Mother’s Day […]

Karen's Composed Chicken Salad with Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

Composed Chicken Salad with Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

A thick Blender Dressing with healthful ingredients adorn this easy, tasty and visually beautiful Salad! Use a Rotisserie Chicken and slice – add Lettuces, Veggies, Walnuts, Green Goddess Dressing and a dusting of Pink Peppercorns A Comforting Healthful Chicken Salad made easy with Rotisserie Chicken Breasts *see what type of chicken I buy! Layer the […]

A cut piece of Greek Leek Pie, ready to eat

Karen’s Leek Pie (quiche) with a “Magic Crust”

A Creamy Savory Pie includes Sweet and Juicy Leeks dotted with Feta and Fresh Tarragon. It’s crustless! Gluten Free Flour is added to the custard and forms and unique magic crust! The “Magic Crust” forms on the bottom of the pie plate thanks to some flour in the custard. I have used Gluten Free Flour… […]

Speedy Greek Sautéed Shrimp with Fennel, Dill & Ouzo

Speedy Greek Sautéed Shrimp with Fennel, Dill & Ouzo

A wonderful shrimp sauté with a harmonious balance of flavors. Wonderful topped with Greek Feta Cheese, lots of Dill and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes on the Vine. A Quick Sauté: Rub Shrimp with seasonings; set aside as you cook the vegetables Cook shrimps in EVOO until golden on both sides, but not cooked through Sauté Fennel […]

Karen's Lucious Orange-Lemon Bars

Karen’s Lucious Orange-Lemon Bars

A Creamy and Glossy Zesty Filling sits on top of a Press- In Shortbread Crust. Orange together with Lemon naturally flavors the bars with the happiness and look of sunshine! My Orange-Lemon Bars features a Press-In Buttery Shortbread Crust with a Tangy & Zesty Curd with a smooth creamy consistency. The Method: The Curd ingredients […]

Goat Cheese Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette - Inspired by Alice Waters

Goat Cheese Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette – Inspired by Alice Waters

Goat Cheese Medallions are Coated with Crispy Quinoa over Lettuces and Vegetables and Drizzled with a Zesty Blood Orange Vinaigrette. Gluten Free. This vibrant salad is one of my favorites. My take on Alice Water’s Goat Cheese Salad served at Chez Panisse, Berkeley, CA. Alice’s iconic salad coats the goat cheese medallions with breadcrumbs and […]

Karen's Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Karen’s Blood Orange Vinaigrette

A Tart- Sweet Vinaigrette with a Gorgeous Hue and lots of Zesty Favor! Simply whisked together. Adds a super pop of color to all your salad creations! A very juicy vinaigrette with just enough extra virgin olive oil to emulsify. I squeeze my own blood oranges! I like a little pulp in the vinaigrette. I […]

Karen's Moroccan Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Harissa Vinaigrette

Karen’s Moroccan Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Harissa Vinaigrette

Easy – Gorgeous & Healthy Roasted Carrots are topped with Sprouts & Endive and bathed in a Hearty Harissa Vinaigrette The EASY Method: Scrub Carrots, trim ends – add to a roasting sheet pan Add Olive Oil, Sea Salt and Chili Flakes Roast at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, turn over, cook 5 minutes more […]

Best of the Mediterranean Cooking Class, March 10, 2024 - Leicht Greenwich CT

New Cooking Class: Best of the Mediterranean

I’m excited to introduce my next Cooking Class! “Best of the Mediterranean” Sunday, March 10, 1 – 3:30pm; Leicht Cooking Studio Greenwich  Menu and details are below. I’m focussing on the fresh flavors of this healthy cuisine from this magnificent region. It have been fun and enjoyable testing new recipes and hope you will enjoy this culinary […]

Classic french Onion Soup in white modern crocks on a wooden board with vintage linens

Best Winter Soups! Healthy, Comforting & Warming

21 Soups to Make right now in Winter’s Cooler Months. Creative, original soup recipes with wholesome ingredients bursting with flavor. A wonderful collection – get cooking! Oh-La-La ~ Warm up with a Classic Crock of Onion Soup with a Secret Ingredient – Shiitake Mushrooms! Using Vegetable & Chicken Broths – no beef broth. A bowl […]

Karen's Chicken, Wild Rice & Veggie Soup

Karen’s Chicken, Wild Rice & Veggie Soup

A Healthy & Hearty Soup loaded with vegetables – start by making homemade chicken broth…. nothing better than that! A nutrient-dense soup with good for you ingredients in every bite; so comforting. Pulled chicken teams with Wild & Brown Rice, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Carrots, Celery, Leeks and Fresh Corn  The Method: Cook in-bone Chicken Breasts […]

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