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In the Mediterranean Tradition – the flavors here are a combination of mellow and bold. Aromatic Basil and Fennel both have hints of anise (licorice) and team beautifully with sweet San Marzano Tomatoes. Soup making is about using the best quality ingredients and understanding the method of how to prepare it to perfection. Use the freshest […]
A delicious & healthy Thai inspired meal. Totally satisfying and hearty with out being heavy. Vegan – Vegetarian – Gluten Free! I’m in love! ~ with this Red Coconut Curry Sauce. Coconut Milk creates a creamy essence and Red Curry Paste lends deep flavor, color and heat. Tip: this little can of red curry paste is a cook’s […]
Oh-La-La ~ Warm up with Classic Crock of Onion Soup with a Secret Ingredient – Shiitake Mushrooms A delicious, hearty broth starts with good vegetable and chicken broths (no beef broth here) – added to perfectly caramelized onions and shiitake mushrooms. The mushrooms add a nice earthy flavor that complements the soup.. just love that! […]
Let Your LOVE Flow this Valentine’s Day with this Yummy, Fudgy Treat! Dark Chocolate Cake – with an oozing filling of swirling chocolate & peanut butter. This Valentine’s Day treat your sweetie to a delicious, rich, dense and fudgy cake – perfect for sharing! A chocolate treat that has a warm, gooey, flowing chocolate-peanut butter center. Who […]
Tangy, Mellow and Zesty! A Fabulous Full-Of-Flavor Vinaigrette with many uses beyond salads. Two recipes below for using this vinaigrette: Shaving vegetables brings a nice look and texture to a salad. Shave with a sharp, wide vegetable peeler… so easy and fun. I like to have watermelon and purple daikon radishes in my fridge, they […]
A rare but delicious delicacy – Pumpkin Swordfish is in season (well, kind of) and it’s the best swordfish you ever ate! With a gorgeous “pumpkin” color ~ it’s a sweeter variety that is more buttery in flavor with a juicy texture. Of course you can use this recipe with any swordfish… I’m just showing off my catch! […]
Meyer Lemons are perfect for preserving! With their thin skins, bright lemony-color and fragrant flesh they have a sweeter, more floral taste. These beauties will pickle in their own juices. I’m curing my Meyer Lemons in a vintage Ball Jar ~ inside the screw cap in a lining, is white milk glass. Once […]
This time of year I yearn for the perfect bowl of chili. Enjoy one of these Soul- Satisfying Recipes! You know I’m always adding loads of vegetables… but what makes them truly delicious are the seasonings! Today I’m adding this one: Very Veggie Tempeh Chili with Homemade Chili Powder – a Vegan recipe. I’m serving it […]
Wonderful Meaty Roasted Mushrooms Team with a Vegan Pine Nut-Pesto Creamy Sauce Layered over Pasta Mushrooms are basted with my quick homemade Chili Oil for a spicy bite. This Vegan recipe includes many Wild Mushrooms, a luxurious texture and hearty flavor – cooked perfectly with crisp edges! Toss with Pasta in a Vegan Pine Nut-Basil […]
I’m combining many types of Citrus and teaming them with Shaved Fennel and Mint. Drizzling on top with a delicious Citrus Vinaigrette with Vanilla Beans. You will love this recipe – Refreshing and light – a ray of sunshine in Winter! Citrus, Fennel & Mint Salad – Citrus Vinaigrette with Vanilla Beans It’s a New […]
While fondue might be the ultimate party food- I’m in the mood for it’s silky, stingy texture and assertive flavor, and have decided to have a fondue night at home. Indulgent, okay just a little, but it only sounds fancy – it’s incredible simple to make! I really got into the idea and decided to […]
Pecan Pie Bars (with a Secret Ingredient) I’ve got you covered with 24 well-tested, fabulous and inventive recipes for your celebration! My favorite recipes for Thanksgiving with the necessary ingredients and techniques for complete success. This is obviously a different holiday as the COVID-19 pandemic is still in our midst – create lists of the […]
These are a weekly staple in my house. Serve them too for Thanksgiving – everyone loves these! Seasoned, Roasted and Tossed in Garlic, Butter and Parsley.
It’s all about the “SIDES!!” Punch it up a notch this Thanksgiving with these delicious, creative recipes. I’ve been busy compiling all of my well-tested Thanksgiving recipes to share next week. Bursting with flavor and creativity. I’ve got you covered ~ from Soup to Nuts! Natural Candied Yams with Apple Cider Cinnamon Glaze A beautifully […]
Seasonal Fall recipes to try and love! I’ve rounded up some spectacular dishes using local produce with a healthy profile. Need some inspiration? Try one… try them all! 21 Comforting recipes include Soups, Salads, Comfort Foods, Mains and Something Sweet. Before I get serious with all my Thanksgiving recipes ~ here are many of my […]
Sometimes I’m craving One Pan Cooking!
Chicken, Delicata Squash Rings and Shallots roast in the oven and produces a delicious simple dinner.
Sometimes I’m craving One Pan Cooking!Chicken, Delicata Squash Rings and Shallots roast in the oven and produces a delicious simple dinner.Make the Apple Cider Glaze on the stovetop as the sheet pan cooks.In the style of French Chicken Normandy… this is a genius sauce… easy too! Cook Chicken & Veggies together; reduce sauce on the […]
Delicious and loaded with healthy ingredients with tips on how to cook a pumpkin and make homemade Pumpkin Puree. These Pumpkin Pancakes are delicious on their own ~I love topping with Yogurt, Granola, Caramelized Apple Slices and drizzle with Pure Maple Syrup. To make the most luscious homemade Pumpkin Puree ~ Cut a cooking pumpkin […]
Delicious and loaded with healthy ingredients with tips on how to cook a pumpkin and make homemade Pumpkin Puree.
A Healthy, Satisfying Soup with all the flavor to awaken your taste-buds. “Gypsy” ~ a free spirited soup with a rich assortment of ingredients.
A healthy, satisfying soup with all the flavor to awaken your taste-buds. “Gypsy” ~ a free spirited soup with a rich assortment of ingredients. Plus 10 more Mediterranean recipes you will love! Try Kabocha squash (also called Japanese pumpkin) ~ with its sweet taste and velvety texture. Gypsy Soup Ingredients:Tomatoes (fresh or San Marzano canned), […]
Crispy, Crunchy & Sweet ~ a brilliant, colorful, healthy salad… make place at your Thanksgiving table for this treat! Make the dressing ahead and adorn with my Nut and Seed Crunch (see recipe) This recipe is included in The Salad Gazette from the great minds at The Devil Wears Salad in Australia. The salad is on […]
These pillowy gnocchi include roasted butternut squash in the dough and also in the final dish ~ serve with simple browned butter and fresh herbs.A Fall-inspired recipe with healthy ingredients. I have used Honeynut squash for this recipe – a generally new breed that has a deep color and is rich in flavor. There are […]
Apple season is here – and these cakes are divine!Enjoy for dessert, a snack or for the Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah I really do love anything apple!This season there are many varieties to choose from, and I’m always recommending visiting a local farmers’ market or an apple farm and try a variety new […]
Summer Zucchini off the Grill gets jazzed-up with these Japanese style flavors Layers of flavors make this a must-make Summer Dish! My Japanese Style Miso Glaze is the perfect foil to add a splash of flavor to mild Zucchini and Summer Squash.Simple to make ~ add ingredients to a skillet and simmer for one minute.It […]
Blistered Peppers are stuffed with a medley of Mediterranean ingredients for an addictive appetizer The ultimate pick-up tasty three bite little stuffed peppers!The mild peppers are stuffed with an explosion of flavor.These beauties are vegetarian, gluten free and light in calories. The Shishito Pepper is so versatile!In abundance now through September, the pepper is a […]
Simple to make – roll mixture into a log – chill, slice & bake! Top with garden herbs for an elegant touch. To make the best “pennies” use a great cheddar! I’ve used Black Creek 2 Year Aged Cheddar (bought at Whole Foods.) These cheese coins are made with just a few ingredients including: grated […]
Ripe Heirloom Tomatoes team with Garlicky Toasted Bread and Plenty of Basil Leaves.Top with my Zesty “Shaken” Italian Dressing and scatter some thinly sliced Red Onions and cubes of Cucumber. No two Panzanella Salads are the same! I have made two Panzanellas! One with “Candyland” Miniature Tomatoes with Gluten Free Bread… And One with Red […]
A deeply flavored whipped butter combined with slow-roasted Sungold Cherry Tomatoes. The uses are endless! Slather on Sourdough Bread.Summer little golden Sungold Tomatoes are one of the sweetest varieties.Simply cut them in half and slow-cook in the oven over thyme branches. Set the oven to a low 275 degrees – this will not heat up […]
I’ve taken a classic dish and reworked it with Just Picked Local Tomatoes and have added Fresh Garden Herbs. The result – a lighter and aromatic dish bursting with flavor. Serve with my delicious and simple Arroz Blanco Recipe Overview: Skin, seed and chop the Garden Tomatoes. Make the Veracruz sauce in a 12″ skillet or […]
I’ve taken a classic dish and reworked it with Just Picked Local Tomatoes and have added Fresh Garden Herbs.The result – a lighter and aromatic dish bursting with flavor.Serve with my delicious Arroz Blanco – Simple Mexican White Rice enriched with Thyme Branches. A wonderful mix of Fresh Peeled Garden Tomatoes with Onions, Garlic, Green […]
Summer Black Raspberries lie under a buttery & flaky lattice crust. Perfection with every bite. Ahh – Pie! Handmade from scratch with the finest ingredients ~ is there anything more scrumptious? Making a pie is an art. It requires careful attention to the crust and the filling. In Summer – there are so many delicious […]