Albondigas Tradicional (Traditional Moorish Meatballs)

Recipe adapted from the Food of Spain cookbook by Vikki Harris Serves 8 INGREDIENTS For Meatballs: 8 oz ground pork 8 oz ground beef 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 cup breadcrumbs 2 teaspoon coriander seeds (freshly ground) 2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (freshly toasted and ground) Pinch of ground cinnamon […]

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Baked Egg & Goat Cheese in Brioche Cups with Tomato Herb Salsa

Serves 6 Ingredients 6 mini brioche rolls ½ cup melted butter 6 eggs Salt/pepper 3 ounces goat cheese 3 tablespoons fresh chives Tomato herb salsa (recipe follows) Directions Preheat oven to 375° F. Cut off the tops of the brioche rolls and scoop out a small portion of the inside, enough for a cracked egg […]

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Baked Egg Mousse

Herbal mousse allows for new creativity in your cooking without adding extra fat. Together, the zesty flavor of the herbs and the creamy texture of the mousse can make your meal decadent without any complicated cooking.

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Basil Ice Cream

Makes 4 cups Ingredients 2 cups whole milk ½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped ½ cup sugar 4 egg yolks 1 cup heavy cream Salt Directions In a medium sauce pan combine milk, sugar and basil leaves and bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for about 5 minutes allowing basil to infuse, […]

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Classic Garlicky Caeser Salad

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 heads of romaine lettuce, roughly chopped 1 large egg 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1½ teaspoons anchovy paste or 4 whole anchovies 1 teaspoon capers 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1⁄3 cup extra virgin olive oil Salt 1⁄3 cup […]

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Fresh Strawberry Mint Ice Cream with Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Makes ½ gallon of ice cream Ingredients 2 cups whole milk 2 cups heavy cream 10 egg yolks 1 cup sugar plus ¼ cup sugar 1/4 cup water 8 cups strawberries (chopped, with tops removed) 1 cup chopped mint Strawberries and mint for garnish Chocolate, melted Fresh strawberries, stems in tact Directions Make simple syrup […]

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Ger-Nis Garden Potato Salad

Serves 12 Ingredients 6 cups cooked potatoes, cubed (all colors blue, red, and white) 2 cups radishes, chopped 2 cups celery, chopped 1 cup red onions, chopped 1 cup carrots, chopped 1 cup orange bell pepper, chopped 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped 1 cup fresh dill, chopped 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped 1 cup […]

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Honey Lavender Fritters With Fig Compote

Makes about 20 -25 fritters Ingredients 1 pound fresh ricotta, drained 3 eggs, beaten 1 vanilla bean scraped, bean scrapings reserved ¼ cup sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup flour 2 tablespoons lavender flowers (fresh or dried) Oil for frying Lavender Powder *1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers crushed and mixed with ½ cup powdered […]

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Late Garden Summer Frittata

Serves 8 Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium red onion, chopped medium 1 medium zucchini, chopped small 1 cup broccoli florets, small 1 medium carrot, chopped small 10 eggs 2 tablespoons fresh marjoram, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped ½ cup grated parmesan cheese ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved […]

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Lentil Spiced Snack Bars

Makes 16 bars Ingredients 1 large egg 1 large egg white ½ cup light brown sugar ½ cup honey 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground clove ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1½ cups toasted oats 1 cup chopped dried fruit (any of the following: cherries, apricots, dates, raisins, […]

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Pan Fried Zucchini Cakes with Feta and Dill topped with Cherry Tomato Salad and Greek Yogurt Dip

Makes about 25 small cakes Wine Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc Ingredients 4 zucchini (about 1 ½ pounds) 5 or 6 scallions, white and light green parts only, chopped fine 9 ounces feta cheese, crumbled 3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped fine 1 cup all purpose flour Salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 eggs, beaten 2 or […]

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Pear Ginger Pot Pie Pockets

A quick take on the pot pie, somewhere in the middle between a hot pocket and a pop tart but perfect for a quick sweet and spicy snack.

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Pumpkin Gnocchi with Apples, Chicken & Sage in a Maple Cream Sauce

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS Gnocchi 2 cups (16 ounces) pumpkin, cut in quarters, seeded and roasted 2¾ cups all purpose flour 1 egg Salt White pepper 1 tablespoon nutmeg, freshly grated Sauce ½ cup butter 1 tablespoon pumpkin oil 1 medium shallot 1 chicken breast, cut into thin strips 1 medium tart apple, cored and cut […]

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Pumpkin Gnocchi with Brown Butter Sage Sauce and Shaved Chestnuts

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS Gnocchi: 2 cups pumpkin, cut in quarters, seeded and roasted 2¾ cups all purpose flour 1 egg Salt White pepper 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated Sauce: ½ cup butter 1 tablespoon pumpkin oil 1 cup fresh sage leaves, stems removed 1½ cup chestnuts, pre-roasted, shelled and sliced thin PREPARATION In large pot, […]

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Samosas, Puff Pastry, with green peas

Makes 9 turnovers INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 (9-to-10-ounce) package frozen petite peas ¼ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons Green Chutney, or store-bought (sold as cilantro or mint chutney) 1 tablespoon Tamarind Chutney, or store bought 1 pound frozen puff pastry, thawed 1 egg whisked with a pinch of salt, for […]

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Spicy Corn Fritters with Sweet Red Pepper Sauce

Serves 6-9 Ingredients 3/4 cup all purpose flour ¼ cup course corn meal 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 eggs ¾ cup milk or buttermilk 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon lime zest ½ cup poblano pepper, chopped fine 2 teaspoons Serrano peppers, chopped superfine 4 cups sweet corn kernels (fresh) 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped super […]

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Spinach & Three Cheese Ravioli (kid friendly)

Serves 6 Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose flour plus additional for dusting 4 large eggs, lightly beaten ¼ cup fresh spinach juice 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup parmesan, grated fine ½ cup pecorino Romano, grated fine ¼ cup ricotta cheese Butter Directions Mound flour on a work surface, preferably wooden, and make a well in center. […]

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Strawberry Quinoa Cookies

Makes 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 1 cup black quinoa ¼ cup rolled oats 1 cup all purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking powder 1/3 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon flax seeds ¼ cup almonds, chopped fine 1/3 cup almond oil ½ cup sugar ¼ cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract ¼ cup […]

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Sweet Corn Aioli

Makes 2 cups Ingredients 2 egg yolks 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon citrus champagne vinegar 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 cup fresh sweet corn kernels 1 teaspoon salt Directions In a blender or food processor, place egg and garlic. Whirl until garlic is smooth. […]

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 (1¼ lbs) russet potatoes 1 (¾-lb) sweet potato 1 large egg ½ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated Salt Freshly ground pepper â…“ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano plus more for serving 1½ to 2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for dusting ½ stick unsalted butter 1 cup sage leaves (from 1 bunch) PREPARATION Preheat […]

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