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
1 egg
¼ cup fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped fine
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons [...]

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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 to sit and fill the hole. Brush the inside [...]

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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, take off heat and allow to cool. Transfer [...]

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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 Parmesan cheese, grated
DIRECTIONS
In a large serving bowl, place chopped romaine lettuce.
Meanwhile, to make [...]

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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 by placing ¼ cup sugar and ¼ cup water in heavy sauce pan [...]

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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 lovage, chopped
1 cup crème fraiche
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon fresh horseradish, [...]

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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 sugar
Fig Compote (recipe follows)
Directions
In a large bowl whisk together the [...]

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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
Salt
Freshly ground pepper
Directions
Preheat oven to 350˚F.
In a large cast iron pan over medium-high [...]

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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, figs)
½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
1 cup lentils [...]

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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 3 tablespoons olive oil
For tomato salad
1 pint cherry tomatoes, chopped [...]

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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 into cubes
1 cup fresh sage leaves, stems removed
2 tablespoons maple syrup
½ cup heavy whipping [...]

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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, bring 6 cups salted water to a boil.
While still warm, puree pumpkin through a ricer [...]

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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 glaze
DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Combine the oil and cumin [...]

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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 fine
Canola oil for frying
Maldon salt
Sweet Red Pepper Sauce (recipe follows)
Directions
In a large [...]

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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. Add egg, spinach juice and salt. With a fork, gently [...]

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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 almond milk
1 egg, beaten
1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped fine

Directions

Preheat oven to 375° F. [...]

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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. With the motor running, add the oil in a slow stream, [...]

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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
⅓ 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 oven to 450°F. Pierce russet and sweet potatoes in several places with a [...]

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