Artichoke and Pancetta Farrotto with Lemon Zest Thyme Butter

Serves 6 Ingredients 10 baby artichokes Juice of 3 lemons ½ cup pancetta 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 small yellow onion, chopped 1 tablespoon lemon zest ½ cup white wine 2-3 cups farro, cooked ½ cup parmesan Salt Pepper Lemon Zest Thyme Butter (Recipe Follows) Directions In a large bowl […]

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Asian Pear with Blue Cheese with Rosemary Honey Drizzle

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS ½ cup honey 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped fine 2 Asian pears, medium size, sliced ¼ inch thick and cut in half (half moon shapes) 4 ounces sweet blue cheese or gorgonzola, crumbled Maldon sea salt DIRECTIONS In a small sauce pan, heat honey and rosemary leaves on simmer for about 5 […]

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Chive-Cumin Dusted Sweet Potato Fries

Simple, tasty, and oven-baked, these fries pack a sweet & spicy punch in both flavor and color!

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Chocolate Nutty Pretzels

Makes 12-15 medium pretzels INGREDIENTS 1 New York style pretzel dough recipe Coarse sugar 12 ounces bittersweet dark chocolate 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup nuts and/or seeds (hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds or any combination of) Maldon Salt DIRECTIONS Follow the recipe for the pretzels with one exception, before baking sprinkle with coarse […]

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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Makes 12 peanut butter cups INGREDIENTS 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped 1 cup peanut butter 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt Maldon Salt DIRECTIONS Cut some cupcake liners so that they are about half their normal size, and place into muffin tins. Heat chocolate in double boiler (sauce pan with water and a metal bowl […]

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Fennel, Orange & Mint Salad

Served 6 INGREDIENTS 2 fennel bulbs with fennel fronds 3 navel oranges ½ red onion, sliced thin ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped ¼ cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped fine 1 teaspoon honey ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil Maldon salt Freshly ground pepper DIRECTIONS To prepare the fennel, cut off the top stalks and […]

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Fresh Herbed Almonds

Serves 6 Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon chili pepper flakes 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 cups whole blanched almonds 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped 1 teaspoon maldon salt Directions In a medium skillet heat oil on medium high heat. Add chili flakes and […]

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Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 4 cup mixed greens 2 Ruby red grapefruits 2 avocados, chopped 2 tablespoons avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil Maldon salt Freshly ground black pepper DIRECTIONS On a large platter, arrange mixed greens. To prepare the grapefruit segments, use a serrated knife to slice off both ends of each orange, and then […]

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Heirloom Melon and Prosciutto Wraps with Lemon Thyme Drizzle

Serves 6-9 Ingredients 1 heirloom melon, deseeded, peeled and sliced into small wedges 18-20 slices of prosciutto Lemon thyme drizzle (recipe follows) Maldon salt Directions Wrap the prosciutto slices around the melon slices tightly and drizzle with a small amount of the lemon thyme syrup. Lemon Thyme Drizzle Ingredients ¼ cup water 1 cup honey […]

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Herbed Gremolata

Makes approximately ½ cup Ingredients ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh marjoram, chopped fine 3 cloves garlic, chopped superfine 3 tablespoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon maldon salt ½ teaspoon red chili flakes Directions In a small mixing bowl combine all […]

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Italian Antipasti Plate

Serves 10 Ingredients 2 red bell peppers, roasted & peeled 2 yellow bell peppers, roasted & peeled 2 medium red onions, quartered and roasted 9 cloves garlic, roasted 20 cherry tomatoes yellow and red, roasted lightly 2 cans artichoke hearts, halved 1 cup back brine cured olives ½ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped ½ cup […]

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Italian Antipasti Plate

Serves 10 Ingredients 2 red bell peppers, roasted & peeled 2 yellow bell peppers, roasted & peeled 2 medium red onions, quartered and roasted 9 cloves garlic, roasted 20 cherry tomatoes yellow and red, roasted lightly 2 cans artichoke hearts, halved 1 cup black brine cured olives ½ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped ½ cup […]

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Lemon Zest-Thyme Butter

Makes ½ cup butter Ingredients 1⁄3 cup butter, softened 2 cloves garlic, chopped superfine 1 medium yellow onion 1 shallot, chopped superfine 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon lemon zest ½ cup fresh thyme, chopped fine 1 teaspoon maldon salt Directions In a small mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients and mix well until […]

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Mint Butter

Makes ½ cup butter Ingredients 1⁄3 cup butter, softened 2 cloves garlic, chopped superfine 1 shallot, chopped superfine 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest ½ cup fresh mint, chopped fine 1 teaspoon maldon salt Directions In a small mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients and mix well until a smooth butter paste […]

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Parsley Chive Butter

Makes ½ cup butter Ingredients 1⁄3 cup butter, softened 2 cloves garlic, chopped superfine 1 medium yellow onion 1 shallot, chopped superfine 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped fine 1 teaspoon maldon salt Directions In a small mixing bowl combine all of […]

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Pea & Lemon Risotto with Mint Butter

Serves 6 Ingredients 5 cups chicken broth 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 shallot, chopped fine 1½ cups Arborio rice ½ cup dry white wine 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 cup fresh peas, blanched 1 cup parmesan cheese Salt Freshly ground pepper Mint Butter (Recipe follows) Directions In a medium sized saucepot, […]

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Perfectly Steamed Asparagus with Citrus-Garlic Salt Butter

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 pound (about 30-40 medium spears) fresh green asparagus, ends trimmed 1 teaspoons lemon zest, plus 2 teaspoons extra Salt ¼ cup butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped superfine 1 teaspoon lime zest 1 teaspoon orange zest 1 teaspoon coarse salt Maldon salt Directions Bring 2 inches of water […]

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Shrimp & Asparagus Risotto with Parsley Chive Salt Butter

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 cup fish stock 1½ cups asparagus stock (made from the asparagus ends and water) 1½ cups asparagus spears (about 1½ bunches) 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 medium shallots, chopped fine 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 cup long grain brown rice ½ white wine 1 cup […]

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Snow, Snap and Shelling Peas with Fennel, Lemon & Spring Herbs

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1½ cups snow peas 1½ cups snap peas 1 cup fresh peas 1 fennel bulb, shaved Zest of one lemon Juice of one lemon 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped Maldon salt DIRECTIONS In a steamer pan steam snow peas and snap […]

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Spicy Black Bean Sweet Corn Tomato Salad

This salad is so delicious and quick to prepare, healthy as all heck, and CHEAP CHEAP to make! I eat it often when I am short on time. I used to sprinkle cotija cheese over the top, but since I am on my new, almost-vegan diet I have eliminated it and have not for a second had any complaints!

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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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Spring Garlic Bread Sticks

Makes 24 bread sticks Ingredients Basic Pizza Dough (Ger-Nis) 1 cup spring garlic, chopped 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped fine ¼ cup parmesan, grated 1 tablespoon red chili flakes Maldon salt (flake sea salt) Directions Pre-heat oven […]

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Spring Greens Pizza Bianca with Goat Cheese & Tomatoes

Makes 1-12 inch pizza Ingredients 1 Ger-Nis Pizza Dough Recipe 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons coarse salt ¼ cup fresh rosemary, chopped fine 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 cup fresh spinach 1 cup fresh Swiss chard, chopped 1 cup fresh dandelion greens, chopped 1 cup crumbled goat cheese 1 […]

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Spring Herbal Osso Bucco & Herbed Gremolata

Serves 4-6 This lovely & lively dish is perfect for a chilly spring day, perfectly fresh yet warming with loads of fresh herbs and spring vegetables. Ingredients 4-6 cross-cut veal shanks (osso bucco tied with kitchen string) ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine ¼ cup olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped […]

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Steamed Asparagus with Citrus Salt & Olive Oil

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 pound (abut 30-40 medium spears) fresh green asparagus, ends trimmed 1 teaspoons lemon zest, plus 2 teaspoons extra Salt ¼ cup olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped superfine 1 teaspoon lime zest 1 teaspoon orange zest 1 teaspoon coarse salt 1 tablespoon maldon salt Directions Bring 2 inches of water in […]

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Sweet Potato Oven Fries

Serves 6 Ingredients 3 medium sweet potatoes ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped ½ tablespoon cumin ½ tablespoon Maldon salt Directions Preheat oven to 400°F Partially bake the sweet potatoes for about 30 minutes. Allow to cool and peel. Cut potatoes into thin wedges or to desired size. In a large mixing bowl, gently toss the […]

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Wild Mushroom & Tallegio Pizza

Makes 1-12 inch pizza Ingredients 1 Ger-Nis Pizza Dough Recipe 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon truffle oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 cups wild mushrooms, chopped ½ pound Tallegio cheese, sliced 2 cups rocolla leaves (wild arugula) Maldon salt Directions Preheat oven to 500°F. Roll our pizza dough into 12 inch circle and […]

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