Artichoke Risotto with Peas and Pancetta

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 quart chicken stock 3 ounces pancetta, cut into ¼ inch dice 1 teaspoon olive oil â…“ cup finely chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 cup Arborio rice ¼ tablespoons white wine 1 cup peas (thawed if frozen) 1 recipe baby artichokes in lemon vinaigrette, drained and thinly sliced […]

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Beer Mint Battered Snap Peas with Mint Wasabi Aioli

Beer is such an enjoyable drink in the summer time that it’s easy to forget it’s potential for being a wonderful seasoning and flavor agent, changing ordinary into extraordinary food.

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Brown Rice Fried Rice

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons canola or peanut oil 1 cup mixed vegetables (carrots, broccoli florets, peppers), chopped small ¼ cup frozen peas, defrosted ¼ cup water 1 small green chili, chopped fine 3 scallions, sliced thin 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine A 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine 2 cups cooked […]

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Curried Black-Eyed Peas

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS ¼ cup canola oil 4 whole cloves ¼ teaspoon black peppercorns 6 green cardamom pods 1-inch piece cinnamon stick 3 whole dried red chiles ½ teaspoon cumin seeds 2 bay leaves 1½-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1 large red onion, finely chopped 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste […]

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Curried Cauliflower Yogurt Chicken

Serves 4-6 The yogurt in this curry creates a mild and cool flavor, very herbaceous and not too spicy! Ingredients Olive Oil 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon coconut oil 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped fine 1 serrano chili peppers, deseeded and chopped (optional) 1 medium red onion, chopped coarsely 1 […]

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Fresh Herb Pappardelle with Peas, Fennel, Tomatoes and Sausage With Pecorino Herb Sprinkle

Homemade pasta is incredibly easy and quick to make, offering the options for flavor diversity. It is simple and cheap and with very few tools needed, we recommend every kitchen being equipped with a pasta maker/pasta roller, they are relatively inexpensive and they allow you to roll the pasta extremely thin and cut the pasta evenly. Of course you can do it all by hand as well.

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Fresh Pea Soup with Ham Hock and Croutons

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 loaf ciabatta bread Olive oil Salt 2 ham hocks, raw or smoked 1 large Spanish onion, diced 2 celery stalks, diced 1 leek, diced 3 cloves garlic, diced 2 cups white wine 1 bouquet garni (bay leaf, thyme, parsley, Grains of Paradise, or black pepper) 2 quarts stock, vegetable or chicken […]

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Julienne of Snap Pea Salad with Mint, Lemon Pecorino

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 pound raw snap peas, trimmed and julienned ¼ white onion, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped Juice and zest of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup pecorino cheese (optional) Salt Freshly ground pepper DIRECTIONS In a medium size bowl, combine all ingredients. Season with salt and […]

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Khichdi

Serves 6 Ingredient 1 cup small split yellow dal, pre-soak for 30 minutes 1 cup of rice 2 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter) 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds ½ teaspoon of asafetida (Kayam) powder (found at specialty Indian store) 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 small piece of ginger, grated 2 green chilies, chopped 2 cloves garlic, […]

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Mattar Paneer

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 package of paneer (cubed) 2 tablespoons ghee 3-4 cardamom pods, whole 1 small stick of cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 small onion, diced 1/4 teaspoon ginger, grated 3 green chilies, finely chopped 3-4 large tomatoes, pureed 1/4 teaspoon sugar Salt (to taste) 1/2 teaspoon garam masala 1/2 teaspoon chili powder […]

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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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Pea & Mint Tortellini in Herbed Brodo

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the spring pea and mint tortellini Olive oil 1 medium shallot, chopped fine 1 cup fresh peas, steamed soft and mashed 2 teaspoons lemon zest ¼ cup grated pecorino 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper Fresh pasta sheets For the herbed brodo 1 (¼ pound) piece Parmigiano-Reggiano 6 cups chicken […]

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Roasted Spring Vegetable Salsa and Whole Wheat Chips

Makes 2-3 cups salsa Ingredients 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 small spring onions, chopped fine ½ cup fennel bulb, chopped fine 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped fine 3 spears of asparagus, chopped fine ½ cup fresh peas ½ cup carrots, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped fine ½ cup fresh […]

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Sheppard’s Pie

This mashed potato crusted “pot pie” is brought to us by the British and their love of rich protein filled dishes in the dead of cold damp winters.

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Snap Pea & Mint Salad

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 pound raw snap peas, trimmed and julienned ¼ white onion, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped Juice and zest of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup parmesan cheese (optional) Salt Freshly ground pepper DIRECTIONS In a medium size bowl, combine all ingredients. Season with salt and […]

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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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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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Spring Pea & Mint Ravioli with Sweet Pea Flowers

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 shallot, minced 1 cup fresh English peas, steamed soft and mashed ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped ¼ cup ricotta cheese ¼ cup goat cheese ½ teaspoon lemon zest Salt Freshly ground pepper Herbed pasta dough For the sauce 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 shallot ½ cup vegetable broth Juice and zest […]

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Spring Pea and Mint Ravioli with Garlic Mint Butter and Pecorino Lemon Zest Shavings

Serves 6 Ingredients For the spring pea and mint ravioli Olive oil 1 medium shallot, chopped fine 1 cup fresh peas, steamed soft and mashed 2 teaspoons lemon zest ¼ cup grated pecorino 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 Ger-Nis fresh pasta recipe For the garlic mint butter 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine […]

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Spring Pea Risotto with Prosciutto and Basil & Mint Butter

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the pea risotto 5 cups chicken broth 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 shallot, chopped fine 1½ cups Arborio rice ½ cup dry white wine 5 slices of prosciutto cut in small pieces 1 cup fresh peas, blanched 1 cup parmesan cheese Salt Freshly ground pepper For the basil & mint butter […]

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Spring Pea Stock

Makes 4 cups Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter Olive oil 3 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 bunch green onions, sliced thin, green and white parts ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves and stems 2-3 cups pods from fresh peas 4 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper Directions Melt butter in a soup pot […]

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Spring Vegetable Minestrone with Herb Pesto

Serves 6 Ingredients For spring vegetable minestrone 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion, chopped small 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 6 cups vegetable stock 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine 3 carrots, chopped medium 3 celery ribs, chopped medium 5 asparagus stalks, trimmed and cut into ½-inch pieces 1 cup green beans, trimmed and […]

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Spring Vegetable Minestrone with Herb Pesto

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For spring vegetable minestrone 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion, chopped small 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 6 cups vegetable stock 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine 3 carrots, chopped medium 3 celery ribs, chopped medium 5 asparagus stalks, trimmed and cut into ½-inch pieces 1 cup green beans, trimmed and […]

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