Apple Ginger Cranberry Sauce

This is an extrmely versatile cranberry sauce, pleasing the palettes of most everyone, while tasting delightful and fallish with a unique, subtle and spicy gingery twist! Also a delicous accompaniment to pork!

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Apple Walnut Butter

INGREDIENTS 1 pound apples, peeled, cored and chopped fine ¾ cups apple cider 1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon lemon juice ½ cup chopped walnuts 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon fresh nutmeg, grated 1 egg white, for brushing tops of pop tarts 2 tablespoons soy or rice milk (vegan option), for brushing tops of pop […]

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Apricot Baklava

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 cup walnuts, chopped fine 1 cup apricots, chopped fine ½ cup sugar 2 teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon ½ teaspoon vanilla 2 cups apricot syrup (recipe follows) 1 package whole-wheat Phyllo pastry (white can be substituted) 1 stick butter, unsalted and melted Directions Pre-heat oven to 350°F. In a mixing bowl, mix […]

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Artichoke Pesto with Parmesan Tortilla Chips

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS For Dip 2 (15-ounce) cans of artichoke hearts, drained 2 cloves garlic, chopped ½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons walnuts, toasted ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated Juice and zest of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt For Tortilla Chips 4 whole wheat tortillas, each cut into 8 […]

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Beet Stem Cake

“I don’t see why a person couldn’t add a handful of diced pears, cubed apples, you name it – maybe even swiss chard. This recipe is easy to use and creates a cake that tastes of Christmas. It also has worked a treat as a breakfast slice, instead of a granola bar. Somehow I believe that if my great-Grandma saw me using beetroot in cake, she’d be very pleased. In regard to this recipe, I did find that the batter needed a little longer time in the oven.”
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Courtesy of Anna Lissiman

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Cardamom Dried Cherry Crumb Cake Bars

Makes 12 bars INGREDIENTS For the crumb topping ½ cup all purpose flour ½ cup walnuts, chopped 1⁄3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon grated orange zest ½ teaspoon instant espresso ½ teaspoon ground cardamom 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, cut into pieces For the cake 2 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon […]

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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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Crispy Flax Granola

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 2 cups traditional rolled oats 2 tablespoons ground golden flax seeds 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds ¼ cup pumpkin seeds ¼ cup sunflower seeds ½ cup raisins ¼ cup walnuts ½ cup dried cranberries or cherries ½ cup peanut or almond butter 3 tablespoons honey ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon nutmeg […]

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Fall Stuffed Mushrooms

Makes 40 stuffed mushrooms INGREDIENTS 40 medium sized crimini mushrooms 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium shallot, chopped fine 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon of each of the following fresh herbs: thyme, rosemary, parsley, sage, marjoram; chopped fine ½ medium tart apple, cored and chopped fine ½ cup walnuts, chopped […]

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Fennel Orange Granola Bars

Makes 10 servings Ingredients Large egg 1 large egg white ¼ cup honey 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups toasted oats ½ cup quinoa ½ cup kasha 1 cup chopped dried fruit (any of the following: cherries, apricots, dates, raisins, figs) […]

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Frozen Chocolate Banana Bites

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 4 bananas 8 wooden skewers Parchment paper 80% dark organic chocolate bar Organic White chocolate bar ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 1 pinch cayane pepper ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt ¼ cup walnuts, chopped Zest of 1 lime Zest of 1 orange ¼ teaspoon fresh nutmeg ¼ teaspoon fresh grated ginger Directions Cut […]

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Greek Style Baklava

Serves 6-8 Ingredients For the filling 1 cup walnuts, chopped fine ½ cup sugar 2 teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon ½ teaspoon vanilla For the pastry 1 package phyllo pastry 1 stick butter, unsalted and melted For the syrup 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 cinnamon sticks ½ cup tablespoons honey […]

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Green Apple and Celery Salad with Walnuts and Lemon Vinaigrette

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 6 large or 8 medium celery stalks 1⁄3 cup roughly chopped walnuts 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 teaspoons honey ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt or kosher salt 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Freshly milled black pepper 1 large Granny smith apple ¼ […]

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Herbed Beet Greens and Gorgonzola Risotto

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 3 cups water 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter Tops of 2 bunches of beets, chopped, stems included 1 cup Arborio rice ¼ cup fresh thyme leaves, chopped 1 cup red wine ¼ cup gorgonzola cheese, buttermilk blue, crumbled Walnuts, toasted, for garnic PREPARATION In a […]

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Herbed Tapenade

Serves 15 INGREDIENTS ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped ½ medium yellow onion, chopped fine 1 red bell pepper, chopped fine 1 yellow pepper, chopped fine 1 orange pepper, chopped fine 1 cup black olives, chopped fine 1 cup walnuts, chopped fine 1 small jar capers 3 small anchovy fillets 1 […]

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Kale and Apple Salad with Walnut-Herb Dressing

Serves 6 This is an amazing take on the classic waldorf salad, its modern and sassy and showcases the earthy flavors of kale! Ingredients 3 cups raw kale (purple or lacinato), jullianned ½ cup celery, sliced thin 2 tart apples, cored and chopped small ½ cup walnuts, toasted and chopped coarse, plus 2 tablespoons chopped […]

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Lentil and Bulgur Salad (Green Lentils)

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 clove garlic, grated on microplane ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 cups French green lentils, cooked and cooled 1 cup bulgur wheat, cooked and cooled 1 small red onion, chopped fine 2 stalks celery, chopped fine ½ English cucumber, seeded and chopped fine […]

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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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Mexican Spiced Walnut and Tomato Salsa with Collard Green Wrap

Serves 3-4 Walnut meat Ingredients 1½ cups raw walnuts (soaked and dehydrated) 1½ teaspoons ground cumin ¾ teaspoon ground coriander 2 tablespoon nama shoyu ¼ of dried chipotle, soaked 1 teaspoon garlic powder ½ jalapeño, seeded and finely diced 1 green onion, sliced in very thin slices ½ cup sun dried tomatoes in oil, finely […]

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Pansotti with Walnut Sauce (using Prebuggiun filling)

Serves 6-9 Ingredients 1 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped 1 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh marjoram, chopped 4 borage leaves (optional) 3 cups spinach, chopped ¼ cup pecorino Romano, grated fine ½ cup fresh ricotta Salt/pepper 1 teaspoon nutmeg ½ cup olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine ½ cup walnuts, […]

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Pumpkin Walnut Bread

Makes 1 Loaf INGREDIENTS 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour ¾ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon all spice ¼ teaspoon ground cloves ¼ teaspoon ground ginger ¼ teaspoon salt 2 eggs, at room temperature 1⁄3 cup water 1½ cups sugar 1 cup sugar pie pumpkin puree, pre-roasted ½ cup vegetable oil […]

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Pumpkin Walnut Bread

Makes 1 loaf INGREDIENTS 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour ¾ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon all spice ¼ teaspoon ground cloves ¼ teaspoon ground ginger ¼ teaspoon salt 2 eggs, at room temparature 1⁄3 cup water 1½ cups sugar 1 cup canned pumpkin puree ½ vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla […]

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Root Vegetable Potage with Spiced Créme Fraiche and Honey-Crisped Walnuts

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 pound onions, roughly chopped (about 4 cups) 4 to 6 peeled garlic cloves 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger Sea salt or kosher salt 2 pounds assorted winter root vegetables, such as rutabaga, carrot, parsnip, turnip, celery root, and sunchokes, […]

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Silver-Dollar Walnut Cakes with Berry Compote and Lemon Ricotta

Serves 4 Ingredients For the Pancake Mix 1½ cups buckwheat flour 1½ tablespoons agave nectar ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1¼ cups almond milk, at room temperature 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ½ cup chopped […]

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Spaghetti Squash with Parsley Pesto

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 medium spaghetti squash ½ cup walnuts or peacans, toasted 2 garlic cloves 2 cups fresh parsley leaves ¼ to ½ cup extra virgin olive oil Juice and zest of one lemon ½ cups Asiago cheese, grated Salt and pepper to taste PREPARATION Preheat oven to 375°F. With a knife, slice three […]

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Sweet Ricotta Gnocchi with Dates, Walnuts & Honey Cream

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 pound ricotta, drained overnight 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 pinch of cinnamon 1 cup flour ½ cup heavy cream ½ cup milk ½ cup honey ½ teaspoon vanilla ½ cup dates, chopped ½ cup walnuts, chopped Cinnamon, freshly grated Directions In a medium mixing bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients […]

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Tangy Muhammara (Red Pepper & Walnut Dip)

Ingredients 1 cup walnuts 3 to 4 cloves garlic ¼ cup breadcrumbs 2 red peppers, roasted and pureed 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses 1 teaspoon lemon juice Salt to taste ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon dried mint (or 1 […]

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Wild Ramp-Basil Pesto

Makes approximately 1 cup Ingredients ¼ pound of wild ramps, cleaned and ends trimmed and chopped ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, stems removed 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice ¼ cup toasted walnuts ½ cup extra virgin olive oil Salt Directions In a blender place the ramps, basil, lemon zest, lemon juice and […]

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Wild Ramp-Basil Pesto & Whole Wheat Paperadelle

Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS ¼ pound of wild ramps, cleaned and ends trimmed and chopped ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, stems removed 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice ¼ cup toasted walnuts ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 pound whole wheat paperadelle cooked DIRECTIONS In a blender place the ramps, basil, lemon zest, […]

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Wild Ramp-Basil Pesto & Whole Wheat Pappardelle

Serves 6-8 Ingredients ¼ pound of wild ramps, cleaned, ends trimmed and chopped ¼ cup fresh basil leaves 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice ¼ cup toasted walnuts ½ cup extra virgin olive oil Salt 1 pound whole wheat pappardelle, cooked Directions In a blender place the ramps, basil, lemon zest, lemon juice […]

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