Category: Spring Solo Cooking

  • Fresh Ginger Whole-Wheat Nutmeg Butter Cookies

    Makes 6-9 cookies Ingredients ¼ cup butter, soft ¼ cup turbinado sugar or raw unprocessed sugar 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1 teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg yolk ¾ cup whole-wheat flour Pinch of salt Directions Pre-heat oven to 375°F. In a small mixing bowl […]

  • Spring Carrot Soup with Cilantro-Lime Créme Fraiche

    Serves 1-2 Ingredients 1 tablespoons canola or olive oil 1 clove garlic, chopped fine Zest of 1-2 limes (reserve half of the cream fraiche) 3 medium carrots, chopped, peels on 1 cup water Juice of ½ a lime Salt Black pepper Cilantro-Lime Créme Fraiche, to garnish (recipe follows) Directions In a heavy bottomed soup pot […]

  • Cilantro Lime Créme Fraiche

    Makes 2 tablespoons Ingredients 2 tablespoons créme fraiche 1 tablespoon lime juice Pinch of lime zest ½ tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine Salt Directions Place all ingredients in a small bowl, and whisk. Set aside.

  • Solo Fish Dinner of Mackeral, Fennel Olive & Herbs with Lemony Spring Potatoes

    Serves 1-2 Ingredients 1 small whole mackerel, cleaned and deboned if possible Salt/pepper 1 small fennel bulb, sliced thin ¼ cup calamata olives, pitted and sliced 1 lemon (half sliced and the other juiced) Baby spring potatoes, cut in half 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves ½ cup cherry tomatoes halved […]

  • Spring Mix Salad with Herbed Onion Dressing

    Serves 1-2 Ingredients 1 tablespoon shallot, chopped fine 2 green onions, sliced thin 1 tablespoon red onion, chopped fine 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil Pinch or two of salt Pinch or two of black pepper 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 teaspoon thyme leaves (optional) […]

  • Herbed Portabella Quiche

    Makes 1 mini quiche Ingredients 1 large potabella mushroom stem removed 2 eggs, beaten 3 cherry tomatoes, sliced 2 green onions, sliced thin 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine ½ tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped fine Salt/pepper 2 tablespoons half and half 2 tablespoons gruyere cheese, grated 1 tablespoon parmesan […]