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Parmesan Polenta

Parmesan Polenta

  Parmesan Polenta 3½ cups chicken or vegetable stock1 bay leafSaltFreshly ground black pepper1 cup polenta4 tablespoons unsalted butter½ cup grated ParmesanChives, finely chopped for garnish In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the stock with the bay...

Blood Orange Mint Sorbet

Blood Orange Mint Sorbet

    Blood Orange Mint Sorbet Zest from 1 orange Zest from 1 lemon ¼ cup honey ¾ cup sugar 2 sprigs fresh mint 2 cups water Juice from 3 blood oranges Juice from 1 orange Juice from 1 lemon Place the orange and lemon zest, honey, sugar, mint, and water in a...

Strawberry Risotto

Strawberry Risotto

  Strawberry Risotto 2 cups chicken stock2 unsalted butter½ yellow onion, finely chopped½ cup arborio rice½ cup Nicole Miller Rosé Wine½ cup mashed strawberries2 tablespoons heavy creamSaltFreshly ground white pepperFresh basil leaves Pour the stock into a pot...

Cappuccino Mousse

Cappuccino Mousse

  Cappuccino Mousse 1½ cups whipping cream4 large eggs, separated, at room temperature½ pound bittersweet chocolate, chopped4 teaspoons instant espresso powder⅛ teaspoon cream of tartar¼ cup sugar¾ teaspoon vanilla extractUnsweetened whipped cream, as optional...

Branzino Provençal in Parchment

Branzino Provençal in Parchment

Branzino Provençal in Parchment 6 Branzino filets (1/2 pound each), skin on, trimmed, and pin bones removed Or 3 whole fish about a pound each. Ask your fish monger to clean 6 sprigs fresh rosemary, sprigs removed and chopped 3 cups fresh fennel, sliced into thin...

Coconut Magic Bars

Coconut Magic Bars

  Coconut Magic Bars 8 tablespoons (1 stick)  unsalted butter1½ cups coarse graham cracker crumbs, preferably low-fat1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk, skim or low fat6 ounces (1 cup) semisweet chocolate chips1 3 ½-ounce can sweetened flaked coconut1 cup (4...

Thai Red Seafood Curry

Thai Red Seafood Curry

  Thai Red Seafood Curry 3 tablespoons olive oil½ small yellow onion, peeled and thinly sliced2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh lemongrass bulb6 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped4 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger1 serrano chili, stemmed and sliced...

Winter Salad of Grapefruit, Fennel, and Watercress

Winter Salad of Grapefruit, Fennel, and Watercress

Winter Salad of Grapefruit, Fennel, and Watercress Ingredients for the Salad3 medium pink grapefruits (1 ½ pounds total)2 medium bunches watercress, tough 1 ½ inches of bottom stems trimmed1 medium fennel bulb, very thinly sliced1 small red onion, peeled, halved and...

New Year’s Black-Eyed Pea Salad

New Year’s Black-Eyed Pea Salad

  New Year’s Black-Eyed Pea Salad 1 pound dried black-eyed peas, picked over, see Note6 tablespoons cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil5 tablespoons white wine vinegar1½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce1¼ teaspoons Tabasco Pepper Sauce2 garlic cloves, peeled and...

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple Walnut Butter

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple Walnut Butter

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple-Walnut Butter ⅔ cup chopped toasted walnuts4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened3 tablespoons genuine maple syrupsaltFreshly ground black pepper2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed2 tablespoons canola oil Position a rack in the...

Indulge Yourself With My Deviled Eggs and Caviar, Two Ways

Indulge Yourself With My Deviled Eggs and Caviar, Two Ways

How many of you grew up eating deviled eggs? To me, deviled eggs are all kinds of nostalgic and they bring back memories of growing up in Texas. This one-bite appetizer is decadent, but barely takes up any time in the kitchen. What's not to like?! As you're planning...

Polenta-Crusted Deep Dish Cheese and Vegetable Tart

Polenta-Crusted Deep Dish Cheese and Vegetable Tart

  Polenta-Crusted Deep-Dish Cheese and Roasted Vegetable Tart 1 medium eggplant, about 1 pound, cut lengthwise into ¾-inch-thick slices2 large portobello mushroom caps, about ¾-pound total3 fresh plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise and seeded6 tablespoons olive...

Walnut Brownies U.S.A.

Walnut Brownies U.S.A.

  Walnut Brownies U.S.A. Solid vegetable shortening, for the pan 4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter 2 large eggs 1 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon packed dark-brown sugar 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract ⅛...

Sunberry Jam

Sunberry Jam

  Sunberry Jam 1 (16-ounce) bag unsweetened frozen strawberries, with their juices, or 2 ½ pints hulled, chunked fresh strawberries1 (16-ounce) bag unsweetened frozen raspberries, with their juices, or 3 pints fresh raspberries, picked over1/4 cup sugar3...

Balsamic-Glazed Brussels Sprouts & Pearl Onions with Bacon

Balsamic-Glazed Brussels Sprouts & Pearl Onions with Bacon

Balsamic-Glazed Brussels Sprouts & Pearl Onions with Bacon 1 pound brussels sprouts1/4 cup balsamic vinegar6 ounces thick-cut, hickory-smoked bacon, medium dice (about 6-8 slices)8 ounces pearl onions, peeled2 tablespoons olive oil1 teaspoon saltPinch of freshly...

Caraway Sausage, Cabbage and Apple Skillet Supper

Caraway Sausage, Cabbage and Apple Skillet Supper

      Caraway Sausage, Cabbage and Apple Skillet Supper 2 slices thick-cut preservative-free bacon, chopped 1 ½ pounds (about 6 links) fully cooked, smoked sausage, such as Aidells’ smoked-chicken-with-apple, see Note 2 medium McIntosh apples, cored, peeled,...

Sweet and Sour Glazed Shallots

Sweet and Sour Glazed Shallots

Sweet-and-Sour Glazed Shallots 1 pound medium shallots, peeled 3/4 cup tawny port 3/4 cup chicken stock 1 tablespoon packed golden-brown sugar 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme Freshly ground black pepper Pinch of...

Sizzling Thai Beef Salad

Sizzling Thai Beef Salad

Sizzling Thai Beef Salad 1 small flank steak, about 1 ½ pounds1/3 cup fresh lime juice2 tablespoons plus 1/3 cup olive oil3 tablespoons nam plah (Thai fish sauce, see below)1 cup finely chopped cilantro2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger3 garlic cloves, peeled...

Chris’s Turkey Salad Lettuce Cups

Chris’s Turkey Salad Lettuce Cups

This terrific recipe, from Flavors’ chef Chris Siversen, includes instructions for cooking the turkey, but of course, if you have leftovers on hand (turkey or chicken), use them for even speedier results. Chris’s Turkey Salad Lettuce Cups 2 boneless, skinless turkey...

This Herby Iced Borscht Is The Perfect Light Bite

This Herby Iced Borscht Is The Perfect Light Bite

Hi friends! As we're all starting to ease back into a little bit of normalcy, you know I have a one track mind. I can't wait to start hosting again and inviting my friends over for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres once it's safe to do so. I was going through my Flavors...

This Gorgeous, One-Pan Branzino Dish is Always A Showstopper

This Gorgeous, One-Pan Branzino Dish is Always A Showstopper

Quarantine won't stop me from singing! Even if it's from my kitchen. 🎤🎶My good friend Richard Skipper - a talented entertainer, raconteur, and theatre historian — has spent his recent years working on his own cabaret series, "Richard Skipper Celebrates." We were...

It’s Time To Stay Safe, Keep Calm and Keep On Cooking!

It’s Time To Stay Safe, Keep Calm and Keep On Cooking!

Hi friends! While the world is full of chaos right now, the one thing that always calms me down in a crisis is cooking. I hope that my blog post this week can give your eyes a little break from the stress out there and comfort you and your stomach. Cooking is a safe...

CRUNCHY CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD

CRUNCHY CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD

Cooking for my friends is one of my favorite things to do! There are a couple of staple dishes that I love to make for small events or casual parties. My Chinese chicken salad is up there as one of those repeat dishes that my friends always ask for. I have fun working...

A CREAMY FALL RISOTTO THAT’LL WARM YOU RIGHT UP

A CREAMY FALL RISOTTO THAT’LL WARM YOU RIGHT UP

Ah, risotto. It's one of my favorite comfort food dishes to make! I first learned how to make risotto from the one and only Lidia Bastianich at her east side flagship restaurant Felidia. Lidia taught me the importance of toasting the rice beforehand and how critical...

REDISCOVERING MY LOVE for ACORN SQUASH

REDISCOVERING MY LOVE for ACORN SQUASH

Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash 1 acorn squash 1 tablespoon maple syrup 2 teaspoons cumin 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice the acorn squash in half (top to bottom) and slice half moons...

PORTUGUESE CLAMS IN WHITE WINE SAUCE

PORTUGUESE CLAMS IN WHITE WINE SAUCE

This dish of Portuguese clams in a white wine sauce, or Amêijoas à Bulhão Pato, is one of the oldest and most popular recipes from Portugal. It's usually served simply, as a first course, with a piece of crusty bread for dipping. There's loads of garlic and white wine...

THE BEST GUACAMOLE MADE 3 WAYS

THE BEST GUACAMOLE MADE 3 WAYS

As you all know by now I'm a Texas girl and I've been eating guacamole since I can remember.  My mother grew up in El Paso, Texas and every time we went to visit her family we would drive across the Mexican border to Juarez to have a very authentic Mexican meal....

ZESTY BLUEBERRY PANNA COTTA

ZESTY BLUEBERRY PANNA COTTA

Get your hands on this Zesty Blueberry Panna Cotta with Coconut and Macadamia NutsTalk about a sexy dessert! Back when I first started Flavors Catering in the 90s, panna cotta was always a fan-favorite with all of my clients. Can you blame them? It’s creamy, decadent...

A GARBANZO BY ANY OTHER NAME…

A GARBANZO BY ANY OTHER NAME…

Chickpea SnackHere is the easiest way to reach your fiber goal everyday. These simple chickpea snacks, they're better than goldfish – and healthier. You can make them for the kids, or to just keep around in the house for you to snack on. Takes 10 minutes, and cheaper...

STRAWBERRY COCONUT MILK POPSICLES

STRAWBERRY COCONUT MILK POPSICLES

These fruity treats are my personal version of strawberries and cream. Yum!  Strawberry Coconut Milk Popsicles 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled 1 cup coconut milk (full fat) 1 tablespoon maple syrup Combine in a food processor or blender. Pour and evenly divide into...

MANGO LIME POPSICLES

MANGO LIME POPSICLES

The next time tacos are on the dinner menu, break out these mango lime popsicles for dessert. You won't regret it! Mango Lime Popsicles 1 cup mango, diced (can be frozen) 2 tablespoons lime juice 1/2 cup coconut water 2 tablespoons maple syrup Puree in food processor...

MINTY WATERMELON POPSICLES

MINTY WATERMELON POPSICLES

If you love watermelon mojitos, you'll want to try these minty watermelon popsicles. Minty Watermelon Popsicles 2 cups watermelon, diced2 tablespoons lime juice1/2 cup coconut water2 tablespoons maple syrup In a blender, puree 2 cups diced watermelon pieces, mint...

CASHEW CREAM

CASHEW CREAM

Cashew cream is one of my favorite secret ingredients. It can be substituted for any recipe with regular cream and it'll still have an indulgent feel without the heavy dairy. It's easy to make as long as you have a Vitamix blender available. I always keep a cup of...

DAIRY-FREE ASPARAGUS and LEEK BISQUE

DAIRY-FREE ASPARAGUS and LEEK BISQUE

I know it's supposed to be Spring in NYC, but somehow it's still biting cold outside. The forsythia are just starting to bloom. I was walking Remy in the park today and I was freezing!!! I couldn't wait to get back inside and cook up something warm and comforting. ...

DRY-BRINED ROASTED TURKEY

DRY-BRINED ROASTED TURKEY

Baby, it's Just a Big Bird! I know that the roasted turkey can be daunting for many home cooks when Thanksgiving rolls around, but there’s no need to fear it—it’s really just a big chicken! And I’ve shared many of my favorite roast chicken recipes, so if you’ve...

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Soul-Warming Decadence   This recipe is from the Flavors cookbook, and the real secret is — butter and cream! This dish is so rich and creamy that I definitely wouldn't recommend it more than a couple of times a year! It's the perfect complement to your holiday...

WILD MUSHROOM SOUP

WILD MUSHROOM SOUP

A Learned Love for the Wild My appreciation for wild (and cultivated exotic) mushrooms really sprang up when I met John Gottfriend nearly forty years ago. A specialty-mushroom dealer in New York City and a founder of The Gourmet Garage, he introduced me to porcini,...

MADISON AVENUE DRESSING

MADISON AVENUE DRESSING

The epitome of the Upper East Side! This recipe can be used on your favorite salad, even if that salad isn't the Madison Avenue Salad from my good friend, Chef Mark Strausman's latest cookbook, Freds at Barneys New York. Madison Avenue Dressing 1 clove garlic 1/4 cup...

CHICKEN PAILLARDS with TOMATO, ARUGULA, & RED ONION SALAD

CHICKEN PAILLARDS with TOMATO, ARUGULA, & RED ONION SALAD

The Perfect Paillards = The Perfect Lunch! I can't tell you how many times I've enjoyed the Chicken Paillards at Fred's. It truly is the perfect lunch for any season! It's packed with flavors from the herbs, it's not too hot or cold, and it's got lean protein that...

SWEET & SALTY SALMON RUB

SWEET & SALTY SALMON RUB

This recipe comes from Flavor Your Life. A simple way to make your grilled salmon pop! Sweet & Salty Salmon Rub ¼ cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1 tablespoon sea salt 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper 2 teaspoons chili powder (more if you like it spicy) 2...

DR. DARYL’S CHOCOLATE ALMOND CHIA PUDDING

DR. DARYL’S CHOCOLATE ALMOND CHIA PUDDING

If you've ever seen Dr. Daryl on TV, being interviewed, he speaks a lot about his admiration for Kelly Ripa who swears by this way of life. For his success stories, it's all about balance and moderation, which is perfect for me because I need to have some chocolate –...

DR. DARYL’S ULTIMATE CHILLED RAW GREEN SOUP

DR. DARYL’S ULTIMATE CHILLED RAW GREEN SOUP

This soup is so easy to make and to customize to your tastes and for whatever is in peak season! If you want to use Swiss Chard, you can – Kale? Go right ahead! Love yourself some spinach? Get your Popeye on! Plus you don't even need to put it on the stove top, so it...

PERFECT PASSOVER COOKIES

PERFECT PASSOVER COOKIES

Religious Feasting Passover is one of my favorite food holidays. It brings back memories of my Mom’s beautifully decorated tables and delicious dinners. Her matzo ball soup was the best. I remember watching her make her matzo balls from scratch.  We were one of only a...

FRANÇOIS PAYARD’S FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE-WALNUT COOKIES

FRANÇOIS PAYARD’S FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE-WALNUT COOKIES

Whether you celebrate Passover or not, this is a great and easy recipe for creating indulgent cookies with a lot of flavor and texture that don't require a lot of time or ingredients! The keys to this recipe are in the mixing and cooking – you must keep a close eye on...

SALMON POKE BOWL with AVOCADO and ASIAN DRESSING

SALMON POKE BOWL with AVOCADO and ASIAN DRESSING

Poke is Hawaiian, meaning “to cut crosswise into pieces.” So, while most people consider it to be a raw tuna dish, you may use any combination of ingredients you'd like – as long as their fresh and delicious! For our recipe we chose a beautiful fatty pink salmon, but...

CHICKEN TAGINE with PRESERVED LEMONS and OLIVES

CHICKEN TAGINE with PRESERVED LEMONS and OLIVES

From Morocco to your kitchen! This recipe comes from the Cooking Workshop that I took at La Maison Arabe, in Marrakesh. I've only adjusted the order of listed ingredients. You can purchase a traditional Tagine, a Le Crueset or a heavy soup/stock pot for your own...

GRILLED LAMB CHOPS

GRILLED LAMB CHOPS

Lamb on the grill is perfect for summer, and the key is to use the best products you can find. I like to use the Lava Lake Lamb that I discovered uses only grass-fed sheep. Grilled Lamb Chops 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard2 cloves garlic, minced2 tablespoons rosemary¼ cup...

SOUP FOR THE GOLD!

SOUP FOR THE GOLD!

Cozy up with a nice bowl of soup while you watch the Olympic Games! Tonight kicks off this year's games, and I want you to have something good to eat while you enjoy the Opening Ceremonies. The players may be cold, but you've got something to keep you warm and full!...

MUSHROOM UMAMI “MINESTRONE” SOUP

MUSHROOM UMAMI “MINESTRONE” SOUP

We took the Italian classic comfort dish, removed the pasta, and amped up the flavor with the Instant Pot. Instead of letting the soup simmer for hours, it was done in a matter of minutes! If you don't have cooking twine, you can purchase these easy-to-use Cooking...

WARM BERRY SAUCE

WARM BERRY SAUCE

This delicious sauce can be spooned over some of your favorite dishes, like waffles, yogurt, ice cream or my Very Lemony Pound Cake. Warm Berry Sauce 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries1 cup fresh or...

FENNEL SALAD with CANDIED WALNUTS

FENNEL SALAD with CANDIED WALNUTS

The walnuts in this salad give you protein and Omega-3s, the greens give you all of that great fiber, potassium, and vitamins that most think can only come from citrus fruits! Treat yourself to this tasty green treat! Fennel Salad with Candied Walnuts Candied Walnuts1...

PURÉED VEGETABLE SOUP

PURÉED VEGETABLE SOUP

  This soup can be made with whatever vegetables are in season. Just stop by your local farmer's market and stock your pot with that peak season produce! Pureed Vegetable Soup 2 tablespoons olive oilPureed Vegetable Soup1/2 onion, chopped1 clove of garlic,...

Grilled Romaine Salad with Parmesan

Grilled Romaine Salad with Parmesan

Sometimes when the cold weather hits, it feels unnatural to go for a crisp salad. But, not all salads have to be cold. Many forget about grilled salads. This is a great example of a cold weather salad that brings you balance in flavor and texture and heat from the...

Roasted Salmon with Blood Orange Salsa

Roasted Salmon with Blood Orange Salsa

  A wonderful winter dish packed with nutrients from the wild salmon and bright flavors from the peak season citrus – a delight of a bite! You can make the salsa a day of head, if you would like. Roasted Salmon with Blood Orange Salsa

FLAVORS FAVORITE ROAST CHICKEN with GOAT CHEESE and HERBS

FLAVORS FAVORITE ROAST CHICKEN with GOAT CHEESE and HERBS

Everyone needs a signature dish, and for me it's my old roast chicken! It's one of the first things I learned to cook and it's such a staple in my kitchen that I have a twist for each season. Take it for a spin in your own kitchen!   Herbed Goat Cheese Roast...

Party Filet!

Party Filet!

I was going to blog about something else today, but I made the most delicious filet of beef for my family for our Christmas dinner a few days ago, and I had to share it with you. I was so impressed with the results and so were my family!  You will be too. When I had...

PARTY FILLET of BEEF with an APPLE-ROSEMARY SAUCE

PARTY FILLET of BEEF with an APPLE-ROSEMARY SAUCE

Adapted from Pamela Morgan's Flavors Cookbook. As a big glazed ham sets an automatically festive party note, so too, does fillet of beef. Cold or hot, as an hors d'oeuvres or entree, tender, versatile fillet is a classic on the catering circuit. It's not the most...

SIMPLE & SLIM BOOZY RICE PUDDING

SIMPLE & SLIM BOOZY RICE PUDDING

Happy Holiday Hosting! It's that time of year again—hosting season!  Whether it's latkes for Hanukkah  or a goose for your Christmas feast, most people focus on the showstoppers. My entire family is coming to visit me in NYC this Christmas.  I wanted to have some...

Bourbon Almond Pecan Rice Pudding

Bourbon Almond Pecan Rice Pudding

This is a great recipe to have on hand when you're entertaining. This dish is great warm or cool and can be served as breakfast, a snack or something sweet at the end of a hearty meal. Once you've made it, it can sit in your fridge and your guests will find it's easy...

Butternut Squash, Apple, & Ginger Soup

Butternut Squash, Apple, & Ginger Soup

This soup can be prepared up to 3 days in advance. When you’re ready to serve it, return the soup to the pan and add cream if desired. Heat. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with ginger creme and sage. Butternut Squash, Apple, & Ginger Soup

Garden Herb New Potato Salad

Garden Herb New Potato Salad

I love a great potato salad! But, so often people assume that it has to smothered in mayonnaise or another fat, in order to taste good. But, when you've got a beautiful garden of fresh herbs at your fingertips, this couldn't be further from the truth! The beauty of...

Flavor’s Favorite Fava Bean Spread

Flavor’s Favorite Fava Bean Spread

This recipe was adapted from Marcella Hazan, and published in my first cookbook, Pamela Morgan's Flavors. Unlike Marcella, I find the beans to be easier to digest with less cooking. This recipe is one of my favorites and never fails to impress! You can easily swap out...

PERFECT PEAR & PISTACHIO SALAD

PERFECT PEAR & PISTACHIO SALAD

The perfect fall salad takes the ingredients of the season and puts them together in perfect harmony--much like a beautiful sunset over the fields of Tuscany. Indulge in this recipe before the temperatures draw you to the soups and stews that warm you from the insides...

The Best Pumpkin Soup Ever!

The Best Pumpkin Soup Ever!

Growing up in Texas, I never really experienced the change in seasons like on the East Coast. In Fall, I love the crisp air, the colorful leaves, and the apple picking. One thing I never saw in Wichita Falls was a pumpkin patch. So, when I moved up north, I really...

Bittersweet Chocolate Hot Fudge Sauce

Bittersweet Chocolate Hot Fudge Sauce

Bittersweet Chocolate Fudge Sauce 1/2 cup butter2 cups powdered sugar5 ounces evaporated milk6 ounces unsweetened chocolate1/2 cup heavy cream Combine all of the ingredients in the top of a double boiler set over rapidly boiling water.Without stirring, let cook until...

HUMMUS 101

HUMMUS 101

Before I visited Israel in April, I was content with eating store-bought hummus. It was so easy. You just head to the store, buy a container of the flavor you like, tear back the plastic wrapping and place it on a platter with pita or vegetables. My how things have...

THE PERFECT APPLE & PEAR CRISP for PASSOVER & A SURPRISE!

THE PERFECT APPLE & PEAR CRISP for PASSOVER & A SURPRISE!

You all know that I’m not much of a baker even though I love desserts. So when I make a dessert, it has to be easy! This Apple & Pear Crisp is just that. It takes very little time, is uncomplicated but tastes like a restaurant dessert. I never have received so...

BEST EVER MEXICAN CASSEROLE!

BEST EVER MEXICAN CASSEROLE!

I’ve been thinking about my mom lately, because I’m working on a new cookbook and she is featured prominently in it. You all know by now that she loved to entertain and she kept a diary of all of her dinner parties. One of the dishes she made the most is called Torta...

How to Cook a Perfect Steak!

How to Cook a Perfect Steak!

Happy New Year everyone! It’s a perfect time to hunker down and have a date night at home and steak is one of our favorite stay at home dinners. So many people are afraid of making steak at home. If you are one of them, then watch this video! And if you’re not, watch...

Celery Root Soup With Pear & Pancetta

Celery Root Soup With Pear & Pancetta

  I made this soup for my family on Thanksgiving and they loved it! Celery Root, or Celeriac, is a fascinating vegetable! Don’t let its ugly appearance turn you off…it is delicious and a great seasonal winter vegetable. It is the root of the celery plant, so it...

The Noodles That Keep You Skinny!

The Noodles That Keep You Skinny!

I’m always looking for ways to cut the carbs! Aren’t we all? I love bread and pasta but I try not to eat them too often, except when I’m in France or Italy! With all the new research out today, we have learned that cutting carbs and sugar is the way to reduce...

Anybody Can Pickle!

Anybody Can Pickle!

I know we’ve written about pickling before; so why again? But, it’s because I love this quick pickle method and its such an easy way to make vegetables taste zingy! Here are a few new ideas. We are pickling veggies every week here at FWF It’s so colorful and delicious...

Shrimp & Pomegranate Guacamole

Shrimp & Pomegranate Guacamole

Shrimp & Pomegranate Guacamole 1/2 cup white onion, roughly chopped1/2 each jalapeño, roughly chopped, if you like more spicy, add the seeds1/2 cup cilantro, cleaned, picked, and finely chopped1 whole pomegranate, seeded5 whole large shrimp, cooked, peeled, and...

CHICKPEA THREE WAYS

CHICKPEA THREE WAYS

Recently I have started cooking and experimenting more with healthy vegetarian food.  I love learning new recipes and decided that after my detox last year that I would eat vegetarian for at least 2 meals a day and sometimes 3 meals.  This is called a Flexitarian Diet...

LAST MINUTE EASY HOLIDAY RECIPE: SWEET and SPICY NUTS

LAST MINUTE EASY HOLIDAY RECIPE: SWEET and SPICY NUTS

Greetings to you all, As I get ready for the last week of Christmas shopping and Holiday festivities, I thought I would share with you this perfect last minute recipe for Sweet and Spicy Cocktail Nuts. This recipe is no fail, easy and designed to help you entertain...

HOLIDAY TOFFEE

HOLIDAY TOFFEE

         I recently invited Alison Mahoney  to come over and make some holiday treats. We whipped up some deliciously decadent chocolate toffee, and we both started humming holiday songs. I mean, I LOVE to sing when I bake - being in the kitchen makes my heart sing....

Chocolate Almond Flourless Cake

Chocolate Almond Flourless Cake

This cake isn’t one of those dense flourless monstrosities. This cake is so light and soft, it’s almost a mix between a pudding and a souffle. The chocolate flavor is intense – mainly because of how much melted chocolate goes into it! Not to mention all that nutty...

Morning After Quinoa Bowl

Morning After Quinoa Bowl

"Morning after what?!" You're probably thinking. Well, not only is this dish an exotic and fun way to wake up your sweetie in the morning, it's also a nutrition-packed dish that will help erase a night of overindulgence! You can feel a lot better about all the...

CHILLED MELON, APRICOT, and PEACH SOUP

CHILLED MELON, APRICOT, and PEACH SOUP

Remember last time when we visited the Union Square Market? I picked up some fragrant and perfectly ripe summer fruit that was just begging to be made into something delicious. When it comes to summer fruit, especially stone fruits like peaches and apricots, it's hard...

THE VEGAN DIVA’S CHOCOLATE MOUSSE PARFAIT (Video)

THE VEGAN DIVA’S CHOCOLATE MOUSSE PARFAIT (Video)

I don't know about you, but I crave chocolate every day. It's a hard life! Do you try to satisfy your cravings with healthy alternatives like I do? Instead of restricting my favorite foods, I love finding treats that won't kill my diet. This protein-packed mousse is...

Chia Almond Joy Energy Bars (GF, Paleo)

Chia Almond Joy Energy Bars (GF, Paleo)

Don't be confused by the title of this recipe. Unlike most granola or energy bars out there, this version certainly isn't a candy bar parading as health food. I've been so frustrated with the sugary, preservative-loaded bars at my local "health" food stores. Even with...

Noodling Around

Noodling Around

As you know, I love discovering new food products. Grocery shopping is one of my favorite pastimes. I spotted these Shirataki noodles at Gourmet Garage and I've been experimenting with them for a few weeks now. I am becoming more of a Flexitarian these days and often...

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