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Easy Thai-Inspired Carrot Salad For Your Summer Menu

Easy Thai-Inspired Carrot Salad For Your Summer Menu

If you're not making carrot salads, you're seriously missing out! Roasted or stewed carrots are wonderful, but the sweet, fresh, and crunchy elements of a raw carrot salad will turn even the biggest carrot haters around. A little fun fact: Moroccans brought carrot...

Herbed Lentil Salad with Walnuts and Goat Cheese

Herbed Lentil Salad with Walnuts and Goat Cheese

  One bite of my Herbed Lentil Salad will send your palate on a journey to France. My favorite lentil salad is perfect for a spring or summertime picnic and loaded with fresh herbs, crunchy walnuts, and creamy goat cheese. This rustic and earthy vegetarian dish...

Shiitake, Asparagus, and Boursin Cheese Frittata

Shiitake, Asparagus, and Boursin Cheese Frittata

A frittata is the ultimate brunch food. Cooked slowly over a low flame, a frittata is basically a crustless quiche. You can make it with any combination of eggs, vegetables, herbs, and cheese. Since frittatas are often served at room temperature, they're perfect for...

Passover Charoset

Passover Charoset

If you've ever been to a Passover seder, you might know Charoset as the sweetest (and hands down, most exciting) element of the seder plate. This typically sweet and sticky dish, traditionally made with fruit and nuts, symbolizes the mortar used by the Israelites when...

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

Every home cook has their secret trick to making roasted potatoes perfectly crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside. My Roasted Rosemary Potatoes will have your whole kitchen filled with the aroma of fresh herbs in no time. I have two tricks for you that will...

Crostini with Herbed Ricotta and Candied Kumquats

Crostini with Herbed Ricotta and Candied Kumquats

Crostini originated when poor Italian peasants used bread to eat their food off of instead of plates, because they didn't have any! It was often stale and had to be soaked in a liquid to make it edible. Today, you can find crostini around the world, served as small...

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...

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...

Three-Cheese Pasta Gratin with Mushrooms and Radicchio

Three-Cheese Pasta Gratin with Mushrooms and Radicchio

      Three-Cheese Pasta Gratin 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus butter for the baking dish 4  garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 pound 3 large) portobello mushrooms, stem ends trimmed, cut into ½-inch chunks Salt 1...

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...

Corn Bread, Mushroom and Toasted Pecan Stuffing

Corn Bread, Mushroom and Toasted Pecan Stuffing

  Corn Bread, Mushroom and Toasted Pecan Stuffing 6 tablespoons (3/4) stick unsalted butter, plus softened butter for the baking dish2 cups chopped yellow onion1 cup finely chopped celery1 cup finely chopped carrot3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced3 tablespoons...

You Need This Cold Soup In Your Recipe Repertoire

You Need This Cold Soup In Your Recipe Repertoire

It might be fall, but there's still plenty of time to serve a cold soup as your starter! Since I'm still living out in Watermill, surrounded by so many gorgeous farm stands, I can't help but crave healthy dishes that showcase all of the raw local produce. I'm...

Sweet and Sour Glazed Shallots

Sweet and Sour Glazed Shallots

Sexy is an understatement when it comes this easy, sweet-and-sour condiment. A quick braise in the saucepan and these shallots become melt-in-your-mouth tender. Add these sweet-and-sour shallots on top of your grilled meats, salads, bruschetta, or anything else you...

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...

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...

MAPLE-ROASTED ACORN SQUASH

MAPLE-ROASTED ACORN SQUASH

This squash is so sweet, tender, and snackable! Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash 1 acorn squash 1 tablespoon maple syrup 2 teaspoons cumin2 teaspoons cinnamon1 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper Preheat oven to 400 degrees.Slice the acorn squash in...

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....

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

CAPRI-INSPIRED SPAGHETTI with LEMON and OLIVE OIL

CAPRI-INSPIRED SPAGHETTI with LEMON and OLIVE OIL

Kitchen, Take me Away! Have you ever used food to take you away? Or perhaps to bring you back? Have you ever cooked up a meal to help transport you back to a place you love? Well I recently did that. My husband and I go to Capri most summers, but we didn’t make it...

SPAGHETTI al LIMONE

SPAGHETTI al LIMONE

With the rain beating down in New York City, a beach day was a far away fantasy. A dream! I craved the sun and citrus of my favorite Italian Island, Capri. Luckily, the Smitten Kitchen had me covered with this simple recipe of Spaghetti with Lemon and Olive oil. After...

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...

COLD NOODLE and VEGETABLE SALAD with SESAME-SOY DRESSING

COLD NOODLE and VEGETABLE SALAD with SESAME-SOY DRESSING

This is a bomb of umami! In other words: pure delicious! You may never order in again...or at least not for a while. Cold Noodle with Vegetable Salad with Sesame-Soy Dressing Cold Noodle Salad 3 tablespoons sesame seeds 1 pound fresh snow peas, trimmed and stringed 18...

AWARD-WORTHY COOKING

AWARD-WORTHY COOKING

Not only is it winter, but it's awards season! Just another excuse for me to stay indoors more--cooking for my friends and family! I have long been a fan of Sunday Suppers, so having a watch party is the prefect way to share some of these cooking experiments with...

CREAMY CAULIFLOWER PASTA “CARBONARA”

CREAMY CAULIFLOWER PASTA “CARBONARA”

This recipe is adapted from Food52's Genius Recipe: Andy Bennett's Creamy Cauliflower Pasta Carbonara Our adaptation is mostly in the sauce itself, as I decided to add some of my delicious homemade cashew cream to enhance the richness of it. I made this for my friend...

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,...

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...

Quick Cumin Scented Black Beans

Quick Cumin Scented Black Beans

Another dish that I made for Mama Gena! This is a simple way to add a punch to your black beans. It's great for a taco, for a salad, or on top of a chili! They hold well, too! So you can make a batch and stick them into recipes throughout your week. Beans are a great...

Savory Butternut Squash & Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding

Savory Butternut Squash & Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding

I wanted to try something new to substitute for stuffing this year, so I turned to a savory bread pudding instead. This is a really beautiful twist on the tradition, making use of the colors and fragrances of the season. It will fill your kitchen with intense mushroom...

FALL IN LOVE: VEGAN CHILI!

FALL IN LOVE: VEGAN CHILI!

Healthy Hearty Vegan Chili in an Instant...Pot! You can imagine a nice Texan girl like myself loves a good, hearty chili! Of course, the best ones take time to develop those deep flavors. But, I'm a city girl now and time is one thing that most New Yorkers are short...

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 Healthy Spring Pasta Primavera!

The Perfect Healthy Spring Pasta Primavera!

Having survived my first brutal winter in NYC, in 1977, I remember being so relieved when the magnolia tree outside my window started blooming its deep pink blossoms. I was a single girl in NYC living in the West Village. I had very little money, and I was happy when...

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...

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...

FANTASTIC FLATBREAD

FANTASTIC FLATBREAD

My assistant Edouard Massih and I have become quite a dynamic duo. He just graduated from Culinary Institute of America. A big congrats. We love to work together in the kitchen and introduce each other to things we have never tried before. Edy is Lebanese and recently...

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...

Italian Chickpea Stew

Italian Chickpea Stew

This recipe is perfect for a winter day, or to make for daily lunches. Instead of sitting at your office thinking about which seamless place looks better, make this on a Sunday night and bulk it up for the whole week. It's easy to add protein to this recipe, and work...

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...

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...

KALE PESTO CROSTINI

KALE PESTO CROSTINI

It's hard to believe, but this is Flirting with Flavors' most requested (and beloved) appetizer. For some reason, people keep asking for it! It's so simple that I'm always surprised by how crazy people go for it. I won't complain! It's always nice to have a failproof...

Grilled Eggplant-Tomato Dip with Za’atar Spiced Pita Chips

Grilled Eggplant-Tomato Dip with Za’atar Spiced Pita Chips

What do you do with all the eggplant from your garden or local vegetable stand? This is one of my favorite mezze spreads and it is perfect end of summer fare, a flavorful hors d'oeuvre for easy entertaining. The eggplant is grilled, which gives it a deep smoky flavor,...

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