Honey Cardamom Apple Cake

Apples! Apples! Apples!!!  They are everywhere this time of year!  It’s a good thing that I love them.  In fact, I am a bit of an apple snob.  I refuse to eat them off season, but once September comes around my apple a day becomes three apples a day – time to make up for…

Cauliflower, Apple, and Ginger Soup

Soup weather is setting in.  This creamy vegetable soup carries delicate hints of ginger with the slightly sweet tang of autumn apples. Ingredients: 2 tbsp Olive Oil 1 diced Yellow Onion 3 sliced cloves of Garlic 2 diced stalks of Celery a 2″ sliced chunk of peeled Ginger Root 1 Cayenne Pepper (seeds removed) (if…

Apple-Brined Turkey Breast

This recipe came to me via my mother, who, I believe, clipped it out of the Washington Post food section.  She has been using tips from this brining recipe for years now, and every Thanksgiving she digs out one of her massive 5 gallon zip-lock to brine her turkey in a mixture of apple juice,…

Vegan Apple Pop-tarts

I was scrounging around this weekend for a portable, vegan-friendly, nut-free breakfast treat, and these vegan apple pop-tarts were what I was able to come up with – a spiced homemade apple sauce filling, with a orange-zest flavored pastry dough, coated in a lemon drizzle. Apple Sauce Filling Ingredients: 6-8 Apples – skinned, quartered, and…

Harvest French Toast

A decadent seasonal breakfast – pumpkin brioche drenched in a cinnamon custard, pan fried until golden brown, served with a dulce de leche and cream cheese spread, and garnished with crisp, fall apples.   Ingredients: For each slice of bread: 1/2 tbsp Butter 1 Egg 1 tbsp Cream a dash of Cinnamon 1 tsp Maple Syrup a dash…

Kale & Apple Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

A great cold weather roast.  This was my first time roasting a pork tenderloin, and I used Greenspan’s around my french table for pointers.  It was surprisingly easy to put together, and the results were simply mouth watering.  I will definitely be making this one again.  I served the tenderloin with Hasselbacken potatoes – another…