Broccoli Cheddar Soup

My broccoli cheddar soup is made with a vegetable based, instead of the traditional cream based, broth for a slightly more heart healthy rendition of this velvety soup.  This does not mean, however, that I skimp on the cheddar cheese – that is, after all, the best part, no matter, how much you may claim…

Soba, Edamame, and Sesame Seed Stir-Fry

One of my favorite vegetarian meals – buckwheat noodles, edamame, and sesame seeds tossed in a sweet, salty, and tangy sauce.  One of the best things about this dish is that it requires less then 10 minutes of preparation, if you buy the edamame already shelled, and only about 5 minutes of cook time. Ingredients:…

Quinoa Griddle Cakes

Torrejas de quinoa, quinoa griddle cakes, are a tasty and nutritious snack.  High in protein and fiber this is a great way to prepare and eat quinoa.  I have been eating them all week for lunch.  Highly satisfying.  You can also dress them up with your favorite sauces, or even some fresh veggies.  The quinoa griddle…

Saffron Pasta with Oranges and Olives

My homemade saffron semolina pasta sautéed in olive oil, garlic, madeira wine, and a squeeze of fresh orange juice, sprinkled with Kalamata olives and chopped parsley. Ingredients: Saffron Semolina Pasta 1 tbsp Olive Oil 2 minced cloves of Garlic  1/4 cup Madeira Wine the juice from 1 Orange 1/2 cup sliced Kalamata Olives 1/2 tsp…

Baked Green Tomatoes

Tart and tangy green tomatoes crusted in shredded parmesan cheese and served with aioli – a healthier version of a southern classic. Ingredients: 2-3 sliced Green Tomatoes 2 Eggs 3 tbsp Milk 1 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese 1/4 cup Cornmeal Salt and Pepper for seasoning Aioli for serving (optional)(1/4 Mayonnaise and 2 cloves of crushed…

Caramelized Onion and Brie Tarts

Onions caramelized until golden brown, studded with chopped rosemary, and layered with slabs of creamy brie, in a crunchy, warm, freshly baked tart shell. This recipe makes about 4 (4″) tarts or 1 large tart. Ingredients: 1 batch of homemade Pie Dough (this is a very versatile savory dough, that holds together well, and I…