Carrot Salad with Roasted Cashew & Spicy Honey Vinaigrette

You’ll Need 1 cup unsalted cashews, roasted 2 cloves garlic, peeled1/2 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes1/8 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1/4 cup local honey1/2 cup olive oilKosher salt and fresh ground pepper1 pound carrots, peeled, julienned Here’s HowPreheat oven to 350’F Degrees. Toast cashews on a rimmed baking sheet, tossing occasionallyContinue reading “Carrot Salad with Roasted Cashew & Spicy Honey Vinaigrette”

Grilled Pizza! Get Your Pie Out-of-the-Oven and onto the Grill!

The trick to a perfect grilled pizza is all the preparations. Roast, sauté, cook, slice, and grate whatever toppings you like before you begin your grilled pizza journey. Adding those pre-cooked toppings to the pizza as it is grilling is the trick. The dough will only require a 3-5 minutes cook time per side. Making theContinue reading “Grilled Pizza! Get Your Pie Out-of-the-Oven and onto the Grill!”

Spring has Sprung in California! Try my Recipe for Oven Roasted Asparagus with Garlic Lemon & Crunchy Toasted Almonds

LOVE.. LOVE… LOVE…. Asparagus. Spring time is right around the corner, and asparagus season is closer than we think. Best measure is to always source  young fresh stalks of asparagus but if  you are using very thick stalks of asparagus, peel away the tough outer layers. The easiest way is to grasp the base of the asparagusContinue reading “Spring has Sprung in California! Try my Recipe for Oven Roasted Asparagus with Garlic Lemon & Crunchy Toasted Almonds”

Skinny Garlic Pommes Frites

In the production of a really good ‘French Fry” the type of fat used to fry with can make all the difference. Not to mention the type of potato and the potatoes sugar content will make a difference as well. Seriously, this subject for scholarly debate! Many establishments that place “Pommes Frites” on the menu are doingContinue reading “Skinny Garlic Pommes Frites”

High Protein, Low Carb Almond Crepes- Have your Crepe, & Eat it too! 

If you are watching your macros, and counting carbs while increasing fats – this is definitely the crepe recipe for you! These are so yummy! I usually double the recipe.  Ingredients: 4 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature  4 large eggs 3/4 cup almond flour 2 tbsp granulated coconut sugar or sugar substitute  1/4Continue reading “High Protein, Low Carb Almond Crepes- Have your Crepe, & Eat it too! “

Cloud Eggs – An Eventful Mothers Day Breakfast Even a Kid Could Make! 

Cloud Eggs- A culinary staple in egg cookery but are all the rage right now. So fun to make, and eat! Perfect for a surprise breakfast treat!  Ingredients: 4 large eggs Pink Himalayan or Kosher salt Fresh ground black pepper 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese.( Fine grate ) 3 tbsp. finely chopped fresh chives,Continue reading “Cloud Eggs – An Eventful Mothers Day Breakfast Even a Kid Could Make! “

Authentic Fried Israeli Falafel 

Here I am, an Italian-American trying to grasp the depths of an authentic Israeli Falafel recipe. Here is how I did it. I’ve turn to my favorite Falafel expert, and adapted from Joan Nathan’s book The Foods of Israel Today. Amazing book ! Read what Joan has to say about the authenticity of Falafel.  JoanContinue reading “Authentic Fried Israeli Falafel “

Tzatziki Dipping Sauce     

English pronunciation ( Taet-Zeek -Key)  Tzatziki is a sauce, or a dip. Made up of a combination of cucumber, fresh yogurt, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice or vinegar- and fresh herbs. So delicious and refreshing. I like to use it on everything. I especially love to dip raw vegetables in it, and sometimes use itContinue reading “Tzatziki Dipping Sauce     “

Flatbread Made Three ways. Grilled, Baked or on the Stove Top

I love making fresh Flatbread, from Fry Bread, Naan, and Pitas. The list goes on. Just about every country has a type of prized flatbread recipe.  I can’t decide if I like it made better in my cast iron pan on the stovetop, or my pizza stone baked in the oven, or my outdoor grill,Continue reading “Flatbread Made Three ways. Grilled, Baked or on the Stove Top”

Low Sugar, Scratch- Cashew Milk Base Pancake Recipe 

This is a base Pancake mix. Just in time for any morning! Add any flavors you like! You’ll Need:  2 cups whole wheat flour or all purpose  1 Tablespoon monk-fruit sugar granules or organic cane sugar  1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt 1 heaping tablespoon baking powder 2 large eggs, beaten well 1/8 cup melted extra virgin,Continue reading “Low Sugar, Scratch- Cashew Milk Base Pancake Recipe “