Cherry Tart

Cherry Tart 1 ½ cups flour, plus more for rolling ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter 5 tablespoons shortening (Crisco) 1egg yolk, lightly beaten ¾ lb. red cherries pitted and cut in half 1 tsp. almond extract ¼ cup cherry jam or preserves 1 beaten egg with 2 tbsp water, (egg wash) In […]

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Nectarine Tart

Nectarine Tart 1 ½ cups flour, plus more for rolling ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter 5 tablespoons shortening (Crisco) 1egg yolk, beaten plus 2 tablespoons cold water 2 lbs. (roughly 5-6) nectarines Juice of 1 lemon 1 tsp. vanilla extract 4 tablespoons peach jam or preserves 2 tbsp. melted unsalted butter 1 […]

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Tuscan Style Pork Ribs

Tuscan Style Ribs 1 tbsp. rosemary, finely chopped 1 tbsp. sage, finely chopped 1 tsp. fennel pollen 1 tsp. crushed red pepper 2 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3.75 lbs. pork spareribs Preheat oven to 375 degrees Add all ingredients to a small bowl and mix […]

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Lemon Garlic Spatchcock Chicken

Lemon Garlic Spatchcock Chicken 1-3.5 lb whole chicken, backbone cut out 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 2 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning 1 bulb of garlic, cut in half 1 lemon, cut in half 1/2 cup chicken broth or stock 2 tablespoons melted butter or olive […]

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Bacon Deviled Eggs

Bacon Deviled Eggs 7 hard-boiled eggs, yolks separated 3.5 tbsp. mayonnaise 1 tsp. dijon mustard 2 tsp. sweet relish 3 pieces cooked bacon, 2 pieces chopped, 1 piece thinly sliced for garnish Add egg yolks, mayonnaise, dijon, and sweet relish to a medium-sized bowl and mash until incorporated. Add chopped bacon and mix well. Fill […]

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Avocado Tomato Cucumber Salad

Avocado Tomato Cucumber Salad 1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes, cut in half 1/4 cup red onion, sliced thin 2 ripe avocados, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 small English cucumber, cut into bite-sized pieces Juice of 1 lemon 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp kosher salt or more to taste 1/8 tsp black pepper 1/4 cup chopped cilantro […]

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Shrimp Po’Boy

What started out as humble fare for the poor, quickly became a New Orleans staple. You’ll be hard-pressed to make a trip to the ‘Big Easy’ where you do not cross paths with one of these Cajun classics, and you’ll be ‘Jazzed’ when you do! The Po’ boy can be made in many forms, from […]

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Avocado Pesto Zucchini Zoodles

Avocado Pesto Zucchini Zoodles 1.5 oz or 1 cup basil ¼ cup sliced almonds 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 garlic clove 3 tablespoons of parmesan cheese 1 avocado ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons water ½ teaspoon kosher salt 2 medium-sized organic zucchinis 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil With a julienne peeler […]

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Morning Sunrise Bowl

Sunrise Breakfast Power Bowl Serves 2 ¼ tsp cumin ½ cup arugula 1 tbsp. lemon juice 1 cup cooked farro 2 radish, thinly sliced ½ cup coleslaw mix 1 small baked sweet potato, small diced 1 cup roasted Brussel sprouts, cut in half 2 fried eggs Add cumin, lemon juice, and arugula to cooked farro […]

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Seared Scallops with Creamed Corn

Seared Scallops with Creamed Corn 2 tbsp. unsalted butter 4 ears fresh corn, shucked 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 tsp. sugar 1 dozen sea scallops, cleaned and dried 1 tbsp olive oil salt and pepper, to taste mache or corn shoots for garnish Using a knife, remove the corn from the cob. Add butter to […]

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Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce 2 lbs. Skirt Steak Kosher salt and pepper, to taste 2 tbsp. canola oil or vegetable oil 1/4 cup parsley, chopped 1 tsp. dried oregano 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 tbsp. red wine vinegar 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil […]

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Kale & Quinoa Salad

Kale & Quinoa Salad 1 small fennel bulb, sliced thin 1 tbsp. olive oil 2 cups firmly packed shredded kale 1 cup quinoa, cooked ¼ cup cranberries ½ cup grape tomatoes, cut in half ¼ slivered almonds Salt and pepper, to taste Lemon Dressing ¼ cup lemon juice (1-2 lemons) 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 1 […]

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Chicken Shawarma Pita

Chicken Shawarma Serves 4 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon cardamom 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon chili powder 1 clove garlic, grated 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp. kosher salt 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts 4 whole […]

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Passion Fruit Mousse

Passionfruit Mousse 1-pint heavy whipping cream 14 oz. passionfruit pulp 1-14oz can sweetened condensed milk Add heavy whipping cream, passionfruit pulp in a blender. Slowly add the sweetened condensed milk so that it does not sink to the bottom or get stuck to the sides of the blender. Blend on high until incorporated (about 1 […]

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Coconut Date Balls

Coconut Date Balls 1/3 cup organic sliced almonds 1 cup organic dates, pitted 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp water ½ cup organic shredded coconut Add almonds to a food processor and pulse until the texture of breadcrumbs. Add dates and pulse until mixture looks like crumbs. Add vanilla extract and water and pulse for […]

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Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad 1 can organic BPA free chickpeas, drained ¼ cup red onion, small diced 1 small English cucumber, small diced ¼ cup red pepper, small diced ¼ cup yellow bell pepper, small diced ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped 2 tbsp. crumbled feta cheese Dressing ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons red wine […]

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Flan with Passionfruit Caramel

Passionfruit Caramel 1/3 cup passionfruit pulp 1 cup sugar Flan 3 large eggs 2 large egg yolks 1 cup heavy cream ½ cup milk ½ tsp. vanilla extract 1 -14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk Add sugar and passionfruit pulp to small saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar melts. Cook until […]

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Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and Grits (serves 6) Grits 3 cups water 1 cup unsalted chicken stock 1 cup milk 1 cup southern style grits (do not use quick grits) 8 oz. or 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 2/3 cup grated parmesan ¼ tsp salt, as needed Shrimp and andouille sauce 12 oz. andouille sausage, sliced 1 tbsp. […]

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Vegetable Ribbon Salad

  ½ cup thawed frozen peas 1 ear of corn, or ½ cup of thawed frozen corn 1 large carrot, sliced in ribbons 1 large zucchini, sliced in ribbons 1 yellow squash, sliced in ribbons ½ small red onion, thinly sliced ½ cup grape tomatoes, halved 1 red pepper, julienned 2 bags of mixed organic […]

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Cardamom Pistachio Cake

  1 Stick of Room Temperature Unsalted Butter 3/4 Cup Sugar 2 Large Eggs 1 Tsp. Cardamom 1/4 Tsp. Baking Soda 1/4 Tsp. Baking Powder 1/4 Tsp. Salt 1/2 Cup Ground Pistachios 1/2 Cup Chopped Pistachios 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour 1/2 Cup Buttermilk 1. Set oven to 350 degrees 2. Cream […]

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Thai Lettuce Wraps

Thai Sauce 1-1/2 tablespoons soy sauce or coconut aminos 1.5 tablespoons fish sauce 2 tablespoons light brown sugar or 1tsp of sugar substitute 2 teaspoons lime zest, from 2 limes 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice, from 1-1/2 limes 1/2 teaspoon sriracha Ground Chicken 2 tablespoons vegetable oil ½ cup large red onion, chopped 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 […]

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Lamb Meatball

Serves 4 1 large egg 1 garlic cloves, minced 2 tbsp. grated white onion 1 teaspoon ground cumin ½  teaspoon ground allspice ½ teaspoon cinnamon 3 tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro 3 tbsp. finely chopped mint 1 teaspoon kosher salt ¼  teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 pound organic ground lamb Combine all meatball ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly with your hands. Take […]

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Cajun Roasted Chickpeas

Course Snack Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 45 minutes Total Time 55 minutes Servings 4 People Author Chef Rhadia Ingredients 1 15- ounce can chickpeas drained and dried 1 Tbsp avocado or olive oil 1-1/4 tsp Cajun/Creole seasoning I used Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Drain chickpeas well. Once […]

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Hummus & Ginger Peanut Dip

Course Snack Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 20 minutes Servings 4 people Ingredients Hummus 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 1 large lemon ¼ cup tahini 1 small garlic clove minced 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil ½ teaspoon ground cumin Salt to taste 2 to 3 […]

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Buffalo Cauliflower

Course Snack Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Servings 4 people Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. paprika 1 tsp. onion powder ¾ cup water 1 cup milk 1 head cauliflower cut into florets Franks Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce Instructions […]

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Bacon Caramel Popcorn

Chef Rhadia believes bacon makes everything better. Once you start eating this, you won’t be able to stop. Course Snack Cuisine American Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Servings 6 people Author Chef Rhadia Ingredients 8 slices thick-cut bacon cut into 1/4-inch pieces 3/4 cup unpopped popcorn 1 stick […]

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Date & Ginger Granola

Yield: 10 servings • 2 cups pitted Medjool dates (firmly packed) • 1 ½ inch piece of fresh ginger, washed and unpeeled • ½ cup vegetable oil or coconut oil (divided in half) • ¾ cup water • 6 cups old-fashioned oats • ½ dried coconut chips • ½ sliced blanched almonds • ½ dried […]

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Wine Maker Spotlight: André Mack

André Mack left a successful career with Citicorp Investment Services to pursue a career in winemaking. He developed a passion for wine while working as a sommelier in San  Antonia, he discovered the joys of introducing guests to the little-known vineyards that first attracted him to the business and “instant gratification of a guest’s reaction.” […]

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Rocking to the Music

Tucked away in NYC’s West Village is Recette. This is a tiny hidden gem serving up American food with a fusion of Spanish flavors. One of the most crucial ingredients isn’t edible but audible. Even though things can get hectic at the restaurant Jesse Schenker, the 29-year old chef, manages to stay in the zone. […]

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Homeboy Bakery

The U.S. has the highest rate of prisoners per capita in the world. With such a high number of those incarcerated, there is a lack of rehabilitation programs to keep offenders from returning to prison. Homeboy Industries mission is to provide an outlet to recently released offenders by giving them a skill in the culinary […]

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