I get a lot of carrots from my Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA. I use them in tons of different dishes; chopped, julienned, sliced, whole and best of all served raw with an assortment of dips. They are some of the most flavorful carrots I have ever tasted. In the past, I have made a strong point against purchasing the little carrots packed in liquid … Read more Love this Way to Make Carrots!!
There’s a new place called Manta—a restaurant at The Cape hotel in Mexico’s Los Cabos. It was created by Star chef Enrique Olvera. Known as one of the best chefs in the world, Enrique Olvera’s restaurant Pujol was ranked best in Mexico and 16th best in the world at the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards. His restaurant Cosme, opened in 2014 in New York, has built a considerable following among … Read more Exquisite Ocean View Dining in Cabo
Fennel is a wondrous vegetable. It’s aniseed flavor makes a delightful addition to a salad thinly sliced and crunchy. Once cooked, it takes on a sweet, licorice flavor. There are many parts to fennel that are used in cooking such as fennel pollen derived from the small flowers of wild fennel. Dried fennel seed is an aromatic, anise-flavored spice used in Italian sausage. Then you … Read more Succulent and Sublime; Fennel pairs with Chicken Two Ways!
Panzanella Salad is an Italian bread salad usually made with rustic bread and tomatoes. It is popular in the summer when tomatoes are ripe and juicy lending moisture to the crisp chunks of hearty bread. Since tomatoes are not in season yet, this salad boasts the wonders of spring with fresh spinach, peas and fennel. This dish is super fresh and healthy as the vegetables are … Read more A Twist on a Traditional Panzanella Salad with Fresh Peas and Fennel
Sliders are fun to eat because they are cute, small and won’t ruin your diet. I prefer to use turkey when I am making recipes with ground meat because I like the taste and the leaner meat, which results in less calories. The difficulty is in ensuring not to overcook it though because overcooked turkey can be dried out and tasteless. It helps if you use regular ground turkey … Read more Just in Time for your Summer Barbecue, these Moroccan Sliders are Amazing!
Vegetables are a very important part of your diet that provide you with nutrients and antioxidants. If you are boiling vegetables you may be destroying these essential nutrients and not receiving all of the health benefits available to you. Some nutrients in vegetables, known as water-soluble vitamins, dissolve in water. The longer vegetables are submerged in water, the more vitamins seep out. Knowing this, I have … Read more An Indirect Cooking Process on your Grill Cooks Artichokes to Perfection!
Avocados are an amazing fruit, known as a superfood in the nutrition world, and they are extremely versatile. They play the starring role in guacamole and are a wonderful addition to an infinite number of salad recipes. They are so healthy that many diet conscious individuals are opting to use mashed avocado in place of mayonnaise in tuna and egg salads. If you’re looking for something new and refreshing … Read more A Refreshing Do-Ahead Soup to Serve at your next Dinner Party!
When Spring hits, I am super anxious for the real taste of tomatoes. I have now spent months avoiding them unless I am using them cooked in a recipe. After years of growing my own and getting them from Talley Farms, I just can’t get myself to eat them out of season. The difference is just too disappointing! However, I felt that I just couldn’t wait … Read more Bright in both Taste and Color, this Greek Salad hits the Spot!
Beets have been known to lower your blood pressure, boost your stamina and fight inflammation. They are rich in valuable nutrients & fiber and support detoxification. All this and they taste really good too! They make a delicious addition to salads and entrees and can be eaten without much fuss at all. This recipe shows them coated with a sweetened orange glaze that makes them absolutely irresistible! When preparing beets, I find … Read more The Wonder of Golden Beets!
Black garlic is a type of caramelized garlic that is created through a chemical reaction between amino acids and reducing sugars that gives browned food its desirable flavor. The process of producing black garlic is sometimes incorrectly referred to as fermentation, however it does not involve microbial action. It is made by heating whole bulbs of garlic over the course of several weeks, a process that results in black cloves. The taste is … Read more Black Garlic is one of the “Top Food Finds” for today’s Top Chefs!