Blueberry Feta Salad

I love simple, yet delicious recipes. Thanks Publix! Ingredients: 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 cup fresh blueberries 1 shallot, thinly sliced 7 oz chunk feta cheese 7 oz chunk feta cheese 2 cups baby arugula (or pea shoots) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil…

Coconut Shrimp

My food preferences have changed over the years, so much so, that I have an affinity for coconut now. This recipe, taken from Sally’s Baking Addiction did not disappoint. Give it a try! Ingredients: 1/3 cup all-purpose flour (or whole wheat) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 large eggs, beaten 3/4 cup Panko bread…

Chocolate Petit Gateau

French dessert. Need I say more? Ingredients 2 4oz bars bittersweet chocolate 4 eggs 4 Tbsp sugar 4 Tbsp flour 1.5 sticks butter (room temperature) 2 Tbsp cognac (optional) Directions Preheat your oven to 500 degrees. Find two pots where one will fit into the other. Fill the big one halfway with water and put…

Pesto Caprese Sandwich

Ingredients 3 individual crusty bread rolls (or individual ciabatta rolls) 8oz Fresh Mozzarella, sliced ½ Cup Basil Pesto Sauce 6 cocktail tomatoes, sliced Salt and Pepper to taste For the balsamic reduction: ⅓ cup balsamic vinegar 1 Tbsp honey Directions Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. To make the balsamic reduction, add the balsamic vinegar…

Chicken Cordon Bleau

Ingredients 1 lb. penne 4 tbsp. unsalted butter 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tbsp. flour 4 cups chicken broth 1 cup heavy cream kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp. mustard powder 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken 1 cups thick-cut ham, chopped 2 cup shredded Gruyere 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 1 tbsp. fresh parsley,…

French Bread

Bread, bread, bread! A glorious and classic edible that has survived thousands of year. With this recipe, you can continue the tradition! Ingredients 2 cups warm water 1 tablespoon yeast 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons salt 5 cups bread flour Directions Dissolve yeast in warm water (110 degrees) and sugar in…

Roasted Chick Peas

Ingredients 2 cups of cooked chickpeas 1 tablespoon of coconut or olive oil 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, or apple cider vinegar Salt Pepper Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees Mix the chickpeas, oil and your choice of either lemon juice or vinegar Place the mixture on a baking sheet and into the…

Chocolat Chaud

This is how the French do hot chocolat! Ingredients 1 ½ cups whole milk 2 ½ Tbsp. water 2 ½ Tbsp. granulated sugar 3 oz. bittersweet chocolate Directions Chop chocolate into small shavings. Measure 8 oz. of milk into a microwave-safe glass or bowl. Add the chocolate to the milk and microwave at full power…

Quinoa Fried Rice

Check out the recipe below taken directly from the Steamy Kitchen. Packed with protein, this recipe takes less than 10 minutes to prepare.   Ingredients: 1 tablespoon cooking oil 2 eggs 1 cup diced ham 1 stalk green onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, finely minced 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 1/2 cup frozen peas and your…

Ratatouille Soup

An easy, yet simple recipe that is guaranteed to warm your heart. O…did I mention it’s French? Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing 1 large onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, smashed 3 to 4 teaspoons herbes de Provence Kosher salt 1 small Japanese eggplant, diced 1 small zucchini, diced 1 yellow bell…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Fish Sauce Vinaigrette

I have been having an Asian food craving lately after reading Viet Thanh Nguyen’s  Pulitzer Prize-winning book “The Sympathizer.” Not only do I recommend the book, but I also recommend the recipe posted below. You can find more Asian inspired recipes at  Food52. Brussel Sprouts Directions 2tablespoons very thinly sliced cilantro stems, plus 1/2 cup leaves…

“Ale” ments

Ingredients 8 apples 4 cinnamon sticks 1 star anise 2 quarts of Ale 12 oz of rum   Directions (Serves 10-12) Peel 8 apples and remove the core Chop the apples into quarter-sized pieces Place the chopped apples, cinnamon sticks, 1 star anise  into a pot Pour 2 quarts of ale and 2 cups of honey…