Monthly Archives: January 2017

Vegan Meatballs with Basil “pesto” and Angel hair Pasta

Chicken Pea Meatballs INGREDIENTS 2 cups chickpeas, drained 2 tablespoons ground flax seed 6 tablespoons water 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1.5 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon salt, kosher 1/2 teaspoon parsley 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 1/4 teaspoon basil Method Blend chickpeas in a blender until smooth mix 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed with 6 tablespoons of water. Let sit for 10-15 minutes. Using a mixer, mix together the chickpeas and flax […]

Corn and Mussel Chowder with Mahi Mahi and Black Rice

What a great dish to enjoy any given day with a nice glass of chardonnay or pinot noir. you can eat the components separately or pour the chowder over the mahi mahi. Soooo good. Easy. Simple Done. CORN AND MUSSEL CHOWDER Ingredients: 3 ears of corn, kernels only 2 large leeks, white parts 1 stalk […]

Chili Shrimp with Sriracha Risotto and Thai Basil risotto

This dish is a great balance of spice and sweet. While it may be more of a culinary challenge it will be worth it for sure. Chili Shrimp INGREDIENTS 1⁄2lb shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 -3garlic cloves, minced 2teaspoons ginger, grated 1teaspoon dried red chili pepper (or chili flakes) 3scallions, minced 3 tablespoons sesame oil […]

Quinoa & Roasted Cauliflower

This light and wonderful dish can be served hot or cold. All the components lend themselves to a great side or meal. East. Simple. Done. Quinoa & Roasted Cauliflower – Vegan & Gluten-Free Serves 8 as a side or 4 as dinner Ingredients 2 c dry quinoa (cooked in vegetable stock according to package directions- […]

Blue Cheese Ravioli with Pancetta Crisps and Red Onion Confit

Chef Notes The ravioli can be made up to 1 day ahead and heated on-site just before service. Variations You can fill the ravioli with a wild mushroom or butternut squash mixture, instead of the blue cheese mixture, and then change to a complementary foam flavor, such as garlic-rosemary for the wild mushrooms or cinnamon-brown […]

Italian Bean “Meatballs”

This is a great, light, easy, Vegan and gluten free dish that can be prepared ahead of time. Easy. Simple. Done. Gluten Free and Vegan Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 3/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped and toasted 3/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats 1 cup shredded carrot 1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, […]

Smoked Salmon Salad with Scallion Caper Mousse

Smoked salmon is one of those delicate flavors that compliments many different occasions. Be it an appetizer, a brunch or even a first course for dinner. The oils in the smoked salmon lend themselves very well in balancing with acids, so choose a nice acidic white wine or zesty cocktail to balance with this fun […]

Roasted Pheasant, Roasted Apple, Pancetta Roulade

Pheasant is an underappreciated game bird that I truly believe f you tried, you would learn to love it as much as I do. The saltiness of the pancetta gies the a nice balance wit the roasted appl. Great served hot or cold. Easy. Simple. Done. Ingredients/Roasted Pheasant 2 pieces pheasant breast 2 tsp olive […]

Pepato Bread Pudding with Crispy Spinach and Butternut Squash

This a fun little appetizer dish that is a fun way to play with cheese. Pepato is a semi-hard sheep milk cheese with peppercorns and is perfect for a bread pudding. Pepato Bread Pudding Ingredients 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature 12 slices good quality white sandwich bread, crusts trimmed off (about 8 oz […]


Duck begs for flavors like ginger and sweet plums. The pickled plum relish balances the savory sweetness of the tender duck wraps. Easy. Simple. Done. YIELD: 12 BITES BRAISED DUCK 1 whole Muscovy duck, approximately 3 pounds Salt and pepper to taste 2 cups hoisin sauce 3 cups chicken stock 1⁄2 cup flour 3 teaspoons […]

Goat Cheese stuffed Shishito Peppers with Ginger Glaze

Shishito is a pepper that un my opinion is underutilized. I love the sweet and spicy flavors that this pepper offers. Here is a great little dish that has a balance of heat and just enough sweet. Easy. Simple. Done. INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons finely diced shallots 1 scallion , thinly sliced 1 1/2 teaspoons aged […]

Here’s the Blood Mary Appearance on PIX 11

Heres the link to the apperance. While Jan. 1 is New Year’s Day, it also happens to be National Bloody Mary Day. It seems very fitting since the bloody mary is known as a hangover remedy – and who among us hasn’t woken up on New Year’s Day with one of those? Chef Eric […]