Tag Archives: Healthy

Basil Crusted Scallops with Citrus Aioli and Citrus Dust

I always think of scallops when I am planning a special meal for the one that I love.  There is something about the sweet and tender bite of a scallop that I find, well, really romantic.  So this week I am sharing my recipe for Basil Crusted Scallops with Citrus Aioli and Citrus Dust.  If […]

Parmesan and Basil Marshmallows with Marinated Sundried Tomatoes and Basil Dust

Happy New Year!  This weeks recipe is a nice break from the rich, heavy holiday dishes we’ve all been indulging in for the past two months.  I think we can all use it!  Although this bite is light, it is not lacking in flavor.  It’s savory and reminiscent of a summer day.  It’s also a […]

Pepato Bread Pudding with Crispy Spinach and Butternut Squash

Happy Sunday!  Here’s an amazing hearty and seasonal hors d’oeuvres for the vegetarians (and omnivores) in your life.  I love this because the cheesy bread pudding has a peppery bite that is tamed by the creamy sweet butternut squash puree.  The whole thing is brought together by the balsamic mousse which simultaneously adds acid and […]

Grilled Eggplant with Garlic Roasted Tomatoes and Ricotta Salata

Happy Wednesday Kids!  It’s the last week of August.  It’s the end of the summer growing season and the kids are going back to school.  Yet there is still time to make it to the beach, or lake, or mountain vista for one more day. And there is definitely still time to celebrate amazing summer […]

Watermelon Radish with Soy Scallion-Marinated Tomatoes and Marinated Enoki Mushrooms

Don’t you just love the farmer’s market on a Saturday morning in August? The selection of heirloom vegetables and exotic mushrooms coming into market from farms all over the country is amazing!  This week I am sharing a recipe that really benefits from using the best, most seasonal vegetables.  I used sweet little heirloom cherry tomatoes, vibrant watermelon radishes and […]

Shrimp Paper with Poblano Chili Curry Mist and Tomato Dust

Happy Wednesday!   This week I’m sharing a really fun recipe from my book, Stick It, Spoon It, Put It in a Glass.  There are a few steps to this one.  The methods are not difficult for anyone who is comfortable in the kitchen, but you will need to plan ahead and start early as […]

Seared Scallops with Citrus Confit and Fried Snow Pea Sprouts

Happy Wednesday Kids!  This week I’d like to share a recipe from my book, Stick It, Spoon It, Put it in a Glass,  that celebrates summer.  I hope you enjoy my Seared Scallops with Citrus Confit and Fried Snow Pea Sprouts.  These would be great with a fruity Sauvignon Blanc and served as an appetizer or […]

Alright it’s Hot. Let’s Not (just this once) Fire It Up…the Oven That Is!

We, in the the Mid-Atlantic and South East, are experiencing our first “heatwave” of the season.  It seems as though we should have had another week or two of perfect 72 degree weather this early into June, but no. Just like that, we feel as though we’re in the midst of the dog days of […]

Tuna Tartar Spoon with Guacamole and Soy Crisps

Happy Wednesday!  My Book Stick It, Spoon It, Put It In A Glass is out of print and sold out so I decided to share the recipes here for you all to enjoy. Thank you to all of you who bought it and also my most recent book Small Bites, Big Flavor! This week’s recipe is light, yet packed with […]

Check Out My Healthy Seasonal Recipes on Pazoo.Com

As we in the Mid-Atlantic States continue to anxiously await warmer weather, I’ve been sharing tips and recipes for eating with the season with Pazoo readers.  Head on over to www.pazoo.com for healthy recipes like Italian Bean “Meatballs” with Spaghetti Squash and Orange Crepe Stacks with Orange Curd.  And come back often, I share a new recipe every week! […]

Seafood Paella

Calamari has become a staple at many restaurants.  You’ll find it fried with marinara, drizzled with a sweet chili sauce, or cold in a seafood salad.  I remember my Hippie mom adding it to spaghetti sauce and back then it was just called squid – not by its fancy Mediterranean name!  My brother and I […]

Grilled Roasted and Pickled

So, what do Chefs do on a snow day?  I imagine that most rest and relax with their family and friends after shoveling the driveway but many of them – me included – use this as an opportunity to create new recipes.  Last week was the Juno Blizzard that closed both of our restaurants for […]

Bringing Black Trumpet Mushrooms To The Table

This week I’ve been creating recipes with Black Trumpet mushrooms. They are also known as Horns of Plenty or King Trumpet Mushroom and are one of my favorite mushrooms. They can easily be found dried, but you may need to look a bit harder for fresh, or buy them online. I’ve seen them available in […]