Month: September 2007

Roasted Beet Risotto

Ingredients:12 oz beets5 cups chicken stock*2 onions, quartered1 small onion, finely chopped2 tablespoons olive oil2 cups Arborio rice1 oz Parmesan, grated2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemaryolive oilsaltpepperch√®vre Preheat oven to 400. Place onions and beets (quarter the beets if they are large)in a oven safe pan. Add the olive oil, toss […]

Rosemary & Olive Oil Cornbread

Ingredients:1 cup flour1 cup cornmeal1 cup buttermilk1/3 cup olive oil1/4 cup sugar2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 egg Directions:Preheat oven to 350. Grease or spray one 8×8 baking pan or an 8 inch pie tin. In a medium bowl, whisk together the rosemary, […]

Rosemary-Apple Meatloaf: National Meatloaf Appreciation Day

Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef1 egg1 onion, shredded1 cup shredded apples (I used Fameuse Snow Apples)3/4 cup bread crumbs2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar1 tablespoon Dijon mustard1 tablespoon olive oil1 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary1 tablespoon Montreal seasoning 3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce Directions: Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl and with […]

Breakfast Quesadillas

Ingredients:4 eggs1 hot chile pepper*, diced1 small potato, diced1 small onion, diced1 small zucchini, diced2 tablespoons olive oilsharp cheddarflour tortillas**salsa*** Directions:Whisk together the eggs and the hot pepper. Scramble in a small pan, leaving large curds. Set aside. Meanwhile, in a small heavy pan, saute the onions, potato and zucchini […]

Spinach & Onion Stuffed Potatoes

Ingredients: 4 baking potatoes 1 medium onion, chopped 3/4 cup frozen spinach, defrosted and drained 1/4 sour cream (low fat okay) 2 tablespoons olive oil salt pepper Parmesan cheese, grated (optional) Directions: Bake potatoes for 1 hour at 400. Allow them to cool to almost room temperature, then slice lengthwise […]

Watermelon Basil Agua Fresca

Ingredients: 1 6 lb seedless watermelon 1 cup cold water 1/4 cup basil simple syrup* juice of 1/4 lime Directions: Scoop out the watermelon, using an ice cream scooper, directly into a food processor**. Add the basil syrup. Pulse until smooth. Strain through a wide wire mesh sieve into a […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies v.2.0

Ingredients:1 1/3 cup flour1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature1/4 cup dark brown sugar1/4 cup light brown sugar1/2 cup sugar1 egg, at room temperature1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon baking powder6 oz semisweet chocolate chips Directions:Preheat the oven to 350. Line 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a […]

Fairy Tale Eggplant in Ginger-Garlic Sauce

Ingredients: 14 oz fairy tale eggplant, sliced in half lengthwise* 3 tablespoons water 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons sake 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 teaspoon rice vinegar 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 inch knob fresh ginger, minced cornstarch sugar Directions: Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the […]

Apples & Honey Muffins

Ingredients: 2 cups diced fresh apples* 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup honey** 1/2 cup buttermilk OR milk 1/2 cup canola oil 1/4 cup flaxseed meal 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder pinch salt freshly ground nutmeg 1 egg Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Line or grease and flour 1 12-well […]

Potato Dill Bread

Ingredients:2 1/4 cups flour3/4 cup mashed Russet potatoes, at room temperature1/2 cup warm water1/8 cup fresh dill2 tablespoons melted butter, cooled1 tablespoon sugar1 teaspoon salt1/4 oz dried yeast Directions: Dissolve the sugar in the warm water. Sprinkle with yeast and allow to sit 5 minutesMeanwhile, combine the mashed potato and […]