Month: January 2008

Heart of Darkness Cheesecake

Ingredients: for the crust: 1 1/2 cups of Intensely Dark Chocolate Icebox Cookie crumbs* 6 tablespoons of butter, melted and cooled slightly for the cheesecake: 6 eggs 2 lbs cream cheese 1 lb sour cream 3 oz 85% dark chocolate, melted and cooled 2 cups sugar 2/3 cup cocoa 1 […]

Mussels with Onions and Celery

Ingredients:4 lb mussels*3 tablespoons olive oil1 medium onion, diced2 stalks celery, diced3 cloves garlic, minced1/2 cup sweet vermouth Directions:Heat the oil in a large, wide lidded pot. Add the onions, celery and garlic. Saute until fragrant. Check the mussels to make sure no shells are broken and all are closed. […]

Spiced Smoked Almonds

Ingredients:2 cups raw almonds1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce1 1/2 tablespoons liquid smoke1 tablespoon salt1 tablespoon olive oil1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika Directions:Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 250. Toss all ingredients (except the salt) together. Make sure the nuts are evenly coated. […]

Intensely Dark Chocolate Icebox Cookies

Ingredients: 3/4 cup cocoa powder 3/4 cup flour 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder, dissolved in 1 tablespoon water 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla paste 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 eggs Directions: WARNING: this must […]

Sweet & Pickle-y Red Cabbage

Ingredients: 1 medium to large sized red cabbage, thinly sliced 4 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoon light brown sugar 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon salt Directions. Melt the butter in a large pot . Add cabbage and sprinkle with salt. Saute until it is just beginning to wilt, about 8 […]

Apple Flax Muffins

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups flour 1 cup water 1 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/4 cup flaxseed meal 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoon canola oil 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Line or grease […]

Gooseberry Muffins

Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup flour 1 cup milk 1 cup old fashioned oats 1 cup gooseberries* 1/3 cup canola oil 1/3 cup light brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Line or grease and flour one […]

Chocolate Chip-Toffee Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:6 oz semisweet chips3/4 cup light brown sugar3/4 cup flour1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats1/3 cup toffee bits4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla1 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1 egg, at room temperature Directions:Preheat oven to 350. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, […]

Farro With Carrots and Rapini

Ingredients:4 cups water1 cup farro*1/2 lb rapini, roughly chopped1/8 lb flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped2 tablespoons olive oil1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar1 small onion, chopped1 carrot, diced2 cloves garlic, mincedjuice of 1/2 lemon PreparationBring 4 cups water and farro to boil in medium saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to […]

Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ingredients: 3/4 cup flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup cocoa 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 3 tablespoons golden syrup* 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt to serve: good quality vegan ice cream Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Place the sugar in a large […]