Month: June 2009

Blueberry Goat Cheese Muffins

Ingredients: 2 cups flour 2 cups blueberries 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup soft goat cheese, at room temperature 1/2 cup blueberry puree 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg, at room temperature optional: demerara sugar […]

Tea-Chile Smoked Grilled Chicken with Korean Spices

Ingredients:2 1/2 lb chicken thighs and legs for the marinade:2 cloves garlic, grated1 shallot, grated1 inch ginger, grated1/2 cup soy sauce2 tablespoons Korean malt syrup1 tablespoon coarse-ground Korean red pepper (kochukaru)1 tablespoon sugar for the tea-chile packet:3 tablespoons loose white tea8 dried red chiles1/2 teaspoon water Directions:Place the chicken in […]

Blueberry Mint Cupcakes

Ingredients: 3/4 cup flour 1/2 cup sugar 3 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 1/3 cup milk 1/4 cup blueberries 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg, at room temperature 3 sprigs peppermint leaves, lightly crushed blueberry vanilla bean frosting Directions: Allow the mint to seep in the milk […]

Blueberry Vanilla Bean Frosting

Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 2 egg whites 2/3 cup blueberries 1 vanilla bean, split length wise pinch salt Directions: Beat the egg whites and salt to soft peaks using an electric mixer. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring sugar, vanilla bean blueberries and water to a boil, […]

Viva la Pasta Salad

Ingredients:12 oz rainbow rotini, cooked12 oz marinated artichoke hearts, drained and marinade reserved8 oz mozzarella, diced1/2 English cucumber, diced1/2 large red onion, diced6 radishes, sliced thinly1 stalk celery, diced2 cups halved campari tomatoes1/3 cup diced green onion (green parts only)1/3 cup sliced spiced olive-cured green olives dressing:1/4 cup marinade from […]

Almond Cherry Coconut Granola

Ingredients: 5 cups old fashioned rolled oats 1 cup raw, whole almonds 1/2 cup dried tart cherries 1/2 cup pepitas (unsalted hulled pumpkin seeds) 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/4 cup canola oil 1/4 cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions: Slow cooker instructions: Place the oats, honey, oil, vanilla, almonds […]

Coconut & Lime Waffles

Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 cup milk 3 tablespoons unsweetened, dried coconut 1 tablespoon canola oil 1/2 tablespoon sugar 1/2 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 tablespoon lime zest 1/2 teaspoon vanilla pinch salt 1 egg Directions: Whisk together the flour, sugar, coconut, baking powder, salt and zest in a medium sized […]

Matt’s BBQ Pork Chop Sandwiches

Ingredients:4 boneless pork chops (about 1 to 1 1/2 lb)soft rolls or bread for the dry rub:1 tablespoon salt1 tablespoon brown sugar1/2 tablespoon pepper1/2 tablespoon paprika1/2 tablespoon mustard powder1/2 tablespoon garlic powder1/2 tablespoon onion powder1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper1/2 tablespoon fennel powder1/2 tablespoon thyme1 teaspoon ground sage Directions:In a small bowl, […]

Mussels with Fennel & Chorizo

Ingredients: 2 lb fresh mussels, cleaned 1/2 lb fennel, cut into 1/4 inch slices 1 small onion, diced 1 cup Belgian beer 1/2 cup diced Spanish-style chorizo 1 tablespoon canola oil Directions: Heat the oil in a large pot with a lid. Saute the onions, fennel and chorizo until the […]