Month: August 2010

Shu Mei Sliders with Hoisin Mayo

Ingredients: for the burgers: 5 oz water chestnuts, drained .5 oz dried shiitake mushrooms, rehydrated 1 lb peeled shrimp 1 lb ground pork 2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons shaoxing 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon oyster sauce 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon white pepper 1/2 teaspoon […]

Hot Slice (of Pickle)

Ingredients: 4 lb pickling cucumbers, sliced 3 cups water 2 cups white vinegar 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup pickling salt 6 teaspoons peppercorns 6 dried pili pili peppers 3 teaspoons crushed red pepper 3 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds 1 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 […]

Broccoli & Sun-dried Tomato Dip

Ingredients: 4 cups broccoli florets 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature 8 oz sour cream 1/3 cup minced sun-dried tomatoes (not oil packed) 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 minced shallot 2 cloves garlic salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Steam the broccoli. Drain thoroughly. Finely […]

Pears in Sweet Tea Syrup

Ingredients: 10 Bartlett pears 5 cups water 2 cups sugar 3 Tazo Vanilla Rooibos tea bags Directions: Prep 3 quart jars. Peel, core and halve the pears. If you’d like, float them in water mixed with Fruit Fresh or lemon juice, to help retain their color. Pack them into the […]

Grilled Cheesesteak Subs

Ingredients: 16 slices provolone cheese 8-12 very thin steaks* 8 sub rolls 1 large onion, halved and sliced 8 oz sliced crimini mushrooms 1 tablespoon oregano salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Prep grill according to manufactuers’ instructions. Lightly oil the grates of your grill and a grilling pan. Arrange […]

My Cookbook is Out!

I am taking a break from our normally scheduled recipe for an announcement. Today is the official publication date of my cookbook! I am so excited. It is hard to believe that something I spent an entire, hot summer developing and writing is available now on a library or book […]

Tropical Fruit Ice Box Pie

Ingredients: 2 3/4 diced fresh pineapple 2 cups diced kiwi 3/4 cup diced mango 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/4 cup lime juice 1/4 cup pineapple juice 1 tablespoon butter 1 9-inch graham cracker crust Directions: In a medium saucepan, bring 3 cups of the mixed fruit, half of […]

Red Quinoa Peach Porridge with White Tea Syrup

Ingredients: 2 peaches, peeled and diced 1 1/2 cup water 1 cup Tazo White Cucumber tea (white tea with cucumber) 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup red quinoa 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats Directions: Place the quinoa, peaches and water in a small saucepan. Cook for 30 […]

Raspberry-Avocado Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Ingredients: for the dressing 8 raspberries 2 oz balsamic vinegar 2 oz avocado oil 1 teaspoon whole grain Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds (optional) salt freshly ground black pepper for the salad 2 heads of romaine, chopped 2 avocados, diced 3 oz soft goat cheese, crumbled 1 cup raspberries […]