Month: February 2012

Jam On It Pulled Chicken

Ingredients: 2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs 12 oz chili sauce (like Heinz) 12 oz grapefruit jam 2 tablespoons dark rum 2 teaspoons black pepper 3/4 teaspoon pecan liquid smoke 1 teaspoon roasted ground ginger 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, […]

Ginger Five Spice Brisket Sliders

Ingredients: 3 1/2 lb brisket 1 onion, very thinly sliced 1 quart beef stock 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup dark brown sugar 2 carrots, halved 6 whole cloves garlic 1 1/2 inch knob ginger 1 teaspoon five spice powder 1 teaspoon sesame oil I bunch green onion, chopped Directions: […]

Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Cornflake Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 cup mini marshmallows 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup smashed corn flakes (not powder, just crunched up) 3/4 cup dark brown sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup 63% dark chocolate chips Directions: Preheat […]

Smoked Trout & Cave-aged Gruyère Bites

Ingredients: 12 olive oil “tapas” crackers 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 4 oz smoked trout, flaked 3 oz cave-aged Gruyère, cut into small shapes 12 small bits of fennel fronds 1-2 teaspoons delicata squash oil 1/2-1 teaspoon fennel pollen Directions: Arrange the crackers on a platter. Top each with a slice […]

My new cookbook: Everything Whole Foods

I am happy to announce that my second solo cookbook, Everything Whole Foods is now available* and shipping from Amazon! This book includes 300 ALL NEW recipes all using minimally processed ingredients like fresh meats, fruits and vegetables and whole grains. Chapters include: The Whole Foods Movement (explaining how and […]

Sunny Yellow Split Pea Vegetable Soup

Ingredients: 1 lb rutabaga, cubed 3 stalks celery, cubed (leaves included) 3 parsnips, cubed 3 carrots, cubed 2 shallots, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, diced juice and zest of one Meyer lemon 1 lb yellow split peas 2 quarts ham or chicken or vegetable stock (or water, if […]

Rachel’s Clam Fettuccine

Ingredients: 1 onion, finely chopped 5 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes 1/3 cup dry white wine 8 oz bottled clam juice 9 oz fresh fettuccine, cooked 50 little neck clams 1/3 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley 1 tablespoon butter, diced Directions: Heat some olive oil […]

Shrimp, Radish & Hearts of Palm Salad

Ingredients: 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced 14 oz jarred hearts of palm, sliced 1 bunch small red radishes, thinly sliced greens from one bunch radish, torn (if large) for the dressing: 1 shallot, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 1/2 tablespoons horseradish […]

Cowpoke Beans

Ingredients 1 slice thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 4 cayenne peppers, minced 15 oz canned pinto beans, drained 15 oz fire roasted tomatoes 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1/2 teaspoon dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon hot paprika Directions: Saute […]