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Recipe of the Week | Subtle Spice Harissa Tahini Dip

Recipe of the Week | Subtle Spice Harissa Tahini Dip

Zesty Recipes Will Inspire Bold Chili Flavor Using New Squeeze & Serve Tahini Subtle Spice Harissa Tahini Dip* Ingredients: 3 T. Extra Virgin Olive Oil + extra for garnish ¼ Yellow Onion, minced 2 Cloves Garlic, minced 3/4 C. Mighty Sesame Harissa Tahini 2t. Lemon Zest + 2T of Lemon Juice ¼ t. Salt ¼ […]

Recipe of the Week | Chorizo-Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Recipe of the Week | Chorizo-Stuffed Poblano Peppers

This is a tasty and colorful appetizer that doubles as a complementary side dish for almost any entrée. It’s that good. Nuff said. Ingredients: 5 Poblano peppers 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ½ white onion (chopped fine) 1 small jalapeño pepper (seeded and chopped fine) 2 chorizo sausages (chopped into ¼-inch pieces) 1¾ cups cooked […]

Recipe of the Week | Stuffed Tomatoes with Avocado and Fresh Mozzarella

Recipe of the Week | Stuffed Tomatoes with Avocado and Fresh Mozzarella

Avocados may be high in total fat but did you know they are low in saturated fat and are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals such as potassium, vitamin E, B vitamins and folic acid? Now that you know, buy fresh California avocados and pair them with fresh grown tomatoes and marinated fresh Mozzarella. Perfect […]

Recipe of the Week | Portobello Wellington Appetizers (new year’s version)

Recipe of the Week | Portobello Wellington Appetizers (new year’s version)

Are you looking for an amazing appetizer to add to your New Year’s celebration table? Look no further. The pairing of Portobello mushroom earthiness with fresh winter kale and the creamy goodness of Stilton cheese will delight both family and friends. Serve with a sparkling wine and this is a combination that can’t be beat. […]

Recipe of the Week | Corn and cheese croquettes

Recipe of the Week | Corn and cheese croquettes

I don’t do a lot of fried foods, but when I do, I make these deep-fried croquettes. They are excellent served with my caramelized sweet onion dip or with a dip of your choosing.   Croquette ingredients: 1 large russet potato ¾ cup frozen corn kernels ½ cup mild cheddar cheese (grated) ½ teaspoon black […]

Recipe of the Week | Egg Rolls

Recipe of the Week | Egg Rolls

These vegan egg rolls are easy to prepare and explode with flavor when eaten. As an added bonus, the sweet and sour sauce is also vegan and ready for dipping in about ten minutes.   Egg Roll ingredients: 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 4 cloves garlic (sliced thin) 1 onion (sliced thin) 2 carrots (cut […]

Recipe of the Week | Chutney Baked Camembert Round

Recipe of the Week | Chutney Baked Camembert Round

This recipe was suggested by my friend Wanda, who lives in France and makes this for her friends and family. She says that “this recipe is easy & always a crowd-pleaser.” Her secret is to dust the rind of the Camembert with curry powder and let it marinate for a few hours if not overnight. […]

Recipe of the Week | Squash Stack Appetizers with Chevre

Recipe of the Week | Squash Stack Appetizers with Chevre

This simple appetizer with grilled squash is stacked with both Chèvre and mozzarella cheese — and then drizzled with a thick balsamic glaze. Super tasty and easy to make.   Ingredients: 2 medium zucchini squash (cut into ½ rounds) 2 yellow squash (cut into ½ rounds) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil ½ teaspoon salt ¼ […]

Recipe of the Week | Bruschetta with Crispy Eggplant

Recipe of the Week | Bruschetta with Crispy Eggplant

Wikipedia says that bruschetta is “toasted Italian bread drenched in olive oil and served typically with garlic or tomatoes.” I say it is a blank canvas upon which you can add any topping of your choice. I like to serve it with a sparkling wine. The history of the bruschetta dates from the Etruscans. It […]

Recipe of the Week: Cream Cheese Dip

Recipe of the Week: Cream Cheese Dip

  The holiday season is fast approaching.  Time to get ready with some yummy treats!   Ingredients: 1 small can crushed pineapple-drained 2 Tbs chopped onion 1/c cup chopped green pepper 2 packages of 8 oz. cream cheese 2 cups chopped pecans Celery salt to taste   Directions:  Mix all ingredients together.  Serve on celery […]

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