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Recipe of the Week | Hearty Ratatouille

Recipe of the Week | Hearty Ratatouille

Ratatouille can be described as a vegetable stew.  This Ratatouille is a hearty and thick vegan vegetable stew. Classic Ratatouille includes eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, red onions and herbs. This recipe is different in that it includes all of the classic ingredients plus fennel, bay leaves, and harissa (to give it a kick). I’ve also included […]

Recipe of the Week | Grilled Japanese Eggplant

Recipe of the Week | Grilled Japanese Eggplant

This is a vegan and gluten-free side dish. It’s easy to prepare, easy to cook and easy on the eyes when served. It features Japanese eggplant, which should just now be appearing at our farmers’ markets. What’s the difference between American globe-shaped eggplant and Japanese eggplant? The first difference you’ll pick up on is the […]

Hearty Soups for Fall with Randy Graham

Hearty Soups for Fall with Randy Graham

Menu Savory Pumpkin Soup Hearty Cannellini Bean Soup Tortilla Soup Ravioli and Rosemary Soup Hot Buttered Rum Drink $75 per person Sunday October 27th @ 1:00 There’s just something about these four distinctly different yet tasty and easy-to-make soups that are perfect for Fall. In this class you will learn how to make each soup […]

Quinoa Muffins

Quinoa Muffins

This recipe is easy to make, dairy-free and full of protein. These sweet and nutty-tasting muffins are a favorite in our home. They are great with the first ‘cuppa’ in the morning.  Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 2 cups all-purpose flour ¾ cup brown sugar (packed) 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup […]

Recipe of the Week | Egg and Gruyère Strata

Recipe of the Week | Egg and Gruyère Strata

  So what is a strata? Wikipedia says that it is “a family of layered casserole dishes in American cuisine.” I say it is a great way to use leftover or stale bread. Here’s my take on traditional strata. Serve it for breakfast or brunch. Either way it is sure to satisfy.   Ingredients: 6 […]

Recipe of the Week | Chickpea and Fingerling Potato Soup

Recipe of the Week | Chickpea and Fingerling Potato Soup

Chickpeas, commonly called garbanzo beans, have long been valued for their fiber content and are one of the world’s healthiest foods.  If you like chickpeas, this vegan recipe is for you. It’s a hearty vegan stew that takes advantage of canned chickpeas and quick-cooking fingerling potatoes to make prep quick and easy. The addition of […]

Recipe of the Week | Savory Filo-Feta Pie

Recipe of the Week | Savory Filo-Feta Pie

This is a simple and easy-to-make version of Greek Spanakopita without spinach. Hands on time is less than 20 minutes; bake time 50 minutes. In this version, I use extra virgin olive oil for brushing over the filo dough (healthier than butter) but you can use melted butter if you prefer. Ingredients: 4 medium onions […]

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 | Date-Nut-Fig Tart

Recipe of the Week | Date-Nut-Fig Tart

  If you’ve got a sweet tooth, this recipe is a way to fulfill your craving for something sweet. It features dates, which are naturally sweet, low in sodium, rich in potassium and contain a fair amount of selenium (selenium can help lower the risk heart disease as well as help keep our immune system […]

Recipe of the Week | Balsamic-Garlic Mushroom Kabobs

Recipe of the Week | Balsamic-Garlic Mushroom Kabobs

  This is a wonderful appetizer that family and friends will enjoy while you grill the entrée.   Ingredients: 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons Tamari 5 large cloves garlic (minced) 1 teaspoon fresh thyme (chopped) Salt and pepper to taste 12 ounces Cremini mushrooms (sliced in half) Bamboo (or metal) skewers   Directions: Preheat […]

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