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SERVINGS: 1 serving INGREDIENTS: 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon mayo Kosher salt Black pepper 1 heaping tablespoon finely chopped chives Slice of bread, toasted Bring a small pot of water to boil. Add the eggs and boil for 9 minutes. Shock in an ice bath. Peel eggs and add to a bowl. Mash with a […]

Breakfast Egg Salad

January 19, 2022

SERVINGS: 8 to 10 servings INGREDIENTS: Meat Sauce: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large yellow onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning 2 lbs ground beef Two 32-oz jars good red sauce (I like Tomato Basil by Rao’s) 2 to 4 tablespoons granulated sugar (depending on your preference) 1/2 teaspoon onion powder […]

Shortcut Bechamel Lasagna

January 18, 2022

SERVINGS: 1 smoothie INGREDIENTS: 2 1/2 cups baby spinach 1 cup kale 1/4 cup cilantro leaves (can use parsley) 1/2 cup frozen mango 1/2 cup frozen pineapple 1 tablespoon chopped lemongrass (can use more) 1 tablespoon chopped ginger (can use more) 1 scoop collagen peptides (optional) 1 heaping tablespoon flax meal (optional) 3/4 cup almond […]

Lemongrass Mango Green Smoothie

January 18, 2022

SERVINGS: 12 twists INGREDIENTS: 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed Egg wash (1 large egg whisked with 1 tablespoon water) 4 tablespoons grated parmesan, divided 2 teaspoons dried or fresh sage Black pepper Prosciutto INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Unfold puff pastry on a floured surface. Brush with […]

Prosciutto Parmesan Puff Pastry Twists

December 28, 2021

SERVINGS: 4 to 6 servings INGREDIENTS: 4 strips bacon, cooked and finely chopped 1/4 cup candied pecans, finely chopped 8 ounce round Brie or Camembert Pinch kosher salt Couple grinds black pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped Crostini or crackers, for serving INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a sheet […]

Bacon Pecan Baked Brie

December 13, 2021

SERVINGS: 8 servings INGREDIENTS: Streusel: 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted Cake: 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature 1/2 […]

Cranberry Crumb Cake

December 10, 2021

SERVINGS: 4-6 servings INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion, diced 2 hot Italian sausage links, casings removed 1/2 lb ground turkey 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 (15-oz) can pumpkin puree 1 (15-oz) can dark kidney beans, drained 1 (15-oz) can low-sodium black beans, drained 1 (15-oz) can petite diced […]

Pumpkin Chili

October 15, 2021

SERVINGS: 1 serving INGREDIENTS: 1 cup milk (any type; I like almond milk) 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon loose black tea 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ginger Whipped cream, for serving (optional) INSTRUCTIONS: Add milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, black tea, turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger to a small […]

Turmeric Pumpkin Spice Latte

October 11, 2021

SERVINGS: 4 to 6 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 cup canned pumpkin puree 8 ounces goat cheese 4 ounces cream cheese 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 1 tablespoon sage, chopped 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped 1 clove grated garlic 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella Crostini, pita chips, or crackers, for serving INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 400 […]

Baked Pumpkin Goat Cheese

October 7, 2021

SERVINGS: 4 to 6 servings INGREDIENTS: 2 cups diced butternut squash (350 g) 1 tablespoon olive oil Kosher salt 12 ounces spaghetti, cooked al dente with 2 cups pasta water reserved 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon coarse ground black pepper, plus more for serving 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan, plus more for serving INSTRUCTIONS: […]

Butternut Squash Cacio e Pepe

October 5, 2021

SERVINGS: 4 to 6 servings INGREDIENTS: 2 cups diced butternut squash (350 g) 1 tablespoon olive oil Kosher salt 12 ounces spaghetti, cooked al dente with 2 cups pasta water reserved 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon coarse ground black pepper, plus more for serving 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan, plus more for serving INSTRUCTIONS: […]

Butternut Squash Cacio e Pepe

October 5, 2021

SERVINGS: 4 to 6 servings INGREDIENTS: 2 cups diced butternut squash (350 g) 1 tablespoon olive oil Kosher salt 12 ounces spaghetti, cooked al dente with 2 cups pasta water reserved 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon coarse ground black pepper, plus more for serving 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan, plus more for serving INSTRUCTIONS: […]

Butternut Squash Cacio e Pepe

October 5, 2021