Blog Archives for category Culinary Creations

Roasted Garlic & Rosemary-Stuffed Mushrooms

These hearty stuffed mushrooms are filed with some of my favorite flavors: roasted garlic cloves, fresh rosemary and a touch of… Continue reading »

‘Pumpkin-Chai Muffins’

The first two ingredients I can’t wait to use each Fall are local apples and pumpkin puree.  When these two… Continue reading »

‘Chickpea-Spinach Masala’

The word masala is of Indian origin and translates into ”a mixture of spices.’  One of its most popular uses in a… Continue reading »

Radicchio with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Apples & Turmeric Vinaigrette

Using bitter greens as the base of a salad this time of year is a wonderful idea.  This variety of… Continue reading »

‘Fennel ‘Confit’ with Grilled Lamb’

The culinary term ‘confit’ comes from the French verb confire which means ‘to preserve.’  It involves slowly cooking food, surrounded by… Continue reading »

‘Kale Slaw with Soaked Raisins & Pine Nuts’

Hands down, my favorite variety of kale is Lacinato or Tuscan kale.  I like the sturdy yet tender texture of… Continue reading »

‘Turkey Meatloaf with Fontina & Mushrooms’

Fontina cheese is an Italian cow’s milk cheese that melts beautifully. Mild in flavor, it is the perfect choice for… Continue reading »

Creamy White Beans with Pesto & Coppa Ham

I like keeping a variety of dried beans in my pantry.  A healthy add-in for soups, pasta dishes, and even… Continue reading »

Roasted Tomato Walnut Chicken

I love the California walnut ads in food and lifestyle magazines—they always have a lovely spread of photos and recipe… Continue reading »

Potato, Radish & Green Bean Salad with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette

Think of this as a modern (and much healthier!) take on a traditional potato salad. No mayo in sight, just… Continue reading »