Roasted Tomato Passata

This passata is a rustic tomato sauce that exudes fresh Roma tomatoes, shallots and sweet basil. Serve it warm over pan-seared chicken or cold tossed with summer pasta. Not only is it a cinch to whip up, it also freezes well for a quick weeknight meal. Get creative, this is a staple. I learned about…

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Grandma’s Italian Chicken Soup

Today has been a tragic day, as at 6 am this morning I found out that my 93 year old Grandma passed away in her sleep. She was like a second mother to me. This whole post is dedicated to her beautiful life and all the wonderful memories I have of her. One of my…

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Spicy Shrimp with Quinoa Salad

This salad’s sunny hue bursts with fresh flavors. It’s quinoa tossed with spicy grilled shrimp, charred corn, cherry tomatoes, avocado and chickpeas. This dish is brimming with protein, making it fulfilling, while leaving you energized instead of sluggish. After making the Quinoa, Beet and Citrus Salad last week, I had some uncooked quinoa left over. …

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Blood Orange, Beet and Fennel Salad

Spring represents bright colors and new life. This salad is Spring at its best. When taking a bite, your taste buds will ride a roller coaster of tart, sweet and savory flavors. Taking only 5 minutes to prepare, you’ll be transported to spring livin’ in no time. You may recognize some of these ingredients from…

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Quinoa Salad with Blood Orange, Clementine, Beet and Kumquat

This recipe is featured on the Oranges(click), Instagram(click) and Whole Grains Salad (click) Feeds on the feedfeed website. Quinoa Salad with Blood Orange, Clementine, Beet and Kumquat. Not only does this salad look electrifying, but it also erupts with flavors of fresh citrus, cilantro and chives. This robust grain salad is loaded with vitamins and…

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Minty Pea Veloute and Sunny Yolk with Citrus Goat Cheese

Spring is not in the air, but it is in the kitchen! Behold, Mint infused Pea Veloute, beaming with the silky rays of Sunny Egg Yolk and showered with Citrus Goat Cheese drizzle. I was inspired to create a lush green dish that represents Spring. This plate is an illustration of the season, as the…

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Roasted Beet and Green Apple Soup

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I was inspired to concoct a vibrantly crimson dish adorned with hearts. Let’s be honest, nothing “beets” the bite of winter like a toasty bowl of soup. Hence, this Roasted Beet and Green Apple Soup was conceived and devoured. * Update: On 2-16-15, this Soup won the “Color Matters…

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Mussels in White Wine

Mussels are an elegantly delicate bivalve typically served as an appetizer or entree. Their intricate flavor leads some to assume that cooking them at home requires culinary prowess. However, with proper aromatics and good wine, nothing is impossible. Ina Garten’s Mussels in White Wine recipe not only boasts 5 stars with 142 reviews, but also…

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