Penne with Spinach Pesto

Ingredients: 1 pound whole wheat penne pasta A handful of walnut pieces 1 cup packed spinach or baby spinach leaves 1/2 cup packed arugula leaves 1/3 cup chopped basil 2 cloves of  garlic, peeled and smashed 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil Salt and pepper 2/3 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese 1 tablespoon honey Directions: Bring a …

Garlic Mushroom Risotto

Ingredients: 6 cups chicken broth, divided 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 pound portobello mushrooms, thinly sliced 1 pound white mushrooms, thinly sliced 2 shallots, diced 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice 1/2 cup dry white wine Sea salt and ground black pepper 3 tablespoons finely chopped chives 4 tablespoons butter Directions: …

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Ingredients:  • 1 bag of spinach, dried and chopped  • 1 bag of romaine lettuce, dried and chopped  • 1 pint of fresh strawberries, sliced  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar  • 1 tablespoon of sugar  • 1/4 cup milk  • handful of raisins Directions:  1. In a large salad bowl, …

Asparagus with Scrambled Eggs

Ingredients: 1 pound fresh asparagus Olive oil Salt and pepper 6 extra-large eggs 3 tablespoons half-and-half 1 tablespoon butter, divided 2 slices of bread Directions: Preheat the oven to 400º. Trim the ends of asparagus then place on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Roast asparagus for 20 minutes. …

Chicken and Cauliflower Curry

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons olive oil 6 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup prepared curry paste 3 cups chicken broth 2 cups plain yogurt 6 bone-in skinless chicken thighs 2 cups fresh mushrooms, roughly sliced 1 head cauliflower, broken into large florets 1 bunch fresh mint leaves, chopped Salt and pepper 1 lemon, cut in wedges Directions: Heat the oil in a …

Arugula Endive Salad

Ingredients: 4 ounces arugula 2 heads of endive, chopped 1/3 cup toasted walnuts The vinaigrette: 2 tablespoons white wine 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon honey 1/2 teaspoon mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt and ground black pepper 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Directions: Mix the wine, lemon juice, honey, mustard, salt, and pepper. Gradually blend in …

Smoked Salmon Wrapped Asparagus

Ingredients: 1 bunch asparagus or 20 spears, ends trimmed 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves Salt and ground black pepper 4 to 6 ounces thinly sliced smoked salmon Directions: Preheat the oven to 400º. Lay the asparagus on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with rosemary, salt, and …

Mushroom Risotto

Ingredients: 6 cups chicken broth, divided 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 pound portobello mushrooms, thinly sliced 1 pound white mushrooms, thinly sliced 2 shallots, diced 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice 1/2 cup dry white wine sea salt to taste freshly ground black pepper to taste 3 tablespoons finely chopped chives 4 tablespoons butter Directions: …

Island Salad

Ingredients: 6 eggs 1/2 pound bacon 1 onion, diced 2 pounds spinach, rinsed and chopped 2 3/4 ounces croutons 1 package fresh mushrooms, sliced 2/3 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/3 cup cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 tablespoon dijon mustard Directions: Place eggs in a …

Tabbouleh

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups Bulgur wheat #1 4 tomatoes, chopped 4 bunches of parsley, chopped 4 bunches of green onions, chopped 4 small cucumbers, chopped 1 cup chopped fresh mint leaves  Extra virgin olive oil Lemon juice (2-3 lemons) Salt & pepper Paprika Directions: Rinse bulgur in cold water and drain well. Chop all ingredients …