Grilled Carrots & Leeks with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Pesto We are finally in March which means spring is nearly around the corner! To me, Spring is that great time of the year when the weather is not too cold and hopefully not too hot. Since we can expect warmer weather, the pleasant sunny days [...]
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Pesto Spirals How often do you sit down at a restaurant and stuff yourself with bread or breadsticks before your meal even hits the table? As an owner/chef/operator, the idea of giving guests something free sounds like good customer service, whether it’s a bread basket, chips and salsa, peanuts, popcorn, or some other low-cost snack. [...]
Breakfast All Day, Everyday I am entirely a breakfast fanatic. To me, breakfast is like this universal magical meal that can be enjoyed for lunch (thankfully there is something called "Brunch") or even for dinner. Eggs are a staple in my breakfast dishes for their good source of protein and healthy fats. And I can [...]
Beet Salad with Couscous, Harissa & Feta At home, I have at least 10 different hot sauces and chile pastes in my fridge. Whether Latin or Asian, I love them all. One chile sauce that’s been getting pretty popular the last few years is Harissa. Originally from Tunisia in Northern Africa, but enjoyed throughout the [...]
Back to My Roots Roasted Root Vegetable Soup Here in Northern California, the fall and winter isn’t quite as cold as I remember from my Midwestern childhood. But that doesn’t stop me from making all kinds of soups to warm the soul. My favorite soups are always hearty purees that can be enjoyed [...]