Crust-less Quiche

A sort of recipe for you… Potato Crusted Quiche What you’ll need: Eggs Milk or cream onions potatoes (I use the organic multicolored little bag of potatoes from Whole Foods–love the purple ones!) garlic brussel sprouts kale (optional) tomatoes cotija cheese salt pepper Served with a side of avocado, cottage cheese, and Louisiana hot sauce…

Cuisine in the Chalet

Now that I have my kitchen somewhat organized and am settled in the new house, I am cooking any chance I get.  It is so peaceful and quiet out there that once I get home from my long commute everyday and even on the weekends, I hardly want to leave.  Last weekend I made Pumpkin…

A Fruitful Foodful Weekend in Denver

Pisco Sour 3-4 oz Pisco 1-2 oz squeezed lemon juice (I like lemon, but lime works just the same & is great too) 1 egg white 3/4 oz homemade simple syrup (I prefer to use Mauritian sugar cubes or use my fine homemade vanilla sugar) Drinkrections:  Shake it til you can’t shake it no mo’!~  Then…

Making Cashew Milk is as Simple as 1-2-3!

This is the easiest milk to make and probably the tastiest!  1.) Start with soaking 1 cup of raw unsalted cashews overnight in water.  After they have softened and are ready to be turned into milk, rinse thoroughly before adding to blender. No cheese cloth or straining necessary!  2.) Then add 2-3 cups purified water,…

Dinner and Dessert

Caramel Apple Muffins 10-12 apples 2 cups sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans, toasted and divided Peel and finely chop apples to equal a heaping 3.5 cups….

North African Egg Dish

Green Shakshuka 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 large leeks, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced 1 large celery stalk, sliced 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 bunch of Swiss chard, cut into 1/2-inch ribbons 1 cup spinach (tightly packed) 2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese 4 large eggs Salt and…

Lighter Eggplant Parmesan with Nitro

Make sure to saute some onions and garlic to incorporate into the homemade tomato sauce!  I like a thicker sauce, so this doesn’t get watery.  Finished the dish with cherry tomatoes and arugula to get in some fresh greens and juicy tomatoes  Nitro with “The Mustache”

Mini fall pies and golfing in fall weather 

These are two of my favorite things: baking and doing activities outside in crisp fall weather.  “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” -Great Gatsby I used the same fillings as I used in my “Rustic Apple Pie” and my “Homemade Pumpkin Pop-tarts“ I fell for the fresh donuts…up just…

Creamy Lobster Mac n Cheese

My first time preparing lobster was a complete success!  I cut the top of the shell to release the meat and broiled this guy with a little butter and crushed garlic for about 4-6 minutes. Then I added it to my homemade white mac n cheese.  I love these Cavatappi noodles as they make the…

A Colorful Palate

What a deliciously healthy meal made fresh from the local farmers’ market! Garlic roasted potatoes, beets, carrots… ..with honey goat cheese and fresh tomatoes I served this with zucchini and onions cooked on the stove in butter with Herb de Provence.  I learned to cook these vegetables Provençale style from my lovely French friend Stephane. Thanks to…

Butter Beans and Chocolate Malt Lunch

Butter Beans (Lima) Soak the bag (1lb.) of beans 6-8 hours, then rinse and drain Add about 6 cups of water and beans to a large pot 1 T butter salt (easy with salt since bouillon contains a lot) and pepper 1 T chives 1-2 T dried onions 4 chicken bouillon cubes 1 t oil…