Ravioli with Fried Squash and Herbs

                          Ravioli with Fried Squash and Herbs My Ravioli with Fried Squash and Herbs is a summer supper that is so easy to prepare by using ready made ravioli from the Deli shelf; then married with a super easy medley of organic summer […]

Tandoori Buttermilk Chicken Breasts

Tandoori Buttermilk Chicken Breasts Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are very difficult to prepare moist and tender simply because they have no fatty skin and bone to protect them from the heat! My Tandoori Buttermilk Chicken Breasts recipe is one delicious, moist and tender exception! Marinated in a flavorful combination of buttermilk and exotic spices, the […]

Lemon Saffron Turkey Breast

                        Lemon Saffron Turkey Breast. My Lemon Saffron Turkey Breast with baby potatoes and onions is very simple to prepare, yet is an impressive entrée perfect for any special occasion! The complex flavor of saffron bathed in lemon juice coupled with herbes de Provence […]

Ruby Red Bucatini

Ruby Red Bucatini Ruby Red Bucatini is a healthy vegetarian pasta dish that is absolutely delicious, nutritious and fun to make! The star of my Ruby Red Bucatini is the healthy, humble beet, roasted until fork tender, then sautéed in olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes! Use the pasta water to make the sauce […]

Galette Pasqualina

Inspired by an Easter recipe in Bon Appétit but also inspired by my need to cook with time saving tricks, I reinvented the traditional Italian Torta Pasqualina!   My Galette Pasqualina is not short on nutritional value, just much easier to make in a fraction of the time. There’s no ringing out greens and hours […]

Beef Brisket with Roasted Cabbage and Carrots

My Beef Brisket with Roasted Cabbage and Carrots is a time consuming recipe but the final results are well worth your effort and time! I purchased a free range, grass fed brisket from my local CSA, Seeds and Spores Family Farm located in the upper peninsula of Michigan! I received a lovely 6-7 lbs brisket; […]

Rapini Tomato Risotto with Roasted Poussin

So I ordered these wonderful free range semi boneless spring chickens called poussin and since it’s not really grilling season where I live, I thought I would just roast them in the oven. I normally would just throw some potatoes and onions on the roasting pan along with the poussin; but this time I decided […]

Beef and Onion Soup

More than onion soup, my Beef and Onion Soup is just loaded with nutritious organic alliums, medicinal mushrooms and organic vegetables in a free range beef bone broth; this soup is medicinal food for a very cold and wet winter! I have mentioned before that I am a member of our local CSA Farm, Seeds […]

Slow Roasted Salmon

My Slow Roasted Salmon is a variation of a recent Bon Appétit recipe that is simply delicious and extremely healthy! I have simplified the recipe and added herbes de Provence with fennel seeds that is a must use herbal preparation when cooking fish! Lemon grass, powdered harissa seasoning and Aleppo pepper along with thin lemon […]

Artichoke Tomato Orzo

Artichoke Tomato Orzo. My Artichoke Tomato Orzo is a quick and nutritious side dish that pairs perfectly well with grilled or oven roasted lamb or protein of choice; of course it is equally a delicious stand alone vegetarian entrée or warm salad. I always have left over cooked pasta or rice just waiting to be […]