INGREDIENTS 4 fresh or canned Hatch or poblano chiles 8 oz. aged white Cheddar cheese (Substitute for Thomasville Thomme!) 8 oz. Comté or Gruyère cheese 8 slice good white bread (like Pullman) 4 slice heirloom tomatoes 4 tbsp. unsalted butter DIRECTIONS Halve canned chiles, if using. For fresh chiles, place on a foil-lined baking sheet and broil 10 minutes or until blackened on all sides. Remove from broiler; place in a zip-top bag and let stand until cool enough to handle. Then peel off skins, halve, and discard seeds and stems. In a medium bowl, toss cheeses until well combined. […]

California Style Grilled Cheese


INGREDIENTS 1 c. brown rice 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced 2 small bell peppers (yellow, red, or orange), seeded and thinly sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 1″ piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated (about 1 tbsp. total) 1 tsp. curry powder 1 tsp. ground cumin 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. ground coriander 1/2 tsp. turmeric kosher salt Black pepper ` 15-oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 14.5-oz can chopped tomatoes and their juices 1/4 c. chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for serving DIRECTIONS In a medium saucepan, combine rice […]

Chickpea Curry


INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp. olive oil 2 oz. Spanish chorizo 2 stalk celery 1 bulb fennel 2 clove garlic 1 can whole peeled tomatoes in juice ¾ c. dry white wine 1 cod fillet ½ lb. peeled and deveined shrimp 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar 1 tbsp. chopped fresh tarragon Crusty bread DIRECTIONS Heat the oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the chorizo and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the celery, fennel, and garlic and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until beginning to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Crush the tomatoes and add to the […]

Seafood, Chorizo, and Vegetable Stew



INGREDIENTS kosher salt 1 lb. noodles 1 avocado, pitted 2 c. Fresh basil 1/3 c. extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 c. pine nuts, toasted 1/4 c. grated Parmesan, plus more for serving 1 c. grape or cherry tomatoes, halved DIRECTIONS In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook noodles according to package directions until al dente. Reserve 1 cup pasta water and drain. Return to pot. Meanwhile, in a food processor fitted with a metal blade, blend avocado, basil, olive oil, pine nuts, and Parmesan and season with salt until creamy. (For a looser texture, add another splash of olive oil.) Add […]

Avocado Pesto Pasta


INGREDIENTS 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tbsp. vegetable oil kosher salt Freshly ground pepper 1 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. cumin 1 lb. ground beef 1/2 c. tomato sauce 1/2 c. chicken stock 1/2 c. shredded Cheddar Large leafy lettuce (leaves separated), for serving 1 avocado, chopped Salsa, for serving (optional) Sour cream, for serving (optional) DIRECTIONS Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Then add the ground beef, stirring occasionally, and sauté until cooked through. Stir […]

Taco Lettuce Cups


INGREDIENTS 1 3 to 4 pound beef chuck roast, cut into chunks 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 c. red wine 1 c. beef broth 2 c. sliced baby bella mushrooms 2 large carrots, sliced into rounds 1 large onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, chopped 3 springs fresh thyme 3 sprigs fresh rosemary 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and quartered Chopped fresh parsley, for serving DIRECTIONS Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. While it heats, toss beef with oil. Sear beef in batches, 3 minutes per side. Between each batch, deglaze pan with some red wine, scraping up any bits […]

Slow Cooker Spring Beef Bourguignon



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INGREDIENTS 4 1/2 lb. short ribs, bone-in (about 3 large short ribs) kosher salt 1/2 c. flour 2 tbsp. unsalted butter 1 onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 bay leaves 1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme 3 carrots, chopped 3 celery stalks, chopped 2 c. chopped potatoes (Yukon Gold or new potatoes) 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 3 tbsp. tomato paste 2 c. beef broth 2 c. red wine 28 oz. crushed tomatoes 2 c. wild rice DIRECTIONS In a large mixing bowl, pat all short ribs dry with a paper towel. Salt generously and dredge in flour until evenly coated. […]

Slow Cooker Short Rib Stew


INGREDIENTS 12 slices bacon, halved Black pepper 4 beefsteak tomatoes 2 pieces romaine, torn into pieces 1 avocado, sliced 2 tbsp. mayo DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Make a bacon weave: On a baking sheet, line 3 bacon halves side-by-side on the pan. Lift one end of the middle bacon slice and place a fourth bacon half on top of the side pieces and underneath the middle slice. Lay the middle slice back down. Next, lift the two side strips of bacon and place a 5th bacon half on top of the middle piece and underneath the sides. […]

Tomato Bun BLT



INGREDIENTS 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets 1/2 lb. ground beef kosher salt 1 small onion, diced 1 c. diced carrots 1/4 c. soy sauce 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. red pepper chili flakes 1 c. frozen peas 1/4 c. chopped scallions DIRECTIONS Place cauliflower into a blender filled with 3 cups of water. Pulse until cauliflower is size of rice. If necessary, do in 2 batches. Drain in colander and pat dry with paper towels. Set aside to dry. In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, brown ground beef, breaking up pieces with a wooden […]

Beef Cauliflower Fried Rice


Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained 1/4 cup white wine, optional 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese Directions In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 4-6 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and seasonings; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in tomatoes and, if desired, wine. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5-7 minutes […]

Feta Shrimp Skillet


Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 1 large onion, chopped 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken or vegetable broth 2 medium tart apples, peeled and finely chopped 3/4 cup water 1  cooked winter squash, chopped 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup fat-free milk Directions In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and sage; cook and stir 2-4 minutes or until tender. Add broth, apples and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 12 minutes. Add squash, ginger and salt; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes to […]

Apple Squash Soup



1 cup heavy cream 4 large eggs kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 cup cheese curds (or 2/3 cup favorite melting cheese) 1 link andouille sausage, thinly sliced Jalapeño Tabasco buttered French bread, to serve Directions 1. In an 8-inch nonstick skillet, add the cream and cracked eggs. Season with salt and pepper. Mix gently with your fingers, taking care not to break the yolks. Add the cheese curds and sausage to the cream parts and top the eggs with 2 dashes of Tabasco. 2. Heat the pan on medium until it reaches a low summer. […]

Cajun Style Baked Eggs


6 large Idaho potatoes 1/2 cup mascarpone 24 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/2 lb. pancetta, sliced into 1/4-inch thick lardons 1/2 lb. streaky bacon, sliced into 1/4-inch thick lardons 2 heads broccoli 1 lb. bocconcini 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced, greens and whites separated Directions 1. Heat the oven to 450°F. Using a fork, poke holes randomly in the potatoes. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake until tender, about 1 hour. Remove the potatoes and cool slightly, then cut in half lengthwise and scoop […]

Power Potatoes


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4 slices of ribeye steak, sliced 1/4-inch thick (about 15 ounces) 1 tablespoon adobo seasoning, plus more to taste 1 tablespoon crushed garlic 4 cups saltine cracker crumbs 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, for frying Directions & Suggestions 1. Season the steaks with salt and pepper and let sit for 10 minutes. 2. Place the cracker crumbs in a shallow bowl. Whisk the eggs with the adobo, garlic, salt, and pepper. 3. Working with one piece of steak at a time, dip the steak into the egg mixture, then into the crumbs, taking care […]

Ribeye Milanese


1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 large yellow onion, diced 3 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme 1/2 medium carrot, finely shredded 2 (28-ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, crushed by hand kosher salt, to taste 4 medium zucchini (about 3 pounds) 1 medium red onion, finely chopped 1 pound ground lamb shoulder, crumbled 2 large eggs 1 bunch fresh mint, leaves picked 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs Directions & Suggestions 1. In a 3-quart saucepan, heat half of the olive oil over medium heat, add half of the garlic and the yellow onion, and cook until soft and light golden brown, […]

Zucchini Stuffed with Lamb and Mint


8 ounces thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, cut into ½ inch cubes 5 cups torn day-old country bread  1/4 cup chopped fresh sage  2 cups whole milk  6 large eggs  1/2 tablespoon kosher salt  DirectionsComments & Suggestions 1. Heat oven to 400°F|200°C. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crispy, about 10 minutes. Using a slotted, spoon, transfer bacon to a large bowl to cool. 2. Add the cheese, bread, and sage to the bowl. Whisk the milk and eggs in a separate bowl, then pour it onto the breadcrumb and bacon […]

Savory Bread Pudding



Ingredients 2-3 large carrots, peeled and chopped into bite size pieces 4-5 small sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into bite size pieces 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste, divided 1 cup quinoa, cooked according to package instructions 4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed 10 oz. chopped kale Couple splashes of water 1 tsp. cumin 1 tbsp. chili powder 1 tsp. chipolte chili powder Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste ½ cup freshly grated mozzarella cheese Instructions Pre-heat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (for […]

Kale & Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Casserole


Ingredients 1 pound Marview Farms ground sausage 1½ cups diced sweet onion (from about half a large onion) 8 ounces fresh sliced mushrooms 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups shredded hash browns 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided 1 cup diced green pepper (from about 1 small-medium pepper) 2-3 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced (to equal about 1 – 1¼ cups) ½ cup chopped green onions (from about 6 onions) 12 eggs 1¾ cup non-fat milk 1½ teaspoons dried parsley 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon dried basil ¼ teaspoon black pepper In a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, cook […]

Farmers Market Overnight Breakfast Casserole


INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 medium onion 1 medium red pepper 3 clove garlic 1½ tsp. ground cumin ½ tsp. smoked paprika ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon salt and pepper 1 qt. lower-sodium vegetable broth 2 lb. sweet potatoes 2 can lower-sodium black beans 2 c. water 1 lime 1 Hass avocado ¼ c. packed fresh cilantro leaves DIRECTIONS In 5- to 6-quart saucepot, heat oil on medium. Add onion and red pepper; cook 5 minutes, stirring. Stir in garlic, cumin, paprika, cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook 2 minutes, stirring. Add broth, potatoes, beans, water, and 1/4 teaspoon black […]

Chunky Sweet Potato Soup