Color, texture, flavor- this Turkish inspired Orange Salad with Onion, Avocado and Olives has it all. Sumac adds an intriguing fruity sour note. The cumin and thyme add earthiness; and the mint adds freshness. Orange Salad lends itself to multiple ways of serving. You can toss it together in a […]
Baked Halibut Fillets with Tomatoes, Onions and Olives takes full advantage of the mild flavor and firm texture of halibut. It is the perfect base for a panoply of flavors. The white color of the halibut provides a beautiful contrast to the red tomatoes and black olives. Halibut is one […]
Eggplant sandwiches have it all. They are vegetarian and could be carb free if you use gf bread crumbs. They are ooey-gooey and delicious. Have some home made tomato sauce ready to dip them in. Serve these Eggplant Sandwiches with a salad for a light lunch or as a first […]
I was introduced to Farfalle with Roasted Cauliflower at a restaurant called The Lemon Tree in Capri. I remember sitting outside surrounded by lemon trees and breathing in the lemon scented air. It was heaven. When I returned home, I got to work recreating it. Farfalle (or bowtie pasta) comes […]
As I begin to braise the Roast Veal with Rosemary and Thyme, my kitchen is filled with the most amazing aroma from the fresh herbs and garlic. The onions and peppers add to the flavor of the veal; and also make a wonderful natural gravy. This Roast Veal with Rosemary […]
The trick to this Israeli Couscous with Vegetables is to add the diced carrots, zucchini and sliced asparagus to the couscous while it is still piping hot. That way, the heat from the couscous cooks the vegetables so that they retain their color and bite. I’ve purposely left this recipe […]
The blend of mint, dill and parsley- the Turkish spice trilogy-gives the ground lamb and rice wonderful flavor. Finger food, knife and fork, anyway you eat these, you will be happy.
Pear, Roasted Onion and Bleu Cheese is a spectacular combination of flavors. The sweet pears, funky bleu cheese and caramelized onions come together in this salad to produce an amazing taste bomb. The Candied Pecans add a sweet crunch to all the other components. You can arrange the various elements […]
The leeks and mushrooms can be prepped the day before assembly and kept well wrapped in the refrigerator overnight.
In this recipe, I’ve used the ingredients of a beef tagine; but have replaced the beef with seitan and prepared it in a regular skillet rather than an official beautiful tagine. The exotic aroma of the spice mix alone is enticing. The seitan absorbs these flavors and is then mixed […]