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*Recipes serve 4 unless otherwise noted. See the BLOG tab above for recent recipe posts that may not have been added to this list yet.

APPETIZERS:

Figs and Peppered Honey - with goat cheese and mint 

Radishes with Sea Salt and Butter - a super simple appetizer

Guacamole Deviled Eggs – avocado replaces some of the yolk

Pesto Deviled Eggs - an avocado-based filling that makes this version creamy and light 

Kale Chips - a quick and healthy snack

Spicy Paprika Pepitas - serve instead of cocktail nuts

Pesto Caper Bites - made with puff pastry and SUPER quick

Mango Salsa - serve with chips

Haroset - is a tapenade made of dried fruit and nuts, served on top of matzah crackers during the Jewish Holiday of Passover

Farfel - is like a crustless quiche, cut into squares, with a base of spinach and eggs, traditionally served on Passover.

Asparagus tart - with brie on a store-bought puff pastry. Soooo simple (and impressive!)

Green Garlic Pesto Crostini - with pine nuts and parmesan

Zatar Flat Bread - pizza dough dusted with Middle Eastern spices and dipped in greek yogurt

Stuffed Dates - with honey lavender goat cheese

Prosciutto and Melon - an Italian summer classic

Zucchini Bites - on puff pastry with cream cheese and scallions

Goat Cheese Marbles - rolled in orange zest, dried berries and nuts

Watermelon Bruschetta - a cool, refreshing snack that’s nice on a warm, summer day

Scallion Pesto - great on crostini with radishes

Caper Crostini - with shallots and burrata

Balsamic Caramelized Onion Pizza - with cream cheese

Gorgonzola Grapes - rolled in nuts, on a toothpicks

Sage Chips – like kale chips, but more flavor packed

Stuffed Sweet Peppers - with a filling of pesto and avocado

Persimmon Brie “Sandwiches” - an easy cocktail hour snack

Edamame Hummus - with crudite

Breadsticks - made from pizza dough, rolled in nuts.

Caramelized onion bites - with brie and fresh thyme

Crostini - with cream cheese, fig jam, sharp cheddar and fresh thyme

Spiced Popcorn - with a little kick to it

Olive Pastry Bites - a cute and tasty finger-food option

Beet Haroset - this is specific to the Jewish holiday of Passover 

Tabbouleh - in endive boats

Strawberry Balsamic Jam - pairs nicely with cheese and crackers

Mint Pesto Crostini - a perfect cocktail hour snack

Cucumber Caprese Bites - a perfect outdoor summer snack

 

SALADS:

Butternut Caprese - a squash salad with mozzarella, basil, tomato & avocado. This is my favorite (and my husband’s, too!)

Farro Beet Salad - The chewy grain farro is mixed with sauteed beets, onions, garlic and beet greens.

Wheatberry Kale Salad - wheatberries are a grain like rice, but chewier. They are great at room temperature mixed with tomatoes, kale and mushrooms (or whatever veggies you have on hand!)

Shaved Rainbow Carrot Salad - served with a light citrus dressing

Persimmon Salad - with red onion, cilantro and pomegranite- also good with chunks of avocado.

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad - kind of like coleslaw, but nuttier and healthier.

Grapefruit Edamame Salad - tart/sweet/spicy/colorful! served on a bed of arugula

Spring Kohlrabi Salad - Kohlrabi is a spring vegetable that is similar to radish or jicama. Chopped and combined with fresh peas, green onions, apples and other goodies, it’s delish.

Blood Orange Cabbage Salad - with radishes and raisins. This salad is super colorful and you can serve heaps of it in the cabbage leaves themselves.

Orange Avocado Salad - with scallion, cilantro and sea salt

Strawberry Caprese - with mozzarella, basil and walnuts

Three Pea Salad - with pistachios and golden raisins

Quinoa Salad - with avocado, tomato and turkey sausage

Peach Salad - with mint, feta and red onions

Strawberry Cucumber Salad

Watermelon Salad - with cheese, nuts and mint

Mint Pesto Potato Salad

Potato Greenbean Salad

Sesame Edamame Salad - with mozzarella balls and avocado

Persimmon Squash Salad - with radichhio, hazelnuts, pomegranate and parmesan

Valentine Salad - a salad for lovers!

Simple Lettuce Salad - with avocado, raisins, sunflower seeds,and clementine

Citrus Salad - with mint, basil, & red onion

Sauteéd Carrot Ribbon Salad - with meyer lemon basil

Watermelon Mozzarella Salad - a light yet filling salad

Broiled Citrus Salad - a unique way to prepare citrus

Miner’s Lettuce Salad - with fried goat cheese, figs, and shallots

Arugula Salad - with yellow cherry tomatoes & purple cabbage

Zucchini and Carrot Ribbons - with edible flowers

Purple Green Bean Salad

 

VEGETABLE DISHES:

Lentil Lettuce Cups - sauteed lentils, onions and butternut squash spooned into lettuce leaf “cups”

Red Roasted Carrots - with a reddish dusting of spices including paprika, cinnamon, chili, garlic and sesame oil. A great side.

Cauliflower Gratin - lighter, but still cheesy

Root Vegetable Pizza - with whole wheat dough and ricotta sauce

Roasted Brussels Sprouts - with turkey kielbasa and golden raisins

Roasted Acorn Squash - a fall classic. Super simple, with sage and butter.

Celery Root Puree - a mashed potato alternative!

Mushroom Quinoa Risotto - served in carved out squashes

Roasted Sunchokes with apples and onions - Sunchokes, a.k.a. Jerusalem artichokes, are a winter vegetable that look like ginger but taste similar to potatoes.

Snap Pea Pasta - with asparagus and fresh herbs

Rosemary Mushroom Skewers - the rosemary sprig IS the kebab stick!

Corn and Cauliflower Tacos

Heirloom Tomato and Parmesan Quiche

Egglant “Tacos” - rounds of eggplant replace the tortillas

Butternut Apple Tart - with ricotta and herbs

Chard Tart - with shallots, eggs and cheese- a free form tart

Cranberry Sauce with Persimmons - and onions and garlic

Quinoa with squash, peppers and figs

Latkes (potato pancakes) with Cauliflower - a Hanukkah specialty

Fancy Collards - with capers, burrata and truffle salt

Roasted Rosemary Beets - simple, delicious, winter classic

Sweet Potato Pizza - a savory pizza with a sweet twist 

Spaghetti - with puntarella and chicken skin

Beet, Onion, & Eggplant Stack - a fun way to present roasted veggies!

Orange-Glazed Vegetables - with blood oranges

Matzo Brei Scallion Pancakes - a.k.a. Passover Latkes 

Carrot Ribbon Fettuccine - a healthy and delicious spring dish

Avocado Pesto Gnocchi - with green garlic

Chard Tortilla Española - with red potatoes and spring onions

Roasted Beet and Turnip Galette - with ricotta, sea salt, and smoky paprika

Whole Pepper Tacos - with avocado, red quinoa, cottage cheese, and sriracha

Sesame Tofu Noodle Bowl - with almonds, cilantro, and avocado

Tofu Lettuce Wraps - an easy hot weather meal

Yam and Feta Stuffed Squash Blossoms

 

SWEETS:

Challah Bread - pronounced “holla”, this Jewish bread is a sweet-ish loaf with sesame seeds on top. After trying a gazillion recipes, I came up with this one and I make it almost every Friday.

Pomegranate Challah

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls - made with Challah dough above

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Sufganiyot - these are basically donut holes filled with jam that are traditionally served on Hanukkah (but good anytime!)

Persimmon Pear Cake - a twist on your average pumkin bread

Vanilla Ice Cream with Candied Lemon Slices

Peach Ricotta Galette - a free-form tart

Broiled Fruit with Cinnamon Cream

Dates stuffed with goat cheese and drizzled with honey

Apple and Honey Galette - sprinkled with pomegranate seeds- so pretty!

Pumpkin Smoothies - with banana and spices

Apple and Herb Galette - with brie

Fig Parfait - with greek yogurt, nuts and dried cherries

Beer Floats - like root beer floats, but more fun! With chocolate ice cream and fresh raspberries.

Spiced Apricots - with dark chocolate

Pear Sauce - think apple sauce, but with pears instead.

Olive Oil Cake - a great breakfast pastry that’s not super sweet

Hamentashen Cookies - with a poppyseed, dried cherry, and fig filling

Clementine Cakes - a pretty, citrusy dessert 

Broiled Grapefruit - with cinnamon & sugar

Pear Pancakes - perfect for a lazy Sunday morning (or afternoon!)

 

CONDIMENTS:

Garlic Herb Salt - homemade garlic salt that doubles as a neat gift idea!

Chili Oil - a handy oil that dresses up many dishes