Hugenot Torte

Serves 6 to 8 Butter and flour for prepping the pan 1cup pecans 2tablespoons plus 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided 2large eggs 1/4cup all-purpose flour 2teaspoons baking soda 1/4teaspoon salt 1medium tart apple, peeled and finely chopped (about 1 cup) 1cup unsweetened whipped cream, for topping Place a rack in the center of the oven, and…

Tilapia with Toasted Almonds and Green Olives Recipe

YIELD:serves 4 ACTIVE TIME:20 minutes TOTAL TIME:20 minutes INGREDIENTS 1 cup whole blanched almonds, roughly chopped 1/2 cup green olives, pitted and thinly sliced 1 tablespoon Sherry vinegar 1 teaspoon fresh juice from about 1 lemon 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets Kosher salt and freshly ground…

Cauliflower Patties

Serves about 4 to 6 1large cauliflower (washed & trimmed into bite size pieces) 3 to 4shallots, peeled and chopped 2 to 3small garlic cloves (peeled and finely chopped) 3 to 4large organic eggs Fresh italian flat leaf parsley 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup grated Romano cheese 1/2 cup shredded low moisture mozzarella 1/4 to 1/2…

Peach-Thyme Lemonade Recipe

YIELD:makes 1 quart, serving 4 to 6 ACTIVE TIME:15 minutes TOTAL TIME:15 minutes INGREDIENTS 3 fresh peaches, pits discarded, flesh roughly chopped 1 cup fresh juice from 10 to 12 lemons 3/4 cup sugar Pinch salt 1 bunch thyme 3 cups cold water 1 quart ice Peach slices and thyme leaves for garnish DIRECTIONS 1….

Kathy Brennan & Caroline Campion’s Skillet Lasagna

Serves 6 2tablespoons olive oil 1pound sweet or hot Italian sausages, casings removed 1small yellow onion, finely chopped 4garlic cloves, minced Large pinch of hot red pepper flakes 1teaspoon dried oregano Two28-ounce cans whole, peeled tomatoes 1sprig basil, plus a handful of basil leaves Salt and pepper One9-ounce package no-boil lasagna noodles (they aren’t all 9-ounce,…

Guava Bars Recipe

YIELD:makes 24 small or 12 large bars ACTIVE TIME:10 minutes TOTAL TIME:1 hour INGREDIENTS For Crust: 16 tablespoons (1 cup) unsalted butter 1/2 cup (3 1/2 ounces) sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups (about 10 ounces) all purpose flour For Topping: 16 ounces guava paste, sliced to 1/4 inch thick slices 1 cup old fashioned…

Batatada (Macanese Potato Cake)

Serves 8 6tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small cubes, plus 1 tablespoon for the pan 1 1/2pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into rough 2-inch pieces 1cup plain coconut yogurt 1cup evaporated milk 2cups sugar 1/2cup potato starch 2teaspoons vanilla extract Finely grated zest of 1⁄2 lemon 9 egg yolks plus 2 whole eggs Fruit…

Simple Cocktail Sauce

Makes approximately 3 cups 24ounces ketchup 2tablespoons prepared horseradish, more or less to taste Juice of one lemon 2teaspoons Worcestershire sauce Fresh ground black pepper This sauce is better if made the day before and everything gets to meld and grow strong. Combine everything in a bowl and mix it well

Cranberry Ginger Chutney

Makes 4 pints (but easily halved) 2tablespoons vegetable oil 1tablespoon mustard seeds 3cups diced onions 2quarts cranberries 1cup candied ginger, finely chopped 1tablespoon salt 1teaspoon ground cayenne 1fresh cayenne chile 1/2teaspoon ground turmeric 1cup seedless raisins 2cups apple cider vinegar 1orange, zested and juiced 1pound dark brown sugar (2 1/2 cups) In a large sauce pan,…

Coconut Cornflake Fried Ice Cream Recipe

YIELD:Serves 5 ACTIVE TIME:30 minutes TOTAL TIME:4 hours INGREDIENTS 1 pint ice cream (see note above) 5 cups cornflakes, crushed 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut Pinch salt 2 large eggs 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon coconut milk, divided 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped 2 quarts canola oil Fruit and/or whipped cream for garnish DIRECTIONS…

Grilled Cheese Egg in a Hole

Serves 1 2slices soft bread, like white or potato 1 to 2teaspoons mayonnaise 1 to 2slices sharp white cheddar cheese or your favorite melty cheese 1large egg Freshly ground pepper Sea Salt Start heating a non-stick pan on medium-low. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on one slice of bread and place the bread mayonnaise-side down…

Crab “Toasties”

Serves 3, generously 2 medium tomatoes 1 pound fresh crabmeat (preferably Peekytoe, but stone crab and Dungeness are also good), picked over 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons sour cream 2 scallions, white and light green parts, finely chopped Salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 English muffins, split and toasted Grated Parmesan (1 tablespoon per toastie)…

Dave Arnold’s Thai Basil Daiquiri Recipe

YIELD:serves 2 ACTIVE TIME:3 minutes TOTAL TIME:3 minutes INGREDIENTS 10 large Thai basil leaves 1 1/2 ounces simple syrup (see note above) 2 ounces juice from about 4 limes 4 ounces white rum, such as Flor de Cana Pinch salt DIRECTIONS 1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Fill a cocktail…

Bagna Cauda Toasts with Radicchio, Egg, and Avocado

Makes 8 large toasts 10anchovy fillets (olive oil-packed) 3garlic cloves 2tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2cup extra virgin olive oil Finely grated zest + juice from 1 lemon (about 1 teaspoon zest and 3 tablespoons juice) Sea salt, to taste 8hard-cooked eggs, thinly sliced 1large head of raddichio (10 to 12 ounces), core removed, any bruised leaved discarded,…

‘Pizza’ Bread Recipe

YIELD:makes 16 buns ACTIVE TIME:25 minutes TOTAL TIME:2 hours 30 minutes INGREDIENTS 1 cup lukewarm water 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast 2 tablespoons sugar 3 cups bread flour 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 tablespoon oregano 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 ounces provolone cheese, cut into 16 cubes…

Pork Cutlet Sandwiches with Basil Aioli

Serves 4 For the basil aioli 1egg yolk 2teaspoons lemon juice 1 large clove garlic, minced Salt 5tablespoons olive oil 4large basil leaves, finely chopped In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolk, lemon juice, garlic and a generous pinch of salt. Whisking all the while, slowly drizzle the olive oil into the egg yolk…

Banh Mi Hot Dogs

Serves 4 4hot dogs 4tablespoons mayonnaise or butter 2tablespoons chili sauce 1/2cucumber, sliced thin 1cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped 1cup pickled carrots, sliced or roughly chopped 1jalapeño pepper, sliced thin 1/2cup roasted and salted peanuts, roughly chopped 1baguette, cut into quarters Heat a large pot of water to a boil. Drop in the four hot dogs…

Peanut Butter Honey Ice Cream Recipe

YIELD:makes 1 quart ACTIVE TIME:45 minutes TOTAL TIME:4 hours INGREDIENTS 2 cups half and half 1 cup smooth peanut butter (see note above) 1/2 cup honey (see note above) 1/4 cup sugar Kosher salt to taste (see note above) DIRECTIONS 1. In a blender or food processor, combine half and half, peanut butter, honey, and…

Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad with Chile Dressing

Serves 4 1.5pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes, about 4 heaping cups 1large red onion, diced to yield about 2 cups 1/2cup extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt and pepper to taste 1hot chile, seeded if you are sensitive to heat 2limes, juiced to yield about 6 tablespoons 2cups cooked black (or other) beans…

‘True Blood’s Beautifully Broken Bisque

YIELD:serves 4 to 6 ACTIVE TIME:30 minutes TOTAL TIME:1 hour INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup minced yellow onion 3 or 4 medium beets, trimmed, peeled, and diced (about 4 cups) 1/2 cup chopped carrots 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth 1 cup water 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon…

Pudla (Chickpea Flour Pancakes)

Makes 12 pudlas, enough for 4 to 6 people 2cups plus 2 tablespoons chickpea flour (besan) 2/3cup whole milk yogurt, plus extra to serve 1 3/4cups water 1teaspoon salt 1/2teaspoon ground turmeric 1serrano chile, finely chopped 4cloves garlic, crushed 1 3/4-inchpiece ginger, peeled and grated 2tablespoons cilantro, chopped 1/2teaspoon baking powder Unsalted butter, for cooking Put…

Grilled MILKimcheeze Sandwich from ‘The Kimchi Cookbook’

YIELD:serves 4 ACTIVE TIME:10 minutes TOTAL TIME:10 minutes INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup unsalted butter 8 (1/2-inch-thick) slices country-style bread 16 ounces cheese, such as Havarti, Monterey jack, or Swiss, sliced thick 1 cup any napa cabbage kimchi, coarsely chopped DIRECTIONS 1. Heat a griddle or a large skillet over medium-low heat. 2. Butter the slices of…

Chocolate Angel Food Cake Recipe

YIELD:makes one 9-inch cake ACTIVE TIME:15 minutes TOTAL TIME:4 hours INGREDIENTS 1 cup (3 ounces) cocoa powder, divided 1 3/4 cup (12 1/4 ounces) granulated sugar, divided 1 cup (4 ounces) cake flour 2 teaspoons instant espresso 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup boiling water 1 tablespoon zest from 1 orange 15 large egg whites 3/4…

Dal Makhani

  Serves 8 14ounces urad dal 4tablespoons unsalted butter, plus 2 tablespoons to finish 2large onions, finely sliced 1 3/4-inchpiece ginger, peeled and grated 10cloves garlic, crushed 6tablespoons tomato paste 1 3/4teaspoons salt 3/4teaspoon nice red chili powder (or to taste) 1 1/2cups whole milk In a sieve, rinse the urad dal in a couple of…

Almond Butter Bostock Recipe

YIELD:serves 8 ACTIVE TIME:1 hour TOTAL TIME:2 hours INGREDIENTS Non-stick cooking spray, oil, or butter for preparing foil 3 cups sugar, divided 4 tablespoons orange juice (pulp-free) 2 teaspoons almond extract 1 cup almond butter (preferably unsalted and unsweetened) 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter 1 pinch salt (omit if using salted almond butter) 1…

Bengali Cholar Dal

Serves 4 1 3/4cups chana dal 2tablespoons mustard or canola oil 3cloves garlic, crushed 1 1/2inches ginger, grated 3medium, ripe tomatoes, chopped 1 1/4teaspoons nice red chili powder 1/2teaspoon turmeric 1 1/2teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/3teaspoon ground cloves 1/2teaspoon ground cardamom 1 1/4teaspoons salt 1teaspoon sugar One14-ounce can coconut milk Toasted shredded coconut, to serve Wash the…

Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

Makes one 8″ square pan For the brownie layer 2eggs 3/4cup cocoa powder 1/2teaspoon salt 1/2teaspoon baking powder 1/2teaspoon espresso powder (optional, for enhanced chocolate flavor) 2teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2cup unsalted butter (1 stick) 1cup sugar 1cup semisweet chocolate chunks or chips 3/4cup all-purpose flour For the pumpkin layer 4ounces cream cheese, softened 1/2cup pumpkin puree…

Brown Butter Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe

YIELD:Serves 6 to 8 ACTIVE TIME:20 minutes TOTAL TIME:2 hours 15 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes INGREDIENTS 3 pounds (1.4kg) sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks 3 tablespoons (45ml) vegetable or canola oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/2 packet unflavored gelatin (about 1 1/4 teaspoons; 4g) 1/4 cup (60ml)…

SWEET POTATO AND TOMATO PASTA BAKE

Serves 4: – 4 servings of wholegrain gluten free pasta (I tend to use brown rice pasta) – 4 small to medium sweet potatoes – 8 plum tomatoes – a dozen cherry tomatoes – 1 jalapeño pepper – 1 dessert spoon of tomato puree – a handful of fresh basil – olive oil – chilli…

CAULIFLOWER CRUST PIZZA (NEW AND IMPROVED!)

Makes 1 pizza – 1 cauliflower (about 500g) – 1 cup of brown rice or buckwheat flour (150g) – 2 tablespoons of chia seeds with 8 tablespoons of water – ½ a cup of apple puree (100g) – 1/4 of a cup of ice cold water – 1 tablespoon of tamari – 1 lemon –…