Appetizers

Lemon Oregano Aioli with Spring Vegetables

April 25, 2013
Lemon Oregano Aioli

I recently served this delicious dip at the annual Cornucopia Institute Board Meeting in Minneapolis, MN. It is easy to make and oh-so delicious!

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Summer Squash Pasta Deliciosa

June 25, 2012
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This dish is the perfect showcase of my favorite summer veggies and is cooling and refreshing. I love it so much and could eat it every day. I served this dish at a cooking competition and won Grand Prize, Best Flavor and Most Locally Used Ingredients – all three prizes that were offered! I have served it at parties as well and everyone always raves.

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Gluten Free Coconut Crusted Chicken Nuggets

May 3, 2012
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This is a great gluten free recipe to replace those unhealthy nuggets from “you know where” and still get healthy protein and fat into your kids’ diet. Almond flour is incorporated into the mix to thicken and hold the nuggets together and then once formed, they are dusted with a mixture of almond flour and coconut flakes to create a golden crust.

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Crockpot Brisket Tacos

November 23, 2011
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Let’s face it, life is busy. You want to serve something different and interesting for your Christmas or New Year’s party, but really don’t have time to make something complicated nor the time to pour through food magazines to figure it out. Okay, I will let you in on a secret…serve this dish and people will be talking about it for months to come and they will think you spent hours making it!

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Figs with Basil and Chevre

August 29, 2011
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I tried this delicious appetizer at a party recently in LA. “Why didn’t I ever think of this,” I thought? So simple, fresh, seasonal…and easy. So, I made it for my own party when I returned home and about 25 figs disappeared in about 5 minutes.

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Heirloom Tomato Basil Salad w/ Fresh Mozzarella and Olive Oil

August 12, 2011
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This recipe is so simple and delicious you can almost make it with your eyes closed. Tomatoes will be in full effect for the next few months so take advantage of their availability while you have the chance. Summer is the time to eat them and gain their medicinal effects.

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Watermelon Aqua Fresca

August 8, 2011
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In the summer, nature gives us cooling foods to eat

In order to get through this challenging period of time in the lone star state (or any other hot place you may be), it is important to eat cooling foods. If we eat seasonally, nature will naturally give to us the foods we are supposed to eat in the season we are supposed to eat them. And in the summer, nature gives us cooling foods to eat.

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