Category Archives: EAT

everything that is edible

Mixed Seafood Ceviche Bites

MIXED SEAFOOD CEVICHE BITES – So one of my favorite seafood dishes is the all creative CEVICHE. In my many years as a Chef, I have seen multiple ceviche recipes that span the globe, using different ingredient combinations. Ceviche, by definition, is typically made from fresh raw fish or seafood that is cured in citrus juice and […]

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Stuffed Lamb Burger Sliders

STUFFED LAMB BURGER SLIDERS – Raise your hand if you like sliders? Raise again if you like lamb? Well you are in luck because this next recipe is STUFFED LAMB BURGER SLIDERS…Sliders are just in line with what we all like in appetizers, okay a little bigger but close. And to top it off, lamb— […]

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Loaded Twice Baked Potato Bites

LOADED TWICE BAKED POTATO BITES – One dish that I think is probably a favorite of everyone is probably the twice baked potato. If there is anyone here that does not like twice baked potatoes, please stop reading this article and unfollow me…. NAW just kidding! I am hoping it is because you haven’t had […]

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Spanakopita Beggar Purses

SPANAKOPITA BEGGAR PURSES – If I was to die and come back as a dish, I have to say it would be as “spanakopita”… I know that is a bold statement, but I think it just about sums it up. Traditionally spanakopita is savory greek dish that consists of layered phyllo dough that wraps a succulent […]

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Paleo Goose Miso Soup (paleo)

PALEO GOOSE MISO SOUP (PALEO) – When comes to stock or broth, the grand-daddy of them all is CONSOMMÉ! Yes consommé is technically a type of clear soup that is made from a clarified richly flavor stock or bouillon. The process is done by using a variety of “CLARIFIERS” to remove the impurities, fat and sediment […]

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Goose Potsticker PHO

GOOSE POTSTICKER PHO – As a “foodie” and a chef, I am always trying to not only create new and exciting dishes: I also want to experiment with unique ingredients. I also try to expand my cooking experiences with trying new styles of cooking. The one dish I have always wanted to try to make is […]

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Savory Sage Stuffing

SAVORY SAGE STUFFING – HAIL, the Almighty STUFFING! I think that quick sentence said it all. When it comes to comfort food, I think stuffing is on the “TOP TEN” list for sure. Stuffing has been apart of holiday traditions for generations and throughout many cultures. I can not think of it’s absence from any […]

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Toulouse Inspired Goose Sausage (paleo)

TOULOUSE INSPIRED GOOSE SAUSAGE (PALEO) – As a chef, nothing is more satisfying than making traditional style dishes. Being that I am french, Toulouse sausage has always been on my list of things that I have wanted to make. This dream has now been fulfilled. Toulouse sausage or “Saucisse de Toulouse” as it is called […]

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Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup

CREAM OF WILD MUSHROOM SOUP – When it is cold outside, the first thing I think of is a nice hot meal. Lately I have been stuck inside because of a blizzard. This is not so bad because it has given me a chance to do some hard core cooking. Luckily for me I have […]

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Roasted Garlic Hassle-back Pork Loin (paleo)

ROASTED GARLIC HASSLE-BACK PORK LOIN (PALEO) – GARLIC and PROSCIUTTO and PORK LOIN…. OH MY!!! Apologies for the cliche statement and “Wizard of OZ” reference, but it applies! Cheesy— I KNOW, but I couldn’t help it! YES, we have a hassle-back style pork loin that is wrapped in prosciutto. [NOTE: You saw it first on jarOhoney.com […]

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Mushroom Medley Knots

MUSHROOM MEDLEY KNOTS – So you LOVE mushrooms.. probably as much as much as I do? And you LOVE bread??…Again, as much as I do– but who doesn’t?. Well, here is a recipe that satisfies both of OUR obsessions of mushrooms and bread… When thinking about these two heavenly ingredients, what do think of? Well, I think […]

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Million Dollar Tostadas

  MILLION DOLLAR TOSTADAS – As I go through life, I have noticed that anything that is called “MILLION DOLLAR…” I assume, is of the highest quality that I can get. Since I am a Chef, every now and then I dream of the ingredients that I would have to make a “million dollar” meal. The first […]

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Goose Schmaltz Cherry Pie Ravioli

GOOSE SCHMALTZ CHERRY PIE RAVIOLI – Goose Schmaltz? This might be the first time that most of you have even heard of this product. It is a fancy way to say rendered/ clarified goose fat. This natural fat has a high smoke point, is great for frying, baking or sautéing. Some call it the “mother […]

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Home Cured Oil Spiced Green Olives

HOME CURED OIL SPICED GREEN OLIVES Well it has happened —after painfully waiting for months for these bad boys to cure…. It is time to let the world know. Yes folks, I took on the project for home curing fresh green olives. Since I did not use chemicals (lye) or any other preservatives except sea […]

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Tofu Veggie Stuffed Peppers (vegan)

TOFU VEGGIE STUFFED PEPPERS (vegan) As I search for new and exciting ways to cook (or not to cook) food, one ingredient that has always been very foreign to me is TOFU! I see it in everything at the store from vegan cream cheese to miso soup. I like it in miso soup but the […]

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Balsamic Basil Watermelon Antipasto (vegan primal)

BALSAMIC BASIL WATERMELON ANTIPASTO (vegan primal) Balsamic Basil Watermelon… Yep that just about says it! Well actually I think the picture says it. We are all looking for simple yet healthy dishes to eat (and serve) and this antipasto fits the bill. Now that the abundance of fresh fruit is back because of the warmer […]

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Pink Oyster Mushroom Rolls (raw-vegan-paleo)

PINK OYSTER MUSHROOM ROLLS (raw-vegan-paleo) As noted in my previous posts about SUSHI, I believe that sushi can be an opportunity for everyone to get creative. Yes- most people believe that sushi consists of raw fish and rice…nope- I beg to differ! Sushi should be looked at as “cut up ingredients all wrapped up in […]

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Mushroom Medley Scape Soup (raw vegan paleo)

MUSHROOM MEDLEY SCAPE SOUP (raw vegan paleo) So I went to the market and found a treasure today…. fresh garlic scapes. I had heard of these, but have never tried them. According to my research, they have been around for thousands of years and are used in both culinary and medicinal applications… huh, never knew. […]

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Lavender Nut Chevre Stuffed Apricots (raw vegan paleo)

LAVENDER NUT CHEVRE STUFFED APRICOTS (raw vegan paleo) APRICOTS! Yes will say it again… APRICOTS! Oh this is one of my favorite stone fruits for sure; next to all the others- but we will get to that at a later date. Who doesn’t love apricots, especially ripe ones? OK, for those who do not, please […]

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Twice Baked Golden Potatoes (vegan)

TWICE BAKED GOLDEN POTATOES (vegan) With summer on its way, I find that party season has started. OK, everyday potentially can be a party but with the weather warming up, we tend to get together more often. Ah the barbeque’s, the graduation parties, the “its a nice day ” parties…. YEP, we always can find […]

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