Category Archives: HOLIDAY RECIPES

rustic and traditional recipes, some with a modern flare to bring warmth to your special day

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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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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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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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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iced coffee coco-nug by jarOhoney.com

Iced Coffee Coco-Nug (vegan)

ICED COFFEE COCO-NUG (vegan) OH YEAH! the weather is getting hotter and party season has started. So naturally one of everyones favorite iced drinks is iced coffee! Iced coffee is refreshing and can give a jolt to all of us, especially on a hot day. I have had many iced coffee drinks in the past […]

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Cool Cucumber Ranch Dressing (vegan paleo)

CUCUMBER RANCH DRESSING (vegan) Well people it’s finally here, HOLIDAY SEASON! Don’t let this get you down, we can all still eat, drink and be merry without putting on the pudge. We just need to tweak some of our favorite dishes to reflect our healthy lifestyle. I know that this time of year means LOTS […]

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Dastony Sesame Seed Butter Macaroon Bites

DASTONY SESAME SEED BUTTER MACAROON BITES (raw paleo) With winter in the air and the holidays approaching us; sometimes we find that staying on track is a little more difficult this time of year. Most of us are accustomed to the traditional holidays and the un-healthy food that they bring. So on this note, this […]

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Rawmio Hazelnut Silk Sauce Over Pumpkin Pie Sorbet

 RAWMIO HAZELNUT SILK SAUCE OVER PUMPKIN PIE SORBET (raw vegan) Yep, this is the time of year that everything comes up PUMPKIN. I feel that pumpkin pie is what everyone thinks of when you say pumpkin. Well I am no exception to this thought. I LOVE PUMPKIN ANYTHING especially PUMPKIN PIE! I just do not love […]

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Grandma’s Twisted Pumpkin Spice Mix (raw vegan paleo)

GRANDMA’S TWISTED PUMPKIN SPICE MIX (raw vegan paleo) YEP, the holiday season is upon us, like it or not… I normally do not even like to mention this fact until after Halloween BUT the media trends have forced me to comply. I LOVE autumn, not just because the leaves are changing but my creativity comes […]

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Bombay Bomb (raw-vegan)

BOMBAY BOMB (raw-vegan) Appetizers and snacks are a great base for any party menu. I like to always have at least one or two  dishes that I serve and bring with me to get togethers and parties. Since the holiday season is coming up, I like to ensure that when it is not my party […]

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Raw Dry Roasted Peanuts (raw-vegan)

RAW DRY ROASTED PEANUTS (raw-vegan) As time goes on, I am realizing that being a RAW VEGAN foodie has its advantages. Not only do I look and feel GREAT but I am also trying new foods and methods. I do not feel like I am missing out on most traditional food because it has prompted […]

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Lucky Shamrock Salad (raw-vegan)

LUCKY SHAMROCK SALAD (raw-vegan) BOY do I feel LUCKY!! YES– that four-leafed shamrock is REAL! Since Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up, I bought some organic shamrocks to celebrate and make some festive dishes. Little did I know that when I was snipping shamrocks off my plant that I would find a four-leafed one (also […]

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Green Shamrock Shots (raw-vegan)

GREEN SHAMROCK SHOTS (raw-vegan) You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day! I am probably the farthest thing from it. The memories of feasting on corned beef and cabbage with Jameson whiskey shots chased by pints of Guinness Beer are in the distant past; but I still celebrate the holiday– healthy style. […]

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Rustic Lovers Cordial Goji Fudge (raw-vegan)

RUSTIC LOVERS CORDIAL GOJI FUDGE (raw-vegan) Well, not all chocolate is created equal. Even though I should indulge, I just can’t get my self to dive in with both feet first. So on that note, I took an old time classic, the CORDIAL and gave it a healthy twist. In fact it could be considered […]

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Peppermint Bark Stir Sticks

PEPPERMINT BARK STIRSTICKS You asked for it, you’ve got it—-for all my friends with SWEET TOOTH’S, here is my recipe for PEPPERMINT BARK STIR STICKS… YES, stick them in your hot chocolate and give it a few to completely melt. Here is to your HOLIDAY! MAKES 10 STIR STICKS 2 old fashioned natural candy canes, […]

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Clementine Cranberry Macaroons(raw-vegan)

CLEMENTINE CRANBERRY MACAROONS (raw-vegan) These tasty treats are different than your standard macaroons. Yes, they are sweet, contain almonds and coconut but with a healthy twist. These are gluten free (no wheat), vegan(no animal products), raw (dehydrated not baked) and are actually good for you (so guilt free). I always make them this time of […]

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