Tag Archives: appetizer

Escargots sauvages de Bourgogne

ESCARGOTS SAUVAGES DE BOURGOGNE – Escargot is not a standard fare served at many meals here in the states. In fact, when most people think of escargot, unfortunately they have visions of the garden pest that eats their gardens or the cute pet that their kids have. When I think of escargot, I think of the french […]

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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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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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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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Sun Dried Tomato Basil Nut Cheese (raw vegan paleo)

SUN DRIED TOMATO BASIL NUT CHEESE (raw vegan paleo) CHEESE! Yes, everybody loves cheese, even me–well, nut cheese. Yes dairy cheese is really good BUT I choose the veggie side of life so I indulge in nut cheeses. Some may ask, “how do you make cheese out of nuts?” The process is as simple as […]

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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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Sprouted Quinoa Veggie Sushi (raw-vegan)

SPROUTED QUINOA VEGGIE SUSHI (raw-vegan) One of my favorite vegan dishes to make is veggie sushi. I think that sushi gives us the opportunity to be creative with colors, flavors and textures. The only challenge I have had is that most sushi is created with cooked sushi rice, which is not on the menu of […]

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Guacamole tazas de Tomate (raw-vegan)

GUACAMOLE TAZAS DE TOMATE (raw-vegan) Just when you though there were no other ways to make or serve guacamole, you came across this fun and simple recipe. Avocados are one of natures complete super foods, so why not add a few more to your diet. They are full of good fats, nutrients and vitamins that […]

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Herb Rolled Three Nut Cheese (raw-vegan)

HERB ROLLED THREE NUT CHEESE (raw-vegan) Nut cheese is a definite staple in my refrigerator since I do not eat dairy cheese anymore. I have a couple of recipes for nut cheese that I like but this recipe is just what I am looking for when I want a crumble texture. One of the recipes […]

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Sunflower Sprout Salad Wraps (raw-vegan)

SUNFLOWER SPROUT SALAD WRAPS (raw-vegan) Sunflowers have always reminded me of spring and summer. I think that they are beautiful and the range of textures and colors excite me. The other thing that I like is that they are a food producing plant too, not just another pretty face. Most of us only know of […]

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Pineapple Salsa (raw-vegan)

PINEAPPLE SALSA (raw-vegan) Salsa is another one of those mixtures that we can take as an opportunity to be creative. Just because it says SALSA, one should not assume that it is traditional tomato based item. I like to think of salsa as a topping or dip made of cut up fresh ingredients; fruit, veggies […]

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Cool Roasted Garlic (raw-vegan)

COOL ROASTED GARLIC (raw-vegan) Roasted garlic is one of those dishes I thought I would have to give up when I went raw. My family always serves it with our antipasto and in many other dishes. This was a real bummer to me because I always loved the flavor and texture a fresh roasted garlic. […]

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Daikon Spring Rolls (raw-vegan)

DAIKON SPRING ROLLS (raw-vegan) Just because I am only eating RAW and VEGAN these days, doesn’t mean I have to give up the traditional food that I used to eat. One of those foods is the spring roll. YES spring rolls are healthy and vegan– but not raw. Traditional spring roll skins (or wrappers) are […]

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Tomato Bruschetta Sliders (raw-vegan)

TOMATO BRUSCHETTA SLIDERS (raw-vegan) What better way to turn ripe tomatoes into than a traditional bruschetta? OK, these are only traditional in the fact that they are made of the classic ingredients like tomatoes, basil, garlic, olive oil and cheese. The UN-traditional part is that these TOMATO BRUSCHETTA SLIDERS are made with 100% RAW and […]

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Spicy Salsa Crackers (raw-vegan)

SPICY SALSA CRACKERS (raw-vegan) One of my new found favorite kitchen gadgets is my dehydrator, I LOVE IT! My new favorite thing to do is to create robust, colorful and flavorful RAW and VEGAN recipes. Even though I am a chef, when I first went 100% raw-vegan, I found myself eating the same food over […]

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