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Fairytale Spinach Salad

FAIRYTALE SPINACH SALAD – A salad recipe? Yes, I know that it is in the middle of winter and you crave hot food: but we all need our greens year-round to stay healthy. I believe that SALAD is the perfect opportunity to create a big huge bowl of “healthy”! Some people think that because it […]

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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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Garlic Lovers Grilled Shrimp Cocktail

GARLIC LOVERS GRILLED SHRIMP COCKTAIL – Shrimp…. who doesn’t love shrimp? Okay– my mother does not because she doesn’t eat seafood AT ALL! I always wonder how we are related because I LOVE all seafood… (HI mom, just kidding—I love you). To me, shrimp is the go to seafood. Since I am not on a […]

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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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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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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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Shaved Watermelon Salad (raw-vegan)

SHAVED WATERMELON SALAD (raw-vegan) When I think of summer, I think of melon. Yes I have access to melons most of the year, but in the summer they are in season, hence full of flavor and vibrant. One melon everybody can agree on that is a summer favorite is the beloved watermelon. Watermelon is not […]

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Redhead Citrus Slaw (raw-vegan)

REDHEAD CITRUS SLAW (raw-vegan) Two vegetables that I think get a bad rap are cabbage and fennel. I love these two guys very much, anyway I can get them. It might be the European roots that I carry that makes me love them, I am not sure. If you take a survey, not many people […]

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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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Creamy Mushroom Pesto (raw-vegan)

CREAMY MUSHROOM PESTO (raw-vegan) Pesto is another one of those dishes that we can all let our creativity out with. Most people think of PESTO as a sauce that is made of basil, olive oil, garlic and pine nuts- it can be raw or cooked -but mainly cooked. I like to think of pesto as […]

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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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Strawberry Spinach Salad (raw-vegan)

STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD (raw-vegan) I LOVE classic dishes, especially at Sunday Brunch. Nothing says CLASSIC like a STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD! The taste of fresh ripe strawberries balanced out with the earthy baby spinach is a hit. Although this salad is classic in style it is not in the ingredients list. I have taken this dish […]

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Citrus Rosemary Salad (raw-vegan)

CITRUS ROSEMARY SALAD (raw-vegan) Although it is winter time and it seems like the produce section is just a little smaller; one thing that is in season is citrus fruit. Here in the USA, we are lucky to have produce growing neighbors that are closer to the equator and provide us with great citrus fruit. […]

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Fruit Salad in a Pear (raw-vegan)

FRUIT SALAD IN A PEAR (raw-vegan) Fruit salad is one of those missed opportunities to get an array of fruit in for most people. When someone says SALAD, people tend to look like a deer in the headlights. Fruit salad is no exception. Most of us grew up with fruit salad meaning canned fruit cocktail […]

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Fiesta Corn Avocado Salad (raw-vegan)

FIESTA CORN AVOCADO SALAD (raw-vegan) Avocados are definitely on top of my list of favorite super foods. They are basically a complete food that really pack in nutrients and vitamins that I need to stay healthy. They are also a great source for complete protein especially for us non-animal product eaters. This recipe is a […]

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Rustic Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (vegan)

RUSTIC CREAMY TOMATO BASIL SOUP There is nothing like homemade soup, especially on a cold winter day. Soup is one of my favorite things to make from scratch. I feel that soup can be one of most creative foods that we can make. It gives us an opportunity to experiment with spices and different ingredients […]

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Veggie Pinwheels (vegan)

VEGGIE PINWHEELS (vegan) Pinwheels are a great way to load up on your veggies and can be used as a snack, appetizer, or as a meal. You can pretty much put anything inside a pinwheel, just try to make sure it is not too juicy or fine cut. If you choose things like olive tapenade, […]

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