Tag Archives: lunch

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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Chinese Mung Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce (raw-vegan)

CHINESE MUNG SALAD WITH SPICY PEANUT SAUCE (raw-vegan) I feel very fortunate to have been raised in America because of the variety of Ethnic foods that I have been exposed to. Being from California, I have had the opportunity to try just about every style of cuisine out there; it is a true melting pot […]

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Rainbow Heirloom Tomato Stacks (raw-vegan)

RAINBOW HEIRLOOM TOMATO STACKS (raw-vegan) As Summer comes to an end, most of us still have the last of the garden veggies ready to eat. Heirloom tomatoes are on that list. I love the colors and different shapes that they produce; not to mention the amazing flavor too. Don’t get me wrong, autumn is one […]

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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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Black Cherry Tomato Poppers(raw-vegan)

BLACK CHERRY TOMATO POPPERS (raw-vegan) Well look at these cuties! Actually I can’t decide if they are cute or beautiful. Lately I have been exploring new foods, my goal is to try a new fruit or veggie a week. This week it has been trying new organic heirloom tomatoes, I LOVE tomatoes. At the market […]

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Dragon Fruit Orange Sunflower Stacks (raw-vegan)

DRAGON FRUIT ORANGE SUNFLOWER STACKS (raw-vegan) In the past couple of weeks, I have been experimenting with new fruits and veggies. I love summertime because of the abundant produce that I have access to. When I say “experiment” I not only mean new recipes but actually trying new fruits and veggies for the first time. […]

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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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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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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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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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Strawberry Fruity Smoothie (raw-vegan)

STRAWBERRY FRUITY SMOOTHIE (raw-vegan) YES! Another RUSTIC and SIMPLE smoothie with strawberries….OH how I LOVE them so! I really like smoothies for many reasons. The main reason is the creativity that can been shown with the different combinations of fruit and veggies. Another one is that I can start my day right, or anytime for […]

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