Sautéed Zucchini and Tomatoes

Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 small red onion, diced 1 pound zucchini (2-3 medium), cut into 1/2-inch chunks 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil, plus more for garnish if desired Heat the olive […]

Spicy Baked Green Bean Fries

Ingredients: 1 pound green beans 1 cup bread crumbs 1 egg 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper 1 teaspoon granulated garlic 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes To Make:  Preheat oven to 400. Mix together the breadcrumbs and spices in a shallow dish. In another, beat the egg. Coat the green beans […]

Eggplant Lasagna

Ingredients: 2 eggplant, cut into 1/4 inch slices 3 plum tomatoes, seeded 4 garlic cloves 1 cup ricotta cheese 1 egg 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated Olive oil Salt and pepper To Make:  Pre-heat broiler. Brush eggplant slices with olive oil and salt and pepper, arrange on baking sheet and […]

Spicy Eggplant Stir Fry

Ingredients: 1 large, or 2 small eggplant 2 Serrano chilies, finely chopped 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped 4 tablespoons soy sauce, divided 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon cornstarch Vegetable oil To Make:  Heat a few tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large pan or wok over medium-high heat. Chop the eggplant in to bite-size […]

Braised Parsnips and Carrots

Ingredients: 1 pound parsnips 1 pound carrots 1 large shallot, finely minced 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 3/4 cups fresh orange juice 2 teaspoons fresh orange zest One handful of fresh thyme Salt and pepper To Make: Preheat oven to 275. Peel the carrots and parsnips and cut to equal lengths. Place in the […]

Baked Stuffed Artichoke

Ingredients: 2 artichokes 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped Salt and pepper To Make: Preheat oven to 400. Prepare the artichokes. Peel off the bottom few layers of leaves, cut the tops off the artichokes, cut in half, scoop out the […]

Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients: 4 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 cup milk 1/2 stick butter 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated Salt and pepper To Make: Preheat oven to 400. Butter a 13×9 baking dish. Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender. Drain and return to pot, then mash with the […]

Ratatouille Made Easy

Ingredients: 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced 1 red, 1 green, and 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped 2 eggplant, cut into approx. 1/2 inch cubes 2 zucchini, cut into approx. 1/2 inch cubes 2 pounds tomatoes, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped 1/4 cup olive oil […]

Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients: 6 medium tomatoes 4 slices crisp bacon, crumbled 1 small onion, chopped 1/4 cup celery, chopped 1 cup crumbled cornbread Salt and pepper 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded To Make: Preheat oven to 350. Slice the tops of each tomato and carefully cut out the inside of each with a paring knife. Chop the […]

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds brussels sprouts, quartered 8 slices thick cut bacon Fresh cracked pepper Salt To Make: Steam brussels sprouts for about 5 minutes, or until they just start to soften. Crack pepper directly on to the bacon and press in firmly, flip and repeat. Slowly cook the bacon in a large saute pan […]