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Day at the Apple Orchards

Apple Galette

I went apple-picking for the first time over the weekend and with all the delicious, perfect-looking apples, I made a country apple galette, with fresh apple slices, cinnamon, cheese, honey, and a flaky homemade crust.  Fall is a wonderful time of…

Fall Favorite: Easy Pumpkin Bundt

Pumpkin Bundt

Here is a simple recipe for a pumpkin bundt cake. This pumpkin cake is moist and not too sweet so it is best serving it at breakfast with some jam/honey or for dessert with some ice cream. Enjoy! PrintFall Favorite:…

Plenty: Pasta and Fried Zucchini Salad

pasta and fried zucchini

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty cookbook has 120 perfected and creative vegetarian recipes. This Pasta and Fried Zucchini Salad is one of them. The pasta salad combines pesto (not the traditional kind with cheese and garlic, more of a simple parsley-basil oil pesto), edamame,…

Smoky Black Hummus

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This is an incredible hummus made from black chickpeas, commonly known as “kala chana” in India. These black chickpeas are more flavorful and definitely have a kick to them. The texture is a little thicker than regular hummus, resembling a…

Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak

Octopus a la Plancha / Peter Michael Chardonnay

It all started when the President of my company, Steve, recommended the chef’s Michelin-starred and namesake restaurant Michael Mina when I was preparing for a trip to Las Vegas. We went and enjoyed the tasting menu, which included the famous Ahi Tuna…

Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salsa & Mahi Mahi

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I spotted a box of beautiful heirloom cherry tomatoes when I was shopping this weekend and couldn’t resist bringing them home with me. Just when I thought I couldn’t find anything more gorgeous than regular heirloom tomatoes… Having a mason…

Summertime Tri-tip Mediterranean Plate

Tri-tip

It’s summertime! = It’s tri-tip time! This is going to sound somewhat vain, but this is one of the best Mediterranean plates I’ve ever had in a long time. Garlic and sriracha marinated tri-tip roast with pita, hummus, and a light…