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Farm Fresh Broccoli and Cheese Soup

December 13, 2018

Today we’re making broccoli cheese soup using fresh ingredients from my garden.  I’ve been working on my green thumb ever since we moved to our last home and now that my outdoor space has grown, I’m continuing to up my game.  One of the first things that were ready to harvest was some long stem broccoli that I knew would be perfect for a soup.  Really love the way this recipe and these flavors came together and I hope you enjoy too! Let’s dive in.

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Desserts

Coconut Tapioca Pudding

December 13, 2018

I used to make this coconut tapioca pudding when I worked with Gordon Ramsay’s team in Hollywood years ago and it has stuck with me ever since. It’s both rich and refreshing, so the versatility of it is so amazing. It could be the bed of a very elevated dessert or just served straight up. Both are equally satisfying. I hope you guys try it out and let me know how it turns out!!

In a small saucepan on low to medium heat, add 2 cups of coconut milk, 1 cup of small pearl tapioca, and 1/4 cup of sugar. Continue Reading…

Main Course

Butternut Squash Risotto

December 7, 2018

Risotto takes a bit of skill to master, but zero skill to start trying. It’s one of those things that as soon as you do it right the first time, you’ll never remember how to do it wrong. Also, the limitless variations of risotto make it so flexible yet still maintains its traditional feel even with all of the options available. My favorite is truffle risotto since that’s the way I had it the most when I worked in professional kitchens, but let me know how you like your risotto! I’m always on the hunt for new ideas!

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Main Course

Vegan Acorn Squash

December 6, 2018

I feel like Lasagna is the perfect example of a dish that can be transformed from season to season, so being able to keep an eye on what ingredients are in season and easily available are always important to me. I hope you enjoy this fresh take on lasagna.

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Coconut Shrimp Po’Boy

October 19, 2018

Here’s another crispy delight! Fried shrimp stuffed inside a warm toasty bun is ALWAYS a good way to kick off a beautiful recipe. There are SO many flavors you can add to this to make your own it’s not even funny… it’s just delicious.

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Black Truffle Pizza

October 19, 2018

Where’s my truffle people at?! HUGE THANKS TO Celine Labaune from https://gourmetattitude.com for the black winter truffles from Western Australia and some really delicious truffle honey AND white truffle oil! So amazing. Even if you’ve never had a truffle in your life, I promise you this pizza (as long as you’re not vegan) is one to remember. The flavor of a black truffle is beautiful especially when incorporated into a recipe in different ways. I hope you guys try it out and enjoy!

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