Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes

INGREDIENTS 1¾ cups blanched almond flour 3 eggs 4 tbsp milk of choice 5 tbsp sour cream 1.5 tbsp honey 1tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda 1 tsp vanilla extract milk or semisweet chocolate chips INSTRUCTIONS Add all ingredients except for chocolate chips in a bowl. Mix until smooth. Fold in as many chocolate chips as you would like. Heat a skillet on medium high. Grease with some oil or butter. Pour ¼ or ⅓ (if you like bigger pancakes) cup full of pancake batter on the skillet. Cook for about 3-4 minutes until you notice that the bottom has nicely browned. Carefully flip the pancakes and cook for another 1-2 minutes, until done.

Fancy Mango Tarts with Almond Crusts

INGREDIENTS MANGO FILLING 2½ cups of sliced mangos (about 4 small or 2 large mangoes) ¼ cup of sugar juice from half a lemon ¼ tsp cardamom pinch of salt 2 tbsp cornstarch 2 tbsp water 2 tbsp greek yogurt ALMOND CRUST 1 stick butter (room temperature) 2½ cups almond flour/meal 2 tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract ¼ tsp salt INSTRUCTIONS To make the filling, puree the mangoes, sugar, lemon juice, cardamom, and salt in a blender or food processor. Mix the cornstarch with water. Pour the puree into a sauce pan, fold the cornstarch-water mixture in, and cook on medium high for about 10-12 minutes until mixture thickens. Whisk the mixture continuously while cooking to ensure lumps […]

TOMATO CAPRESE WITH BALSAMIC AIOLI

INGREDIENTS heirloom tomatoes (use a sweeter variety of tomatoes if you prefer less tart) pesto mozzarella (fresh log kind/buffalo) ciabatta rolls BALSAMIC AIOLI ½ cup mayonnaise ½ tbsp balsamic vinegar pinch of salt pinch of pepper INSTRUCTIONS To make the aioli, mix the ingredients in a bowl. To assemble sandwich, spread pesto on one half of the roll. Top with fresh mozzarella log slices. Top with tomato slices. Spread balsamic aioli on the other half of the roll, and top your sandwich. If desired, use a panini press or grill to grill the sandwich.

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1½ cups all purpose flour ½ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp baking powder ½ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp all spice 1 tsp salt ½ cup (1 stick) butter at room temperature 1¼ cups sugar 2 eggs 1 cup pumpkin puree ½ cup sour cream INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 350 °F. Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, all spice, and salt in a bowl and put aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the room temperature, softened butter and sugar and mix on medium high until soft and creamy (about a minute or two). Add the eggs and mix on medium until combined. Add the pumpkin puree and mix for a few seconds until combined. (only […]

Squash and Lentil Soup

INGREDIENTS 4 tbsp ghee, butter, or oil of choice 1 large onion, roughly chopped 1 heaping tsp of minced or grated garlic 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped 1 medium potato, peeled and roughly chopped ½ cup of butternut squash, peeled and roughly chopped 2 cups red lentils 1 large or 2 small tomatoes, roughly chopped 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground turmeric ½ tsp ground coriander 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock 5 cups water salt and pepper to taste FOR THE PITA CHIPS 12 mini whole wheat pitas or 2-3 loaves of whole wheat pita bread torn into pieces olive oil sea salt ¼ – ½ tsp garlic powder (depending on how much garlic you like) INSTRUCTIONS […]

Malasia Style BBQ Brisket

INGREDIENTS 2-3 lbs beef brisket ½ tsp garam masala or allspice 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp salt 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce 1.5 tbsp liquid smoke ½ cup BBQ sauce (homemade or store bought) INSTRUCTIONS Prepare the brisket a day before you would like to eat it. Place your brisket on a baking sheet lined with enough foil to cover the brisket. Mix the garam masala, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Massage the spice mix with your hands onto the brisket. Mix the worcestershire and liquid smoke. Pour onto the brisket. Turn the brisket to make sure the liquid goes to the other side as well. Cover tightly with foil and marinate overnight in the […]

Pizza Nachos

Ingredients FOR THE GARLIC CREAM SAUCE: 1-½ Tablespoon Unsalted Butter ½ Tablespoons Olive Oil 3 cloves Garlic, Minced (or Use A Microplane If You Have It) ½ cups Heavy Cream ¼ cups 2% Milk 1 pinch Salt 1 pinch Cracked Black Pepper 1 pinch Red Pepper Flakes ¼ cups Parmesan Cheese, Grated FOR THE NACHOS: Your Favorite Crispy Tortilla Chips ½ cups Garlic Cream Sauce (Recipe Included) ¼ cups Onion, Diced ½ cups Pepperoni, Cut Into Bite Size Pieces ½ cups Black Olives Sliced ½ whole Green Bell Pepper, Seeds Removed, Diced 1 cup Colby-Jack Cheese, Shredded Preparation Instructions Start by making your sauce. Begin by melting the butter, along with the olive oil on medium to low heat. Once melted, toss in the minced garlic, and give a good stir. Raise the heat up […]

Turkey Chorizo Hatch Chili

INGREDIENTS: 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey chorizo 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon cumin 1 teaspoon oregano 2 medium hatch chilies, deseeded, diced 1 28 ounce can fire roasted tomatoes, undrained 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 15 ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained 2 cups chicken stock Red onion, diced, garnish Sour cream, garnish Jalapeno rounds, garnish Cilantro, garnish salt and pepper to taste DIRECTIONS: In a large Dutch oven preheated to medium high heat, add the olive oil, onion, and garlic. Saute for a few minutes until soften. Next, add the chorzio and break it up with a wooden spoon. Add […]

Cranberry Butter For Your Toast!

Ingredients 1 pound Butter, Softened To Room Temperature ½ cups Chopped Fresh Cranberries ½ cups Honey 1 whole Orange (just The Zest) Instructions Such an easy recipe, it’s easy to adjust the ingredients to your personal taste. Want more orange flavor? Zest another orange! Want it less sweet? Reduce the amount of honey. Make it your own! Combine softened butter, chopped fresh cranberries, honey to taste (about 1/2 cup) and the ZEST ONLY of one orange. Mix until well blended. You’ll need to store this in the refrigerator.

Asparagus Quiche with Squash Crust Recipe

Ingredients 13 ounces, weight Asparagus ½  Small Yellow Onion 2 cloves Garlic 1 teaspoon Olive Oil 5  Eggs 1 cup Milk 1 cup Swiss Cheese ½ teaspoons Salt ¼ teaspoons Pepper 3 cups Cooked Spaghetti Squash (1 Small Squash) Preparation Instructions Preheat oven to 400ºF. Cut off the woody ends of the asparagus. Chop the onion, mince the garlic, and cut the asparagus spears into 1-inch pieces. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat, and saute onion and garlic for several minutes, until the onion is soft. Add the asparagus and continue to saute until the asparagus has turned bright green and is soft but not limp. Whisk together the eggs, milk, cheese, salt, and pepper. Grease a pie pan. Press the cooked spaghetti squash to the […]