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Zucchini Gingerbread

Ingredients2 cups unbleached all purpose flour1 1/2 cup wholewheat flour4 large eggs2 cups freshly grated zucchini and/or carrots1 cup Roasted Almond oil1 cup molasses 1 cup brown sugar1/2 cup granulated cane sugar2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons dry ground ginger2 teaspoons cinnamon1/2 teaspoon cloves1/2 teaspoon saltDirectionsPreheat the oven to 350 F. Grease two standard loaf pans, or [...]

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Spicy Baklouti Chili Gumbo

Ingredients1/2 pound smoked spicy sausage, such as Andouille sausage, cut into 1/2" slices 1/2 pound peeled, de-veined shrimp1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs1 large celery rib, finely diced1 green pepper, finely diced1 red pepper finely diced6 cloves of garlic, minced1 yellow onion, finely diced2 green onions finely sliced 1/4 cup finely chopped Italian parsley 1 dried bay leaf4 [...]

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Traditional Portuguese Vinha D'Alhos AKA "Portuguese Carnitas"

You've probably heard of Mexican style carnitas, but have you heard of the flavor explosion that is Portuguese Carnitas (aka Vinha D'Alhos)?One of the most obvious deviations from the process of making traditional carnitas, is that the preparation for Vinha D'Alhos calls for the cubed pork shoulder to take a dip for no less than [...]

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Mustard

Do you like mustard? Well, guess what? The primary ingredient in mustard is vinegar! And do you know what that means? The vinegar used to make a given mustard is HUGELY important in terms of the overall flavor and quality of the mustard. I'm here to demystify the mustard making process (which is [...]

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Panzanella Salad with Mozzarella Fresca

It sounds fancy, but panzanella is the epitome of honest, straight forward comfort food with a nod towards thrift. Literally panzanella means "bread salad". In Italy, traditionally, it was a way to use stale or leftover bread. It's almost always a summer affair, as the star of the show are the plump vine [...]

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Fall Garden Greens Spanakopita

Ingredients8 cups washed and dried greens coarsely chopped in any combination such as: kale, beet greens, collards, spinach, swiss chard etc.1 pound package thawed phyllo dough1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons Garlic infused olive oil8 oz. whole milk ricotta1 teaspoon corn starch8 oz. feta cheese, crumbled1 large yellow onion, finely diced salt and pepper to tasteDirectionsPreheat the [...]

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Lemon Agrumento Olive Oil & Polenta Cake

Super simple, extremely delicious, relatively healthy, and adaptable for so many other applications (think trifle, strawberry short cake, glazed lemon cake, with fruit compote, layered cake, etc.).It has a lovely, bright lemon aroma and moist crumb exclusively owed to the addition of fused lemon agrumato olive oil, a gentle tang from yogurt, and a [...]

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Rock Cod Ceviche

The success of this ceviche is predicated on the quality and freshness of the fish, as well as the specific olive oil you use. Beyond being mindful about these two factors, this is an exceedingly easy dish to dazzle your seafood loving guests with.Ingredients1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice2 tablespoons Serrano Honey specialty vinegar or JalapeƱo white [...]

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Delizia Roasted Red Pepper & Carmelized Balsamic Onion "Jam"

This is caramelized onion and roasted red pepper jam. And as jams go, it's chunky, spreadable, and concentrated. However, this is where the similarities stop. This is a savory jam, or condiment, if that definition speaks to your culinary comfort level. This condiment is both savory and pungent with the addition of Cayenne [...]

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Empanadas!

Olive Oil Pastry 1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon baking powder1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil3 to 4 tablespoons waterEmpanada Filling 1 pound ground beef or turkey1 large yellow onion, finely minced2 cloves garlic minced2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 jar Delizia Roasted Red Peppers, drained and coarsely chopped1 teaspoon dried oregano1 /2 cup [...]

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