Black Rice Stuffed Baked Tomatoes

Feta, Nigella Seeds, Pomegranate Juice and Arils Combine for a Unique and Delicious Take on Stuffed Tomatoes. I’ve been singing the praises of black rice for awhile now. I love its chewy texture and flavor. Plus, the deep purple color is so beautiful when it’s cooked. I find it irresistible in salads and mixed with […]

Savory Tomato Cobbler with Cheddar Cream Biscuits

A Cobbler That’s Not Dessert? Oh, Yeah, It is a Very Good Thing. I’ve run across a couple of recipes for tomato cobbler throughout the years and I’ve always been intrigued.  I mean, come on. Doesn’t the thought of biscuits sitting on top of baked tomatoes sound good? I had visions of the bottoms being […]

Lemon and Poppy Seed Olive Oil Cake with Crème Fraîche

I Now Have the Simple Lemon Cake I’ve Always Wanted. As with my orange cake, I had a situation where I’ve never been perfectly satisfied with any lemon cake I’ve ever made. Typically, they don’t have enough lemon flavor or they’re a little dry or the crumb is not what I want. I decided it […]

Focaccia/Pizza with Lemon Ricotta, Strawberries, and Peas

Focaccia/Pizza with Lemon Ricotta, Strawberries, and Peas

I Can’t Resist Fresh Cool Toppings on a Warm and Chewy Crust. Is this recipe best labeled as a pizza or a focaccia? Or neither? I honestly don’t know. It’s a cross between both things. The crust is chewy, but lightly crisp. And it’s topped with ricotta, greens, onions, strawberries, and peas. Whatever you wish […]

Lamb Kebabs on Beet Flatbreads

Lamb Kebabs on Beet Flatbreads

Skewers of Lamb Served on Top of Flatbreads is Never a Bad Thing. I made my Beet Flatbreads with Pomegranate Raita and served them with lamb kebabs. I love skewering meats. Something about it just makes it so much more fun to eat rather than simply slicing up a leg of lamb.  I’ve been hooked […]

Baked Black Lime Fries with Smoky Tomato Aioli

Oven Baked Black Lime Fries with Smoky Tomato Aioli

Is There Anything Better than a Crispy Potato Dunked in Something Delicious? Thick and crisp oven baked fries are a thing of beauty. I really don’t think of them as fries, per se. They’re bigger, so there’s more creamy inside of the potato and by tossing them in a couple teaspoons of rice flour, olive […]

Fresh Mint Infused Panna Cotta with Olive Oil

Olive Oil Pannacotta

How’s This for a Beautiful and Easy Dessert? Panna cotta. Beautiful, white, milky, and eggless custard. What’s not to love, right? I’ve made a lot of different recipes for this dessert and had arrived at my favorite years ago. But when I read about adding olive oil to it, I knew I had to give […]

Shrimp Pasta with Black Lime, Yogurt, and Black Garlic

Shrimp Pasta with Black Lime, Yogurt, and Black Garlic

Creamy Pasta with Shrimp – But with a Twist. Here’s a dish that I guarantee will surprise you with the flavors involved. I’ve been using ground black limes in quite a few recipes lately. And for good reason. They brings such a punch of flavor to the table. When combined with warm spices, like cumin […]

Beet Flatbreads and Pomegranate Raita

Beet Flatbread

These Will Brighten Up a Meal. That’s For Sure. Get a load of these flatbreads. I decided I wanted to make flatbreads with beet juice. First and foremost, I love beets and thought their flavor would be great, but I was also very curious as to how the color would translate. Well, as you can […]

Pork Patties with ‘Nduja Roasted Fennel and Potato Wedges

Pork Patties with ‘Nduja Roasted Fennel and Potato Wedges

Nothing Dull About These Flavors. Here’s a very tasty meal I put together after thinking about what to do with the ground pork sitting in my freezer and a couple of fresh fennel bulbs. Pork patties, seasoned with garlic, fresh oregano, and pecorino seemed like a good thing. I soaked fresh bread crumbs in milk […]