3 tbsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
8 plum tomatoes, cored, halved, and seeded
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 baguette (about 10 oz.), cut into large pieces
1⁄2 small yellow onion
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
2 tbsp. sherry vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
- 1 pound thin spaghetti
- 2 tablespoons kosher salt
- 2 cucumbers, quartered and sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- ½ red onion, thinly sliced
- 10 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 4-ounce can sliced black olives, drained
- ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese or pecorino romano
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- ½ cup red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 garlic clove, pressed or finely minced
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions in boiling water seasoned with 2 tablespoons of kosher salt. Drain, rinse and cool. Add the spaghetti to a large bowl with the cucumbers, red bell pepper, red onion, cherry tomatoes, black olives and parmesan cheese. In a pint jar with a lid, add the olive oil, red wine vinegar, Italian seasoning, sugar, garlic clove, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Shake well and pour over the spaghetti mixture and toss to coat. Add more parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Chill for 30 minutes up to overnight.
- 1 lb pasta such as fusilli, penne, or farfalle
- 1 1/4 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 1/2 cups halved grape tomatoes
- 1 seedless cucumber, chopped
- 3/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
- Cook pasta according to package directions.
- While the pasta is cooking, stir together the Greek yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, dill, and oregano in a large bowl.
- When the pasta is done cooking, drain and run cold water over the pasta. Drain completely and pour the pasta into the large bowl with the Greek yogurt mixture. Add the tomatoes, cucumber, olives, red onion, and feta cheese. Stir gently until ingredients are well coated. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. You can add a little extra dill and lemon juice, if desired. Serve.
Preheat oven to 375F.
Thaw the crab legs if they are frozen. Using a sharp knife or a pair of a scissors, slice or cut the crab legs into halves to expose the flesh. Arrange them evenly on a baking sheet or tray.
Melt the butter in a microwave, for about 30 seconds. Add the garlic, parsley and lemon juice to the melted butter. Stir to mix well. Drizzle and spread the butter mixture on the crab. Save some for dipping.
Bake the crab legs in the oven for about 5 minutes, or until the crab legs are heated. Serve immediately with the remaining garlic lemon butter and lemon slices. Squeeze some lemon juice on the crab before eating.
Half box dried spaghetti (8 ounces)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 whole clove garlic
3 anchovy fillets, canned in olive oil
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup preferred olives (i.e. Kalamata), pitted
1 1/2 tablespoons capers, drained
2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped
1. Start cooking spaghetti by following instructions on the box. Drain two minutes before ready, and be sure to reserve half a cup of cooking liquid for later step.
2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add clove of garlic, and cook until brown, about 1–2 minutes; then discard. Add anchovies to the pan and smear with a spatula until it forms a paste with the olive oil. Sprinkle red chili flakes, cook for about 10 seconds, then add tomatoes. Simmer for about 8–9 minutes, or until the sauce starts to thicken.
3. Lower the heat, and toss in capers and olives. Fold in the cooked spaghetti, and stir to coat. Cook for an additional minute or two until preferred doneness. If the sauce is too thick, use the reserved pasta water to help coat the spaghetti.
4. Plate, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with parsley.
- 1 large handful of basil (about 1 cup chopped)
- 1 large handful of parsley (about 1 cup chopped)
- 1 small handful of dill (about ½ cup chopped)
- 1 small bunch of chives (about ½ cup chopped)
- 2 scallions, chopped into 1-inch pieces
- The leaves from 3 stalks of tarragon (stems discarded)
- Juice of half a lemon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper, plus more to taste
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus 2 tablespoons
- 1½ pound salmon fillet
- 1 pound dried fettuccine
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- ⅓ cup capers, drained and roughly chopped
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 cups frozen peas
- Zest of a whole lemon
- First make the green goddess pesto. In the bowl of a food processor, add the basil, parsley, dill, chives, scallions, tarragon, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, and olive oil. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
- Next, rinse your salmon fillet, pat it dry with a paper towel, and season with salt. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the salmon until cooked through on both sides, approximately 5-6 minutes per side (depending on the thickness of the fish and your preference for doneness). When it’s cooked to your liking, transfer to a plate, and with two forks, flake the salmon.
- Next, bring a pot of salted water up to a boil. Boil the pasta according to package instructions until al dente.
- While the pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter and the garlic. Stir the garlic until lightly browned, and then add the capers. Turn the heat all the way down to low, and stir to combine. Add the heavy cream, followed by the peas. Stir to warm the peas through.
- Add the cooked pasta and stir thoroughly until the pasta is coated in the cream. Next, add the pesto and stir to combine. Top with the flaked salmon, additional black pepper to taste, and lemon zest.
Candied Pecan Ingredients
1 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup pecan halves
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup extra light tasting olive oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
10 ounces fresh baby spinach – rinsed, dried and torn into bite-size pieces
1/4 small red onion sliced
1 quart fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 avocado, cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 (5 ounce) package blue cheese crumbles
Place a silpat mat or a sheet of parchment paper on the counter top to dry the pecans.
In a small skillet over medium heat melt butter. Add pecans, sugar and salt. Stir until pecans are well coated. Stir until the sugar caramelizes, about 3-5 minutes.
Spread onto silpat or parchment paper. Separate pecans. Allow to cool.
Meanwhile: in a pint size mason jar combine dressing ingredients. Seal and shake until well combined. Set aside on the counter.
In a large bowl combine the spinach, onions, strawberries and blueberries. Pour about 1/2 of dressing over salad, and toss. Top with avocado, cheese and candied nuts. Serve remaining dressing on the side.
Refrigerate for 15 minutes before serving (or serve immediately).
Serve with the remaining dressing on the side. Enjoy!
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 onion, minced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger
- 1 tablespoon minced lemongrass
- 1 tablespoon red curry paste
- 3 tablespoons curry powder
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- 1 13.5 ounce can coconut milk
- 4 cups veggie stock
- 3 tablespoons fish sauce (optional for vegetarians)
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 8 ounces egg noodles
- salt, to taste
- 2 handfuls raw bean sprouts, washed and trimmed
- Cilantro leaves, for garnish
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
Heat the oil in a pot over medium high heat and add the onion, garlic, ginger, and lemongrass. Cook for about 6 minutes, until softened and fragrant. Stir in the red curry paste.
- Turn the heat up to high and add the chicken. Stir-fry until the chicken turns opaque. Add the curry powder, turmeric, coconut milk, chicken stock, fish sauce, and sugar. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to package directions. Divide between 2 soup bowls and set aside.
- Taste the soup and season with salt to taste. Divide the soup among your 2 bowls of noodles, and garnish with raw bean sprouts, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime.
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
- 3 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
- 4 cups veggie broth
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 2/3 cup coconut milk
- 6 oz. dried rice vermicelli noodles
- 1 lime, juiced
- Sliced red onion, red chilis, cilantro, scallions to garnish
In a large pot over medium heat, add the oil, garlic, ginger, and Thai red curry paste. Fry for 5 minutes, until fragrant.
Add the veggie broth, water, fish sauce, and coconut milk. Bring to a boil. At this point, taste the broth for salt and adjust seasoning accordingly (add salt if needed, or if it’s too salty, add a bit of water).
Pour the boiling soup over the dried vermicelli noodles in your serving bowls, add a squeeze of lime juice and your garnishes, and serve. The noodles will be ready to eat in a couple minutes.
(Alternatively, you can add the noodles to the boiling broth to cook them, and then divide among serving bowls).