* recipes serve 4 unless otherwise noted
Figs and Peppered Honey - with goat cheese and mint
Radishes with Sea Salt and Butter - a super simple appetizer
Guacamole Deviled Eggs – avocado replaces some of the yolk
Pesto Deviled Eggs - an avocado-based filling that makes this version creamy and light
Kale Chips - a quick and healthy snack
Spicy Paprika Pepitas - serve instead of cocktail nuts
Pesto Caper Bites - made with puff pastry and SUPER quick
Mango Salsa - serve with chips
Haroset - is a tapenade made of dried fruit and nuts, served on top of matzah crackers during the Jewish Holiday of Passover
Farfel - is like a crustless quiche, cut into squares, with a base of spinach and eggs, traditionally served on Passover.
Asparagus tart - with brie on a store-bought puff pastry. Soooo simple (and impressive!)
Green Garlic Pesto Crostini - with pine nuts and parmesan
Zatar Flat Bread - pizza dough dusted with Middle Eastern spices and dipped in greek yogurt
Stuffed Dates - with honey lavender goat cheese
Prosciutto and Melon - an Italian summer classic
Zucchini Bites - on puff pastry with cream cheese and scallions
Goat Cheese Marbles - rolled in orange zest, dried berries and nuts
Watermelon Bruschetta - a cool, refreshing snack that’s nice on a warm, summer day
Scallion Pesto - great on crostini with radishes
Caper Crostini - with shallots and burrata
Balsamic Caramelized Onion Pizza - with cream cheese
Gorgonzola Grapes - rolled in nuts, on a toothpicks
Sage Chips – like kale chips, but more flavor packed
Stuffed Sweet Peppers - with a filling of pesto and avocado
Persimmon Brie “Sandwiches” - an easy cocktail hour snack
Edamame Hummus - with crudite
Breadsticks - made from pizza dough, rolled in nuts.
Caramelized onion bites - with brie and fresh thyme
Crostini - with cream cheese, fig jam, sharp cheddar and fresh thyme
Spiced Popcorn - with a little kick to it
Olive Pastry Bites - a cute and tasty finger-food option
Beet Haroset - this is specific to the Jewish holiday of Passover
Tabbouleh - in endive boats
Strawberry Balsamic Jam - pairs nicely with cheese and crackers
Mint Pesto Crostini - a perfect cocktail hour snack
Cucumber Caprese Bites - a perfect outdoor summer snack
Butternut Caprese - a squash salad with mozzarella, basil, tomato & avocado. This is my favorite (and my husband’s, too!)
Farro Beet Salad - The chewy grain farro is mixed with sauteed beets, onions, garlic and beet greens.
Wheatberry Kale Salad - wheatberries are a grain like rice, but chewier. They are great at room temperature mixed with tomatoes, kale and mushrooms (or whatever veggies you have on hand!)
Shaved Rainbow Carrot Salad - served with a light citrus dressing
Persimmon Salad - with red onion, cilantro and pomegranite- also good with chunks of avocado.
Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad - kind of like coleslaw, but nuttier and healthier.
Grapefruit Edamame Salad - tart/sweet/spicy/colorful! served on a bed of arugula
Spring Kohlrabi Salad - Kohlrabi is a spring vegetable that is similar to radish or jicama. Chopped and combined with fresh peas, green onions, apples and other goodies, it’s delish.
Blood Orange Cabbage Salad - with radishes and raisins. This salad is super colorful and you can serve heaps of it in the cabbage leaves themselves.
Orange Avocado Salad - with scallion, cilantro and sea salt
Strawberry Caprese - with mozzarella, basil and walnuts
Three Pea Salad - with pistachios and golden raisins
Quinoa Salad - with avocado, tomato and turkey sausage
Peach Salad - with mint, feta and red onions
Watermelon Salad - with cheese, nuts and mint
Sesame Edamame Salad - with mozzarella balls and avocado
Persimmon Squash Salad - with radichhio, hazelnuts, pomegranate and parmesan
Valentine Salad - a salad for lovers!
Simple Lettuce Salad - with avocado, raisins, sunflower seeds,and clementine
Citrus Salad - with mint, basil, & red onion
Sauteéd Carrot Ribbon Salad - with meyer lemon basil
Watermelon Mozzarella Salad - a light yet filling salad
Broiled Citrus Salad - a unique way to prepare citrus
Miner’s Lettuce Salad - with fried goat cheese, figs, and shallots
Arugula Salad - with yellow cherry tomatoes & purple cabbage
Zucchini and Carrot Ribbons - with edible flowers
Lentil Lettuce Cups - sauteed lentils, onions and butternut squash spooned into lettuce leaf “cups”
Red Roasted Carrots - with a reddish dusting of spices including paprika, cinnamon, chili, garlic and sesame oil. A great side.
Cauliflower Gratin - lighter, but still cheesy
Root Vegetable Pizza - with whole wheat dough and ricotta sauce
Roasted Brussels Sprouts - with turkey kielbasa and golden raisins
Roasted Acorn Squash - a fall classic. Super simple, with sage and butter.
Celery Root Puree - a mashed potato alternative!
Mushroom Quinoa Risotto - served in carved out squashes
Roasted Sunchokes with apples and onions - Sunchokes, a.k.a. Jerusalem artichokes, are a winter vegetable that look like ginger but taste similar to potatoes.
Snap Pea Pasta - with asparagus and fresh herbs
Rosemary Mushroom Skewers - the rosemary sprig IS the kebab stick!
Egglant “Tacos” - rounds of eggplant replace the tortillas
Butternut Apple Tart - with ricotta and herbs
Chard Tart - with shallots, eggs and cheese- a free form tart
Cranberry Sauce with Persimmons - and onions and garlic
Latkes (potato pancakes) with Cauliflower - a Hanukkah specialty
Fancy Collards - with capers, burrata and truffle salt
Roasted Rosemary Beets - simple, delicious, winter classic
Sweet Potato Pizza - a savory pizza with a sweet twist
Spaghetti - with puntarella and chicken skin
Beet, Onion, & Eggplant Stack - a fun way to present roasted veggies!
Orange-Glazed Vegetables - with blood oranges
Matzo Brei Scallion Pancakes - a.k.a. Passover Latkes
Carrot Ribbon Fettuccine - a healthy and delicious spring dish
Avocado Pesto Gnocchi - with green garlic
Chard Tortilla Española - with red potatoes and spring onions
Roasted Beet and Turnip Galette - with ricotta, sea salt, and smoky paprika
Whole Pepper Tacos - with avocado, red quinoa, cottage cheese, and sriracha
Sesame Tofu Noodle Bowl - with almonds, cilantro, and avocado
Tofu Lettuce Wraps - an easy hot weather meal
Challah Bread - pronounced “holla”, this Jewish bread is a sweet-ish loaf with sesame seeds on top. After trying a gazillion recipes, I came up with this one and I make it almost every Friday.
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls - made with Challah dough above
Sufganiyot - these are basically donut holes filled with jam that are traditionally served on Hanukkah (but good anytime!)
Persimmon Pear Cake - a twist on your average pumkin bread
Peach Ricotta Galette - a free-form tart
Apple and Honey Galette - sprinkled with pomegranate seeds- so pretty!
Pumpkin Smoothies - with banana and spices
Apple and Herb Galette - with brie
Fig Parfait - with greek yogurt, nuts and dried cherries
Beer Floats - like root beer floats, but more fun! With chocolate ice cream and fresh raspberries.
Spiced Apricots - with dark chocolate
Pear Sauce - think apple sauce, but with pears instead.
Olive Oil Cake - a great breakfast pastry that’s not super sweet
Hamentashen Cookies - with a poppyseed, dried cherry, and fig filling
Clementine Cakes - a pretty, citrusy dessert
Broiled Grapefruit - with cinnamon & sugar
Pear Pancakes - perfect for a lazy Sunday morning (or afternoon!)
Garlic Herb Salt - homemade garlic salt that doubles as a neat gift idea!
Chili Oil - a handy oil that dresses up many dishes