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Apple-Beet Chutney

Throughout the fall/winter I’m partnering with Local Roots NYC to create locally inspired eats. Many of the ingredients used in this recipe are sourced from local farms included in their community supported agriculture (CSA) program. Check out their Fall CSA that provides a weekly pick-up through December 6th! Apple-Beet Chutney Make 4 servings. 1 cup beets – roasted, peeled and chopped 1 ½ cups apple – chopped 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice – about 2 oranges  1 tablespoon orange zest 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon cloves 1 whole star anise 1 whole dried chili pepper  1 teaspoon maple syrup To roast the beets, heat the oven to 400°F. Trim the ends from the whole beets and make a foil packet for them. Place the beets inside, fully cover with foil and roast for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Place the whole star anise and dried pepper in a spice Read More

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Roasted Garlic Pumpkin Hummus

Roasted Garlic Pumpkin Hummus Makes 4 servings. 2 cups pumpkin puree 1 16oz can of chickpeas, water drained 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon roasted garlic 3 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoon lemon juice ¾ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon paprika plus more for dusting Combine all ingredients in a 12 cup food processor or high speed blender. Blend for 3 to 5 minutes until chickpeas are fully pureed. If you want an even smoother hummus, peel the skins off each chickpea before adding it to the processor. When serving, add a dash of paprika and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve with carrots, cucumbers or any of your raw favorite vegetables. Enjoy!

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Corn Fritter Salad Stack with Tomato & Zucchini

Ever get your CSA share, take a look inside and have no idea how you’re going to make the ingredients into a meal? Well that was my challenge this week. Local Roots NYC gifted me a lovely array of fresh vegetables for their Local Roots Cooking Challenge. I joined several food bloggers and photographers in an attempt to turn the ingredients below into a tasty dish. Ingredient included: 2 ears of corn 2 zucchini 2 tomatoes 1 bunch of savory herb 1 bunch of green leaf kale My recipe creation: Corn Fritter Salad Stack with marinated Tomato & Zucchini topped with Savory Herb Aioli All vegetables came from Bloominghill Farm in Blooming Grove, New York.   Corn Fritter Salad Stack with Tomato & Zucchini Corn Fritters 2 cups cooked corn ½ cup+ 1 tbsp cornmeal  2 medium eggs 1 tbsp coconut flour ½ tsp salt 1-2 tbsp lard or coconut Read More

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Spicy Green Goddess Salad

Makes 4 servings. 6 cups mixed salad greens 1 red onion – thinly sliced DRESSING Makes 1 cup. ½ cup fresh arugula ½ cup fresh spinach 1 tsp anchovy paste ½ cup plain coconut yogurt ¼ avocado 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp garlic – minced ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp black pepper Add all dressing ingredients to a food processor. Pulse for three minutes until thoroughly combined. Toss the dressing with the greens and onion. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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Summer Fruit Spring Rolls

SPRING ROLLS 1 papaya – sliced 1 pineapple – sliced 1 jicama – sliced 1 bunch fresh cilantro 1 bunch fresh mint rice paper GINGER DIPPING SAUCE 1 two-inch piece fresh ginger – peeled and finely chopped 2 tbsp honey 1 tsp Sriracha sauce 1 tbsp water To make the sauce, place all ingredients except the honey in a food processor. Pulse for one to two minutes. The honey will incorporate into the sauce better when it’s slightly warm. Place it in a small bowl and heat in the microwave for 10 seconds. Drizzle honey into the food processor and pulse a few seconds to incorporate. Set aside. Assemble the spring rolls. Soak individual sheets of rice paper in water until pliable. Gently move to a plate and begin layering fruit and jicama into the center of the paper. Include just a few leaves of mint and cilantro into each Read More

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Roasted Lamb Riblets with Chimichurri Sauce

Have you noticed the new no food waste trend? It is now en vogue to eat every single part of a food, including the stems, the roots, the flowers, the bark, the seeds, right down to the ears and tail of an animal. I do my best to lead a no waste life. “Never use anything once,” is one of my mottos. When I roast a chicken I save the carcass for broth, when I steam kale, I reserve the stems for sautéing, and my egg shells are composted to create rich soil. So naturally I rejoice in the no food waste movement! No wasted food equals more food to eat. Recently, a pop-up in New York based an entire restaurant on this concept. WastED was created by Blue Hill and Stone Barns Farm, the forerunners in farm‑to‑table eating going back sixteen years ago. For three weeks, WastED served a Read More