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Carrot Ginger & Apple Soup

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! PLUS they are doing a super cool Thanksgiving CSA pop-up! Get in your orders by November 6th.  Carrot Ginger & Apple Soup 8 cups carrots – chop each carrot into thirds 2 cups apples – chopped (I used Crispin apples) 2 tbsp fresh ginger – minced 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth 1 cup water 2 tsp + ¼ tsp salt 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil In a large pot, add the carrots,1 teaspoon salt and enough water to completely cover them. Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil. Boil for 20 minutes or Read More

Dairy-free / Dinner / Egg Free / Gluten-free / Local Eats Project / No sugar / Nut-Free / Paleo / Side Dish / Vegetarian

Roasted Butternut Squash Wild Rice with Crispy Chard

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! PLUS they are doing a super cool Thanksgiving CSA pop-up! Get in your orders by November 6th.    Roasted Butternut Squash Wild Rice with Crispy Chard ¼ cup wild rice ¼ cup long grain brown rice 1 cup water 1 cup chicken broth 1 tsp salt ½ cup onion – minced 1 cup butternut squash – cubed 1 tsp cooking fat (lard or coconut oil) 1 bunch fresh chard – stems removed freshly ground black pepper to taste Soak both rices in one cup water overnight or at least one hour before cooking. Preheat oven to 400°F. Drain water from rice. In a medium Read More

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Radishes with Garlic Avocado Spread

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!  12 fresh radishes 1 ripe avocado 1 ⅓  tbsp whole roasted garlic ½ tsp salt ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper To roast the garlic, use a whole bulb and slice off the very tops of the cloves. Coat with one teaspoon olive oil, wrap in foil and roast for 30 minutes at 400°F. In a bowl, mash the avocado and garlic together with a fork until well incorporated. Stir in the salt. Set aside. Slice small slits into each radish. Use a paring knife to hollow out each one to make more room for the spread. Stuff each radish with the Read More

Dairy-free / Dinner / Egg Free / Gluten-free / Grain-free / Local Eats Project / Nut-Free / Paleo / Salad / Side Dish / Vegetarian

Winter Squash Salad with Mixed Greens & Cranberry Vinaigrette

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!  1 medium-sized delicata squash 2 tsp coconut oil ½ tsp salt 1 cup lacinato kale – stems removed 1 cup arugula 1 cup radicchio – leaves separated ¼ cup dried cranberries Cranberry Vinaigrette Dressing 1/4 cup olive oil  3 ½ tbsp pure cranberry juice 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tbsp water 2 tsp honey ½ tsp yellow mustard ¼ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp salt dash of pepper Preheat oven to 400°F. Peel squash and slice in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and set aside. Slice squash into ¼ inch half moons. Toss in 1 teaspoon coconut oil and ¼ Read More

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Savory Pear & Onion Galette with Lemon Verbena (Gluten Free and Dairy Free!)

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!  1 pie dough recipe – I used cassava flour and palm shortening with a dash of salt. (Trisha Hughes has a great recipe.) ⅓ cup sweet onion – thinly sliced ½ tsp coconut oil 3 bosc pears – thinly sliced into ⅛” 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp lemon juice ½ tbsp flour (I use cassava) 1 tbsp fresh lemon verbena ½ tsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp honey ½ tbsp balsamic vinegar   Prepare your pie dough and roll it out onto a piece of parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a medium-sized skillet, lightly sauté onions with ½ Read More

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Cucumber Orange Salad

4 cups cucumber – seeded and chopped into 1” pieces 2 oranges – peeled, segmented and chopped 1 ½ cups jicama – julienned 1 cup red onion – chopped ¼ cup fennel – shaved 3 tbsp lime juice 1 tbsp orange zest ½ tsp salt Prepare all the vegetables and oranges. Combine everything into a large mixing bowl and toss together until fully incorporated. Refrigerate for one to two hours, allowing the flavors to blend into each other. Serve with grilled salmon or steak. Enjoy!