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Pumpkin Muffins


Yields (about) 12 muffins

2ea large eggs

1¼c sugar

6t vegetable oil

¾c canned pumpkin, mashed

1c+6T all purpose flour

¼t salt

1t baking soda

1t ground cinnamon

⅓t ground nutmeg

⅓t ground cloves

1 pinch ground allspice


1. Preheat oven to 400°F

2. Combine eggs, sugar, oil, & pumpkin; mix well

3. Sift together flour, salt, baking soda & spices

4. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture

5. Pour into well sprayed muffin tins

6. Bake for 15-20 mins

note: can add white or dark chocolate chips, dried cranberries, or pecans

Sweet Potato & Apple Soup


Serves 4

1 small onion, small dice

1 stalk celery, small dice

1 med carrot, small dice

1t chopped garlic

1T finely chopped or grated ginger

2c vegetable stock

½c dry white wine

2 granny smith apples, peeled, seeded,  ½” dice

3 large sweet potatoes, peeled, ½” dice

1 cinnamon stick

1 fresh bay leaf

½c unsweetened coconut milk


1. Sauté onions, celery & carrots over med heat 6-8 mins

2. Add garlic & ginger, cook 1 minute

3. Add stock, wine, apples, sweet potatoes, cinnamon & bay leaf

4. Bring to boil, reduce heat, simmer 10-12 mins, until potatoes are soft

5. Remove cinnamon stick & bay leaf

6. Pureé until smooth; season with sea salt & pepper, Add coconut milk or extra stock to desired consistency


Deviled Egg Salad


Serves 6

15ea hard cooked eggs, peeled

6T good quality mayo

1T dijon

½t sea salt

¼t black pepper

splash tabasco


1. Chop egg (cheese grater, coarse slide, works great!)

2. Combine with remaining ingredients. Mix well. Keep chilled

3. Garnish with fresh parsely

Belgian Chocolate Greek Yogurt


Serves 6

⅓c cocoa powder

⅔c heavy cream

6oz 60% semi-sweet belgian chocolate chips

32oz plain greek yogurt


1. In saucepan, mix cream & cocoa; heat to a simmer

2. In a heatproof bowl, pour hot cream over chocolate chips, whisk until melted & smooth; cool 10 mins

3. Stir in yogurt in very small amts, blend well

4. Garnish with fresh mint

Poached Salmon Salad


Serves 6

1lb fresh salmon

½c ea white wine & water

few slices of onion & sprigs of parsley

1T butter

1c white wine vinegar

1T fresh lemon juice

½t lemon zest, grated

½t sea salt

½t white pepper

½c mayo

1T dill

4c mixed greens

1c cucumbers, seeded, half moon slices

½c tomatoes, diced


To Poach Salmon

1. Lightly salt salmon fillets

2. Combine water, wine, onion & parsley in shallow pan. Bring to simmer over medium high heat

3. Slide salmon pieces into poaching liquid and dot with butter

4. Bring to slow boil, reduce heat to medium, poach 10 to 15 mins

5. Chill & flake into large pieces


For Salad

1. Combine vinegar, lemon juice, zest, s&p; whisk in mayo & dill

2. Lay greens, cucumber, tomatoes & salmon; drizzle with dressing

Summer Veggie & Couscous Salad


Serves 4

lemon vinaigrette

3T fresh lemon juice

¼c white balsamic vinegar

¾c olive oil

¼t salt

⅛t black pepper


8oz Isareli couscous

¼c red onion, thinly sliced

1 med zucchini, cut in half lengthwise

1 small Japanese eggplant, cut in half lengthwise

½ea red & yellow pepper

¼c fresh mint chopped

¼c fresh basil chopped

1c feta cheese crumbled


1. Combine lemon juice, vinegar, s&p

2. Slowly drizzle in olive oil, whisking to blend

3. Cook couscous, drain, cool, drizzle with oil

4. Soak onion in cold water 1 min, drain

5. Brush zucchini, eggplant & peppers with oil; grill/broil 3-5 min per side

6. Cool veggies, cut ½” dice

7. Mix grilled veggies, onion, couscous & vinaigrette

8. Before serving add herbs & feta cheese; toss

Roasted Carrots with Spicy Yogurt Sauce


Serves 6

1lb small carrots (colored heirloom best)

1T extra virgin olive oil


⅓c plain greek yogurt

2t lime juice

1t curry powder

1 pinch cayenne

zest of 1 lime


1. Preheat oven to 400°F

2. Toss carrots with olive oil, s&p

3. Roast 30-35 min, turning halfway through

4. Combine yogurt with lime, curry & cayenne

5. Serve yogurt on side of roasted carrots

6. Garnish with lime zest

Spicy Coconut Soup (Tom Kha)


Serves 4-6

¼c lemongrass, white only (about 6″)

2t garlic

2T grated fresh ginger

1-2t crushed red pepper

1t ground coriander

1t cumin

1c onion, thinly sliced

4c water or chicken stock

10oz can  coconut milk

2t olive oil

1c shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, thinly sliced

2c green cabbage (or bok choy), thinly sliced

¼c chopped cilantro


1. Smash stem of lemongrass to release flavor

2. In large pot, combine lemongrass, garlic, ginger, spices, onion, stock & coconut milk. Bring to boil, reduce heat, simmer 15 minutes. Remove Lemongrass

3. Heat oil in sauté pan. Sauté shiitakes, 4 mins

4. Add cabbage to shiitakes, cook 5 mins more

5. Add shiitakes and cabbage to soup

6. Garnish with chopped cilantro


Roasted Kale Chips


Serves 6-8

1 small bunch kale

2-4T canola oil

sea salt


1. Preheat oven to 300°F

2. Strip kale off center ribs, tear into 2″ pieces

3. Rinse & dry thoroughly

4. Toss with canola oil, work into leaves until shiny

5. Spread on baking sheets in shallow layer; season lightly with salt

6. Bake 10 mins, rotate pan & bake 15 mins more, until crispy

Asian Pear Salad


Serves 6-8

zest & juice of 1 orange

½ bunch scallions, thinly sliced on bias

1 pinch sea salt

¼c tamarind juice

¾c salad oil

2-3 asian pears, very thinly sliced

6-8c asian style greens or mesclun 


1. Combine zest & juice of orange, scallions, salt * tamarind juice.

2. Whisk in oil

3. Toss pears with dressing. Toss greens with dressing. Layer on platter

4. Serve chilled

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