Twisted Veg-Leafy and Lucious

Pear and Candied Pepitas Salad garnished with Blue Cheese Ice Cream

Pear and Candied Pepitas Salad garnished with Blue Cheese Ice Cream

What, a pear and candied pepitas salad with blue cheese ice cream? Whoa Baby! This salad is made with pears, candied roasted pepitas, dried cranberries, and mixed mache greens . With the addition of fresh mint, chives, and cracked white pepper which enhances and spikes this salad up to the next level. Tossed with a tangy light pear vinaigrette made in a mason jar. Then garnished with a small scoop of Blue Cheese Ice Cream brings together ingredients that really enhance each other. And it’s just a “Fun Twist” to a salad. It’s an explosion of flavor and texture in your mouth! Honestly, you will experience nirvana!  Serves:...

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Shiitake, Swiss Chard, and Polenta Casserole

Shiitake, Swiss Chard, and Polenta Casserole

Super easy, super tasty, super nutritious, and super eye candy for all you vegetarians. Don’t worry, you carnivores will love it too!   This is a wonderful dish for a buffet side item or a one pot meal. With one bite, you get the tasty, spicy blend of vegetables, and the comforting creamy polenta…yummie-licious! Ok, I created a new word…but that’s how damn good this is! Shiitake mushrooms are one of my most favorite mushrooms to cook with. Their nutty, earthy, flavor is big and bold enough to satisfy anyone’s taste buds. Shiitakes are always around — fresh, dried and...

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Maggot Salad…or Ancient Grains Salad

Maggot Salad…or Ancient Grains Salad

OMG, does the title, “Maggot Salad” make you want to spew? Maybe so, but hold it together for one sec… My special spooky salad is composed of an assortment of ancients grains, chopped roasted red peppers, olives, cucumbers, and herbs.   Adding to the yummy is a garlicky honey vinaigrette dressing that has a touch of blackberry balsamic vinegar. The ancient grains include red quinoa, Italian farro, Arborio rice, and Chinese black rice. These are great protein resources and may introduce you to some ingredients you weren’t previously familiar with. Don’t be scared! I got you… In fact, I’ve got...

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Delicious Roasted Vegetable Pot Pie

Delicious Roasted Vegetable Pot Pie

Roasted Vegetable Pot Pie in a all Butter Tender and Flaky Pie Crust Say Hello… to my Delicious Roasted Vegetable Pot Pie. Move over meat pies. Just one bite and you’ll be a veggie convert! Imagine, a roasted blend of delicious vegetables covered in a rich creamy sauce, then wrapped and baked in a buttery, flakey pie crust. The flavor profile combination of these untraditional roasted vegetables is so delicious. Besides, the color alone is gorgeous and the aroma will knock your socks off! Radishes, butternut squash, pearl onions, shiitake mushrooms, mini purple Peruvian potatoes, garnet carrots, baby bok choy, small Brussel...

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