Entries by Meredith Lehman

Asparagus Risotto

6 cups vegetable stock, preferably homemade 1/4 cup olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 cup Arborio or Carnaroli rice 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed, stalks cut into 2-inch lengths 1 cup thawed frozen peas 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest, plus more for garnish 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 […]

Pizza with Ramp Pesto and Fresh Mozzarella

FOR THE PESTO: 4 oz. ramp greens, about 8 cups 2 oz. Parmigiano Reggiano, cut into 4 chunks 1/4 cup pine nuts 1/3 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar pinch salt FOR ONE PIZZA: 1 round pizza dough olive oil 2 oz cheese sea salt ramp green pesto white balsamic vinegar Make the […]

Sausage, Cheddar and Chive Savory French Toast

10 slices French bread (1 inch thick)- you can use Balthazar White 1 pound bulk pork sausage, any variety of Griggstown Chicken Sausage works too, casings removed 8 large eggs 2 cups 2% milk 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, Washington Crossing works well! 1 tablespoon minced chives 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese […]

Easy Potato Soup with Cheddar, Bacon and Scallions

4 ounces full-fat cream cheese 1 medium yellow onion 2 medium stalks celery 3 cloves garlic 2 to 2 1/2 pounds potatoes 4 slices bacon (about 4 ounces) 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 (32-ounce) box low-sodium chicken broth (4 cups) 1 cup whole milk 2 tablespoons cornstarch 4 […]

Healthy Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

From Amy’s Healthy Baking: 1 cup instant oats ¾ cup whole wheat or gluten-free* flour 1 ½ tsp baking powder 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon ⅛ tsp salt 2 tbsp  coconut oil or unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly 1 large egg, room temperature 1 tsp vanilla extract ½ cup pure maple syrup ¾ cup […]

Bacon and Egg Fried Rice

1 tablespoon vegetable oil 3 large eggs, beaten 8 ounces bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 medium onion, finely diced 5 cups cooked rice (blue moon white short or medium grain brown works well), fluffed and cooled 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon sugar 2 tablespoons soy sauce Fresh black pepper, to taste 3 scallions, chopped […]

Watermelon Radish and Arugula Salad

For the vinaigrette: 2 tablespoons blood orange juice (or other citrus) 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar like pinot noir 1 shallot, minced 1/2 teaspoon flaked sea salt 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil For the salad 5-6 cups of arugula 2-3 watermelon radishes thinly sliced, about 3/4 cup 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves 1 avocado, […]

Pressed Broccoli Rabe and Mozzarella Sandwiches

Kosher salt 12 ounces broccoli rabe (about 1 1/2 bunches), tough stems discarded, coarsely chopped 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2 large garlic cloves, minced Pinch red pepper flakes 1/4 cup green olives, pitted and finely chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons drained brined capers, finely chopped 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 4 Individual-size sandwich rolls, split […]

Apple Blondies

3/4 cup butter, melted 1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 1/2 cup white sugar 3 eggs 3 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon salt 3 teaspoon baking powder 3 cups all-purpose flour 3 cups apples, diced (a tart baking apple is best like granny smith) 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional) 1 […]

Broccoli and Egg Fried Rice

1 small head of broccoli 1 large bunch scallions 4 large eggs Kosher salt 1 Tbsp. sugar 4 tsp. soy sauce 1″ piece ginger 2 garlic cloves 4 Tbsp. vegetable oil, divided 3 cups cooked, day-old sushi rice 2 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil 2 Tbsp. unseasoned rice vinegar This fried rice comes together really quickly, […]

Winter Crunch Salad

¼ cup pepitas or sunflower seeks 1 teaspoon plus ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper ½ small shallot ½ large lemon 1 small garlic clove 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 large bunch kale (about ¾ pound) 6 ounces brussels sprouts 2 ounces Washington Crossing or Parmesan Cheese 1 Cameo or […]

Eggplant and Mushroom Pasta

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Yellow Onion, diced 3 Garlic Cloves, minced 1 10 ounce package White Button or Crimini Mushrooms, finely diced 1 Large Eggplant, diced small (Peeled or Unpeeled) 1 1/2 Tsp Sea Salt 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste 1 Tsp Oregano 1/2 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes 1/2 Cup Red […]