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Carrot, Apple and Lemon Juice Morning Drink 3 chopped carrots 1 chopped cored sweet apple 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Coarse salt Press carrots and apple through a juicer. Stir in lemon juice; sprinkle with salt. [print-me…

Roasted Pencil Asparagus with Crunchy Parmesan Topping

Roasted Pencil Asparagus with Crunchy Parmesan Topping 1 thick slice good bread 1 small chunk Parmigiano-Reggiano, about 1 ounce 1 1/2 pounds’ thin asparagus, more or less 3 tablespoons butter, extra virgin olive oil, or a combination …

Spring Radishes with Poached Eggs

Spring Radishes with Poached Eggs 1 bunch Radishes 2 tablespoons good unsalted butter 6 scallions (you can substitute chives, uncooked), diced 1 teaspoon fresh thyme pinch of salt 2 eggs 2 pieces of bread, toasted Prep…

Apple and Pear Crisp

Apple and Pear Crisp 2 pounds ripe pears 2 pounds firm apples 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 cup granulated…

Classic Mint Julep

Class Mint Julep 3 ounces bourbon 3/4-ounce rich mint syrup, or to taste 1 bunch mint Crushed Ice For the sweetener, make a rich sugar syrup by heating 2 parts by volume sugar with 1 part by volume water until the sugar is dissolved…

Pearl Couscous with Mint and Pecans

  Pearl Couscous with Mint and Pecans 1 medium-sized red onion, cut into slivers 1/2 cup pearl couscous 1/2 cup (plus 2 tablespoons) water 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped (reserve a few whole leaves…

Mushroom-Asparagus Frittata

Mushroom-Asparagus Frittata 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 medium red onion, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, minced 2 cups thinly sliced white button, cremini, or baby bella mushrooms 1 bunch asparagus (about 10 spears), cut into…

Escarole and White Beans with Crusty Bread

Escarole and White Beans with Crusty Bread 8 oz. can of chicken broth or 1 cup fresh 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (first cold pressed) more for on top when serving 1-2 large heads escarole Salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to taste …

Asparagus with Sesame and Chive Blossom

Asparagus with Sesame and Chive Blossom 1-pound medium-thick asparagus, washed, trimmed and cut diagonally into 1-inch lengths 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon sesame seeds 2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives 1…

Sauteed Escarole

Sautéed Escarole 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed (or spring garlic!) 1 large escarole head, trimmed, leaves torn and washed well Coarse salt In a large skillet, heat oil over medium. Add garlic,…

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan Fresh green asparagus 2 tbsp. quality extra virgin olive oil 1/2 a lemon 1/4 cup nutritional yeast OR Parmesan. I used nutritional yeast for a dairy-free version, but parmesan is awesome…

Spaghetti with Green Garlic Olive Oil

Spaghetti with Green Garlic Olive Oil Salt 1-pound spaghetti 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 heads green garlic (or 4 cloves regular garlic), thinly sliced Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and add the spaghetti. Cook…