Hot Ramen Bowls Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 tsp. sesame oil 1 tsp. olive oil 2 to 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 to 4 tsp. ginger, freshly grated ½ cup carrots, shredded ½ cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced (you can use other available mushrooms) 4 cups vegetable broth (you can use chicken, pork, or beef stock as well) 1 Tbsp. rice
“Ice Cream Truck” Ice Cream Sandwiches Serves 12 Ingredients: ½ gallon ice cream, any flavor you like and slightly softened 2⅔ cups (about 13⅓ oz.) all-purpose flour ⅔ cup, plus ¼ cup (about 3½ oz.), cocoa powder ¾ tsp. salt 1 cup (7 oz.) granulated sugar 1¼ cups (10 oz.) unsalted butter 2 egg yolks 2 tsp. vanilla
Red and White Roasted Potatoes Serves 8 Ingredients: 3 lbs. small, similar-sized red and white potatoes ¼ cup good olive oil (can use avocado or a vegetable oil) 1 to 2 tsp. pink Himalayan salt, to taste 1 to 2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 to 4 Tbsp. garlic, minced (6 to 8 cloves) 2 Tbsp.
Garlicky Dill Pickles Yields 10 to 12 Pickles Ingredients: 2 lbs. small pickling cucumbers 1½ cups apple cider vinegar 1½ cups filtered water 2 Tbsp. pickling salt 8 garlic cloves, peeled (add more if you’d like) 4 tsp. dill seed 2 tsp. black peppercorns 1 tsp. red chili flakes Directions: Be sure that your jars are washed thoroughly.
Cheeseburger Sliders with Secret Sauce Serves 8 Ingredients: 1 lb. 90/10 ground beef Coarse salt and ground pepper 8 slices cheddar cheese 8 whole wheat dinner rolls, split and lightly toasted 1 cup romaine lettuce, shredded 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced 16 dill pickle chips Sauce ½ cup mayonnaise ¼ cup ketchup 2 tsp. sweet pickle relish 2 tsp.
The Best Cream of Mushroom Soup Serves 8 Ingredients: 4 Tbsp. butter 1½ pound mushrooms, sliced Salt and pepper, to taste 1 medium onion, diced 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves 3 Tbsp. flour ¾ cup dry white wine or sherry 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock ½ cup heavy cream
Spectacular Blood Orange Tart with Toasted Meringue Serves 8 Ingredients: Crust ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, melted 5 Tbsp. sugar ½ tsp. salt 1¾ cup, plus 2 Tbsp., all-purpose flour Filling 1⅔ cups sugar ¼ cup, plus 1 Tbsp., cornstarch 3 tsp. all-purpose flour ¼ tsp. salt 2 cups water 1½ cups fresh blood orange juice 3 Tbsp. unsalted
Cauliflower Rice Pilaf Serves 6 Ingredients: 1 medium head of cauliflower 2 to 3 tsp. olive oil (you can use avocado oil as a replacement) 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup scallions, chopped ½ lime, zest and juice Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper ¼ cup toasted almonds (you can use pine nuts or walnuts) ¼ cup fresh chopped
Salty/Sour Preserved Lemons Serves 6 Ingredients: 5 lemons ¼ cup salt or more, if desired Freshly squeezed lemon juice, if needed Optional add-ins 1 cinnamon stick 3 cloves 5 to 6 coriander seeds 3 to 4 black peppercorns 1 bay leaf Directions: Soak the lemons in lukewarm water for 3 days to soften the peels. Be sure
Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich with Spicy Aioli Slaw Serves 4 Ingredients: Spicy Aioli and Slaw 1 garlic clove, finely chopped ½ cup mayonnaise 1 Tbsp. Louisiana hot pepper sauce ½ small red onion, thinly sliced 1 jalapeño, remove seeds and white ribs, slice thinly 4 to 5 cups cabbage, slice thinly ½ cup bread and butter pickle