All posts filed under: Savory

Zucchini Risotto

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Fall / Gluten Free / Risotto / Savory / Summer

Sweet Corn Broth + Spinach Stock // Makes 5 cups (only using about 2-3 cups of stock to cook risotto) 2 cobs of corn, stripped of corn kernels, (reserve for risotto)1 large carrot, roughly chopped 6 cups water 2-3 cloves garlic, smashed 1 tb kosher salt 2-3 zucchini, cut lengthwise, inner white parts cored—makes about 2 cups (reserve hollowed out zucchini shells for risotto) 1 cup or large handful baby spinach Add water to a […]


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Pasta / Savory / Summer

Sometimes we must devour copious amounts of pasta tossed with tons of garlic and olive oil. And tons of tomatoes. Would you agree? Pasta is my thing! In July I had the pleasure of being greeted by Gourmet Live for a feature. In it, I was asked to share a description of my “go-to” easy dinner. This recipe pretty much sums up my response. With a plate of orecchiette like this, I’m methodic in heating the pan and […]

Melon Salad with Ricotta Salata. Golden Cherry Tomato. Strawberry Confit. Purple Basil. Cashew. Cayenne

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Appetizers / Fruit / Gluten Free / salads / Savory / Summer / Sweet

“Inevitably our words convey mere fragments of the reality on which our experience fed——then at least with a shadow of what in the depths of our soul we know to be untranslatable: the pure emotion of an encounter, the wonder of a discovery, that fleeting moment of silence before the word is produced that will remain in the memory like the traces of a dream that time will never completely erase.” —José Saramago    

Beet Pickled Egg and Chard Empanadas with Black Sesame.

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Savory / Spring

  A few weeks ago I shared a perfect day with a friend. Early one Saturday morning and three cups of coffee in, we were everywhere. Making stops for the market, friends, a hike, lunch, shopping. It was a jam-packed seven hours, but there was something that hit home. After our hike in Del Mar, we arrived at this Peruvian cafe. I ordered one of their empanadas, and I believe all of my emotions summoned upon […]