Blistered Shishito Peppers with Garlic Chips

Combine tender shishito peppers with garlic chips My first shishito pepper encounter was more than five years ago at Elements restaurant at Sanctuary. Tender, with a salty, sweet and deep smoky taste. While shishitos were once reserved for fine dining and niche Japanese restaurants, today...
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Sweet & Sour Monster Smash Potatoes

Cinnamon-infused and slightly sweet pumpkin paired with savory chive and sour cream flavored purple Peruvian potatoes brings you the best of both worlds. And the contrast of orange and purple offers a striking presentation to serve on Halloween. Each 1/2 cup serving provides 7...
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Pumpkin French Fries with Chipotle-Molasses Ketchup

These pumpkin fries are sweet potatoes’ sassier sister with a smoky twist of cumin, chile and chipotle. The sweet and spicy ketchup will elevate any fry. Each serving offers more than two times the daily value for vitamin A (as beta-carotene), 3 grams fiber,...
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Chili-Cumin Skinny Fries with Parmesan and Creamy Scallion Dip

Potatoes as Mother Nature intended are nutritious, with fiber, vitamin C and potassium, but not when fried in the partially hydrogenated oils (aka trans fat) found at many fast food joints. These potatoes get their crispiness from oven frying, accomplished by coating lightly in...
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Easy, Edible & Economical Fall Table Centerpiece Idea

It has been nearly a year and a half since we moved into our new home and I still haven’t found a permanent table centerpiece that I love for the kitchen table. Until today, when I found inspiration at the grocery store with the...
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Tepary Bean Salad with Red Bell Pepper, Cumin & Lemon Vinaigrette

How to Cook Tepary Beans I recently discovered tepary beans – the only legume native to Arizona, from the Southern region – while attending the Arizona Farmer + Chef Connection. Tepary beans commonly come in brown and white varieties and one serving boasts 9 grams...
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Single-Pan Sunny-Side Up Eggs with Kale, Red Peppers & Garlic

There are 100 ways to cook an egg, so the saying goes. And here’s one to add to your clean eating recipe repertoire. Loaded with a rainbow of vegetables, this recipe can really be enjoyed for any meal. Sop up all of the juicy...
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Easy Grilled Artichokes with Roasted Garlic-Dijon Puree

There are two ways of doing things in the kitchen: the restaurant chef’s way and the easy way. When I cooked at the five-star Mary Elaine’s, I was in charge of the artichokes, trimming them by the case. First I cut off all of...
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Oven-Fried Onion Bloom with Tangy Dipping Sauce

If you’re like me, you love a good deep fry. I was born and raised in Wisconsin, after all, where I was no stranger to Friday fish fries and deep-fried cheese curds. I’ve enjoyed the deep-fried onion blooms found on restaurant menus across the...
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