Recipes

Kale Chips

Kale Chips

Aperitif is the popular French tradition of serving a cocktail (usually one to stimulate appetite like champagne or vermouth) and a light snack…

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Savory Roasted Cabbage

In our kitchen lately it's been all about roasting.  Tis' the season, no?  It's getting colder here in the Northeast, and the leaves are…

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Tomato Confit

When I discovered these tomatoes a few years ago, I thought they were brilliant.  So easy yet so decadent and versatile, they make any meal…

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Feed South Africa + {Egg, meet Tomato, in the Oven}

As a child in the school cafeteria, I remember the feeling of anticipation when looking inside my brown paper bag at school to see what Mom had…

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Almond Rosewater Cookies

I felt like something sweet today.   I wanted to create something to satisfy the sweet tooth without weighing me down. I always try to match…

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Arugula, Sweet Potato and Chorizo Warm Salad

It feels like eternal winter here lately.  Which equates to making ooodles of soups and broths.   But I'm afraid my family is not going to…

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Raw Chocolate & Date Granola Bars

A few months ago I tried making homemade Nutella and it was a total disaster. Perhaps not a total total disaster, since I was able to salvage the…

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3 Fabulous Farro Salads

Farro (pronounced FAHR-oh)is an ancient grain that is believed to have sustained the Roman legions. But it existed even before that, as it fed the…

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Coconut and Almond Butter Cups

Sometimes I have to wonder about myself.  Here I am trying to be a food-blogger,  and I can't even record my own measurements.  I…

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Radish, Radicchio, and Fresh Herbs. A Spring Salad.

It is that time of year again when our bodies are yearning for a little cleaning out.  When I started to make this salad, I wasn't thinking…

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Photos: Transatlantic Adventures. Part 1.

I'm back!  It's been awhile, hasn't it?  This time I have a good excuse and it involves open-air marketplaces, freshly-baked…

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Ramp Pesto

In the Ferioli household, it's been all about ramps lately.  We are eating them like they are going out of style....wait, they actually are!…

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How to Cook Perfect Quinoa

A few years ago I wanted to quit quinoa.  Every time I cooked it according to the directions of the 1:2 ratio that you find everywhere, it came…

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Baby Onion & Sage Confit

These were supposed to be big onions when I planted them this spring, at least that was what I expected.  I kept waiting for them to enlarge, I…

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Pumpkin Seed Salad

Yeah!!!!  It's Fall and what's not to be happy about?  Other than the slight reminder that winter is right around the corner, but that…

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Lemon & Anchovy Dressing

I have a tendency to become obsessed with certain foods.  When I discovered the Irish Kerrygold butter you would have thought I won the…

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BasicVinaigrette

Basic Vinaigrette

Everyone needs that one 'go-to' recipe to make a fast and delicious salad on the fly.  This is mine.  It's a recipe that my French…

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5 Simple Ways to Clean Up Your Diet

Eating healthy doesn't have to take all of your time and effort.  Here are 5 easy tricks to sneak into your diet, and believe me, you'll want to…

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Chopped Brussels Sprout & Frisée Salad

Sometimes life calls for a big, nourishing salad.  Whether you're out of ideas of what to make for dinner, or looking to eat lighter, or,…

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The Healing Powers of Bone Broth

Move over kale, there’s a new superfood in town…bone broth.  Despite it’s less than exciting name, bone broths are making their way from…

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Radish, Beet and Arugula Salad

It's spring....and there is nothing better than seeing the farmer's markets opening again after the long, cold winter. New vegetables to choose from…

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My Protein Smoothie

  I recommend protein smoothies to my clients very often. They are a great way to start your day off with stable blood sugar levels, which…

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Fresh Herb Dressing

This is my go-to salad dressing every summer.  A handful of fresh herbs is all you need to transform your usual salad into something more…

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Roasted Cauliflower & Chickpea Salad

Simple meals are often the best, and this is no exception.  Add a hard boiled egg, toss it with some greens, and call it a meal.  It also…

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Roasted Cauliflower and Radicchio Salad

  This is a really great way to turn leftover roasted cauliflower into the next day's salad.  Just add some liver-cleansing radicchio,…

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Creamy Herb Mayonnaise {for everything!}

Put this on chicken or fish, a dip for veggies or potatoes, or make this a base for your salad. You can't go wrong with the creamy texture and flavor…

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Cilantro Turkey Burgers

I think one of the keys to maintaining a healthy lifestyle is to have a few go-to recipes to pull out of your sleeve when all else fails.  One…

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Health Begins in the Gut

Hippocrates once said that “all disease begins in the gut” This quote rings as true today as it did 2,000 years ago.  Research is still…

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Frisée Apple Pecan Salad

Frisée is actually not a lettuce, but a relative to endives and chicory.  It is very high in folic acid (great for pregnant moms), and being a…

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Arugula & Fennel Salad

Just a simple and easy salad that comes together in 10 minutes.  Try this with toasted sunflower seeds or hazelnuts.  Finish with a zesty…

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Lemon Vinaigrette

Clean eating is a principle that features unprocessed, sustainably sourced and wholesome foods.  But I like to take this principle…

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Collard Green Wraps

  To be honest, collard greens were not on my radar until recently.  I've always associated them with Southern cooking and used kale…

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