All posts tagged: salad

A Romantic Parisian Meal: Agave-Roasted Fennel with Goat Cheese

Now, here is the second course to your romantic Parisian meal: the salad. Agave-Roasted Fennel with Goat Cheese serves 6 Ingredients: 3 large or 6 small fresh fennel bulbs (the fronds should be bushy bright green) a generous handful arugula 1 ½ to 2 tsp fresh lemon juice 4 – 5 tbsp light agave nectar 1 handful roasted hazelnuts (walnuts work too) 1 – 2 sprigs fresh thyme 1 round fresh goat’s milk cheese Extra-virgin olive oil Sea salt and freshly ground pepper How: 1. Begin by roasting the hazelnuts in an oven preheated to 350 ˚F. You will know when they are ready when the skin begins to crack, in about 15 minutes. Wrap them in a hand towel and let cool. Rub the towel between your hands to remove the skin. Chop coarsely and keep aside. 2. Trim the bottom off each fennel bulb, keeping the petals together. Then slice off the top of the bulbs. Remove the outer petals if they seem tough, or peel the outer petals. Finely chop the featherlike …

Chunky-vegtable Pasta

Never go grocery shopping when you are hungry…or you’ll end up spending $80 on a months worth of groceries like I did tonight. Whoops! Well at least that means its recipe time! Tonight’s dinner: 1 serving Heirloom Caprese with balsamic reduction 1/2 heirloom tomato of your choice 4 basil leaves 3 thin slices of fresh mozzarella cheese 1 tbsp Balsamic reduction Probably the simplest yet tastiest recipe ever. Just layer the 3 ingredients and drizzle on some balsamic reduction! Veggie rotini 1 cup cooked rotini pasta 1/2 can tomato sauce 1/2 cup chopped broccoli/zucchini/bell peppers (a mix of the three or one of your choice) 1 tsp salt, pepper, brown sugar, olive oil 3 tbsp oregano or Italian seasoning 1tbsp crushed red pepper Sauté veggies in olive oil, pepper, oregano/Italian seasoning, red pepper, and brown sugar. Pour in tomato sauce, let simmer for 10 min, stir occasionally. Pour over hot cooked pasta and stir. Herbed cucumber tofu spring salad I cup herb spring salad mix 1/4 cup chopped cucumber 1/4 cup diced extra firm tofu …