Truffled Mushroom Toast with Lemon Zest and Chives

Truffled Mushroom Toast with Lemon Zest and Chives

Golden brown mushrooms are infused with black truffle oil and lemon juice and zest before being piled onto garlic rubbed toast and topped with fresh chives and shredded Grana Padano cheese in this tasty toast. The umami level is off the chain! But all the richness is balanced with bright and acidic lemon juice, pops [...]

Mango Habanero and Avocado Salsa

Mango Habanero and Avocado Salsa

Life is a fiesta, and all fiestas need a good salsa (or two). Why not go tropical with this delicious mango habanero and avocado salsa? Made with cubes of sweet mango, creamy avocado, crisp bell pepper and red onion, and some chopped cilantro, this salsa is fruity, spicy, and bursting with flavor. Just add margs! [...]

Baba Ghanoush with Za’atar and Smoked Paprika Oil

Baba Ghanoush with Za’atar and Smoked Paprika Oil

Baba ghanoush is simple to make with a combination of eggplant, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and salt. My version is topped with a killer za'atar and paprika oil that you can make while the eggplant is cooking. Traditionally, baba ghanoush is made by charing eggplants over a woodburining fire. This method provides the deep smokey [...]

Caponata with Preserved Lemon and Balsamic

Caponata with Preserved Lemon and Balsamic

This Caponata with Preserved Lemon and Balsamic is def a tasty way to use peak late summer produce!  Caponata has its origins in Sicily. It is traditionally made with a base of tomatoes, eggplant, and celery and is served as an accompaniment to fish or as an appetizer. This Caponata with Preserved Lemon and Balsamic starts with [...]