Potato Gratin With Gruyere and Fresh Rosemary

Ingredients to Serve 10 1.5 to 2 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes 1.5 sweet potatoes Butter, for baking dish 2.5 cups shredded Gruyere cheese (10 oz.) 1.5 Tbsp minced fresh rosemary, plus sprigs for garnish Kosher salt, to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 cup heavy cream 1-2 cloves garlic, minced Directions Preheat ovenContinue reading “Potato Gratin With Gruyere and Fresh Rosemary”

Baked Polenta with Mushrooms and Spinach

INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups Polenta (dry) 4 1/2 cups Water 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated 4 cups Mushrooms, thinly sliced 3 cups Baby Spinach, stems removed 1 1/2 cups Fontina Cheese, grated [or Gruyere] 3 tbsp Olive Oil 3/4 tsp Sage (dried) 1 1/2 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Pepper, ground 1 tbsp Butter DIRECTIONS 1.) Heat oven to 350 degrees. In medium saucepan, bring 4 1/2Continue reading “Baked Polenta with Mushrooms and Spinach”

Eggplant Caponata

Prep Time: 15 minutes  Cook Time: 30 minutes  Servings: Servings 4 Source: unicornsinthekitchen.com INGREDIENTS 1 lb Italian Eggplants, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes 1/4 cup Olive Oil 1 Yellow Onion, chopped 4 Garlic Cloves, minced 1 can Diced Tomatoes 15 oz 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced 1/2 cup Green and Black Olives, chopped 1/4 cup Capers 1 tsp Salt 1/4 tsp Black Pepper DIRECTIONS 1.) Preheat the ovenContinue reading “Eggplant Caponata”

Zucchini Lasagna – Running in a Skirt

Serves 8 Ingredients 2 large zucchini 0.25 teaspoon salt, plus an additional pinch, divided 0.25 teaspoon pepper, divided 1 tablespoon olive oil 16 oz Portobello mushrooms, sliced 30 ounces skim milk ricotta 2 eggs, beaten 0.25 cup grated Parmesan 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 26 oz jar of pasta sauce Cooking spray Instructions Slice the zucchini with a mandolin into 3/16th thick slices. Put in a strainer and lightly sprinkle with salt. Allow toContinue reading “Zucchini Lasagna – Running in a Skirt”

Brie, Grape, and Arugula Salad

Serves 2 Dressing 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Squeeze of agave nectar Extra virgin olive oil Maldon or other flaky salt Freshly ground black pepper Salad ½ cup pine nuts Large handful baby arugula Leaves from 3 fresh tarragon sprigs Leaves from 3 fresh dill sprigs 1 ½ cups seedless grapes, quartered 4 to 5 ouncesContinue reading “Brie, Grape, and Arugula Salad”

Spaghetti w/ Cacio e Pepe Butter

Ingredients: 1 lb. broccoli rabe trimmed and chopped, 1 lb. dried spaghetti, Cacio a Pepe Butter (in freezer) Cook broccoli rabe in a large pot of boiling water until crisp tender … 2-3 minutes.  Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a colander to drain.  Add pasta to boiling water and cook until al dente. InContinue reading “Spaghetti w/ Cacio e Pepe Butter”

Veggie Pasta with Marinara Sauce

Created by Mark Marquardt! Servings: 4 Ingredients: • 2 cups: spiral pasta (also called fusilli)• ½ medium onion: use the whole onion if you like onions• 1 package frozen veggie crumbles (e.g., Morning Star Veggie Crumbles)• 1 – 2 cups butternut squash (1/2 in. cubes) fresh or frozen (both fresh and frozen are available inContinue reading “Veggie Pasta with Marinara Sauce”

Instant Pot Black Beans and Rice

Yield: 6 servings (1.5 cups each) Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes This healthy instant pot recipe is made with brown rice, dry black beans and taco seasonings in under an hour. Ingredients Base Recipe for Rice and Beans 1 and 1/2 cups brown rice, rinsed 1 and 1/2Continue reading “Instant Pot Black Beans and Rice”