Ingredient: Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Butternut Squash and Porcini Mushroom Soup

This savory butternut squash soup is one of my favorites. The rosemary herbs make this soup special, and your kitchen will smell amazing.

You can use vegetable stock to make this plant-based.

Garlic Confit

Confit (/kɒnfi/, French pronunciation: ​[kɔ̃fi]) (from the French word confire, literally “to preserve”) is any type of food that is cooked slowly over a long period of time as a method of preservation. In meat cooking, this requires the meat to be salted as part of the preservation process. For those unfamiliar, confit is a …

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Tomato Basil Soup

I’ve been growing tomatoes for the past eight years.  They are my all-time favorite vegetable (although they are a fruit). I also grow basil and thyme.  So, you can imagine how easy this recipe is for me to make when there are more tomatoes than I know what to do with. This soup is by far one …

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Salmon Pan Fried

Let’s face it; I love all fish, yes, all fish!  So naturally, I spend time trying to figure out new ways to prepare it.  This pan-fried version is simple, easy, and so darn good. Print Recipe Salmon Pan Fried This is one of the easiest ways to prepare salmon. It’s a hit at my house! A nutrient …

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Hummus

The Origins of Hummus The truth is that no one knows for sure. That being said, though, based on historical information, hummus likely originated from ancient Egypt. According to several historical sources, the earliest mention of hummus dates back to Egypt in the 13th century. Chickpeas were and are abundant in the Middle East and …

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Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is a condiment or marinade similar to pesto, but it’s parsley and vinegar based. It’s a typical dish that you’ll find in South American and Central American countries such as Argentina and Mexico. I took elements of several chimichurri recipes, as well as input from my friend Chef Digger, to come up with this …

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