Simple is no slight when it comes to great food. Simple dishes don’t have to be simple flavors at all. They can pack a real punch, and can also be among the most visually stunning. For example, is this recipe video, I’ll show you how I make a zucchini (or squash) carpaccio; and it hard to find a simpler dish that doesn’t skimp at all on flavor. Carpaccio is traditionally make with beef, bu
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I love making salsas that I can use as sauces to change up some the regular old hum-drum every day meals. You can make salsas out of just about anything, and use them turn an ordinary piece of chicken…into something extraordinary. In this recipe, I show you how to make a “Southwest” inspired, chucky salsa, of corn, avocado and tomato. Come summer time, all those ingredients are in full swing
While green salads are great, I’m frequently looking for something…a bit different. And since salads can be composed of just about anything, you don’t have to look too far. In this recipe video I make a simple salad from pear, gorgonzola cheese, walnuts, and endive. The pear, walnut and blue cheese are a classic combination, and taste really great together. I find the endive has the perfect
I’m not sure there’s a dish around that isn’t made better with a bit of bacon. I’m even seeing bacon ice cream pop-up in restaurants every now and then. And while I personally am not ready to throw a few slices of bacon on my breakfast cereal, I do find myself cooking with bacon a fair amount. Bacon lardons, are essentially homemade bacon bits that taste a whole lot better than anything you
If you're looking for ways to spruce up a salad, try different vinaigrette's. Even with the same greens and vegetables, you can dramatically change the flavor, texture and appearance of a salad with a different salad dressing.
Everyone should have a simple balsamic vinaigrette into their repertoire. Sure, it’s pretty easy to grab a store bought dressing, but sometimes you run out, sometimes you don’t have the right kind, and sometimes (most of the time for me) homemade just tastes better.
Making croutons is actually pretty simple, and it’s a great way to use up left over bread – as they’ll last weeks as opposed to days. I like to make them to add my own personal touch to a fairly simple salad.