Category Archives for "Appetizers"

Fire Roasted Pumpkin, Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad

Ember roasted pumpkin_Francis Mallmann

 Roasting pumpkins in hot coals is a fun way to cook veggies- I imagine this is the way our ancestors did it before they had ovens! Most people think of pumpkin pie when they think of this iconic fall squash. But in this recipe it makes for a wonderful salad, roasted in coals and served […]

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Make this Bacon Jam Recipe Right Now, plus, #livefromSmithfield, the Pork Capital of the World

easy bacon jam

Bacon in spreadable form!!??? YESSSSSS!!!!!! Ahhh, Bacon. Ahhh, Pork, most versatile meat there is!! I was invited to go on a press trip to Smithfield, VA which is the Pork Capital of the world, and it was a welcome reprieve for me getting to go be in the South again, and take brake from being […]

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Grilled Shishito Peppers with Fleur De Sel

If you happen to see Shishito peppers in the store or at the farmers market, snatch them up! They’re absolutely delicious! According to Wikipedia, about one out of every ten shishito peppers is hot, but I’ve never experienced that! If you’ve ever had Padron peppers, they are a very similar Spanish variety to the Japanese […]

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Thai Basil Curried Chicken “Noodle” Salad {#Paleo and #GF)

cooking with essential oils_thai basil chicken noodle salad

This salad is a great reminder that you can eat great and not miss those empty carbs from pasta ONE BIT!! I paired curried grilled chicken with zucchini noodles tossed in a lemongrass basil coconut milk marinade for a flavorful salad that would be great for lunch, dinner, or even an appetizer. This dish is […]

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