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Grilled Radicchio & Plum Salad

As you’ve probably noticed we like to eat salads around here, but I must say at times it can get slightly repetitive by the end of each season. Now that Fall has arrived there’s a fresh selection of new produce available with a few goodies still around from late summer. I really wanted to make a grilled salad, and Ry happened to bring home some really delicious apple plums. So, I figured those could be the start of the salad and what better to grill along with plums than radicchio.

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View Post Roasted Tomato Galette with Blue Cheese Whipped Cream Roasted Tomato Galette with Blue Cheese Whipped Cream

Roasted Tomato Galette

I happen to be in the baking mood lately, not sure if it’s the slight drop in the temperature, or if I just needed a nice kitchen distraction. But honestly, in my opinion, you don’t really need any excuse to cook, just some good ingredients and I felt like making a galette. I normally always made sweet fruit versions, but we had some great local NJ tomatoes sitting on the counter and our homegrown cherry tomatoes were in season, so why not make a savory galette?

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View Post Jackfruit Smoothie Bowl Tropical Fruits

Jackfruit Smoothie Bowl

After three years of bothering Ry he finally did it, he brought home a jackfruit. All 20lbs of it. I had wanted to try fresh jackfruit for a while, or at least ever since I heard it was the flavor of juicy fruit gum. Whether this is true on not, I can’t be sure, but it was enough to peak my interest. I’ve gotten it prepackaged and frozen before, from some markets here in Philly, but I had to have the real thing, fresh. And, as you can see, it’s not really a fruit where you can just have a taste, it’s a real commitment.

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View Post grilled eggplant with moroccan gremolata

Grilled Eggplant

I found out that when you decide to make homemade ricotta, you tend to have a bit leftover. So, you need to think of a few ways to use it up, and the way I wanted to use is up was to make something quick, flavorful and that would feature the ricotta as a main ingredient. I went with some Moroccan flavors, they’re sharp and bold to contrast the rich, creamy ricotta.

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