Stir Fried Cabbage & Thai Peanut Sauce

The first day of summer means quicker, easier recipes. I usually make all of my salad toppings from scratch, but this jar of pre-made sauce was too irresistable to pass up. It is Watcharee’s® Thai Peanut Sauce and the flavor is fresh, tangy and gourmet style. It’s also Gluten Free and Vegan!  

Roasted Cauliflower with Romesco Sauce (DF, and GF)

I've been visiting Michigan for a few days and I must say, it is a fantastic place to see! I was impressed with the amazing variety of foods offered at the local eateries, and the mini-vacay was much needed. I have many new recipe ideas and a few traditional recipes that I modified to make… Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower with Romesco Sauce (DF, and GF)

Braciole, Italian Rolled Steak

Braciole, pronounced Brah-CHO-leh, is stuffed and rolled tenderized thick or thinly cut steak. The recipes are varied and every family has a secret stuffing that is handed down through the generations. My recipe was taught by my Italian Suocera (Mother-in-law) and I modified it a bit (left out the grated parmigiana) so my dairy allergic family could enjoy it. It… Continue reading Braciole, Italian Rolled Steak

Farfalle al Sugo con Piselli

The Farfalle pasta is commonly known as 'Bow Tie' pasta. To be more precise, the name is derived from the Italian word farfalle or Butterflies. Either way, this pasta is fun to cook with, and retains its 'al dente' consistency nicely. So, why would 'to the tooth' (al dente) be an appropriate description for firmly cooked pasta?… Continue reading Farfalle al Sugo con Piselli

Stuffed 8-Ball Zucchini

When I come across a different kind of vegetable, I have to explore the possibilities. I have been cooking for 40 years total, and I never came across the 8-Ball Zucchini until the other day. Our local supermarket has a ‘Jersey Fresh’ section in the produce aisle. New Jersey is known for excellent quality vegetables,…… Continue reading Stuffed 8-Ball Zucchini