Dips & Spreads

Zucchini and Raw Almond Pesto

Zucchini and Raw Almond Pesto

Going bananas for zucchinis! It’s their season, so let them shine! And basil, oh so beautiful basil! Let’s make pesto out of everything! Didn’t have pine nuts, so I used raw unsalted almonds. A little olive oil, a little Parmesan, Himalayan sea salt, and fresh […]

Haitian Marinade

Haitian Marinade

 I noticed that a lot of recipes calls for this Haitian marinade also called “Tout trempé”. Which in French means: “everything soaked”.   Ingredients: 1 package of green onions (approximately 7-8) 1 medium size onion 5 clove of garlic (you may add more if you […]

Rose, Pistachio and Honey Goat Cheese

Rose, Pistachio and Honey Goat Cheese

Ingredients: 1 goat cheese log (4oz or longer if you have more guests) ½ cup honey 1 tsp rose water ½ cup pistachios, crushed Edible rose petals (optional)   Directions: In a small bowl, mix together the honey and rose water. In a plate, add […]

Rosemary, Lemon and Feta Spread

Rosemary, Lemon and Feta Spread

Ingredients: 4 ounces cream cheese softened 1 cup feta cheese crumbled 3 Tbsp. fresh rosemary finely chopped 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 garlic clove minced Salt and Black Pepper to taste   Directions: In a medium bowl mix together cream cheese, feta, rosemary, lemon […]

Broiled Feta with Garlicky Tomatoes and Capers

Broiled Feta with Garlicky Tomatoes and Capers

If your guests are not impressed by this dish, then you’re definitely hanging with the wrong crowd! Just saying…   Servings: 4 Ingredients: 1 whole block of feta cheese (about 8 ounces) 2 Tbsp. of olive oil 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 10.5 ounces cherry […]

Lemony White Bean Yummus

Lemony White Bean Yummus

Chickpeas are sooo 90’s. Time to step up your hummus game and become the cool kid on the block!   Ingredients: 1 can (398 ml) white beans, such as navy or cannellini, drained (2 Tbsp. of liquid reserved) 1/4 cup of tahini (sesame seed paste) Fresh […]

Pistachio and Goat Cheese Coated Strawberries

Pistachio and Goat Cheese Coated Strawberries

Beautiful Inside & Out!   Ingredients: 1lb soft goat cheese log 1tsp. of fresh thyme leaves 1/2 tsp. of honey 1 pint of strawberries, washed and stems removed 1 1/2 cup of pistachios, chopped Salt and pepper   Directions: In a small bowl, mash the […]

Cumin and Cilantro Red Kidney Dip

Cumin and Cilantro Red Kidney Dip

Ingredients: 1 can of red kidney beans (398ml) 3 Tbsp. of sour cream 3 Tbsp. of fresh lemon juice 2 garlic cloves 1/4 of fresh cilantro, chopped 3/4 tsp. ground cumin 1/2 small red onion, chopped Salt and black pepper, to taste   Directions: In […]

Mary Rose Sauce

Mary Rose Sauce

* Use it as a dip for raw veggies, french fries, in a burger or with seafood.   Ingredients: 300g mayonnaise 4 Tbsp. of ketchup 1 tsp. of Worcestershire sauce 2 Tbsp. of lemon juice 1 pinch of Cayenne pepper Salt and pepper, to taste […]

Haloumi Cheese Sticks and Marinara Dipping Sauce

Haloumi Cheese Sticks and Marinara Dipping Sauce

Makes 8 sticks   Cheese Sticks Ingredients: 1 block of Haloumi cheese (160g), sliced (1.5 cm thick) (if you slice them too thin, they will melt when you fry them) 1 cup of all-purpose flour 1 egg beaten 1 cup of bread crumbs (unseasoned) Oil, […]

Crispy Goat Cheese Balls with Red Wine-Cherry Sauce

Crispy Goat Cheese Balls with Red Wine-Cherry Sauce

* Makes about 12 Ingredients: 1 8oz goat cheese log (or two 4 oz logs) 1 cup of Panko 1 cup All-purpose flour 2 eggs beaten Oil for frying Directions: Cut the goat cheese log into 12 pieces and roll each piece into a ball. […]

Red Wine and Cherry Dipping Sauce

Red Wine and Cherry Dipping Sauce

*** Serve with our Crispy Goat Cheese Balls, or with meat like pork chops, or as a substitute for that good old cranberry sauce on holidays. Ingredients: 1 cup of fresh cherries (you may use frozen cherries) 1 Tbsp. of of unsalted butter 1/4 tsp. […]

Kalamata Olive Tapenade

Kalamata Olive Tapenade

Ingredients: 1 cup of pitted Kalamata olives 1 garlic clove, peeled 2 Tbsp. of capers, drained 3 Tbsp. of fresh parsley, chopped 2 Tbsp. of fresh lemon juice 2 Tbsp. of olive oil Salt and black pepper, to taste   Directions: In a food processor […]

Lemony Cumin Yogurt Dill

Lemony Cumin Yogurt Dill

Ingredients: 2 cups of plain Greek yogurt 1 lemon, juice & zested 3 Tbs. white onion, finely diced 1 tsp. of cumin 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/2 cup of fresh dill, chopped   Directions: Mix all ingredients until well combined. Serve with crudites or pita […]

Guacamole

Guacamole

Ingredients: 3 medium-large ripe avocados 2 Tbs. of red onion, minced 3 Tbs. of fresh cilantro leaves, minced, plus more to taste Juice of half 1 lime (add a little more if you like it really zesty) 1 1/2 Tbs. of minced, seeded jalapeño (from […]

Easy Peasy Hummus

Easy Peasy Hummus

Ingredients: 1 can of green peas (398ml) 6 Tbs. of plain yogurt (90ml) 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped 3 green onions, coarsely chopped 1 garlic clove 3 Tbs. lemon juice 1 tsp. of cumin 3 Tbs. of olive oil Salt Directions: Transfer all of the […]

Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce

Ingredients: 1 cup Greek yogurt 1 English cucumber, seeded, finely grated and drained 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 tsp. of lemon zest + 1 Tbs. of fresh lemon juice 2 Tbs. of chopped fresh dill Salt and freshly cracked black pepper Directions: In a […]

Basil, Pecan and Avocado Pesto

Basil, Pecan and Avocado Pesto

Ingredients: 1 cup fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup of pecans 2 small garlic cloves 1/4 cup shredded parmesan 1/2 cup olive oil 1 avocado ripped Lemon juice (to prevent avocados from browning) Salt and pepper   Directions: Blend all ingredients in a food processor until […]

Harissa Dipping Sauce

Harissa Dipping Sauce

Ingredients: 1 cup yogurt (Greek or plain) 1 Tbs. of olive oil 2 Tbs. juice from a lemon 3 Tsp. of Harissa sauce 1 garlic clove, crushed Salt and pepper (to taste) Directions: In a medium bowl, whisk all ingredients together. Adjust seasoning and spicyness […]

Smoked Paprika Ailoi

Smoked Paprika Ailoi

Ingredients: 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup sour cream 1 clove of garlic 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice 3/4 teaspoon each smoked paprika and ground cumin Scant 1/4 teaspoon sea salt   Directions: In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, […]

Herb-Marinated Goat Cheese

Herb-Marinated Goat Cheese

Ingredients: 1 small bunch fresh rosemary 1 small bunch fresh thyme 1 small bunch basil 1 small bunch fresh dill 1 11-ounce goat cheese log, cut into 4 pieces 2 1/2 to 3 cups extra-virgin olive oil   Directions: Spread half of the herbs in […]

Creamy Avocado Dip

Creamy Avocado Dip

Ingredients: 2 medium ripe avocados, pitted 2 Tbsp. of fresh lemon juice 1 tsp. of onion powder 1 tsp. of granulated garlic powder ¼ tsp. of sea salt, to taste   Directions: Scoop the avocado flesh into a food processor a blender. Add the lemon […]

Mini Cheese Balls

Mini Cheese Balls

Prepare this retro-chic snack up to two days ahead, and serve with crackers, bread, or veggies. Rolled in minced fresh chives, poppy seeds or roasted chopped almonds, these cheese balls are festive and crazy delicious   Makes 15 Ingredients: 1⁄4 cup roasted almonds 1 300-g log […]