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06 Jun Asparagus, Boursin and Radish Salad

Asparagus, Boursin and Radish Salad Yield: Serves 2 Cook Time: 10 Minutes This composed salad will wow your dinner guests in both presentation and flavors. The spicy bite of the raw radishes, the creamy tang of the Boursin, the fresh flavor of the grilled asparagus, the crunch and smoke of the Maldon smoked sea salt paired with a simple lemon vinaigrette is a perfect light starter for a summer meal! Enjoy xo Stephanie       Ingredients 1/2 Pound Thin Asaparagus Stalks 1 Lemon, Zested and then Juiced 1/2 Cup + 1 Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1Teaspoon of Kosher Salt (+ more for blanching) 2 Pinches of Maldon Smoked Sea Salt 1 Package of Boursin Cheese, rolled into 1 inch balls 2-3 Colorful Radishes, Stems Removed and Sliced Thin   Directions Blanch your asparagus (directions here) Heat up a grill pan on high, toss asparagus in 1 tablespoon of EVOO and grill just long enough to get grill marks (about 2 minutes on each side) Make your dressing by strongly...

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22 Apr Mighty Green Vegan Couscous Bowl

Mighty Green Vegan Couscous Bowl Yield: 2 Servings Cook Time: 25 Minutes Spring has arrived and I can’t get enough of the vibrant greens that are sprouting up everywhere. A great option for a quick weekday dinner, this healthy mighty green vegan bowl packs a punch in bold colors and fresh flavor from 11 different shades of green- a feast for the eyes and belly! Enjoy with luv! Xo, S     Ingredients 1 Cup Green Beans ½ Cup Cooked Shelled Edamame 1 Bunch Thin Stemmed Asparagus 1 Cup Broccoli Florets ½ Cup Shelled Fresh English Peas 1 Cup Arugula 1 Avocado, Diced 1 Cup Pesto (See the Recipe Here , Vegans- sub nutritional yeast for the parm) Juice from 1 Lemon ¼ Cup Pistachios 2 Tablespoons Lemon Zest 1 Tablespoon of Chives, thinly sliced ¼ Cup of Micro Basil (optional) Pistachio Oil (optional) Kosher Salt 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Package of Whole Wheat Couscous   Directions Cook couscous according to package instructions (super easy, only 5 minutes!) Blanch your asparagus (1 minute), broccoli (2 minutes),...

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Cooking for Luv - Blanching Broccolini

22 Jan It’s Easy Being Green

It's Easy Being Green   My dad grew up loathing green vegetables. His mother cooked them to death, either heating canned greens or turning fresh vibrant broccoli, green beans, and asparagus to mush through excessive boiling. It took years of deprogramming by my mom and a budding love of cooking to discover that it wasn't the veggies that were the problem, but the old school cooking methods my grandmother brought to the table from her upbringing in England and the busy life of raising three boys in the 1950/60s. What he finally found was that it is so sublimely easy to make green vegetables retain their bright color, crisp texture, and incredible natural flavor that even the most novice of home cooks can produce a killer side of greens that will leave veggie haters asking for seconds. The secret weapon: Blanching.   The truth is, my grandma was on the correct path- boiling IS the...

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