Breakfast

Easy Overnight French Toast Casserole

INGREDIENTS: For the French Toast Casserole 1 tablespoon butter 16 ounces bread (French Bread, Italian Bread, Whole Wheat Bread) cut into 1 inch cubes (this is about 8-10 loosely packed cups) 2 cups milk (or 1 cups milk and 1 cup half and half) 6 eggs 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Vanilla Glaze (optional) 1 cup powdered sugar sifted 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract dash …

Pasta

Easy Pasta Sauce Recipe

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion finely diced 3-5 cloves garlic minced or put through a garlic press 2 teaspoons dried basil pinch red pepper flakes about 1/4 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar 1 pat butter, about 2 teaspoons 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes 1/4 cup water Instructions: Heat the olive oil over high heat until it shimmers. Saute the onions, stirring frequently, until they soften and shine, about …

Desserts

Strawberry Semifreddo

Ingredients: 1 pound fresh strawberries ½ cup white sugar ¾ cup full-fat Greek yogurt lemon, zested 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon aged balsamic vinegar (optional) 1 pinch salt 1 ¾ cups cold heavy cream For the Crust: 6 shortbread cookies 3 tablespoons melted butter For the Garnish: 1 ½ cups diced …

Seafood

Baked Fish and Chips

Ingredients: 2 russet potatoes (1 1/4 pounds total), cut into very thin slices with a handheld slicer 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper 1 1/4 cups panko 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 2 large eggs 1 1/2 pounds skinless cod fillet, cut into 1-inch-thick strips Lemon …

Appetizers

BAKED POTATO

INGREDIENTS: 1 medium-to-large Russet potato, scrubbed clean of any dirt 1–2 teaspoons melted butter (or olive oil) pinch of coarse Kosher salt pinch of freshly-cracked black pepper INSTRUCTIONS: Heat the oven. Heat oven to 450°F.  Line a large baking sheet with foil (or parchment*), and if you happen to own a wire cooling rack, place it on top of the baking …

Desserts

Healthy Carrot Cake with Maple Cinnamon Frosting

Ingredients: Cake: 240g (2 cups) Whole Wheat Pastry Flour 96g (½ cup) Granulated Erythritol 48g (½ cup) Vanilla Whey Protein Powder 2½ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice 1½ tsp Double-Acting Baking Powder ½ tsp Baking Soda ¼ tsp Salt 170g (⅖ package) Extra Firm Tofu (drained and rinsed) 123g (½ cup) Unsweetened Applesauce 112g (½ cup) Plain, Nonfat Greek Yogurt ½ cup 100% Orange Juice 63g (3 tbs) Molasses 28g (2 tbs) Avocado Oil 2 tsp Liquid Stevia Extract 2 tsp Vanilla Extract ½ tsp Lemon Zest 1 tsp Apple Cider …

Pasta Soups & Salads

ASIAN PASTA SALAD

INGREDIENTS: 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti 4 carrots peeled, sliced thin 10 mini sweet peppers (red and yellow), sliced 1 cup edamame, cooked 1 1/2 cups purple cabbage, sliced 1 1/2 cups green cabbage, sliced 3 green onions, chopped 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped 1 cup peanuts, chopped sesame seeds DRESSING: 1/3 cup olive oil 1/3 cup …

Holidays & Parties

Keto Egg Bites

Ingredients: 5 large eggs, whisked 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese 1 cup full-fat cottage cheese 1⁄8 teaspoon salt 1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper 2 strips no-sugar-added bacon, cooked and crumbled Instructions: 1Preheat oven to 350°F. 2In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, Swiss cheese, cottage cheese, salt, and pepper. 3Pour six equal amounts of mixture into …

Desserts

The Black Beast – la Béte Noire

Ingredients: 1 cup water ¾ cup sugar 9 tablespoons 1 stick plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, diced 18 ounces bittersweet not unsweetened or semisweet chocolate, chopped (I used good quality chocolate chips) 6 large eggs For the ganache: 1 cup heavy whipping cream 8 ounces bittersweet not unsweetened or semisweet chocolate, chopped (I used good quality chocolate chips) Instructions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 10-inch-diameter springform pan with baking …