Spicy Mexican Salad
Everyone at work always asks for this recipe, and the bowl always comes home empty! It may sound strange, but it is so good!
Quinoa with Sweet Potato and Mushrooms
Sweet Potato, onion, mushrooms, and chopped pecans are served over a bed of quinoa. This dish is perfect as a warm meal or side dish during cold weather.
Quinoa, Beet, and Arugula Salad
Quinoa has a light, fluffy texture when cooked, and can be used as an alternative to white rice or couscous in most dishes. The arugula has a rich peppery taste, and has an exceptionally strong flavor for a leafy green which goes well with the slightly nutty flavor of the quinoa.
Key West Penne
A deliciously rich medley of scallops, shrimp, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and pasta! Plus it's quick and easy!
Butternut Squash Soup with Cream Cheese
Marjoram and cayenne add even more delicious flavor to this creamy soup.
Grilled Hanger Steak with a Roasted Shallot Port Demi Sauce and Grilled Garlic Green Beans
The hanger steak is a thick strip of meat from the underside of the beef cow. It hangs between the rib and the loin and is part of the diaphragm. It is similar to the skirt steak because it is full of flavor but can become tough if it is not prepared correctly. This can be a really nice cut of meat to serve your family without paying too much for it. I am going to give you detailed instructions on how to do just that. Enjoy!
Chef John's Chocolate Lava Cake
Legend has it that this dessert was the result of a major catering disaster. The dessert for this particular event was to be individual chocolate cakes, but someone took them out of the ovens too soon and the centers were not cooked enough and still liquefied. Well, there was no time to take them off the plates and bake them more, so the chef simply had his wait staff introduce the dessert as Chocolate 'Lava' Cake! Brilliant!