Farro Salad with Roasted Veggies, Peas & Fresh Parmesan

I’m trying to start the year with a healthy bang! I saw a Farro Salad similar to this on the menu at Davios NYC and made a note to try something like it at home…I roasted the veggies to bring out their flavor and dressed the salad with a Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette that’s super yummy. A delicious addition to our Meatless Meal Menu…Here’s to a healthy and happy New Year! Continue reading

Spicy Broccoli, Cauliflower & Onion Soup

Spicy Broccoli, Cauliflower & Onion Soup
When we harvested our broccoli this year I froze a fair amount for days like this…the ones where you don’t have a lot of time. This is the perfect soup to make on those crazy active days without sacrificing great flavor. I have three secret ingredients that I use to give this soup depth and warmth. It is very delicious so if you’re in the mood for a great soup and you don’t have a lot of time…this is a go-to. Also if you want to use up the stalks after the florets are used this is also good… Continue reading

Meatless Monday: Potato & Cauliflower Gnocchi With Pesto

Potato & Cauliflower Gnocchi With Pesto
I love to have my homemade Gnocchi, but it has always been such a process. To have a light dough it is a sticky mess and I have always wanted to mix in cauliflower like I add it to my mashed potatoes… Well, I was reading the September issue of ‘Food & Wine’ this week and one of my favorite articles…Mad Genius Tips:… All I can say is it revolutionized my concept of Gnocchi making!!! Wow… now my mind is reeling on all the different ways I’ll be making Gnocchi in the future!!! Continue reading

Montmorency Cherry Chicken

Montmorency Cherry Chicken Fabulousfaresisters.com

When Linda and I were growing up, our mother was always experimenting with recipes. To this day I still have some of her 70’s and 80’s cookbooks. Well, last week I was shopping when I came across a bag of dried Montmorency cherries. This triggered a memory of this delicious chicken my mother used to make. I bought the cherries, called my mom and went to creating a dish I haven’t had in 25 years. Although I made several changes to my mother’s version, it was spectacular. My mother used port but I used a dry white wine. I bought a Bordeaux to use, but changed my mind at the last minute. She also used canned cherries, but I prefer dried. I have to say we ate every last bite… I am definitely using this dish for entertaining.    Continue reading