Ina Garten 2017

A. Roasted Squash 400° oven, 25 min.

  • 1.5 LB butternut squash, peeled, diced 1″ cubes
  • 3 TB olive oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Toss all ingredients together, roast on baking sheet, 25 min. Cool.

B. Hummus – mix in food processor bowl

  • 1 can drained chickpeas, retain ¼ C liquid
  • ½ C plain whole milk Greek yogurt
  • ¼ C Tahini
  • 1 Tb salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 C lemon juice ( 2 lemons)
  • 4 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 tsp Sriracha

Using food processor: mix A & B. Pulse to make coarse, add more liquid if necessary.

TOP with pomegranate seeds or drizzle maple syrup. Serve with Belgian endive to dip.

TOAST pita (brush with olive oil, salt).

 

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Serves 4, Belgian recipe. Use large cast iron pan. Ryan Haupt made this QED!

also check out  http://honest-food.net/category/northern-european/

Serve with pinot noir /gamay / chianti.

  • 1 ½ LB venison backstrap or loin (filet mignon or pork loin). Salt and rest at room temp for 30 min.
  • 3 TB butter
  • Pomegranate seeds for garnish

SAUCE

  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 shot (1.5 ounces) of gin
  • ¼ C demi-glace or reduced beef broth
  • 1 tsp ground juniper berries
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary chopped
  • ½ C sour cream or creme fraîche

COOKING

  • Heat butter in pan, med-hi. Sear venison on each side, 3-4 min per side depending on how thick the loin. Remove from pan and let it rest on cutting board.
  • Add shallot to pan, saute for 2 min. Turn off heat, add gin. High heat, stir with wooden spoon to deglaze pan.
  • Add rosemary and  crushed juniper, then demi-glace broth. Cook down until reduced (4-5 min until spoon leaves a trail).
  • Turn off heat. When stops bubbling, add creme fraîche.
  • Slice venison loin into medallions, lay down some sauce, place medallions on top. Add fresh cracked pepper and pomegranates .

Tuscan Kale Salad

December 2, 2016

QED delicious, sweeter kale salad. Serves 4-6

  • One bunch Tuscan Kale, remove from stem.
  • One pomegranate – seeds
  • ¼ C raisins or cranberries
  • ¼ C sliced almonds
  • 1 oz shaved romano/Asiago cheese

Dressing

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1 T white wine or white balsamic vinegar
  • 3 T oil

Kale walnut cranberry

August 17, 2015

Simple kale:

remove Kale from stems, tear, heat in pan (with oil) until bright green

Add roasted walnuts

top with cranberries or pomegranate  seeds