The Amazing Thanksgiving Sandwich

SO, THESE ARE THE COMPONENTS YOU NEED IN ORDER TO MAKE THE “WORLD’S BEST” SANDWICH:  Great Crusty Bread: Traditionally, this sandwich is made with french bread, but it can definitely be made with whole-grain french bread for a healthier version. It is also terrific with sourdough bread. The most important thing to remember is to “TOAST…

QUICK AND EASY ROASTED GARLIC & FRESH ROSEMARY DUTCH OVEN BREAD

Click Here to Watch me make this Roasted Garlic & Fresh Rosemary Bread on YouTube! PRINT Author: Chef Ani Total Time: 2 1/2 hours Yield: 1 Loaf INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (white wheat berries) 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon vital wheat gluten (optional) 1 1/2 teaspoon natural cane sugar 2 teaspoons salt 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast 1 1/2 cup warm water…

Quick and Easy Sesame Kale Salad

Kale happens to be one of those super foods. It is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. It is high in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins A, C, K, B6, just to mention a few. It is one of those vegetables that we could and probably should eat every day.When you buy kale, make…

EASY MEDITERRANEAN CHICKPEA SALAD

Scale the Recipe and Print Author: Chef Ani Yield: Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 3 cups chickpeas, drained (2 cans) 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped 1 red pepper, finely chopped 1/2 European cucumber, finely chopped 1 can green olives, halved 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped Dressing: 1 garlic clove, minced or crushed juice from one fresh lemon 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon tahini 1 teaspoon agave nectar 1/3 cup olive oil Optional: …

SUMMER ZUCCHINI STICKS

SUMMER ZUCCHINI STICKS Zucchini sticks are now one of my favorite summer meals; soft, flavorful, and delicious on the inside and crispy and crunchy on the outside. A perfect culinary experience, if you ask me. Talk about a great recipe to make with all that extra zucchini we have growing in our garden. Even if…

THE BEST ROASTED TOMATO SAUCE

THE BEST ROASTED TOMATO SAUCE You wouldn’t think one could get super excited about a tomato sauce, would you?  But that is actually the case with this special tomato sauce.  The roasted vine-ripened tomatoes, garlic, and basil make a wonderful tomato sauce.  The roasting process enhances the flavors, and it comes together as the best…

Arugula Pomegranate Salad

POMEGRANATE, ARUGULA SALAD WITH POMEGRANATE DRESSING INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup pomegranate juice 1 – 1 1/2 tablespoons honey juice of half a lemon 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 cup olive oil Bag of Arugula, or two. Apple, chopped (optional) Pomegranate seeds Small Sweet Onion, minced INSTRUCTIONS: In a small sauce pan add pomegranate juice and simmer until…

TORTILLAS

TORTILLAS Fresh tortillas – are almost impossible to find where we live. So, we simply have to make them. Over the years, we have tried a lot of recipes; some successful, and some not so successful.   We have worked hard to develop a recipe that works equally well for both whole wheat and white,…

ROASTED FALL VEGETABLES

Fall is a lovely time of year from a culinary point of view.  It is harvest time and an abundance of fresh healthy vegetables are everywhere. Vegetables can be prepared in so many wonderful and delicious ways. Today I am going to show you one of my very favorite ways to cook vegetables, which is…

SIMPLE SALAD WITH A TOASTED SESAME GINGER DRESSING

There are so many wonderful organic greens available nowadays, and topped with a few edamame soybeans, you practically have a whole meal. Of course, the salad dressing makes or breaks the salad, so today I am going to show you a dressing that really makes this salad come to life. PRINT <- Also use this…