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Gourmet recipe: Peach & Buffalo Mozzarella Salad with Pistachio Pesto. Add a touch of luxury to your summer dining with this delicious Italian inspired salad which uses mozzarella as its starting point.

Gourmet recipe: Peach & Buffalo Mozzarella Salad with Pistachio Pesto

Even if you're not going any further south than Bournemouth this summer, you can still conjure up memories of the Mediterranean in your kitchen with gorgeous recipes like this one, which uses seasonal fruit as well as veg. Sweet Ricotta Pear Ribbons with Roasted Honey Walnuts and Figs. I can eat all the zucchini pasta and cucumber noodles in the world, but desserts will always be my downfall.

Sweet Ricotta Pear Ribbons with Roasted Honey Walnuts and Figs

As much as I love vegetables (and I really do love them) and eating healthy, I can’t resist chocolate. Chocolate mousse, chocolate molten lava cake, chocolate covered nuts, chocolate cupcakes, chocolate bars, chocolate ice cream…. you could dip a rock in chocolate and I’d probably try to eat it. My second favorite dessert? Cheese plates. Blackberry Saffron Honey Recipe. The first time I made this was a year or two back, while visiting my friend Bonni's cabin.

Blackberry Saffron Honey Recipe

It's a riff on the Saffron Honey I included in Near & Far. Both rely on a technique using the alcohol in either vanilla or almond extract to pull the saffron flavor into a liquid. On eating seasonally and roasted nectarines with cardamom honey. How to make vegan caramel. Beachy Papaya Boats with Papaya Seed Drizzle. Roasted Grapes Recipe with Pecans, Goat Cheese and Truffle Honey. A holistic nutritionist helps us plan for a healthy holiday party season!

Roasted Grapes Recipe with Pecans, Goat Cheese and Truffle Honey

Keeping your body in balance whilst trekking through holiday party season can be a major feat. Here to help us is holistic nutrition counselor, Elizabeth Stein. Elizabeth has a few amazing holiday party recipes that won’t completely derail your healthy holiday plans, but the real reason you’ll love her is for her line of clean, gluten-free goodies, Purely Elizabeth, including ancient grain granola and oatmeal that make the perfect start to holiday party days that too often end with champagne and pigs-in-a-blanket. Prosciutto Wrapped Honeydew with Blue Cheese. Messy House Entertaining + Prosciutto Wrapped Honeydew with Blue Cheese This Prosciutto Wrapped Honeydew with Blue Cheese appetizer is a fresh, easy, delightful appetizer or salad to serve at a summer dinner party.

Prosciutto Wrapped Honeydew with Blue Cheese

Warmer connections come when we’re willing to take a chance. Peach & pesto crostini. I feel fall suddenly coming on.

peach & pesto crostini

We went for a walk last night after dinner and Jack made fun of me for putting a sweater on. Buffalo Mozzarella with Balsamic Glazed Plums, Pine Nuts and Mint recipe from Food52. Cooking is more fun with friends.

Buffalo Mozzarella with Balsamic Glazed Plums, Pine Nuts and Mint recipe from Food52

Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join. Let's GoLearn more Join Our Community. Pickled Peaches and Coconut Ginger Crème with Pistachio Crumble, Golden Berries, and Thai Basil Florets - DOWNTOWN EPICURE. Saffron Raspberries Recipe. Raspberries are incredibly fragile, which is why, for most of the year, I pass them up.

Saffron Raspberries Recipe

When they're flown in from a far-flung farm, or sit on shelves for any amount of time, I can tell. They get sad, their color darkens, and eventually mold sets in stealthily from the bottom of the basket. The mold. You'll likely discover it after you get the berries home. So, I wait until local berries start showing up at the farmers' market. My sense is this would also be a nice flavor profile for a pie or tart. I do have one regret. HS: This preparation was intended for raspberries. 1 pound of berries (3 baskets) 1 1/2 tablespoons natural cane sugar (or brown sugar) 1/16 teaspoon saffron threads (~20 threads) 1 2-inch segment vanilla bean 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil a handful of golden raisins (or chopped dates) 1/2 cup / 40 g sliced almonds, toasted zest of one lemon Pick over the berries well, discarding any that are off.

Serves 4-6. Print Recipe. Peach and Tallegio Panini. “Millions of peaches, peaches for me, millions of peaches, peaches for free”…(on a sammich!).

Peach and Tallegio Panini

Umm…do you remember this song? If not, apologies for 90s reference. I love the 90s…and peaches. Holy Snack Busters: Vegan Cream Cheese With Ginger, Pear + Coconut. We love this dairy-free pear cream cheese recipe so much we may give our avocados the month off and spread this on our toast instead… There is absolutely nothing like the decadent smooth and creamy taste of cream cheese.

Holy Snack Busters: Vegan Cream Cheese With Ginger, Pear + Coconut

But, truth be told, we’d almost forgotten about it! For many of us, whether it’s the dairy or the not so natural ingredients that sneak their way into the mix, this spread is absolutely off limits – not to mention a little too caloric. This drool-worthy recipe for fruity, vegan cream cheese from blogger Heather Cox of Eat Real Food NYC is a game-changer! Not only is her cream cheese dairy-free, it’s made from absolutely pure and natural ingredients that add to the full flavor of this delicious spread. Roasted Grape Ricotta Crostinis with Rosemary and Pinenuts.

The summer heat has hit Los Angeles and all I want to do is turn up the AC ’til it’s totally freezing, curl up in bed and watch Breaking Bad, but I can’t…because I don’t have AC, so basically I’m dying. A lot of people think Los Angeles is this smoldering, super hot place, but it’s actually fairly mild. Like, the winters are cold and the summers are summery, yes, but the nights get chilly.

I likez it. This whole week people have been freaking about Miley Cyrus; but for me it’s been all about grapes. Sorry Miley and your stupid tongue. Ginger-Mint-Lemon Strawberry + Avocado Salad. Or Tartine. This Strawberry and Avocado Tartine is infused with lively spring flavors: fresh lemon, raw ginger and refreshing peppermint. Serve this recipe as a fruit salad side dish or pile on top of warm toast for a rejuvenating spring tartine.

Avocado toast infused with springtime. I sprinkled some protein-rich raw organic hemp seeds of top for added protein and texture. If you have never enjoyed the AMAZING flavor combo of strawberries + avocado, now is your moment. Get inspired... Oh the baby heirloom tomato. so freaking cute I had bring it home.. Green + Red. Tartine style: More Farmer's Market tomatoes. Farmer's Market Sunday. Pear + sage baked oatmeal. Breakfast. Let's talk. I think about breakfast in two categories. Grapefruit Brulee Recipe.