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LOBSTER BENEDICT

FOR THE DIJON BEURRE BLANC: 1 cup dry white wine, such as sauvignon blanc ¼ cup sliced shallots 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Zest from 1 lemon, plus 2 tablespoons juice 2 sprigs fresh thyme 1 bay leaf ¼ cup heavy cream 1 cup (8 ounces) cold unsalted butter, cut in cubes Pinch sea salt 2 slices…

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CORN & BACON PIZZA

(Makes 1 [12-inch] pizza) 1 unbaked 12-inch pizza crust ¼ cup cooked bacon 2 tablespoons roasted garlic puree 2 tablespoons caramelized onion 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced 1 ear of corn, kernels removed 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese Pinch salt Preheat oven with a pizza stone to 500°F. Place the pizza crust on…

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ENERGY BURSTS

These colorful balls make a great snack or addition to your meal; they are loaded with vitamins and protein. (Makes about 30) 4 cups shredded carrots 1 cup ground almonds 1 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas) 1 cup chia seeds 1 cup dried goji berries 1 cup dried mulberries 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut 1 cup maple syrup 6 dried dates,…

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PEACH ICE CREAM

FOR THE FRUIT: (Makes about 1 quart) 1 pound (about 3 medium large) fresh ripe peaches, washed and pitted 1 ¼ cups sugar, divided 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice ¼ teaspoon almond extract FOR THE CUSTARD: 1 cup whole milk 3 egg yolks 2 cups heavy cream For the fruit: Slice the peaches with the skin on; they should yield…

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LEMON TART WITH FRESH BERRIES

FOR THE TART DOUGH: 1 ½ cups (12 ounces or 3 sticks) unsalted butter, slightly softened ¾ cup sugar 1 egg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt FOR THE LEMON CURD: 4 eggs 4 egg yolks ¾ cup sugar ¾ cup fresh lemon juice (from 3–4 lemons) 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) cold unsalted butter, cut…

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SHIRLEY’S YANKEE POT ROAST

FOR THE ROAST: 4–5 pound beef boneless chuck roast (For best results, look for a piece that is well marbled with fat.) Salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons olive oil or rendered beef fat 1½ cups coarsely chopped onions 1½ cups coarsely chopped carrots 1½ cups coarsely chopped celery ½ cup water FOR THE GRAVY: ¾ cup cold water…

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LOBSTER TACOS

FOR THE LOBSTER: 3 pounds fresh lobster meat, cut into bite-size pieces 1 cup mayonnaise ½ cup chopped fresh basil or tarragon ¼ cup fresh lemon or lime juice (from 1 lemon or 2 limes) Salt and pepper to taste FOR THE PICO DE GALLO: 6 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 cup diced red onion 1 cup chopped fresh…

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BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN

FOR THE BRINE: 1 gallon water 1 cup kosher salt ½ cup sugar 8 bay leaves 2 cinnamon sticks 2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns 5 allspice berries 5 whole cloves 2½ pounds all natural chicken, preferably 2 breasts, 2 drumsticks, and 2 thighs FOR THE FRIED CHICKEN: 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons onion powder 2 tablespoons garlic powder 2…

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Five Green Juices

Most people know that greens are good for you and that adding them to your diet has numerous health benefits. Yet most people don’t want to have a bowl of spinach salad for breakfast, especially when it’s 6 a.m. and they’re heading out the door to start the day. Is this you? Green juices to the rescue! I believe green…

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Healthy Vegetable Juices

Orange Zing Makes 12 to 16 ounces (355 to 475 ml) Get ready to be surprised. Tomatoes and oranges are lovely together in this juice. 4 oranges 2 tomatoes 4 celery stalks 1. Cut the peels off of the oranges. Slice the tomatoes into wedges. 2. Juice the oranges, tomatoes, and celery together. Serve immediately. PJUICY TIP Celery’s organic sodium,…

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