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Rosebud Salad

Rosebud Salad Ingredients: Pistachios, blueberries, pasta, 1 can tuna(fresh is better), 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 large red onion, olives to taste, grape tomatoes to your liking, a handful of spinach, lemon juice, lemon zest, pepper, and love. Directions: Place cooked pasta into a bowl. Add ingredients above and toss! Then place pasta onto a beautiful plate and decorate with roses! Roses are edible and add a unique taste to my creation.

Peacock Salad

Peacock Salad Ingredients: Romaine lettuce, blueberries, watercress, pistachios, sunflower seeds, carrots, cranberries, rosebuds, red peppers, anchovies, cheese, limes, peppercorn dressing, and balsamic dressing. Directions: Be creative. Put your heart into it. Measure to your OWN taste. Use items you LOVE.    

Almond Flour Cupcakes

  Ingredients: 2 eggs, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 cup honey, 1/2 cup butter milk, 1/2 cup water, 1 1/2 cup almond flour, 1/4 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, and 1/4 cup olive oil. Frosting: 1 pkg cream cheese, 1 cup confectioners sugar(to taste), vanilla(to taste), 1/2 cup butter and whipping cream( about 1/3 cup). Condiments: Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, walnuts, rose petals, and butterflies. Directions: Combine wet and dry items. Mix ingredients until combined, but don’t over mix. Place mixture into cupcake tin with ice cream scoop. Bake for 20 minutes.  

Mediterranean Pasta

  Ingredients: 1/2 pkg spaghetti, 1 1/2 cups spinach, 1 cup of olives, freshly made tomato sauce, garlic, basil, olive oil to taste, anchovies to taste, salt, and pepper! Directions: Combine wet and dry ingredients. Let simmer for 30 minutes. Add olives and spinach last. Drain pasta and plate. Top pasta with sauce and add grated cheese to your liking. This is soo good! The olives and anchovies can replace salt as it is flavorful! Cheers!

Scallop & Kale Pho

  Ingredients: Scallops, cashews, carrots, kale, broccoli, red peppers, Pho noodles, vegetable stock, olive oil, sesame oil, carrots, garlic, scallions, fish sauce, love, and homemade red pepper chili sauce. Directions: Combine scallions, cashew nuts, olive oil, sesame oil, and carrots. Cook approximately 5 – 10 minutes. A wok is recommended. I didn’t use a one. Add broccoli, kale, and fish sauce. Cook for 5 minutes. Then, add vegetable broth. Let simmer for 15 minutes. Cook Pho noodles for 6 minutes.  This depends on the directions. I don’t like over cooked vegetables, so I recommend adjusting the timing to your liking! I also season to taste, and so there can be soo many different versions. The recipe calls for a 40 minutes cook time.  Pan sear the scallops last, so they are tender and hot! Top the noodles with broth and scallops!      

Mash Potatoes Pancakes

The Preparation Ingredients: Mash Potatoes, 1/4 cup bacon, 1/4 cup shredded cheese, 2-3 eggs, 1/4 cup wheat flour, green onions, salt, pepper, and garlic. Directions: Combine mixture into a bowl. Put 1 tsp of olive oil into a skillet. Then, form mixture into a patty and pan fry on each side for 3 minutes or until golden brown. This dish is very filling and good for cold mornings when you just want some good old comfort food. Cheers

Royal Beet Salad

You Can’t Beat Beets! Preparation: Ingredients: Roasted beets, Pecans, and Spring Mix. Dressing: Balsamic vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard, pepper, and kosher salt. Directions: To roast the beets remove outer skin, slice into rounds and place on parchment paper. Place the beets in the oven for approximately 30 minutes. Whisk the honey, olive oil, pepper and salt in a bowl. Add dressing to spring mix and beets. Cheers!

Seared Scallops Over Lemon Zested Mash Potatoes

Preparation Ingredients: 3 cups mash potatoes, 1 tsp lemon zest, 1/4 cup cream, 1 tsp butter, 1 tsp olive oil and 1 cup spinach. Directions: Pan sear the scallops, 2-3 minutes on each side in butter until golden brown. Steam spinach for 5 minutes. Add lemon zest, cream, and spinach to mash potatoes. Place scallops over mash potatoes. This is a delicious dish that takes no time to make. Cheers!

Shrimp Linguini W/Alfredo Sauce

The Preparation Ingredients: Shrimp, cream, wine, parmesan cheese, parsley, paprika, salt, pepper, onions, garlic, olive oil, paprika, salt, pepper and linguini. Directions: Saute shrimp in olive oil for 2 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan to avoid over cooking. Saute onions and garlic in the same pan until golden brown. Then add 3/4 cups of wine to the mixture and let simmer for 2 minutes. Next, add 2 cups of cream and 3/4 cups of parmesan cheese and let simmer for 2 minutes. Do not let it boil. Add linguini and shrimp to mixture. Then, top with parley and parmesan cheese to taste. Cheers!