Recipes

Chile Rellenos Stuffed with Risotto
Chile Rellenos with a twist! Fire roasted poblano peppers stuffed with a simple yet flavorful risotto and served with an amazing, homemade salsa roja on the side.
ROASTED RACK OF BRUSSELS SPROUTS
Take Brussels Sprouts to another level when you roast them in your smoker or oven right on the stalk and add prosciutto!! The presentation on the table is a wow plus the flavor is so darn tasty!
CRISPY CHICKEN THIGHS WITH GRAND MARNIER CARROTS AND WILD RICE
Crisp, juicy chicken thighs, sweet, tender carrots, and wild rice - This recipe is a family favorite and utilizes one of my favorite kitchen tools, the trusty cast iron skillet!
SMOKED HEARTS OF PALM LASAGNA
I tried a product I had not cooked with before and it was fantastic - hearts of palm lasagna sheets! Paired with other veggies and my homemade roasted marinara, and man, what a fantastic lasagna that my family loved! I also used plant based cheese which turned this into a vegan lasagna!!!
WILD MUSHROOM ARTICHOKE PAELLA
Paella is an iconic Spanish dish that consists of saffron flavored rice cooked with meat, seafood, and/or vegetables. This is a wonderful vegetarian version that you can impress your family and friends with!
MUSHROOM ASPARAGUS RISOTTO
This Mushroom Asparagus Risotto is deliciously creamy and packed with tender mushrooms and crisp asparagus. Includes tips on how to make the perfect risotto! (It's super simple!)
EGGPLANT PARMESAN
A classic comfort food with an Indian Spice twist and gluten free by leaving the eggplant without breading. It's unique and CRAZY DELICIOUS!
SUMMER SLAMMIN' GAZPACHO
Sweet, cool, and refreshing, this Grilled Tomatillo Gazpacho with Watermelon and Grapes is filled with healthy ingredients and perfect for a hot summer day!
CAST IRON SMASHED POTATOES
These Cast Iron Smashed Potatoes are crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and so darn good! The perfect side dish to serve alongside a steak.
SMOKED BEETS WITH FETA & DILL
This Smoked Beet Salad with Feta & Dill is out of this world! Definitely smoke the beets if you have time, but you can also boil or steam them.
IMPROV ITALIAN STYLE LUNCH
Sometimes the best recipes are made on the fly! This delicious dish combines yuba sheets (or pasta, if you choose), tons of fresh veggies, and flavorful broth for an Improv Italian Lunch!
BAKED EGGPLANT WITH FRIED CAPERS
I've prepared eggplant many ways - fried, sautéed, air fried - but this Baked Eggplant with Fried Capers is the best! It's spicy, salty, and a little sweet. You're going to love it!
GRAND MARNIER CARROTS
These Grand Marnier carrots, are sweet, citrusy, and perfectly spiced. A quick and easy side dish to complete any meal!
HOMEMADE TURKEY SOUP
Whatever you do, don't throw away your leftover turkey carcass from Thanksgiving! Turn it into this amazing turkey soup, just like Mom used to make! Chock-full of veggies, leftover turkey (of course!), and made with homemade stock (so easy!).
HEALTHY GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE FROM SCRATCH
This healthy green bean casserole has a made from scratch, creamy mushroom sauce and crispy onion topping - you won't find anything from a can in this recipe!
TERIYAKI EGGPLANT WITH MACADAMIA NUTS
A quick and easy stir fry using Japanese eggplants (or whichever variety you may be growing this summer), sweet onion, and macadamia nuts. Makes a great side dish or serve over rice for a satisfying vegetarian dinner!
BREADFRUIT CURRY
A simple curry using a new to us ingredient Ulu: "breadfruit"! Breadfruit is high in starch with a potato-like texture which helps to thicken the curry. This was such a fun new ingredient to cook with!
CRISPY SKIN MISO YAKI GLAZED UKU WITH DRIED LOMI SALAD
Fresh uku cooked until crisp and basted with a wonderfully sweet and savory glaze. Served alongside a fresh and simple salad featuring dried ika (squid). Don't fret if you're not in Hawaii and can't find uku - red snapper or the freshest, firm, white fish you can find will work just as well!
SMOKED DINOSAUR BEEF RIBS & PINEAPPLE COLESLAW
Marinated, rubbed, and slow smoked to perfection - these dinosaur ribs are SO worth the time and effort! Serve them alongside a sweet and tangy pineapple coleslaw and you'll never want ribs any other way!
GLASS NOODLES WITH EDAMAME
Glass noodles are super versatile and so quick to prepare (no boiling required)! This recipe for Glass Noodles with Edamame makes a light, healthy, vegetarian meal.
SMOKED HERB STUFFED TOMATOES
These Smoked Herb Stuffed Tomatoes make a delightful appetizer and are bursting with the flavor of fresh herbs. I smoked them to add extra flavor but they taste great baked in the oven as well!