Gnocchi

Mix together ricotta cheese and 1 egg.

Add flour to dry mixture.

Add salt.

Lightly flour your countertop or work surface.

Roll out mixture into an oval shape. Cut in half.

Roll each half into a long, skinny rope.

Cut into 1/2-inch cubes.

Fill half of a large pot with water and bring water to a boil.

At boil, add gnocchi.

Stir occasionally.

Strain gnocchi when they start floating to the top.

Roast Chicken / Turkey

Rub 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil on the outside of the bird. Tip: put the extra virgin olive oil on like a thin layer of sunscreen.

Sprinkle herbs, such as thyme sage, Herbs de Provence, cumin and basil (cumin and sage are in traditional turkey recipes).

Saute onions in butter and extra virgin olive oil until onions are translucent. Add coarsely chopped root vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, yams, sweet potatoes, parnsips and rutabaga. Cook on HIGH.

Baked Salmon

Preheat over to 375° F.

Remove salmon and let sit for 30 minutes at room temperature.

Rub extra virgin olive oil on both sides of the fish. Add salt to fish.

Spinkle both sides of the fish with rosemary.

Add a thin layer of water to a cooking sheet so that the water just covers the sheet.

Transfer the fish to the cooking sheet.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Homemade Wheat Bread

Test to make sure the yeast is active.

Add honey to mixing bowl, followed by salt peanut oil.

Now add bread flour.

Whisk in eggs.

Add oats, bulgur wheat and sunflower seeds to bowl.

Add 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour.

Sprinkle white and wheat flour on work surface in equal portions.

Spring Herb Chicken with Snap Peas

Whisk broth, mustard, salt, pepper and 2 teaspoons flour in a small bowl until smooth.

Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with the remaining 1 tablespoon flour. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken in two batches, adjusting heat as necessary to prevent burning, until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate; tent with foil to keep warm.

Salsa Verde

Place all ingredients in a blender of food processor and pulse until mixed thoroughly.

Roma Sauce

Heat a generous amount of olive oil in a pot. Blend diced tomatoes, garlic, basil, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor. Once pot is very hot, pour the tomato mixture into the pot. Add the can of tomato sauce and pinch of sugar and boil for 15 minutes.

Grilled Halibut (or Mahi Mahi)

What you will need: 1 lb of fish extra virgin olive oil pinch of salt cooking spray Instructions: Preheat Grill or griddle to medium-high and spray with cooking spray (from distance if using open flame). Rub fish with olive oil and salt. Place fish on grill or griddle for 3:30 – 4 minutes. If using […]

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