Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvres & Snacks

Spiced Roasted Almonds

Makes 2 cups These are the perfect recipe to make in bulk at the beginning of the week for a good mid-afternoon desk snack. The spices are really more of a suggestion, so experiment with what you like best. Add chipotle chile powder for a smoky kick, or garam masala […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvres & Snacks

Stuffed Grapes Leaves

Makes 16 Ingredients 1/2 cup olive oil 1 cup minced onions 1/2 cup minced fennel 2 tablespoons minced garlic 1 cup short-grain rice 1 1/2 cups finely diced tomato Salt, to taste Ground black pepper, to taste 1/4 cup minced scallions, white portion only 1/4 cup minced parsley 1/4 cup […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvres & Snacks, Main Dishes

Swordfish Carpaccio

Serves 6 to 8 Fish carpaccio is very common in regions where fresh fish is available. It is often cured with an acid, usually lemon juice, and marinated with extra-virgin olive oil and herbs. Ingredients 1 1/2 lb swordfish Sea salt, as needed Freshly ground black pepper, as needed 2 […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvres & Snacks


Makes 4 cups Ingredients 2 cups cauliflower florets (about 1/2 head small cauliflower) 1 cup water 1/2 cup carrots, cut into coins 1/4 cup raw cashews 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste 1/4 […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvres & Snacks

Vietnamese-Style Fried Spring Rolls

Makes 20 pieces Spring roll wrappers usually can be found in the produce section. We opted to panfry these spring rolls, rather than deep fry them. Be sure the oil is heated properly. Ingredients 2 tablespoons peanut oil 2 teaspoons minced ginger 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions, white portion only […]