Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Strawberries

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Strawberries

This ricotta pancake recipe is a family favorite. I think I have made this one recipe more than almost any other recipe over the years. Everyone loves them because they are moist and delicious. The lemon zest and ricotta mixed together gives them an almost "cheesecake like taste" that is irresistible. They are low in sugar and high in protein and work perfectly served with fresh fruit. Ricotta Pancakes Ingredients: 6 eggs separated 1 1/2 cups of ricotta cheese 1/2 stick of softened butter 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla 1/2 cup of flour 1/4…
Colorful Crab Cakes with Mango Salsa

Colorful Crab Cakes with Mango Salsa

I love a good crab cake..in fact if I see one on the menu of a restaurant, I usually order it! Unfortunately I am often disappointed because there is not enough crab meat and too much breaded filler. So I came up with this recipe to make them just the way I like them - which is slightly golden and crunchy on the outside and moist and delicious on the inside. I find that a fruit salsa really brings out the flavor of the crab perfectly! To make the Mango Salsa: Ingredients: 1…
Roasted Rainbow Carrot Tart

Roasted Rainbow Carrot Tart

I have been experimenting with "Puff Pastry" lately and it is surprisingly easy to use and looks quite impressive. It almost makes your dish look like it was made by a professional pastry chef!  (And all you have to do is thaw it, unfold it, and pre bake it). You can find it at your market in the frozen food section. You can use Puff Pastry for savory dishes, or desserts. I made this Roasted Carrot Tart for Christmas Day for my family. We had it alongside a simple halibut dish, with a beet…
Savory Baked Ratatouille

Savory Baked Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a delicious baked vegetable dish that originated in Provence. It consists primarily of eggplant, onions, tomatoes and zucchini, and is often served as a "stew like" dish. Julia Child created a version that used a method of evenly layering the thinly sliced ingredients in a circular pattern. This resulted in a beautiful and colorful presentation. I decided to try a version of this for my Ratatouille, using as many colorful peppers and tomatoes as I could find at the market. First gather your ingredients Ingredients: 1 medium eggplant thinly sliced 1…
Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Roasted Yams & Herbs

Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Roasted Yams & Herbs

This is an easy and savory recipe that is perfect for autumn. In our family we are always looking for good vegetable side dishes to the turkey at Thanksgiving. I think these stuffed portobello mushrooms could be one that would work. Or make it as a side dish the next day to compliment the turkey leftovers. Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Roasted Yams & Herbs * makes 4 servings 4 large portobello mushroom caps Yams (2 medium or 4 very small ones) chopped 2-3 shallots finely chopped Coat with olive oil and toss around.…