Pecan, Pear and Fennel Galette

My first time creating a galette, I came up with the Southern Cornmeal Galette.  If you haven’t tried it, it is amazing.  Angels sing when it comes out of the oven.  After I tasted it, I thought, “My work with galettes is done.” Until now. It felt like it was time to try creating a…

Spinach and Fennel Sourdough Stuffing

This recipe is incredibly flavorful and savory.  It’s perfect for a cold winter’s night or a holiday celebration.  The ingredients are a break from what I think of as traditional US holiday stuffing–carrots, celery, onion, and stuffing mix seasoned with sage. This version incorporates vegan Italian sausage, spinach, fennel, and sourdough bread cubes. It’s deeply…

Cauliflower Orange Olive Salad

I love a grocery store deli with an olive bar.  At the end of shopping, I used to hit up the olive bar for a few olives to eat on the way home.  I am a huge fan of green olives cured with orange rinds, or spicy olives covered in chiles.  My husband likes olives…

Artichoke Fennel Farro Salad with Tarragon Dijon Vinaigrette

Artichokes, fennel, spinach and farro mingle in a flavorful vinaigrette of fresh tarragon leaves, dijon mustard, lemon juice, and olive oil.  Farro is chewy and bouncy, and a nice contrast to crunchy fennel.  The zip of the dijon pairs nicely with sweetness and slightly licorice flavor of tarragon. This makes the perfect side for brunch,…

Wild Mushroom Fennel Pizza

Wild mushrooms, fennel, fresh basil, heirloom tomatoes and almond ricotta make for one fancy, delicious plant based pizza.  Using the freshest produce you can find makes a big difference in the flavor.  Heirloom tomatoes are unreal in this recipe, and no doubt, just because they are heirloom tomatoes.  And it’s a hearty pizza.  This is…

Herbed Stuffed Shells with Peas and Fennel

Spring makes me think of green.  Lots and lots of green.  When developing the recipes for this week, I found myself attracted to green vegetables.  It’s a week of peas, greens, asparagus and more.  One of my friends told me that I should call it “Green Week”, and that seems about right! Today’s recipe puts…

Antipasto Salad

I have always had a long-term adoration for everything Italian.  When I was a kid, I had a “Roma” t-shirt that I wore until the threads gave out.  I would watch foreign movies with my dad, like Cinema Paradiso.  In college, I took years of Italian language classes, and would walk around trying to think…

Spiced Carrot Soup

This soup is spicy in a warming curry way, bright from the lemon juice, savory from the fennel bulb, and a bit sweet from the carrots. All in all, it uses few ingredients, cooks up fast, and is very easy to make. And best of all, it tastes absolutely delicious. Ras el hanout is a…