Menu

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Sample Menu

MAIN DISHES

I am happy to adapt many of these dishes for Paleo, Whole30, diabetic, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan, and/or low-glycemic index diets.

Hawaiian Grilled Shrimp, Tomato and Pineapple Skewers
Shrimp marinated in a sticky lime, honey and garlic sauce and grilled with tomatoes, onions, mango and pineapple chunks

Quiche Lorraine
Free-range organic egg custard filled with ham, shallots and Gruyère cheese in a flaky pastry crust

Grown-up Mac and Cheese
Elbow macaroni in a brie and Fontina sauce studded with figs, roasted tomatoes and peas and topped with prosciutto

Fried Chicken Fingers
Organic free-range chicken breast strips marinated in buttermilk, coated in seasoned brown Rice Crispies and sautéed in EVOO

Mexican Tostadas
Fried corn tortillas topped with black beans, queso fresco, fresh tomatillo and cilantro salsa and jack cheese

12282090_10208215294085793_1167718065_oPulled Pork Arepas
Grilled corn patties topped with pulled pork, avocado and tomato salsa, queso fresco, and mango guava hot sauce

Beef, Snap Pea and Asparagus Stir Fry
New York Strip Steak stir-fried with snap peas, asparagus, scallions, ginger and garlic in a tamari sesame sauce.

Orange and Rosemary Seared Salmon
Salmon baked in a sauce of fresh rosemary, garlic and orange.

Swedish Meatballs
Organic pork and grass-fed lean beef meatballs in a crème fresh and lingonberry sauce finished with fresh grated nutmeg; served over Yukon Gold garlic mashed potatoes, zucchini noodles or brown rice

Chicken Pot Pie
Organic chicken and roasted vegetables in a sauce of chicken stock and fresh thyme, topped with a flaky pastry crust

Vegan Veggie Burgers 
Moroccan: served with Kale, Apricot and Walnut Pesto
Indian: served with Cilantro and Mint Yogurt Sauce
Mexican: served with Pineapple Mango Salsa or Tomatillo Lime Salsa

Coq Au Vin
Chicken thighs slow cooked with mushrooms, carrots, onions and bacon in chicken stock with dry red wine, brandy and fresh herbs

12294964_10208215294125794_1601613154_oBaked Stuffed Squash
Organic acorn squash stuffed with farm-raised sweet Italian pork or chicken sausage, apples, onions, kale, walnuts, fresh breadcrumbs and parmesan

Green Thai Curry
Green coconut curry dish with basil, broccolini and cashews – your choice of tofu, shrimp, fish, chicken or beef; served with rice of your choice

Chicken or Eggplant Parmesan
Organic free-range chicken breasts or eggplant cutlets, breaded with seasoned Against the Grain french breadcrumbs and sautéed in EVOO, then baked with fresh basil, mozzarella and ricotta

Chicken Masala
Free range organic chicken breasts breaded and sautéed in EVOO with shiitake mushrooms and wild leeks in a red wine reduction; served over ziti or garlic mashed fingerling potatoes

Crab Cakes
Fresh lump king crab meat mixed with home-made bread crumbs, shallots, and old bay seasoning; served with home-made tartar sauce

Lebanese Fish with Pickled Meyer Lemon and Almond Crust
Fresh haddock with a pickled Meyer lemon and crushed almond crust. Served with garlic dill labne (sour cream)

Fettuccine with Spring Peas, Shitakes and Asparagus
Fettuccine pasta or zucchini noodles (zoodles) tossed with spring peas, shitake mushrooms, asparagus and shallots in a creamy cauliflower and butternut squash “alfredo” sauce; Can top with parmesan and add ham, shrimp or chicken

Shrimp Stuffed Poblanos
Poblanos peppers stuffed with roasted garlic, onions and cauliflower, pepitas, queso fresco and gulf shrimp in red sauce of mangos, heirloom tomatoes, plantains, jalapenos and grapes

12287530_10208215293965790_1179227740_oVegetarian Curry
Indian red curry sauce of tomatoes, garlic, shallots, onions and ginger, finished with cream; with hard-boiled egg, fried Paneer, mushrooms, cashews and raisins – can be made mild, medium or hot (a recent reviewer raves this dish is “power Indian food!”)

Pineapple Fried Rice
Brown basmati rice tossed with broccoli, onions, carrots, peas, fresh pineapple, cashews and raisins in a mild home-made curry powder; add chicken, shrimp or tofu

Spicy Mango and Avocado Forbidden Rice Bowl
Marinated tofu tossed with black forbidden rice, mango, cilantro, red cabbage, cucumber and avocado in a mildly spicy peanut coconut sauce

Tuna Tataki Bowl
Sesame and tamari marinated tuna seared rare on the grill, dusted with black sesame seeds and tossed with edamame, snap peas, pickled ginger, shredded carrots and sticky or cauliflower rice; optional spicy wasabi drizzle (does not freeze)

Tuscan Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomato Shrimp
Sun-dried tomatoes and spinach sauteed with wild-caught shrimp in a creamy garlic butter sauce.

Persian Pomegranate and Walnut Chicken
This dish, called Khoresh Fesenjan, or Fesenjoon, combines the rich flavors of pomegranate molasses, walnuts and caramelized onions to slow cook chicken thighs. Finished with fresh pomegranate seeds.

 

Soups, Stews, Chili and Salads

12279512_10208215293885788_2034295312_oButternut Squash and Cashew Bisque
Pureed roasted butternut and buttercup squash, apples, onions and garlic, finished with cashew butter and topped with fresh grated nutmeg

Turkey, Butternut Squash and Apple Chili
Ground turkey, butternut squash, onions, apples and tomatoes cooked with chili spices and cinnamon (can be made mild, medium or spicy)

Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Creamy sharp cheddar and organic buttermilk soup loaded with roasted baby potatoes and broccoli and topped with farm-raised hickory-smoked bacon and chives; can add roast chicken

Kale and Sausage Soup
Farm-fresh Linguisa, chorizo, onions, carrots, garlic, parsnips, carrots and wilted organic kale in chicken broth

Pork and Hard Apple Cider Stew
Pork shoulder, apples and root vegetables slow simmered in chicken stock and hard apple cider

12279472_10208215294005791_1102776087_o (1)Wild Mushroom and Mascarpone Soup
A creamy soup of Crimini, chanterelle and baby Portabella mushrooms finished with dry sherry, milk and mascarpone

Vietnamese Chicken Soup
Chicken broth loaded with Chinese broccoli, baby bok choy, heirloom carrots, fresh ginger and garlic and bean thread noodles, topped with lime, cilantro and scallions

Roasted Vegetable Chili
Roasted chipotles, red peppers, onions, garlic, mushrooms, corn and eggplant with black beans and fire roasted tomatoes, finished with cilantro, scallions, cheddar and crème fresh

12290594_10208215293845787_1263653002_oCorn Chowder
Fresh organic corn, onions, carrots, roasted red peppers, fingerlings and sweet potatoes in a corn cob broth, finished with a touch of cream – can add bacon and/or chicken

West African Groundnut Stew
Roasted sweet potatoes, carrots, onions and garlic, with cilantro, kale and ground peanuts – can add organic free-range white meat chicken

Wine-Poached Pear Salad
Mixed local greens, pears poached in red wine, figs, toasted walnuts and gorgonzola, tossed with a sherry and shallot vinaigrette – can add chicken or shrimp

Green Quinoa Salad
Quinoa cooked in vegetable broth and apple cider, with steamed asparagus, green beans, peas and kale, tossed in a lemon basil dressing and topped with sliced almonds. Can add chicken or shrimp.

Citrus Chicken Buckwheat Salad
Roasted chicken paired with mandarins, cilantro, garlic, avocado, cashews and lime and tossed with toasted buckwheat groats (kasha)

Smoked Almond and Chickpea Salad 
Smoked almonds, chickpeas, red onion, dill and avocado with a lemon and EVOO vinaigrette. Can add chicken breast.

Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad
Rice vermicelli with carrots, cucumber, snap peas, mint, basil, cilantro, and green onions in a peanut lime dressing. Add tofu, chicken or shrimp.

Single-Serving Portable Snacks

sweet potato leek and lime frittersMuffin Tin Frittatas: with your choice of meats, cheeses and veggies
Sweet Potato Souffle 
Carrot Souffle
Creamy Parsnip Cups
Zucchini Fritters 
Potato and Onion Latkes 
Spinach, Onions and Cheese “Muffins”
Sweet Potato, Leek and Lime Fritters
Eggplant Timbale Cups
Pear and Cherry Buckwheat Muffins
Peanut Butter and Banana Protein Muffins
Strawberry Whole Grain Muffins