Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Great Summer Salad

Great summer salad. Served with chicken palliard for a perfect dinner.

Greek Salad
Jen Young

Olive oil
Good balsamic vinegar
Red onion
Kalamata olives

Grilled Lamb

Another favorite from summer 2015...

Grilled Lamb
Brodie Young & Kevin Erickson

Lamb chops or lamb loin chops
Olive oil
Rosemary. minced
Garlic, minced

Make a sauce, lather the lamb and let sit for 20 minutes. Pre-heat BBQ to 400 degrees and grill for roughly 4 minutes per side for medium thickness (less for thin ones). Be careful not to overcook.

Favorite Kale Salad of the Year

Kale Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing 

Kale, finely sliced into thin ribbons
Slivered almonds, toasted
Cherry tomatoes

Lemon Tahini Dressing found here from GOOP.

I use veganaise instead of yogurt and always throw in a little extra tahini and garlic.

New Favorite Breakfast - Eggs with Dill & Feta

Vashon Eggs
Jen Young

Scrambled eggs (half regular, half egg whites)
Salt & pepper
Fresh dill

Scramble eggs with some milk. Season with salt & pepper. Toss in minced dill and cubed feta at the last minute. Serve with toasted baguette with butter and sliced avocado if you have it.

Summer Favorite - Grilled Green Beans with Garlic

Grilled Green Beans
Brodie Young

Green beans
Olive oil
3-6 cloves of garlic, minced

Toss beans with olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Marinate for 30 minutes while you pre-heat the grill to 400 degrees. Make a foil bowl and put beans in it. Place on a hot grill, stirring regularly so garlic will brown but not totally burn. Should take 8-12 minutes. Serve hot.

Late Summer Salad with Grilled Hallumi & Stone Fruit

This is inspired by a great salad I had at Tallulah's. 

Salad with Grilled Hallumi & Stone Fruit

Nectarines (ripe or a little before they are ripe) – grilled on the BBQ in a foil bowl
Hallumi – grilled directly on the BBQ 
Arugula tossed with dressing

Vinaigrette dressing for salad:

2T white/golden balsamic vinegar 
2 T olive oil 
1-2 t honey
Salt & pepper

Penelope Casa's Garlic Green Beans

Great new preparation for green beans. They were way better than I expected. Instead of tasting over-cooked, they had great flavor. Found it in the new Food 52 cookbook. 

GOOP Detox Soup

Great soup from GOOP - whether you are detoxing or just looking for a flavorful, healthy dinner. Will definitely make it again.

Thai Curry Soup from Goop