recipes: versatile

  • Antipasto
    We were very proud when Mom would make one of her colorful antipasti for church gatherings, but we loved to have them at home, all to ourselves. Mom had learned to make this dish when she married Dad. The antipasto is the first, or appetizer, course in Italian cuisine. The course begins the meal by introducing a variety of tastes, awakening the palate to what will follow. In Italy, the contents of the antipasto vary from season to season, depending on what is available, and the course is often served buffet-style, with many separate offerings. In Roseto, Pennsylvania, the plated antipasto often includes garden vegetables canned throughout the year, and the hostess served the antipasto with drinks while dinner was cooking. Either way, it's easy to do and doesn't involve any cooking. It's perfect if you're hosting guests for cocktails before dinner out. romaine lettucewhite albacore tunaroasted red pepperspepperoncini peppersFresh Italian parsleyhard-boiled eggsanchoviesblack olivesgreen olivesGenoa salamiprosciuttoartichoke heartsmushroomsCheddar cheeseMonterey Jack cheeseolive oil
  • avocado toast
    We have a tough time calling this a recipe ... we think of it more as a collection of ingredients that come together to make something delicious. We'll often whip this up as an easy breakfast, snack or side. The crunchy salt is important as it adds a a nice texture contrast and balances out the sweet avocado. baguettegoat milk butteravocadochia seedsolive oilMaldon sea salt
  • baked sushi
    We made this dish for our friends the night we hosted the Holiday Karaoke Extravaganza that turned into the Epic Loft Party. One of us asked for this recipe after trying it at a party we had attended a few years back, and now we are passing it on so that you too can share this at your next party! Adapted from a recipe from our family friend Shelley Kurata who in turn got it from Kathy Kurata. mayonnaisesour creamkambokotobiko roegreen onionsshitake mushroomsricecooking sprayfurikakekorean seasoned nori
  • bread "gnocchi" with tomato and basil
    extra-virgin olive oilbuttergarlicItalian breadsalt and freshly ground black peppertomato sauceplum tomatoesfresh basil leavesshredded mozzarella
  • Breakfast Parfait
    Packed with probiotics, protein, Omega 3‘s, and cancer-fighting ellagic acid, this simple, tasty, satisfying breakfast also makes a great snack or dessert. I like to use frozen berries for this. Make the parfait, then take a shower or get dressed. This gives just enough time for the berries to begin thawing so their lovely juices mingle with the yogurt and hemp seeds. Then eat the parfait. Delicious! raw shelled hemp seedsorganic plain yogurtberriesdash of cinnamonwalnutsdark agave nectar