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Carrot, Aleppo and Ginger Soup

Ready to embrace spring with a delectable soup? Look no further than this Carrot Aleppo Ginger Soup! This dish embodies the essence of tanginess and fruity notes courtesy of Aleppo, a Syrian spice. The infusion of tahini lends earthiness with a hint of bitterness. What truly elevates this soup is the sweetness derived from carrots, apricot preserves, and spicy candied ginger.

This delightful concoction happens to be one of my daughter’s favorite springtime soups.  If you decide to whip up this soup, share a photo with me, and I'll gladly feature it on my social media. Cheers!

Mom's Deviled Eggs!

In search of a simple Easter appetizer? Look no further than these easy-to-make deviled eggs! Crafted from my mom's cherished recipe, these deviled eggs are a true delight, boasting a perfect harmony of sweetness from the relish, depth of flavor from the paprika, and a hint of saltiness, all accentuated by the richness of the yolk enhanced with white vinegar. Don't miss out on this irresistible treat! My mom always makes sure to bring these devilish delights to our family gatherings and holidays, and now they've become my kids' top request for grandma's treats.

Sweet Potato Glass Noodles with Veggie Stir Fry

This delectable dish features stir-fried veggies and sweet potato glass noodles, complemented by a seasonal vegetable stir-fry. Tossed in a delightful blend of sweet apricot preserve, soy sauce, and spicy gochujang, it's served atop a bed of fresh spring lettuce mix, accompanied by crispy roasted chickpeas. This dish has spicy, tangy, sweet and salty all in one bit! This has quickly become one of my favorite go-to recipes. I'm excited to share this plant-forward masterpiece during my teaching session at Lake Austin Spa and Resort in April 2024. Yum!

Gnochi with Lemon Pesto Zucchini Ribbons and Roasted Veggies

Looking for a fantastic Meatless Monday dinner? Give this Gnocchi Lemon pesto Zucchini Ribbon with Roasted Green Beans and Bell Peppers a try! The refreshing lemon pesto ribbon zucchini perfectly complements the soft and chewy gnocchi, alongside the roasted sweet green beans and bell peppers. If you whip up this dish, snap a photo and share it with me @chefsuzatx!

Gnocchi with Lemon Pesto Zucchini Ribbons and Roasted Veggies


Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bell Peppers and Mojo Rojo Black Beans.

Looking for a mouthwatering Meatless Monday option? Give this flavorful dish a try: Roasted sweet potatoes and bell peppers served with mojo rojo black beans and a dollop of Mexican creme. Simple to prepare and on the table in just 30 minutes, it's a delightful combination of textures and tastes that's sure to satisfy. 

Ingredients for 2 servings:

Curry Vegetable Corn Chowder

Last week, while feeling unwell, I whipped up an incredible curry vegetable corn chowder. It boasted a velvety texture, a hint of spice, and was brimming with hearty vegetables such as corn, mushrooms, bell peppers, and potatoes, all simmered in a coconut-chicken stock. Topped with fresh basil and a splash of lime juice, it struck the perfect balance of flavors. This soup not only hit the spot but also left me feeling nourished and satisfied. If you made this dish please take a picture and I will repost it on my social media. Cheers!

Stuffed Cabbage with Ground Chicken

                                                       Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Ground Chicken

Bouquet Garni, Sachet d'Épices, and Oignon Brûlé – Three Fundamental Aromatic Recipes

The Bouquet Garni, Sachet d'Épices, and Oignon Brûlé are essential elements in preparing stocks, sauces, and soups, serving as crucial components for infusing flavor into your dishes. Mastering the art of using these aromatics is key to achieving a well-balanced taste and appearance in your culinary creations.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

This particular recipe holds a special place in my heart, as it unfailingly produces cupcakes of perfection. he secret to achieving the utmost moistness lies in the addition of boiling water. Incorporating boiling water into the batter accomplishes two crucial tasks: first, it effectively eliminates lumps in the cocoa powder and dissolves the sugar seamlessly. Additionally, the boiling water activates the leavening agents, namely baking powder and baking soda, guaranteeing a delightfully fluffy cupcake.

Chicken Meatball Soup

I love making Chicken Meatball soup during the winter season. I especially love using  ground chicken meatballs for their easy, hands-off preparation and flawless oven cooking—no need for flipping or stirring. This versatile recipe also suits other ground meats such as turkey or bison. My version omits the egg and breadcrumbs. I have discovered that organic, pastured chicken boasts its own delightful flavor, and with minimal additions like fresh parsley, Italian seasoning and gluten-free breadcrumbs, you'll hardly miss the traditional version. 


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