Burrata Lasagna

by Chef Randy What is Burrata? Burrata a semisoft white Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is solid mozzarella, while the inside contains both mozzarella and cream,


Open-Face Artichoke Melt

tichoke festival they have in Tuscany, Italy about this time of year. The article featured a sandwich made with focaccia bread, black olives and fresh baby artichokes seasoned with lemon juice. I


Chayote Slaw

Chayote is an edible plant belonging to the gourd family Cucurbitaceae, along with melons, cucumbers and squash. It is defined by its unique pear-like shape, its pale lime green coloring and the


Quinoa and Poblano Peppers

This is an easy and relatively quick dish to make. If the photo looks at all good to you, you’re going to love this combination of slightly-hot Poblano peppers, zesty tomato sauce and the quinoa


Grilled Avocados on Crusty Rosemary-Olive Bread

On one of our son’s visits home, he turned us on to this wonderfully easy and tasty side dish. Grilling softens the avocados. It also brings out the natural oils that make this fruit tasty and


Sausage-Stuffed Poblano Peppers

This is a tasty and colorful appetizer that doubles as a complementary side dish for almost any entrée. It’s that good. Nuff said. Ingredients: 5 Poblano peppers 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive


Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwich with Apple Chutney

by Chef Randy You are tired of cooking and want a break from the kitchen but your family and/ or holiday guests expect even more from you in the kitchen. What do you do? Do what I do. Tell them


Chana Masala

by Chef Randy This vegan and glutenfree dish is a favorite of my friend Brandy. It is a savory dish of cooked garbanzo beans (chickpeas), onion, garlic, bay leaves and various Indian spices. It