Honey Wheat Cracker

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I have always been a sucker for a cheese plate with a stack of crackers! I’ll even just make a plate of hummus alongside sliced deli cheese and meat and plop down on the couch with some crackers and enjoy.  Of course, they are even better when entertaining friends and family!   2 1/4 Cup… Read more »

Angel Hair Pasta with Blood Oranges

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I very often just crave a simple bowl of pasta!  This blood orange vinaigrette is something I put on the menu this winter at Girl & the Goat with a scallop dish and a number of other components.  I thought, why not enjoy the vinaigrette simply tossed on some pasta!  The bitterness from the escarole… Read more »

Basil Brownies with Lemon Caramel

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After a lot of New Years salad I have been eating, I just wanted a brownie 😉 A little basil infused in the chocolate and lemon in the caramel makes the rich brownie a little lighter! (Sorta;) Basil Brownies Yield 9 x 9 pan 2 sticks Unsalted Butter ½ cup Dark Chocolate pieces 1 ½… Read more »

“Hummus” Salad

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Here is what happens when you take the chickpeas out of your hummus. This dish is part salad, part chunky hummus, part fun dip – but 100% what I want to eat for lunch! The pickled kumquats give it just a bit of brightness and the togarashi brings the crunch! Any leftover dressing can be… Read more »

Rosemary Yuzu Dressing

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Got some requests for this dressing from Little Goat! I love this on a salad but it also works great over simple chicken or pork with rice! Just livens things up with bright yuzu!   2 T champagne vinegar 1 T Yuzu Kosho ** 2 T fish sauce 2 T extra virgin olive oil 1… Read more »

Winter Cabbage Salad with Pomelo Dressing

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A salad of winter ingredients that makes you feel like its summer. Great part of your brunch spread – think bagel, salmon and cream cheese with this salad on the side! 6 cups of cabbage 5 pieces of bacon, thin sliced 1 avocado, diced 1/4 cup salted roasted pistachios roughly chopped 2 T torn mint… Read more »

French Toast with Maple Blue Cheese Syrup

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for the blue cheese maple syrup 1 cup real maple syrup 2 T blue cheese – I used Carr Valley 1/3 c grapefruit juice 1/8 t salt pinch of pepper for the batter 3 eggs 1/2 cup half and half 2 T dark brown sugar 1/8 t salt 1/8 t vanilla extract Pinch of pepper… Read more »

Fun no chocolate ‘hop chocolate’

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Bartender Zell’s creation tested with founder’s breakfast stout! Santa would prefer a more interesting cocoa this year! Hop Chocolate Yield: 4 servings 2 cans Favorite Chocolate Stout 1 cup Sugar in the Raw Bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking regularly. Careful not to boil over. Reduce by half, about 30 minutes. Combine sugar in… Read more »

Chili Marinated Satsuma Oranges

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Saw these tasty satsumas at the goat today and thought they’d make a great side for the holiday table! Just threw on one of my favorite dressings along with some tasty marcona almonds. Side dish serving for 4 3 Satsuma Oranges, peeled and pulled apart into wedges ½ cup Marcona Almonds 1/3 cup Cilantro Leaves,… Read more »