Entrées

  • Herby Pasta with Asparagus, Ramps, and Peas - The Clean Gourmet Herby Spring Pasta with Asparagus, Ramps, and Peas - I’m SO EXCITED that spring is here and winter coats are officially put away!  Here’s a light meal that uses an abundance of all the spring veggies we’ve been waiting for (ramps! asparagus! peas!). I love the little pillows of fresh mozzarella, but goat cheese crumbles, ricotta, or Parmesan would be great substitutes. Herby Spring Pasta with … Read More
  • Overnight Whole Grain Banana Bread - The Clean Gourmet Overnight Peanut Butter Banana Bread and a few words about Grains - This banana bread is made with soaked whole grain flour for optimal digestion and nutrient absorption. It’s slightly chewy with a hint of sourdough-like flavor for a surprising, addictive result. Find out more about the importance of proper grain preparation in my featured write up on Evidence Of, a lifestyle platform seeking to acknowledge creativity and … Read More
  • Lentil Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower, Spicy Tomato, and Pecorino - I think I could have a blog solely dedicated to pasta.  I am half Italian and lived in Italy for several years so, needless to say, pasta is my weakness.  I have it at least once a week and it takes effort to prevent this site from becoming overloaded with pasta recipes.  Pasta is texturally exciting, … Read More
  • Smoky Beet and Feta Tart with Whole Wheat Crust - The Clean Gourmet Smoky Beet and Feta Tart with Whole Wheat Crust - This tart is a showstopper.  For the crust I use leaf lard, which, believe it or not, is lower in saturated fat than butter (not that you should completely avoid saturated fats, as your body needs some, but an overabundance taxes the liver) and makes for the flakiest crust.  Also, the savory flavor of lard contrasts … Read More
  • Roasted Artichoke and Basil Hummus with Harissa - The Clean Gourmet Roasted Artichoke Hummus with Basil and Harissa - This will satisfy your craving for artichoke dip and hummus all at once.  I especially like it freshly made, while still warm from the roasted artichokes. Harissa is the North African version of Sriracha.  A thick sauce made of different chiles, it has an earthy spice that I love to put on eggs, dips, pasta, … Read More
  • Venison and Juniper Shepherd's Pie with Juniper and Horseradish Mashed Potatoes - The Clean Gourmet Venison and Juniper Shepherd’s Pie with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes - This is the time of year in which hunters begin cooking up their reserves.  Enter cozy venison shepherd’s pie with zingy horseradish mashed potatoes.  Juniper is a classic pairing with venison, so I couldn’t help but add it to the meat.  If you can’t find juniper, don’t let that discourage you from making this!  Simply omit … Read More
  • Spiced Lamb and Cauliflower Stew with Yogurt Sauce - The Clean Gourmet Spiced Lamb and Cauliflower Stew with Yogurt Sauce - This stew is essentially a cross between two Arab dishes, shakriya, a lamb and yogurt stew, and zahra bi leban, a cauliflower side with yogurt sauce. The creamy tang of yogurt, combined with warmly spiced lamb and cauliflower make this dish incredibly satisfying and unique.  Serve atop a bed of saffron rice with toasted almonds and you’ve … Read More
  • Red Kuri and Chestnut Purée with Browned Butter - The Clean Gourmet Red Kuri and Chestnut Purée with Browned Butter - Just three harmonious ingredients and a little technique make this deceptively simple side seem extra sophisticated.  Chestnuts enhance the nutty flavor of red kuri squash and toasty browned butter adds notes of burnt marshmallow to the lusciously smooth purée.  A perfect pairing for holiday roasts. This was actually my first time cooking with red kuri squash.  I’ve known about it for … Read More
  • Arugula and Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate and Pumpkin Seeds - The Clean Gourmet Arugula and Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds - In the midst of a season of holiday treats and decadence, this is what your body is craving.  Clean and colorful, this salad will fill you with nutrients without killing your holiday buzz (hey, it’s red and green!). Another plus, this peppery and sweet salad requires minimal chopping and can be put together easily in less … Read More
  • Harissa and Date Pan Chicken - The Clean Gourmet Harissa and Date Pan Chicken - Spicy and a little sweet, this is a meal for two that requires little chopping and prep.  It’s a beautiful date night (no pun intended) meal for the novice cook looking to impress ;). Serve it over polenta, as I have here, or mashed Yukon potatoes.  The total active cooking time for the chicken is about 15 … Read More