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Chicken with Herbed Goat Cheese & Prosciutto

Chicken with Herbed Goat Cheese & Prosciutto

Looking for the just right dinner to make? This chicken with herbed goat cheese and prosciutto is delicious, surprisingly easy to make, and turns dinner into something spectacular! Ingredients: 4 boneless chicken breasts 3T The Furies EVOO 2 cloves garlic 1t Furies Greek Mountain Oregano 1t rosemary 4oz herbed goat cheese 6oz prosciutto salt & pepper  Instructions: Preheat oven to 375’ and line a baking dish with parchment paper. Rinse and pat dry chicken. Cut breast horizontally to make 2 roughly equal parts. Cut a 2” slit in the largest part 3/4 way through breast. Set aside. In a small...

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Seafood Fra Diavalo

Seafood Fra Diavalo

Nothing says I love you more than a steaming bowl of spicy seafood.  This presentation of the a classic dish is remarkably easy to prepare and comes out brilliantly every time.  Chock full of amazing seafood, it is also a nutritional powerhouse high in easy to digest protein, iron, vitamin B12, and Omega 3's,  I use Rao's Arrabbiata sauce as the base because it has great ingredients and no added sugar.  The preparation starts with an aromatic sofrito with onions, carrots, garlic, celery and fennel to add a complexity to the sauce.  A splash of ouzo added at the end of...

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Braised Lamb Shank in Clay Pot

Braised Lamb Shank in Clay Pot

Temperatures in the teens beckons for warm stews and comfort food.  This slow cooked lamb is just right. Warm spices, and carrots add delightful notes of sweetness to the sauce that compliments the boldness of the lamb.  I cooked this in a clay pot which deepened the flavors of the sauce,  Any oven safe baking dish with a lid can be substituted. We chose certified organic lamb form Two Rock Ranch, a local, upstate NY farm.  It specializes in Regenerative agricultures, a type of holistic farming that promotes a healthy ecosystem for both animal and soil.  Methods include rotational grazing,...

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Vegetarian Enchiladas with Sweet potatoes and Quinoa

Vegetarian Enchiladas with Sweet potatoes and Quinoa

Looking for an amazing vegetarian dinner?  Look no further! This recipe comes together very quickly and is out of this world delicious.  The homemade enchilada sauce is super fast and easy to make and doesn't have any added sugar or preservatives that are found in store bought varieties. It is loaded with vegetables, great sources of proteins and vibrant spices.  Feel free to jack up the heat in this meal by adding jalapenos or cayenne!   10 minutes before taking out of the oven, I topped my casserole with blue corn tortillas and shredded cheese.  Skip this step for a vegan...

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Immune Boosting Winter Salad

Immune Boosting Winter Salad

  This recipe has been inspired by Dr. Mark Hyman's documentary series, The Longevity Roadmap - Becoming Young at Any Age.  While watching, I have made mental notes of many of the foods the doctors have highlighted as super foods for reducing inflammation, supporting our immune systems, and being kind to our gut microbiome.  This is a super delicious salad, jam packed with super healthy ingredients to keep us feeling young and full of energy!  I made it this morning and proceeded to half of it immediately.  The other half I packed up and gave to a friend!   Ingredients for...

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Clay Pot Eggplant and Chickpea Ragout

Clay Pot Eggplant and Chickpea Ragout

Clay pots have been used for millennia as a cooking vessel to roast savory, full bodied meals.  I haven't pulled mine out for years, but the flavors in this recipe are brought out beautifully by the clay pot, The photograph doesn't do it justice. The eggplant and onions are aromatic and the fresh tomatoes are brightened by the masala spices.  Chickpeas offer plant based protein, eggplants are a great source of dietary fiber, potassium and B vitamins, and onions are an excellent source of flavonoids such as quercetin that have powerful antioxidant properties.  Add in a healthy amount of The...

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Spanikopita

Spanikopita

Spanikopita is one of our families favorite holiday dishes. Delicious flakey filo is layered over brightly flavored baked spinach and cheese.  This recipe was inspired by our friend and Furies EVOO fan, Phillip Morris.  He shared his mother's secret ingredient, ricotta cheese.  The ricotta elevates the spinach mixture from fabulous to sublime!  Spanikopita is a great stand alone meal or delicious side dish for your holiday dinner or brunch.  Don't be intimidated with working with filo, it is easier than it appears.  Give yourself enough time to thaw frozen filo before you start cooking.  I leave it in it's packaging...

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Avgolemeno Soup - Chicken soup with lemon and egg

Avgolemeno Soup - Chicken soup with lemon and egg

Nothing is more comforting than chicken soup. Avgolemeno's silky texture and tangy, creamy taste makes it truly special.  It is a staple of every Greek household and generations of children have grown up eating this soup.  I like to make my own broth with bone in chicken breasts.  I remove the breast meat to save for another meal, but leave the tender on the bone so that I have chicken meat to add to the soup.  If you are in a pinch for time, chicken stock can be substituted just as easily.  Elegant simplicity at its best! Ingredients: 4 bone in...

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Ribollita (a fancy name for gluten free Minestrone Soup)

Ribollita (a fancy name for gluten free Minestrone Soup)

I made this soup Sunday afternoon after a very cold November Farmer's Market. Our booth was directly across from a vendor selling a beautiful array of fall vegetables.  Next to me, was my friend who sells locally distilled whiskey.  This soup features both: a healthy spread of vegetables and a splash of whiskey.  When serving, I recommend topping with freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano, and a splash of The Furies EVOO.  For a vegan option, skip the cheese but still add the EVOO.  It was truly out of this world!  Wonderful for an afternoon of football or a light Thanksgiving lunch.   Ingredients:...

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Roasted One Pot Chicken with Kale, Sweet Potatoes and Artichoke Hearts

Roasted One Pot Chicken with Kale, Sweet Potatoes and Artichoke Hearts

An apt name for this meal is chicken roasted with my favorite things. The inspiration for this dish was both utilitarian and slightly selfish.  I needed to make dinner early to feed my teenage boys before hockey practice and what I really wanted was a vegetarian dinner.  This was the perfect compromise, and as it turns out, the boys loved it too, kale and all.  I recommend experimenting with spices, I am often more generous with spices when I cook freehand.   Ingredients: 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 shallot 2 cloves garlic 1 bunch kale, washed and chopped 2 cups cherry...

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