Chopped Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing

Atkins Day 7.  Here is another quick low carb breakfast, brunch or lunch option inspired by classic wedge or cobb salads. Using crispy cool romaine lettuce as the base, combine it with whatever you happen to have in your fridge to add texture and flavor.  Today I had crunchy thinly sliced red cabbage, peppery redContinue reading “Chopped Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing”

Brunch Menu Teasers

Italians don’t eat brunch.  At least not that I could tell.  I traveled northern Italy for over two weeks in 2012.  For our morning meals we drank espresso and ate bread, charcuterie, cheese, and sometimes some fruit. But from Venice to the Ligurian coast, I never saw a poached egg, anywhere. So when a friendContinue reading “Brunch Menu Teasers”

Smallest Boxing Day Ham

When my rep from D’Artagnan texted me to ask if I wanted a suckling pig, how could I say no? Normally they are special order, but he had a cancellation and neither of us wanted it to go to waste.  So having never worked with suckling pig, I took a 25 pounder home to experiment. Confronted withContinue reading “Smallest Boxing Day Ham”

Easy Easter Roast: Rolled Lamb Shoulder

Lamb shoulder has quickly become one of my favorite ingredients.  If you love the flavor of lamb but don’t want to shell out the bucks for rack of lamb (too fussy) or lamb shanks, lamb shoulder is actually a very economical and much more versatile choice.  

Eggs Benedict with Rosemary Pork Loin, Orange Hollandaise and Wild Arugula Salad

We’re all pretty familiar with your standard Eggs Benedict:  two poached eggs over a slice of Canadian Bacon or ham, on a toasted English muffin, luxuriously topped with Hollandaise sauce.  Well here is a fresh take that makes use of leftovers from Saturday evening’s pork loin roast.  Combine them with with farm fresh organic eggsContinue reading “Eggs Benedict with Rosemary Pork Loin, Orange Hollandaise and Wild Arugula Salad”