Recipes from Chef Nancy Waldeck
Spicy Tuesday – Creamy Fish Chowder – Dill
Cold weather like the low temps that have blown in overnight call for SOUP! This one is warm and luscious, easy to make and to enjoy. Most fish chowders are full of cream…not this one! We’ve amped up the veggies and use oat milk and a little whole wheat flour to make...
Friday Four – Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Chocolate Dressing – 021221
Who knew that chocolate would make such a velvety rich dressing? Chocolate + Balsamic rocks on this strawberry salad.
Spicy Tuesday – Maple Sweet Potato Brownies – Cinnamon
Its that chocolate time of the year. You know – the time when the profusion of red velvet hearts tempts you the minute you walk in the grocery store. This week’s recipe is just in time to help you combat all the bad chocolate out there – and enjoy the really good...
Friday Four – Chili Taco Bowl for the Super Bowl – 020721
Here’s an easy and delicious way to get ready for the BIG GAME!
Spicy Tuesday – Veggielicious Jambalaya – 020221
Easy, full of flavor and smoky aroma, this bowl of yummy will satisfy you with flavor, but leave you light on your feet to cheer for your favorite team! Smoked paprika makes it taste great and it has nutrition bennies as well – it’s rich in several vitamins, minerals,...
Friday Four – Wine Roasted Salmon – 012921
Perfect for weeknight OR weekend dinner, this roasted salmon is easy to make and enjoy with family or a few friends.
Spicy Tuesday – Breakfast for Dinner! Black Bean Tacos with Avocadoes – Turmeric
Maybe your month of “clean eating” is getting a little boring by now – Breakfast for Dinner to the rescue! This week we are creating a delicious dinner of tacos with eggs and black beans. Creamy eggs studded with black beans are the star of this dish, with supporting...
Friday Four – Roasted Red Pepper Risotto – 012221
It just seems like the “risotto” time of the year. Warm and appealing, creamy and rich!
Spicy Tuesday – Pumpkin Granola Bars – Pumpkin Pie Spice
In anticipation of Thursday’s National Granola Bar Day – we’re offering up an easy recipe that everyone can make and enjoy! Often, granola bars are filled with sugar and other things that we just don’t want to eat. This one uses maple syrup and just a bit of brown...
Hot and Spicy Cornbread
In my kitchen, we love hot and spicy food - so each year when the holiday rolls around, I find a way to celebrate. What holiday you ask? Of course its International Hot and Spicy Food Day held on the 16th of January. Here's this year's winner from our hot and spicy...
Friday Four – Mushroom and Balsamic Onions Grilled Cheese – 011521
Up your oooey-gooey grilled cheese game with mushrooms and balsamic onions!
Spicy Tuesday – Sopa Verde, Portuguese Kale and White Bean Soup – Cumin
Seems like we’ve only learned about Kale in the past few years in the United States, but our friends in Europe have been using it in many delicious ways, including soup. Sopa Verde or green soup is a staple in many Portuguese households and it’s not surprising – its...
Friday Four – London Style Shepards Pie – 010821
Indian food is the cuisine of choice for many Londoners. This Shepard’s pie takes Indian and British cuisine and “mashes” them together to create a wonderful dish. We are taking a non-traditional twist with using mushrooms for the filling instead of meat AND we mash an assortment of root veggies instead of just potatoes because Root Veggies are Power Foods!
Spicy Tuesday – Red Pepper and Walnut Dip – 010521
Happy New Year to you and yours! In the New Year, you may be looking for some new and yummy snack ideas – and we have an idea for you. This can be popped in the fridge for 3-4 days, if it lasts that long. This dip, enjoyed all over the Middle East, is named...
Friday Four – Mmmmm Coconut Almond Muffins – 010121
Its always fun to have a sweet treat tucked away for a holiday weekend morning – or snack!
Spicy Tuesday – Clementine and Serrano Skewers with Honey Lime Dressing – Cardamom
Sometimes the simplest ideas create the best flavors. What could be better than juicy, sweet citrus fruit wrapped in a strip of basil with salty Serrano ham, all drizzled with a little dressing? We can find Serrano in the local Costco and Whole Foods, but this...
Spicy Tuesday – Easy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms and MORE – Thyme
Holidays mean appetizers! This easy recipe can be stuffed into almost anything! Since the crabmeat is already cooked – it works perfectly to stuff it into stuffing it into cherry tomatoes. or stuff baby potatoes or sweet peppers with the mixture. Thyme is a powerhouse...
Spicy Tuesday – Smoked Trout Rice Crisps – Dill
Even though it’s going to be a smaller and more intimate holiday celebration this year – you’ll probably want to share some light appetizers before the big meal. Because it’s fast, pretty, inexpensive and better-for-you this is one to share over and over again. Fresh...
Friday Four – Apple and Toasted Pecan Cake with Sea Salt Caramel Sauce – 121820
Moist and rich apple cake with toasty pecans, drizzled with caramel…What could be better?
Friday Four – Festive Seafood Gumbo – 121120
I love a warm and rich-tasting Seafood Gumbo during the holiday season! I’ve taken a traditional gumbo recipe and made it a little better for us by toasting flour, instead of making a traditional roux. Still SO yummy!