Month: December 2014

Nico’s Brussel Sprouts on the Stalk!


Nico’s Brussel sprouts on the stalk! Directions:Wash and cut off back sprouts so the stalks lay flat in the pan. Salt and pepper to taste Douse with olive oil and maple syrup Liberally toss in dried cranberries olive oil Bake for 45 min at 350 degrees

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Nico’s Squash & Potato Mash


Nico’s Squash and sweet potato puréeaccompaniment for a Christmas standing rib roast Butternut squash, peeled seeded and cut into piecesSweet potato, peeled and cut up into piecesCoconut oilWhite wineOnionsGarlicFresh grated turmeric Jerk spiceSalt Fresh black pepperCinnamonCurryWilt onion and garlic in coconut oil, add all the vegetables and spice and saute for a few minutes longer. Add a glass […]

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Nico’s Chocolate Covered Macaroons


Nico’s Chocolate Covered Macaroons About 2 dozen Ingredients3 & 1/2 cups unsweetened, shredded coconut4 large egg whites1/2 cup sugar1 teaspoon vanilla ¼ teaspoon almond extract (optional)1/4 teaspoon salt EquipmentBaking sheetParchment paperMixing bowlWhiskMixing spoon Wet hands! Instructions 1.       Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place an oven rack in the bottom third of the oven 2.      Whisk the […]

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Mushroom/ bacon quiche


Quiche recipe 1         1-2 deep dish 9 inch pie crust ( made at home or store-bought!)1-2 cups filling ingredients: bacon, mushrooms, onions (can use broccoli and ham, or asparagus)1-2 cups (3 oz – 6 oz) grated cheese:  Gruyere, Swiss, or Cheddar ( I add grated parmigiano)2 large eggs1 cup (8 oz) milk1/2 cup […]

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