Pappardelle with Pesto

The combination of fresh spinach, arugula, parsely and mint with pinch of toasted almonds tossed flavor heightened by artSAVOR 75 makes this elegant pasta dish almost effortless, healthy and super delicious. The deep flavors will thrill your palate without guilt. It can be a delightful starter, a great entree with some protein or grand finale to your simple or multi-course dinner.

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Gluten Free "Black Bean" Pasta Salad

I never see a reason to sacrifice flavor or texture and wonder how is it possible to make gluten free pasta that has the same delicious bite as wheat pasta. I was completely surprised to discover this penne pasta made from black beans is perfectly chewy and takes seasoning incredibly well. This beautiful and delicious salad has it all, from the right bite to the pasta, to artSAVOR 80 combined with creamy, pungent and crunch of the of the vegetables and cheese, all brought together with artSAVOR 75 vinaigrette. This simple healthy salad makes a delightful course to any dining experience.

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Herby Frittata Wraps

This Middle Eastern Frittata/Omelet is herby and not eggy. Easy to make and delicious to eat. artSAVOR .20 and artSAVOR 75 make this simple elegant appetizer hard to resist. You can use any kind of greens you have available. Presenting them as mini wraps with some crunchy greens and roots will give you the perfect balance of texture. The best part is that these can be prepared in advance and served cold or at room temperature.

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Cambazola with Grapes and Bacon

I constantly challenge myself to create new salads that are exotic and interesting with layers of textures and flavor. artSAVOR 75 brings together just a few ingredients to create a simple yet very sophisticated salad fit for elegant dining or everyday. The array of flavors and textures are delightful. This recipe makes an impressive cheese course finale to a multi-course dining experience.

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Winter White Seafood Bisque

If you are obsessed with total dining experiences then you will understand that planning menu and tablescaping go hand in hand for me. How fun this recipe for my Winter White Bisque to go with your "winter white" tablescape. If you know anything about me, you know that simplicity and elegance go hand-in-hand, this recipe is a masterpiece that will impress but the preparation doesn't require a "top chef" to prepare. Don't tell, that's our secret!

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Summer Zucchini Corn Bisque

Once my life was lived in the fast lane of corporate America. Believe me, I know what it's like to come home and just want something delicious and soul-satisfying with minimal effort. Here I offer you a recipe with just a few ingredients, packed with flavor that takes minutes to make. If you just happened to have some fully-cooked Argentinian Red Shrimp on hand, this light and healthy soup becomes a complete meal. Oh! Wait! You really need a glass of Margerum Riviera Rosé to complete your dining experience.

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Herbed Emerald Basmati Rice

Your practice of Creative and Artful Living will guide your daily life through all matters, both great and small. It will free you from restrictions and constraints. It is how I approach everything and what inspires my culinary creations, like this visually delightful and elegant dish that goes with any protein or vegetable. The emerald sauce made with fresh spinach herbs, almonds and a touch of my artSAVOR 75 together with my fluffy flaky rice create range of flavors that are nutty, zesty and tangy with a little crunch.

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Mediterranean Brunch Casserole

Shakshuka or Paella or Bibimbap? That is the Question . . . Does it really matter? To me cooking is all about creating flavors and not being limited by any recipe or cooking technique. Remember whatever recipe or cooking method you follow today was first created by someone else. Be bold and explore, that someone could be you.

artSAVORs 20 and 75, meld to create a truly delicious array of flavors in my variation of shakshuka-style casserole. This is another picture-perfect dish to create from reserved food in your refrigerator and pantry.

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Pickled Persian Cucumber & Onion

We constantly search for flavors to indulge our palate and too often turn to the creamy richness offered by cheese and cream. This recipe is proof that you can delight the palate in other ways. From gravlax to fish, chicken and steak, this side with my Blend No.75 is a quick way to add crisp and bright flavor to your plate without much effort. The fresh, snap and crunch of the cucumber paired with the sliced onions, tomato and zing from the lemon and champagne vinegar hits the spot for a fresh side dish.

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Smoked Whitefish Panini

The creative process mostly takes place when you are determined to not do things in a certain way or are challenged to use a handful of ingredients that do not fit a known recipe. That open, free space encourages a state of mind that is open to creativity and expansive new ideas. Recently I had purchased some really delicious smoked white fish to use in an appetizer. I had a great deal remaining, so I created this fabulous and exotic smoked fish panini. So wonderful that next time, I may forgo the appetizer and skip straight to this recipe!

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Forbidden Rice Salad

The combination of crunchy, nutty, chewy textures and sweet, salty, savory flavors with my artSAVOR 75 makes this simple colorful salad hard to resist. It is a great starter to your multi course dinner or adding some protein makes this a complete main course. To make it even simpler, you can add my artSAVOR 75 to your favorite store-bought vinaigrette. Always read the ingredients of what you buy readymade!

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Light Crispy Calamari

We've all had Calamari that is so heavily breaded with a dense heavy and soggy crust that it's hard to taste and enjoy the calamari. Breading on deep fried foods should complement, not overwhelm the main ingredient. A light crispy crust gives you the pleasure of the crunch while celebrating the divine texture and flavor of the calamari. Here is artSAVOR version that is wonderfully delicious and a cinch to make.

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Chicken Tamarind

artSAVOR 50 paired with the sweet tartness of tamarind paste elevates the flavor symphony of this dish to the ninth level. The addition of the fried quail egg is a ray of sunshine in the presentation of this heavenly dish.

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Iceberg "Steak" Salad

This simple, yet elegant salad offers an array of flavors and textures from smoky, savory and pungent to crunchy, nutty and creamy brought together by artSAVOR 75. It is a great prelude or grand finale to your simple or multi-course dinner. To make it even more effortless, you can add my magical artSAVOR 75 to your favorite store bought vinaigrette.

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Braised Lamb Shank

My tremendously versatile artSAVOR 21 for meat sauce is packed with flavor and can be used in many different ways, including braising different cuts of meat on- or off-bone. I love using artSavor 21 for a beautiful slow braise of Lamb Shanks. Aside from making the meat so incredibly tender it falls from the bone, it also gives this dish a divine aroma, which is uncharacteristic of lamb.

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Grilled Whole Salmon

Once in your life you need to grill a whole salmon. Beyond the reason that it so delicious, is the untouchable street cred you will get by roasting a whole fish. Don't be afraid, this is so incredibly easy! After you've done it once, you will jonesing to do it again!

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