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.
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.
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.
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.
Imagine coming home from work and craving an umami-rich bite of pizza that is a bit crunchy, tangy, and slightly nutty without the hassle of dealing with pizza dough! What if I told you that you can bite into your pizza in no time? The secret is my artSAVOR 75 and pita bread along with just a few ingredients that you probably have in your refrigerator.
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!
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.
In my quest to create a colorful light and healthy brunch salad, I created this dish combining quiche and salad! The result is exotic and interesting with layers of textures and flavors. The salad and quiche could be served separately, but together they create magical visual ecstasy and symphony of flavor. artSAVOR 75 brings it all together.
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.
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.
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.
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!
A dream pizza for vegetarians, this recipe offers complete nutrition and a delicious array of flavors in every bite. From sweet potato, earthy spinach, nutty walnuts and pungent salty goat cheese – all brought together by my versatile artSavor 75.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Roasting brings out the natural sweetness of the acorn squash in this simple roast and is balanced by the woodsy notes of thyme. The black pepper, paprika and lime in artSAVOR 50 perfectly compliment the earthy flavors of the squash.
I love doing a braise, as there is hardly another cookinbg technique that asks so little yet gives so much. Anyone can become a kitchen hero with this method, as long as you remember four simple steps: Sear, Sauté, Deglaze and Braise. Then you must be patient and wait as the braise fills your house with the most enticing aromas! Here I’m using artSAVOR 21 and dried limes with beef sirloin, to achieve a very different but robustly delicious flavor.
What artSAVOR 40 does to this pork is almost unbelievable, the addition of fresh thyme and mint perfectly complements the blend with additional bright herbaceous notes. I promise you will be thrilled with the recipe!
Many renditions of shrimp cocktail are dull and bland, with over-boiled shrimp and cloying cocktail sauce. Not this one. The shrimp are flash sautéed in a wok, which brings out their sweetness and allows them to absorb the artSAVOR seasonings. The shrimp is tender and melts in your mouth. The sauce is tangy, spicy, smoky and the super savory umami factor is off the charts.
You can easily lose your enthusiasm if you have to search and shop for ingredients every time you are inspired to create. I accomplish this by having artSAVOR mixtures as well as pre-seasoned proteins both raw or cooked in the refrigerator awaiting to be transformed into deliciousness. Here is what I created with some uncooked ground beef artSAVOR 20 mixture in the refrigerator.
The unique flavor combination of black pepper, coriander, Middle Eastern leek and sumac adds just the right amount of zest to your favorite cut of meat. I prefer beef tenderloins, but this will work on any steak. It stands up beautifully to high heat from a hot pan to grill. Either way, make sure your meat is room temperature before you start cooking.
This tremendously versatile base sauce is packed with flavor and can be used in many different ways in rice, pasta, vegetables, casseroles, shepherd pies and sandwiches. It freezes very well for later use.
Lamb was very much part of the cuisine of my childhood. Roasted lamb rack makes a dazzling main dish as it is elegant and sophisticated and surprisingly easy to make. The combination of the herbs and spices in my Blend makes it so tasty and easy to pair with a variety of sides, from rice to salad, roasted vegetable or potato gratins.
Every day is a day to celebrate life and live in the moment. There is no reason to wait for the holiday season to have this healthy, lean and elegant piece of meat as we should celebrate life on a daily basis. You can always ask your butcher to prepare the rack for you. artSAVOR 40 seasons and infuses your pork, making it tasty and juicy. You can always add a soft creamy cheese or chutney for additional flavoring.