Brunch, fruit, Recipes, Soups

Orange Vegetables and Pineapple Soup

One of the best remedies for grey gloomy days, is to have a bowl of bright colored, velvety tasty warm soup. Continue reading “Orange Vegetables and Pineapple Soup”

Chicken, Recipes, Vegetables

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Cider, Mustard and Honey Marinade

One of my favorite ways of marinating chicken is using hard apple cider (check HERE for a recipe), and I was planning to do that again. However, this time I wanted to add another layer of flavor to the cider marinade. Continue reading “Roasted Chicken Thighs with Cider, Mustard and Honey Marinade”

breakfast, Brunch, Cakes, Cookies, Recipes, Vegetables

Carrots, Almonds, Coconut and Golden Raisins Breakfast Bars

While I mostly prefer a protein-based breakfast, I also like to have other options every now and then. The following super-healthy bars are a good example of that: they are loaded with high fiber ingredients, fairly low on sugar and fat, and are a great tasty way to start the day. Continue reading “Carrots, Almonds, Coconut and Golden Raisins Breakfast Bars”

appetizer, Brunch, CONDIMENTS, Food, Recipes, Side dishes, Vegetables

Caponata

Caponata Ronit Penso

When I’ve found some ripe tomatoes, eggplants and peppers at the farm stand, I’ve decided it’s time to prepare a nice batch of Caponata – a tasty sweet and sour Sicilian eggplant dish.
Caponata is wonderful as a side dish, especially with fish and seafood, but also with chicken and other meats. It is also wonderful as a topping for Crostini, and can also be served as a dip, with crackers or toasted points. Continue reading “Caponata”

Food, Recipes, Soups, Vegetables

Seven Vegetables Soup with Semolina

Seven Vegetables Soup with Semolina Ronit PensoMany times when the temperatures drop, a simple rustic soup is all that is needed to feel good. Here is a hearty and filling soup, that is loaded with vegetables and thickened with semolina. It is highly nutritious and just perfect for a cold day. Continue reading “Seven Vegetables Soup with Semolina”

Brunch, duck, Entree, Food, Recipes

Roasted Duck Legs with Potatoes and Carrots

Roasted Duck Legs with Potatoes and Carrots Ronit PensoAs much as I love cooked duck, or duck confit, roasted duck is another favorite. Not only the meat is perfectly cooked and still keeps its unique texture and flavor, in this method we get an extra bonus with the crispy skin.
Continue reading “Roasted Duck Legs with Potatoes and Carrots”

Chicken, Food, Recipes, Vegetables

Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

Roasted Chicken with Vegetables Ronit Penso
This rustic dish, of beautifully roasted chicken with potatoes and other vegetables, makes entertaining of a fairly large group of guests an easy task. Everything is prepared in advance, and then roasted in one pan about an hour before serving.
Continue reading “Roasted Chicken with Vegetables”

appetizer, Brunch, Food, Recipes, Vegetables

Zucchini, Carrots and Onion Fritters

Zucchini, Carrots and Onion Fritters Ronit PensoCrispy on the outside, soft and bursting with flavor on the inside, these tasty and colorful fritters are perfect as an appetizer, on a sandwich, or as a snack.
You can make the fritters smaller, for a finger-food option, or larger, to serve as a bed for fish or seafood dish, or poached eggs. Different herbs and seasoning can obviously be added, but personally I prefer not to use them here and let the flavor of the vegetables shine.

Continue reading “Zucchini, Carrots and Onion Fritters”

Chicken, Entree, Food, Vegetables

Pot Roasted Chicken with Celery and Carrots, Sephardic Style

Pot roasted chicken Sephardic style Ronit Penso This simple chicken dish, from the fabulous Sephardic cuisine (find explanations about it HERE, or in THIS wonderful blog), is as tasty as it is easy to prepare. Continue reading “Pot Roasted Chicken with Celery and Carrots, Sephardic Style”

breakfast, Brunch, cupcakes, Food, Muffins, Recipes

Carrot, Walnuts, Coconut and Raisins Muffins

Carrot, Walnuts, Coconut and Raisins Cupcakes Ronit PensoThere are so many recipes for carrot muffins, but it’s seems there’s always room for one more…

Continue reading “Carrot, Walnuts, Coconut and Raisins Muffins”

Chicken, Entree, Food, Recipes

Balsamic vinegar and Date syrup Roasted Chicken

Roasted chicken balsamic vinegar date syrup marinade Ronit Penso

Balsamic vinegar is a wonderful condiment to have in the kitchen. Its mild acidic and sweet flavor is great in vinaigrette dressings, and only a few drops of it on Mozzarella cheese, or strawberries, are enough to elevate their flavor to new levels. Marinating meats in Balsamic vinegar adds deep flavors and color, and the dish I have here is a good example for it. If you’re into bold flavors and aroma, you’ll love this dish. Continue reading “Balsamic vinegar and Date syrup Roasted Chicken”