Posted on September 15th, 2014 by Judi Gallagher

Come mid-September I start getting the urge to make those autumn seasonal dishes. While it may be a little too soon to be thinking pumpkin bisque, I am always thinking sweet potatoes. You will notice more sweet potato soups entering the restaurant arena as more people think of healthier alternative. By blending this soup, you […]

Posted on September 10th, 2014 by Judi Gallagher

Serves 4 4 cups water Salt and pepper 1 cup stone-ground grits 3 tablespoons butter 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined (I love the large and jumbo shrimp at Sarasota Seafood Company. Excellent quality) 4 jumbo scallops 6 slices peppered bacon, chopped 4 teaspoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons chopped […]

Posted on September 8th, 2014 by Judi Gallagher

. Now that it is football season, I like to make a big pot of soup or chili and leave it for the guys on Sundays while I go to the beach. Make a garnish bar with several toppings. Since I have a dislike of legumes and follow the Paleo diet at home, I prefer […]

Posted on September 3rd, 2014 by Judi Gallagher

4 pieces swordfish (I shopped at Sarasota Seafood Company) 4 Tablespoons Hellman’s mayonnaise 2 teaspoons Coastal Blend Seasoning- Spice and Tea Exchange- ST. Armand’s Circle) Rub mayo and seasoning on swordfish- heat grill or pan. Heat large pan to medium high. Add 1 TABLESPOON olive oil add swordfish to hot pan but do not let […]

Posted on August 27th, 2014 by Judi Gallagher

A quick trip to Butcher’s Block on 17th street and I found the boneless chicken thighs on sale. I often suggest substituting boneless chicken thighs for duck breasts if you want to save a lot of money. 10 boneless chicken breasts Olive oil Smoked salt and fresh ground black pepper 15 ounces of cherry pie […]

Posted on August 20th, 2014 by Judi Gallagher

. Serves 4 2 pounds mined small or medium sized beets such as red and golden- washed Olive oil Himalayan seas salt or coarse salt Fresh ground black pepper ½ cup fresh sliced fennel (optional) 3 TBSP lemon zest 3 TBSP. fresh squeezed lemon juice Fresh mint- about 1/3 cup-stems removed Fresh dill-lightly torn ¾ […]

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by Judi Gallagher

Moist and chewy brownies with the rich chocolate goodness you love. This decadent treat boasts 20% fewer calories and 70% less sugar* than the full-sugar version. Go ahead, have two and enjoy every bite! Ingredients 3 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter 1⁄4 cup canola oil 2 large eggs 31⁄2 Tbsp Truvía®natural sweetener […]

Posted on August 6th, 2014 by Judi Gallagher

      Ingredients: 12 ounces Arborio rice 20 ounces vegetable stock, hot 1 large shallot, chopped 2 Tbs. Butter, divided 2 ounces white wine (Pecorino would be best) 3 ounces parmesan cheese, freshly grated 4 ounces whole summer truffle Directions: Cook the chopped shallot with 1 tablespoon of butter until it becomes translucent, about […]

Posted on August 4th, 2014 by Judi Gallagher

A low, steady simmer is the key to this braise, so keep an eye on the pot. A great trip to The Butcher’s Block on 17th Street inspired me to make a dish reminiscent of my visits to Florence Italy. Nice idea to make ahead and just cook the pasta before service. Ingredients 1 1 […]

Posted on July 30th, 2014 by Judi Gallagher

Recipe coming soon!