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Chef Marshall O'Brien's Eggplant Dip

Recipe: Eggplant Dip

Enjoy nightshade plants and Mediterranean cuisine as a tasty dip for a Thanksgiving appetizer or any time of year. Eat by itself or with pita, crostinis, or fresh vegetables. I prefer this served at room temperature or warm. serves 4-5 Ingredients: 2 cups, or approx 2 eggplant, medium sized, skinny, roasted* 2 tsp fresh garlic, [...]


Nutty Breakfast Cookie courtesy Produce for Kids

Recipe: Nutty Breakfast Cookie

These can be a great start to your morning or a great delicious and nutritous snack. Try switching apples for pears, and pistachios/cashews for walnuts if desired.    Serves 12 Preparation Time: 35 Minutes   Ingredients: 2 large eggs 1 tsp. vanilla extract ½ cup honey 2 Tbsp. olive oil ¼ cup pistachios, chopped ¼ [...]


Chef Marshall O'Brien Roasted Eggplant Medley

Recipe: Roasted Eggplant Medley

Roasted vegetables are always a winner since they’re extremely easy to prep, and cook. Try all sorts of combinations or keep it simple with just one of two flavors.   Serves 4-6   Ingredients: 4 cups eggplant, skin peeled or alternate peels, cubed 1 cup zucchini, skin on or off, sliced half moon 3 cups [...]


herb crusted lamb chops chef marshall o'brien

Herb crusted lamb chops

  Cook these rare to medium rare for perfect lamb. Whether dressed  up or  simply with  salt and pepper, these will be wonderful  for an evening BBQ with friends and fantastic food.  Don't be shy with the herbs and garlic as a lot of it will fall off when grilling.   Serves 6   Ingredients: [...]


chicken feta salad chef marshall o'brien

Recipe: Chicken Feta Quinoa

This dish can be elaborate or be packed up for an easy on the go meal. Packed with flavor, and color, try substituting the quinoa with brown rice, or switching up the fresh herbs. Enjoy! Serves 4 Ingredients:    1 cup Quinoa 2 cups water or broth/stock of choice 12 oz chicken, cooked, chopped 1/2 [...]


Asparagus Garlic Spaghetti

Recipe: Asparagus Garlic Spaghetti

A healthy twist on a home-cooked favortie! Asparagus and whole-grain pasta, and it’s delicious as ever.


homemade tomato sauce

Recipe: Homemade Tomato Sauce

I got a box of amazing tomatoes from our CSA, Loon Organics, this past weekend, and wow! They are so delicious. I decided to make a basic tomato sauce with the majority of them. This sauce can be a base for all sorts of things from soups, pizza sauce, spaghetti sauce.  The same night I [...]


frosty banana pops

Recipe:Frosty Banana Pops

To satiate sweet-craving kiddos, ditch the sugary, processed candy and serve nature’s candy as a healthy alternative, like these frozen banana pops.


Garlicy Basil Zucchini_Chef Marshall Obrien

Recipe: Garlicy Basil Zucchini…Bring on the greens!

You can maybe tell that I'm on a bit of a Basil kick, lately. It's summer and I have beautiful green vegetables coming out of my garden.  What better way to get a nutritious, delicious side dish than pack that flavor with some fresh zucchini?  That combination inspired this dish that I made for my [...]


Fresh Basil from Chef Marshall's Garden

Recipe: Basil and Pesto…Perfect for snacks and recipes!

Here's a simple pesto recipe using fresh basil. (I grow mine, but you can also pick it up at your local market.)   makes 2 cups                                                  2 1/2 cups Fresh Basil, [...]

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