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Roasted Broccoli with Pine Nuts


Roasted Broccoli with Pine Nuts

Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 1/2 pounds broccoli cut into florets
  • 2 tsp organic minced garlic
  • 3/4 tsp organic red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts toasted
  • 1/2 cup basil fresh or,
  • 2 tbsp organic basil dried


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F
  2. In a large bowl, toss the broccoli florets with the garlic, oil, vinegar and red pepper flakes. (If using dried basil, add to the broccoli mix).
  3. Arrange the florets in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast, turning once, for 12 minutes, or until just tender.
  4. Place the broccoli in a serving bowl. Add pine nuts (and if using fresh basil, add this now), and toss.

Popcorn Seasonings

Try these yummy seasonings, for a unique topping twist on popcorn.

Black Truffle Popcorn
1 teaspoon black truffle sea salt
(Yup, that’s it. How easy is that?!)

Cajun Popcorn
1 teaspoon organic paprika
1 teaspoon organic smoked paprika
1 teaspoon organic minced garlic
2 teaspoons fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh organic ground black pepper
1 pinch organic cayenne pepper

Curry Popcorn
1 Tablespoon organic curry powder
1/4 teaspoon fresh organic ground black pepper
1 pinch organic cayenne pepper

Pesto Popcorn
Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
teaspoon organic basil, dried
teaspoon organic parsley, dried
1/8 teaspoon organic granulated garlic

Pop your popcorn, and then toss lightly with oil (so that the seasoning will stick).
Season to taste.

These blends make enough for multiple batches of popcorn, so have a small airtight container handy for storage.

Easter Egg Recipes


Recipes that use hard boiled eggs?
or perhaps you’d like some inspiration for your family brunch?
We’ve collected some of our favorite egg recipes… all in one basket just for you!

Recipes with hard boiled eggs:

(Devil’s in the Details) Deviled Eggs

Chicken Pate with Apples and Brandy

Egg recipes for your holiday brunch:

Blueberry Pancakes

Cheese Kugel

Curried Eggs

Cheese Strata

Market Muffins (with Chia Seeds)

Sinfully Delicious French Toast

Waffles that Wow!

…also known as Mitch’s Famous Waffles. Waffles are a standard on Christmas morning when we host the neighbors still clad in their pajamas. Mitch is the cook! All I can say is these are really good waffles. Straight up, these waffles are great—although big, they are light and airy. (Only those with the heartiest of appetites will eat many more than one at a time.) But the beauty of this recipe is that you can vary it in so many ways with different add-ins. We typically have banana slices and blueberries on-hand to add to the batter, and sliced strawberries on the table. (Adding shredded apple to the batter is also an option.) A sprinkle of powdered sugar before serving… always a hit with the kids!

Waffles that Wow!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 tbsp vanilla optional
  • 1/2 tsp organic ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar


  1. Preheat your waffle iron (we use a Belgian waffler).
  2. Whisk eggs in bowl until thick.
  3. Beat in milk, melted butter and vanilla
  4. Combine dry ingredients in a second bowl. Sift into egg mixture and beat well, but do not over-mix.
  5. Once the indicator light on your waffler has gone off, pour batter evenly into the bottom grid, but not all the way to the edges.
  6. Bake until golden brown (about 90 seconds). Remove waffles with fork. Serve. Enjoy.

Greek Salad

For a Greek salad that’s a perfect complement to any grill menu, use local garden fresh veggies. For a lunchtime alternative, toss with romaine lettuce, and you’ve got the mixings to fill your lunchtime pita bread pockets.

Greek Salad

Course Salad
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp organic oregano dried
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp organic ground black pepper
  • 3 Tomatoes chopped coarsely
  • 1 cucumber chopped coarsely
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 1/4 red onion sliced into rings
  • 4 oz feta cheese crumbled
  • 16 kalamata olives


  1. Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper and oregano in a small bowl.
  2. Combine the salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Pour dressing over salad, and toss.