Category: Recipes


Roasted Butternut Squash with Pumpkin Seed Pesto Recipe

Seeds are tasty powerhouses of nutrition, and they have been growing in popularity. We wrote about the seed trend not long ago, so hopefully you know seeds are not leaving the plate anytime soon.

In this unique Roasted Butternut Squash recipe, we combined an herby pumpkin seed pesto with roasted squash, dried currants, and grated Manchego cheese to make a tasty and nutritious dish that is also comforting for a crisp autumn day.

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Ras el Hanout Sticky Toffee Pudding

The big, bold flavors of Africa are a source of culinary inspiration this year. Spices are the essence of African cuisine, and African spice blends are an exciting way to bring ethnic flavor to any dish.

Ras el hanout is a North African spice blend that commonly includes cardamom, cumin, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, allspice, dry ginger, chili peppers, coriander seed, peppercorn, sweet and hot paprika, fenugreek, and dry turmeric. It’s used in many savory dishes, sometimes rubbed on meat or fish, or stirred into couscous or rice.

The warmth of ras el hanout also blends well in some sweet dishes, like this one that we created in the FDR kitchen. Continue reading

The Monkey Bread Movement – A Trend We Love

We can say with confidence that monkey breads, or pull apart breads, are on trend. Pull apart breads are simple to make and are vehicles for sweet, and, more importantly, savory flavors. Here we bring you  11 ideas for a delicious and shareable bread appetizer or treat. Seriously, it’s what every menu needs. Continue reading

Mac & Cheese Recipe Ideas

Most food trends come and go, but there is one that has lasted on restaurant menus through the decades: Mac & Cheese…and it’s not just for kids. These 10 macaroni and cheese ideas would work on many-a-restaurant-and-bar-menu. Continue reading