Tag Archives: vegetarian recipe

Mom’s Spinach & Swiss Cheese Pie

28 Nov



Written by Brandon Maya

Imagine a buttery piecrust with chewy ivory ribbons and a leafy forest green filling. This

unusual childhood treat carries a delicious aroma that still lures us to the dining table. In the fall of the 80s, as neighborhood friends visited our home with transforming dolls and ice cream truck treats, my mother baked our favorite pie.

Tulip Petals Taste Like Cucumbers

28 Nov
Written by Rebekah Peppler
Edible Flowers, Eat Life FCI

(2 Flower recipes included)
Ah… to add the taste of sweet, spice, mint, floral or citrus to a meal. To sprinkle flavor on top of a finished dish, tweaking the final result, enhancing that last dimension of texture, color and taste is divine. No, this isn’t a fanciful description of the virtues of freshly-cracked black pepper, fragrant Herbes de Provence or robust ground cumin. In fact, there’s no need to reach for the spice rack at all; simply reach for the flower pot Edible flowers of all varieties can be found in many innovative kitchens across the country, adding a touch of elegance and a surprising balance of texture, fragrance, color and flavor to many dishes, both sweet and savory. Continue reading

Project 5: Spinach, Asian Pear & Grapefruit Salad with Spiced Walnut Oil Dressing

28 Nov

Recipe by Susan Oak

The French Culinary Institute’s Level 5 project is a taste what (F.C.I) students are made of. This project is for students in the classic culinary arts program (1 level away from graduation).

Eat Life’s Project 5 showcases select students so everyone can get a glimpse of the talent behind F.C.I’s kitchen doors. Introducing Susan Oak’s level 5 recipe from her project, Fat.

Spinach Salad with Spiced Walnut Oil Dressing, The French Culinary Institute's Level 5 project - Eat Life FCI

WALNUT OIL: Spinach Salad with Spiced Walnut Oil Dressing, Asian pear, grapefruit, toasted walnuts, red onion

Fat Fact: Walnut oil has a low smoke point and therefore should be used as a garnish or in a dressing. They are a good source of omega-3 essential fatty acids. Continue reading