Category Archives: Appetizers


Total Time 10 mins Makes 4 servings Ingredients 3 avocados – peeled, pitted, and mashed 1 lime, juiced 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup diced onion 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 2 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper (optional) Directions In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime… Read More »

Artichoke Hearts Gratin

Total Time 35 mins Makes 4 servings Ingredients 6 canned artichoke hearts, drained and halved 1 teaspoon vegetable oil salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs 1/4 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 lemon, cut into wedges Directions Place artichoke heart halves on a paper… Read More »

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Total Time 50 mins Makes 8 servings Ingredients Chicken Mixture: 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, coarsely chopped 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and minced 1 cup diced shiitake mushroom caps 1/2 cup minced yellow onion 1/3 cup chopped green onion 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger 2 teaspoons… Read More »

Strawberry Bruschetta

Total Time 15 mins Makes 12 servings Ingredients 24 slices French baguette 1 tablespoon butter, softened 2 cups chopped fresh strawberries ¼ cup white sugar, or as needed Directions Preheat your oven’s broiler. Spread a thin layer of butter on each slice of bread. Arrange bread slices in a single layer on a large baking… Read More »