Carrot Fennel Soup

La Food Works Recipie for Carrot Fennel Soup

This delicious and beautifully simple recipe was introduce to me by LAFW's head chef, Rachael Narins.  It is based on an Alice Waters recipe from her Chez Panisse Cafe Cookbook.  Make a visit to a farmer's market and look for the freshest and sweetest carrots you can...it makes such a difference! Serving Size: 8 4 tablespoons  butter 1 onion -- sliced 2 fennel bulbs -- sliced 2 1/2 pounds  carrots -- peeled and sliced, about 6 cups salt -- … [Read more...]

Black Beans

LA Food Works: Recipes, Tips & Tricks from the Kitchen

I love this recipe for black beans!  I've played with it over the years and it has become a staple in my family.  My children love it and if you notice, I've snuck some veggies into the blend to give it even more nutritional value.  Serve it with steamed rice for a complete protein.  Serving it with a green salad and some corn tortillas is a great way to have a Vegan Meatless Monday. 1 tablespoon  olive oil 1 garlic -- minced 1 large  onion … [Read more...]

Waffle Brownies

This is a really fun recipe to make for dessert.  The batter looks kind of thick and funky when you finished blending all the ingredients.  It may feel like it just will not work, but put some scoops on your waffle iron, lower the top and let it cook.  Make sure to let them cool to crisp up a bit, then enjoy!  They are sooooo delicious!!!!  Great with ice cream, whipped cream, hot fudge, sliced strawberries or bananas or just by themselves!"   … [Read more...]

Grapefruit, Red Onion and Shaved Parmesan Salad

This is one of my all-time, favorite salads ever!  I created the recipe years ago when my parents' grapefruit tree started to produce massive amounts of fruit.  I was scrambling to put grapefruit into anything and everything.  I don't know what kind of tree they have, but the fruit is so fragrant and sweet and tart all at the same time...if Jolly Rancher made a grapefruit flavor, this would be it!  When shopping for a grapefruit, put your nose up … [Read more...]