Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Decadent Lemon-Dill Hummus Recipe!

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Greetings Hummus Lovers!

The beauty of making hummus at home is that you can play around with the Ingredients of your liking. I use a varieties of beans and fresh herbs when making hummus!  This is my white kidney beans, lemon-dill hummus, which can be enjoyed with pita bread, wholegrain crackers and even as spread on sandwich breads.

Ingredients (serving size 6):

1 Can white kidney beans (AKA Fagioli Cannellini bean), drained and rinsed.
1/4 Tsp. sea salt
1 Garlic clove pealed and roughly chopped
1/4 Cup Olive oil
2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 Tsp. lemon zest
1/2 Cup roughly chopped fresh dill
1 Tsp. small capers
1/2 Tsp. ground Cumin
A few dill sprigs for garnish

Directions: 

1. In a food processor add all the ingredients and process until the mixture is creamy, pic. 1
2. Place the hummus in a bowl, drizzle some olive oil, and garnish with lemon rind, capers and dill, pic. 2
3. Toast pita bread lightly, place a spoon full of hummus on it and garnish lemon rind, capers and dill, pic. 3

Enjoy!

Chef Ellie Lavender 
Vegan Mediterranean Personal Chef
Culinary & Wine Pairing Instructor

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Summer Mediterranean Salad Recipe!



This beautiful Summer Mediterranean Salad is delicious, refreshing and very easy to make. You can always substitute the veggies in this recipe with other veggies to your liking. It's wonderful by itself and beautifully complemented with a glass of red wine.

Salad Ingredients: (serving size 4).
1 Can Italian butter beans, drained and rinsed
1 Medium zucchinis, washed and diced
1 Small watermelon radish or any other kind of radishes, washed, peeled and diced  
1 Tsp. Meyer lemon rinds
1/2 Cup green olives

Dressing Ingredients:
1 Garlic clove, pealed and finely chopped
1 Medium Meyer lemon juice
1/4 Cup extra virgin olive oil
1 /4 Tsp. sea salt

Instructions: Place all ingredients in a jar, shake well and set aside.

Salad Assembly:
Mix all ingredients in a bowl, pour salad dressing over or you can serve the dressing on the side. Lastly sprinkle Meyer lemon rinds on the salad as garnish.

Optional: you can also add some crumbled feta cheese to make this salad even more delicious!

Chef Ellie Lavender
Vegan Mediterranean Personal Chef
Culinary & Wine Pairing Instructor

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Summer Vegan Mediterranean Cooking, Baking & Wine Pairing Classes!


Greetings Foodies and Wine Lovers!

Registration is now open for my Summer Vegan Mediterranean Cooking, Baking & Wine Pairing Classes! These delicious and very unique classes make beautiful gifts to yourself and your loved ones for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthdays and Anniversaries:

Saturday June 8 from 1pm – 5pm: A Taste of Provence on Your Plate
Pescadero Creek Vineyard, Pescadero
Saturday June 29 from 1pm – 5pm: Vegan French Baking & Wine Pairing
Farm Discovery at Live Earth, Watsonville
FlipJack Ranch, Bonny Doon 

Class runs for 4 hours and limited to 10 students to ensure the most spectacular experience for all. Since, space is limited, early registration is highly encouraged. Please click on each class link above for more information and to register now.

Class fee is $175.00 and includes a bottle wine and a small bag of organic culinary lavender. 

I will provide an apron for each student, a delightful tea plus light refreshments before the start of class. It’s an experience you’ll savor from beginning to end.

I look forward to seeing you in my classes! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Chef Ellie Lavender
Vegan Mediterranean Personal Chef
Culinary & Wine Pairing Instructor

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on upcoming chocolate, culinary & wine pairing classes, and special events!


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