Spaghetti Puttanesca

 serves 4 3 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 large garlic cloves, crushed 1/2 tsp chili flakes 400g can chopped tomatoes 5 anchovy fillets, finely chopped 120g pitted black olives 2 tbsp capers, drained 300g dried spaghetti 1/2 bunch of parsley, finely chopped Heat the oil in a non stick pan over a…

Cream Cheese & Salted Caramel Sandwich Cookies

 makes 18 Chocolate Chip Cookies: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup liquid honey 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/4 cup flour 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips Filling: 1 250g pkg cream cheese, softened 2 tbsp granulated sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/4…

White Pesto Pasta

 4 servings 1/2 cup walnuts 1/2 cup ricotta zest of one lemon 1 garlic clove, finely grated 2 tsp finely chopped oregano 2 oz parmesan, finely grated 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 lb pasta Preheat oven to 350F.  Toast walnuts on a rimmed baking sheet, walnuts on a rimmed baking sheet, tossing once,…

Hazelnut-and-Green Olive Pesto

1 cup hazelnuts 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley leaves 1 garlic clove, crushed 1/4 cup pitted green olives 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper 1 cup extra virgin olive oil salt fresh ground pepper Preheat the oven to 350F.  Spread the hazelnuts in a pie plate and toast for 15 mins, until the skins blister; transfer…

Hazelnut Cookies

 40 sandwiches 3/4 cup raw hazelnuts 3/4 cup sugar 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp ground allspice pinch of ground cloves 1/8 tsp salt 2 sticks plus 6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened 3 oz milk chocolate, finely chopped 3 oz semisweet chocolate, finely chopped Preheat the oven to 325F and…

Toasted Hazelnut Pumpkin Cake with Espresso Icing

CAKE: 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground cardamom 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp salt 7 oz hazelnuts, 1 1/3 cups 3 large eggs 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar 1/4 cup demerara sugar plus 2 tbsp for sprinkling 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp melted coconut oil 1/2 cup…

Pasta with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce and Toasted Hazelnuts

 serves 6 1/2 cup hazelnuts 1 lb orcchiette pasta 4 tbsp unsalted butter 1 medium red onion, finely diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp minced fresh sage 1 15oz can pumpkin puree salt and fresh ground pepper 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese 1/4 cup snipped chives Preheat the oven…

Caesar Pita

 serves 1 1 tsp lemon juice 1/2 small garlic clove, crushed 1 tbsp fat free greek yogurt 1 tbsp light mayonnaise 1/4 tsp mustard powder 1 anchovy, rinsed and finely chopped 1/2 tbsp grated parmesan 1 small skinless boneless cooked chicken breast 1/4 small cucumber, cubed 3 cherry tomatoes, halved 2 leaves lettuce, shredded 1…