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Homemade Pita Bread Recipe


Man did I have fun this week making this Homemade Pita Bread Recipe.  I’ve never made it before but I am just so intrigued by middle-eastern cuisine, especially from Israel, so I had a blast making this.  First I was so shocked at how simple it was to make, it was literally 5 total ingredients.  THIS is how pita bread should be made, not with 1,000 ingredients from your local grocery store. I grew up eating pita bread quite a lot.  We would use it as sandwich bread all of the time when I was a kid.  My sister and…

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Elotes Recipe on a Stick with Cotija Cheese and Cilantro


This Elotes Recipe on a Stick with Cotija Cheese and Cilantro is the ultimate side dish to serve up no matter the out door occasion!  Seriously it may be my favorite thing to eat of all time! Once the corn is shucked, spray with PAM No-Stick Cooking Spray and grill until lightly charred and cooked. Next smother on some mayonnaise or Crema Mexicana along with some chili or chiplotle powder, cotija cheese, fresh cilantro leaves and salt and pepper! Save Print Elotes Recipe on a Stick with Cotija Cheese and Cilantro Author: Chef Billy Parisi Recipe type: side dish   This Elotes…

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Healthy Breakfast Bowl Recipe with Toasted Hemp Hearts


One of my favorite things to do as a chef is to feel inspired and to create, and I felt it all in this Healthy Breakfast Bowl Recipe with Toasted Hemp Hearts.  If I owned a restaurant, and I still may one day, this will certainly be on the menu in some capacity.  Talk about delicious flavor combinations!!  From the hash browns to the turmeric mashed chickpeas to the whipped ricotta and poached eggs, DANG is this such a tasty treat.  I’d be happy as a clam if I woke up to this beaut every morning I can tell you…

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Creamy Polenta Recipe with Parmesan Cheese


No joke, I’ve been making this Creamy Polenta Recipe with Parmesan Cheese for the longest time but for some reason I’m just getting it up on for the first time.  Talk about a ridiculously easy to make but tasty side dish to serve up at any meal.  Most people always go with the traditional rice or potato as a starch but they’ve been missing out big time.  Polenta is not only delicious as a side dish but it also works great as a main component of a main meal.  For example, you can fold in roasted vegetables and chicken into…

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Boiled Green Beans Recipe with Butter Glaze


I know this Boiled Green Beans Recipe with Butter Glaze is beyond simply, but sometimes it’s the easiest dishes that can bring out the most joy.  For me this recipe reminds me of my childhood a bit, because I always remember my mom outside watching us runaround while she picked green beans and threw them into a pot.  We cook them different nowadays as I like a much firmer greener green bean, but the taste is still there. We actually even trim the green beans different as well lol, mom I promise your’s are still great!  I remember when I was…

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How to Make Scalloped Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese


If you’ve ever wondered How to Make Scalloped Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese then you’ve come to the right place.  Similar to that of it’s more fatty counterpart potatoes dauphinoise, scalloped potatoes have no cream in them which makes them a little healthier to eat.  In face you could make them as healthy as you want by even replacing the small pads of butter I put in between each layer with olive oil or even coconut oil if you are really looking to keep anything unhealthy down.  I’ve always been in the mindset that anything in moderation is ok.  However this is…

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Avocado Yogurt with Muesli Cereal and Fresh Berries


As humbly as possible this Avocado Yogurt with Muesli Cereal and Fresh Berries is the best photography I’ve taken to date… Oh and it tastes INSANE too!!  I only put avocado in the title of the recipe but truth be told there are actually two yogurts, the other is a roasted peach and honey yogurt which compliments the cereal and the avocado yogurt like something from heaven, seriously!     To make the peach yogurt simply pit the peaches and brush them with some melted butter.  Next roast them in the oven on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper…

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Summer Vegetable Pasta with Pappardelle


By the time summer finally hits I am so over all of the root vegetables and ready to indulge in some delicious fresh ripe sweet tomatoes, just like in this Summer Vegetable Pasta with Pappardelle.  Don’t get me wrong, I love root vegetables and all of the fresh produce available over the winter months, but summer just brings to light my most favorite veggies and fruits.  I’m Italian so liking tomatoes was a gene inherited at birth, and because of it I eat them and cook with them as much as possible when in season.     My biggest regret…

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