Category Archives: goat cheese

Kale and Goat Cheese Whole Weat Winter Pasta

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This is yum!

I haven’t had pasta in a long time, but this one was perfect! Bright green pasta for a cold winter day!

Kale and Goat Cheese Whole Weat Winter Pasta:

-Small bunch of baby Kale (or full sized kale)

-3 ounces of goat cheese

-Thyme

-2 gloves garlic

-1/3 cup olive oil

-salt and pepper

-whole weat pasta (I used Organic from whole foods I bought a while ago!)

Bring to boil a large pot of water (you will use this latter for the pasta too), when the water is boiling, add the kale leaves and cook for three minutes, they will have wilted down by then. Take the leaves out, and keep the water in the pot. Add the pasta and cook as you would usually (just reusing water here!). Combine the leaves, with the goat cheese, the olive oil, the salt and pepper, and the thyme leaves in the vitamix or food processor, blend to make the sauce!  When the pasta is ready, drain and pour the sauce on top! Serve hot!

Enjoy your baby greens 🙂

Pizza from Sicily, Rome, and Venice!

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Here’s a recipe sure to make the best homemade pizza. Get ready to taste pizza like you would out of the fire ovens of Italy. Get ready to travel!

Dough:Adapted from food.com

-1/2 packet of Yeast

-2/3 cup Water

-One tablespoon of Oil

-One cup of Flour

-1/2 teaspoon Salt

-1/4 cup fresh herbs (chopped finely)

-Cornmeal for dusting

Pizza making: Adapted from Peter Reinhart

Follow these simple steps for a perfect pizza.

1) mix all ingredients apart from cornmeal, and knead dough.

2) Cover dough and rest to rise for 20 minutes

3) Heat oven to it’s highest setting. 800 is prefered, but 500 is plenty hot!

4) Prepare toppings and sauce, less is more. Think arround 4 toppings including cheese and sauce.

5) Toss dough untill it is very thin, almost to the point of ripping

6) Let dough rest on the table for 5-10 minutes

7) dust the bottom side with cornmeal, this will keep it from sticking to the board. Use the finest ground cornmeal you can find.

7) Remove hot baking tray from oven, and lay pizza on it, cornmeal side down.

8 ) Bake crust for 3 minutes

9) remove from oven and add sauce and toppings

10) Return to the oven for 5-8 minutes

11) Remove from oven, turn off oven, and enjoy!

The pizza I made tonight was Eggplant Garlic sauce, with Roasted Tomatoes, Fresh baby spinach, Sunflower seeds and Goat Cheese!

È squisito! Buon appetito!

(It’s delish, so  enjoy your meal!)

Basil-Goat Cheese stuffed Tomatoes

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Basil-Goat Cheese stuffed tomatoes

-Four pear shaped tomatoes (or other deep tomatoes)

-12 Fresh Basil leaves

-one cup Goat cheese

-1/2 teaspoon salt

-Pepper to taste

Empty the inside of the tomatoes, Mix the goats cheese with the chopped Basil leaves, add salt and pepper, and keep in separate bowl.

Set oven to broil, and broil tomatoes for (5-10 minutes). Drop mix into tomatoes and serve while still hot.

Whole foods Cheese splurge!

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Me and Alyssa just had to splurge and get all these! Even with just the two of us over a weekend, I bet there weren’t any crumbs left!

-Rustic Baguette

-Raspberry preserves

-Fig preserves

-Cranberry chesse

-Organic “happy Goat” chesse

-Passport Crackers

-Sharp cheese

Ah Whole foods, what a special place you are!