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Whether you're on the hunt for a great recipie or looking for healthy cooking tips, you can find them right here in our kitchen. Find delicious meals in our cookbook, or learn about the what's what of Mediteranean cooking in Kaye's Kitchen.

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Smoky Cauliflower Hummus

Posted by Kaye Gerrald on April 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Smoky Cauliflower Hummus


  • 1/2 head Cauliflower (1 to 1 1/2 lbs.), trimmed and cut into 2 inch florets (about 4 cups of florets)
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons Mesquite Hickory Smoke Olive Oil
  • About 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
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The Easiest Summer Appetizer Ever!

Posted by Kaye Gerrald on April 11, 2019 at 10:55 AM

The Easiest Summer Appetizer Ever: Caprese Salads on a Stick


  • 25 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 25 Mozzarella Pearls, such as Bel Gioioso
  • 3 Basil Leaves
  • Basalmic Drizzle or Glaze


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Salad in a Jar (May 31st, 2018)

Posted by Kaye Gerrald on June 1, 2018 at 5:10 PM

Honey Bell Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup Italian Lemon Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Honey Bell Orange Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried mustard

Honey Mustard Dressing

  • 1/4 cup Rosé Balsamic (Pinot Nero)
  • 1/4 cup Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 cup local honey
  • 1/4 cup ...
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Best Salad Ever!

Posted by Kaye Gerrald on May 15, 2018 at 10:50 AM

So sorry this recipe has been delayed, but here it is! This is the recipe for the salad and vinaigrette used for the Mediterranean Lifestyle Class in Chapin last Saturday...and if you weren't there, you should make it and try it out!

The salad included:


Sundried Tomatoes

Red Onion (sliced really thin)

Dried Figs


Block Feta


Blackened Chicken

= Best Salad Ever!

Citrus Viniagrette:

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Chicken and Fruit Chutney Salad

Posted by Kaye Gerrald on March 12, 2018 at 3:25 PM


2 cups cubed cooked chicken

1/4 cup The Gracious Gourmet Dried Fruit Chutney

1/4 cup sour cream

3 tablespoons diced celery

Salt and freshly ground pepper

5 cups lightly packed torn leaves

2 tablespoons toasted slivered almonds

2 tablespoons toasted flaked coconut


Combine chicken, The Gracious Gourmet Dried Fruit Chutney, sour cream and celery

Season with salt and pepper. Serve on bed of lett...

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