Tomato Soup

Serves 6-8
You'll Need: 2 Tbsp olive oil, 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, 14 medium vine ripe tomatoes, large pot of water, 1 shallot diced, 2 organic carrots peeled and diced, 2 celery stalks diced, 2 cloves of garlic minced, 1 can organic diced Roma tomatoes (14.5 oz can), 4 cups organic stock (vegetable or chicken), 1 Tbsp tomato paste (I like cento brand), 1 Tbsp granulated sugar, 1 cup whole organic milk, pinch salt, pinch black pepper
Garnish: sour cream, basil leaves, crouton toast (recipe attached)

Apple Raspberry Tartlets

Chef Izabella (3 years old in these pics) loves to help me make tartlets. All things miniature are fun. These are yummy too! And super easy.

Makes 10
You'll Need: 15 oz store bought pie dough (2 pie crust rounds, thawed), all-purpose flour (for work surface), 3 gala apples, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, pinch freshly grated nutmeg, 1/2 cup raspberry jam, 2 Tbsp water (separated into 1 Tbsp increments), 1 egg, creme anglaise (optional, recipe follows)

Organic Orange, Coconut Pancakes

My two year old inspired this recipe. She loves orange and coconut flavors! She made these with me recently. I prepare them in little strips and put a little cup of pure maple syrup on the plate. She loves to dip the pancake strips into the syrup. I sprinkle a little bit of powdered sugar on top. She's two, and she appreciates food that looks great on her plate too. You can check out my toddler's cooking tips at:

Click the picture above for the pancake recipe. It's dangerously delicious!
Cheers, Danielle

Poached Mahi Mahi with Lemon Veloute Sauce and Purple Potato Chip Garnish

Serves 4
You'll Need: Poaching stock (recipe follows), 4 piecees of mahi mahi (skin removed, thawed), veloute sauce (recipe follows), purple potato chips (recipe follows), garnish with chopped parsley, serve over rice or quinoa

M&M Trail Mix Biscotti

My 2 year old helps me make these. She helps me eat them too. They are a delicious treat! They are known as the double baked cookie (but they are actually triple baked).

Makes about 20-26 cookies
You'll Need: 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup almond meal**, 1 tsp baking powder, 1.25 cups granulated sugar, pinch kosher salt, 2 large egg yolks (room temp), 3 large eggs (room temp), 1 tsp pure vanilla extract, zest of half organic orange, 2 cups M and M nut and raisin trail mix (or any kind of trail mix you have on hand)*, additional 1/2 cup to 1 cup of flour for kneading and handling dough.

TurChicken Burgers

Makes 16, 1/4 pounder burgers
You'll Need: 3 lb ground turkey meat, 1 lb ground chicken Sicilian sausage (out of casings), 4 strips bacon (cooked and chopped), 1.5 cups panko bread crumbs, 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup white onion (finely chopped), 1 Tbsp garlic (finely diced), 2 large eggs (beaten), 1/4 tsp black pepper