Chef Tee’s Roasted Sweet Potato Mango Salad

RSPM Salad (2)

Serves 2 to 4
Prep time: 1-to-2 hours; cooking time: about 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes, cut into cubes
  • Cooking spray
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Dressing

  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 3 Tbsps. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsps. brown sugar
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Salad

  • 2 large mangoes, peeled, seeded, chopped
  • ¾ cup onion, minced
  • ¾ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted, chopped
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • ½ habanero pepper, seeded, minced

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Spread sweet potatoes onto baking sheet; spray cooking spray; season w/Salt & Pepper.
  3. Roast potatoes in preheated oven until soft (about 20 minutes).
  4. Transfer roasted potatoes to plate; refrigerate until cooled completely.
  5. In medium bowl, whisk lime juice, olive oil, brown sugar, Salt & Pepper; rest for at least 5 minutes.
  6. In large bowl, mix together chilled sweet potatoes, mangoes, onion, cilantro, avocado, green onion, habanero pepper.
  7. Drizzle dressing over potato mixture; toss to coat.
  8. Serve w/Chef Tee’s Jerk Chicken.

Dr. Lathon’s Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Buffalo Cauliflower WingsServes 2 to 4
Prep time: 10-to-15 minutes; cooking time: 40-to-50 minutes
Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower (approx. 5 cups of florets)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 2-3 Tbsps. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. cracked pepper
  • 1 cup favorite Buffalo wing sauce

Directions

  1. Line baking sheet w/parchment paper or spray well w/oil.
  2. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  3. Wash, cut cauliflower head into bite sized pieces/florets.
  4. In medium bowl, add coconut milk, flour, spices (set aside Buffalo wing sauce for later); mix until batter is thick, can coat cauliflower w/o dripping.
  5. Dip cauliflower in batter. (Shake off excess batter before placing cauliflower on baking sheet.)
  6. Lay cauliflower single layer on the baking sheet. (Make sure to coat cookie sheet well w/ oil, so cauliflower doesn’t stick.)
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes (or until golden brown), flipping florets over half way through to get all sides crispy.
  8. Once cauliflower has done its first bake in batter, remove from oven, put all baked florets into mixing bowl w/Buffalo wing sauce; toss to coat evenly.  Return cauliflower to baking sheet; bake in oven for another 20-25 minutes.
  9. Serve w/Dr. Lathon’s Vegan Ranch Dressing (or your favorite dipping sauce).

*Recipe provided by Rubylathon.com

Chef Tee’s Grilled Vegetable Medley

Grilled potatoes n green beansServes 4 to 6
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5-to-10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 bell peppers (suggest one red, one yellow), cut in half, seeds removed
  • 2 zucchini, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 bunch asparagus, ends removed
  • 1 lb. red bliss potatoes
  • ¼ to ½ cup olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Heat grill to medium high.
  2. In medium pot, boil potatoes in salted water for 5 minutes until partially done; drain; cool slightly; cut in halves.
  3. In large bowl, add partially cooked potatoes, rest of ingredients; toss until all are coated w/oil.
  4. Put vegetables, potatoes on grill; cook until tender; remove; roughly chop; serve.

Chef Tee’s Braised Celery Hearts

S n p logoServes 4
Prep time: 10 minutes; cooking time: about 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (1 lb.) bag celery hearts (these are stalks in center, which are most tender), cut in halves, lengthwise
  • 2 Tbsps. butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup chicken stock (can substitute broth)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Trim celery heart ends.
  2. In large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat (careful, don’t burn); add celery; cook (turning hearts occasionally), until lightly browned (5-to-10 minutes).
  3. Add stock, Salt & Pepper; cover; cook until celery is tender, golden brown, liquid evaporates (about 20 minutes).
  4. Serve.

Brian’s Mashed Garlic Cauliflower & Potatoes

S n p logoServes 4 to 6
Prep time: 10-to-15 mins; cooking time: about 20 minutes
Ingredients

  • 1 cauliflower head, cleaned, roughly chopped
  • 2 ½ lbs. Russet potatoes, cleaned, cut into 1-to-2 inch cubes
  • ½ stick butter
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 oz heavy cream
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Parsley, chopped

Directions

  1. In large pot, add cauliflower, potatoes; add enough water to cover ingredients.
  2. Boil until cauliflower, potatoes are tender (middle still firm, not mushy); drain; discard water.
  3. In large bowl, add cauliflower, potatoes, butter, garlic, cream; mix / mash to desired consistency.
  4. Mix in cheese.
  5. Season with Salt & Pepper.
  6. Garnish with parsley.

Chef Tee’s Peanut Soup

S n p logoServes 4 to 6
Prep time: 10-to-15 minutes  ; cooking time: 40-to-50 minutes
Ingredients

  • 1 stick (4 ounces) butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • ½ Tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 3 Tbsps. flour
  • 2 quarts chicken broth (heat this before adding to recipe)
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of celery salt
  • Optional garnishes—whole or ground peanuts and chopped cilantro

Directions

  1. In large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; add celery and onion; sauté for a few minutes until vegetables are tender but not mushy.
  2. Add cayenne pepper, simmer for a few minutes more; stir in flour until blended.
  3. Add hot chicken broth; bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat to medium low to simmer.
  4. Cook for about 30 minutes; stir mixture occasionally, so it doesn’t clump or stick to pan.
  5. Remove from heat; strain soup; throw away solids.
  6. Poor liquid back into saucepan; add peanut butter, lemon juice, salt, celery salt.
  7. Stir frequently over medium heat; cook until soup is heated through with a smooth consistency.
  8. Serve in your favorite bowls.
  9. Garnish with peanuts and chopped cilantro.

Chef Tee’s Grilled Asparagus and Grapefruit Salad

S n p logoServes 4
Prep time: 5-to-10 minutes ; cooking time: 5-to-10 minutes
Ingredients

  • ½ lb. asparagus, stems trimmed, grilled, peeled, room temperature
  • 1 whole grapefruit, peeled, cut in segments
  • ¼ cup shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup champagne vinegar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil (can substitute favorite oil)

Directions

  1. Carefully peel grapefruit zest (yellow part of peel); thinly slice zest; set aside; peel grapefruit rind (white, tough outer layer of grapefruit) and discard; cut remaining grapefruit into segments; set segments aside.
  2. In medium sauté pan, add vinegar, ½ of shallots, honey, grapefruit zest; cook over medium-high heat until liquid reduces by half (about 5-to-10 minutes).
  3. In blender; add vinegar mixture, rest of shallots, mustard, salt.
  4. Blend on low speed until combined; while blender is still running, add oil in slow, steady stream; set vinaigrette aside.
  5. Arrange 2-to-3 asparagus on salad plate; top with 2-to-3 grapefruit segments; drizzle vinaigrette on top.
  6. Repeat step 5 with rest of ingredients; serve.

 

Chef Tee’s Baby Arugula & Fennel Salad

Makes 3-to-4 cups S n p logo
Prep time: 5 minutes; no cooking time
Ingredients

  • 3-to-4 cups baby arugula
  • ¼ cup fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar.
  2. Add rest of ingredients; toss until leaves are lightly coated w/vinaigrette.

Chef Tee’s Grilled Zucchini Vegetable Medley

Serves 4 to 6grilled veg, potato medley
Prep time: 5 minutes; cooking time: 5-to-10 minutes
Ingredients

  • 2 red bell peppers, cut in half, seeds removed
  • 2 zucchini, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 yellow squash, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 lb. red bliss potatoes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Heat grill to medium high.
  2. In medium pot, boil potatoes in salted water for 5 minutes until partially done; drain; cool slightly; cut in halves.
  3. In large bowl, add partially cooked potatoes, rest of ingredients; toss until all are coated w/oil.
  4. Put vegetables on grill; cook until tender; remove; roughly chop; serve.

Chef Tee’s Grilled Naan Pizza w/Artichoke Vegetable Medley

Serves 1 to 2grilled artichoke veg, potato medley naan pizza
Prep time: 5 minutes; cooking time: 5-to-10 minutes
Ingredients

  • 1 Naan
  • Olive oil
  • ½ cup Grilled Zucchini Vegetable Medley
  • Grilled artichoke heart, roughly chopped (directions – cut artichoke in half lengthwise; toss in little olive oil, season w/Salt & Pepper; put cut side down on grill preheated to medium high; cook covered until artichoke leaves are dark brown; remove all leaves until left w/tender heart; chop)
  • 2 Tbsps. grilled onion, roughly chopped (directions – put half onion on hot grill; cook covered for a few minutes or until char marks form)
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsps. goat cheese, crumbled or ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Basil, chopped

Directions

  1. Heat grill to medium high.
  2. In large bowl, toss together Grilled Zucchini Vegetable Medley, grilled artichoke heart, onion, lemon zest.
  3. Brush oil on one side of naan; top oiled side w/grilled zucchini, artichoke mixture, cheese.
  4. Put naan, topping side up, on hot grill; cook covered until naan bottom is charred, cheese melts (about 5-to-10 minutes).
  5. Garnish w/basil.
  6. Serve w/your favorite salad.