Milanesa with Red Sauce & Rutabaga Mashed Potatoes
This recipe, cooked and adapted by Layla Bonilla, was a 2nd place winner at the 2022 NC State Fair! Breaded cubed steak topped with flavorful red sauce and served with a side of rutabaga mashed potatoes.
Garden Salad With Sirloin Tips
This recipe, cooked and adapted by Layla Bonilla, was a 1st place winner at the 2022 NC State Fair! A cornucopia of fresh veggies are topped with tender and flavorful pieces of sirloin tip steak and tossed in a brown-sugar balsamic dressing.
Vegan Veggie Grain Bowl
This recipe, cooked and adapted by Layla Bonilla, was a 1st place winner at the 2022 NC State Fair! This grain bowl may be healthy, but it is not lacking in flavor!
Baked Feta Pasta
This deceptively simple dish is full of flavor, and even people who normally don’t like feta cheese have professed a love for this pasta dish!
Vivian Howard’s Tomato Pie
and bubbly. This is the perfect recipe for using up your excess fresh garden tomatoes! Vegetarians and carnivores alike will love this delicious tomato pie.
Sukuma Wiki (African Braised Kale with Tomatoes)
“Sukuma wiki” is a Swahili phrase meaning, depending on how you translate it, “week-pusher,” “push the week,” or “stretch the week.” A great way to use kale or collards in flavorful stew served as a side or on rice. A little cooked meat can be added as well if you’d like
Strawberry, Feta & Spinach Salad with Candied Almonds
Strawberry & Spinach salad is a summertime natural. This version adds feta cheese and provides a homemade balsamic vinaigrette
Singing Squash Sauté
This dish is very similar to ratatouille, and you could easily substitute or add other veggies into the mix, such as eggplant or greens.
Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes
Coriander, fennel, oregano and red pepper flakes give these simple sweet potato wedges a flavor boost
This isn’t so much a recipe as it is general tips & tricks for making hot sauce. With these simple, tried and true methods you can’t go wrong
Parmesan Roasted Corn on the Cob
Substituting the usual butter for mayonnaise gives this roasted corn an unexpected flavor boost
Kickin’ Collard Greens
These easy Southern collard greens are kickin’ thanks to flavorful additions like bacon, onions, and red pepper flakes.
Herb Watermelon Feta Salad
Watermelon is always a refreshing summer treat! Throw in some red onion, feta and herbs, then toss it all with a very simple vinaigrette to make a mean summer salad.
Classic guacamole is great on your favorite Mexican dishes, or just serve as a dip with corn chips
Ginger Ale Carrots
When we add a can of soda to this dish, the liquid cooks off, leaving a glaze of sweet caramelization on top of the carrots. It’s like a boost of flavor!
This is a light & refreshing, chilled, Spanish tomato soup. And when made with the season’s best ripe produce there’s no better way to beat the heat.
Fresh-Herb Pasta Primavera
A Parmesan cream sauce tops pasta made with your choice of fresh herbs and veggies
This Eggplant Parmesan makeover skips the fry and bakes the eggplant until it has a crisp. A combination of part-skim ricotta, sliced mozzarella, fontina, and Parmesan cheese allows for even coverage without hiding the eggplant or adding too much fat.
Delightful Deep-Dish Tomato Pie
An edited version of Paula Deen’s Savory Tomato Pie, this one has a lighter, higher-fiber pastry crust and uses reduced fat dairy products.
This carrot slaw is a delicious spin on classic French grated carrot salad. With dried cranberries and ginger in a citrus vinaigrette, it’s crunchy, tart and sweet
Baked Kale Chips
Even the most vegetable-resistant eater will be impressed by these light and crispy treats!