Sesame Dark Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies | Flavors of Light

Sesame Dark Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

These sesame dark chocolate thumbprint cookies are fast becoming a staple in my house that I can’t live without, especially if you’re from the “not too sweet” camp like I am.  A healthy energy boost, these are dense cookies full of sesame seeds, bound together with tahini and spelt flour and finished with a touch […]

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Rustic Tomato Galette Provencal

Rustic Tomato Galette Provencal

Late summer equals loads of luscious tomatoes at the farmer’s market here in New York City, where you’ll find all sorts of heirloom varieties and the acclaimed full flavored “Jersey” tomato. Both kinds are put to good use in this rustic tomato galette Provençal, inspired by the traditional French tomato and mustard tart from that region. This recipe highlights the sweetness of tomato contrasted by the sharpness of Dijon mustard, with a splattering of nutty Gruyère cheese, scented with fresh lemon thyme, all baked in a buttery crust speckled with cracked pepper.

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Pear Tart with Almonds & Salted Caramel

This pear tart with almonds and salted caramel is almost effortless to make. Sweetened with just a tablespoon or two of sugar the delicate fresh pear flavor really shines through, and when “paired” with toasty almonds and dressed with salty caramel it makes for a light and elegant dessert. …

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Roasted Pumpkin Butter with Pecans | Flavors of Light

Roasted Pumpkin Butter with Pecans

You decide how sweet or not you want to go with this healthy pumpkin butter, its rich and complex flavor develops from a second roasting in the oven with the addition of brown sugar, molasses, butter, pecans and spices… slowly caramelizing while a normally bland orange color evolves into a deep, rich rusty hue.

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