Chipotle says no to GMOs, yes to irrationality

  Let’s make this clear from the beginning: no, I am not a shill for “MonSatan.” Yes, I am a scientist who does her fair share of genetic manipulation in the laboratory, albeit with herpesvirus DNA and specialized bacteria, not agricultural foodstuffs. Still, it saddens and frustrates me when I see a major corporation basically…

Slice of Heaven: Curry Tuna Melt Pizza

Curry Tuna Melt Pizza Curry tuna salad, grapes, walnuts, green apples, cheddar, provolone, toasted bread crumbs Recipe Ingredients: 1 ball of dough flour for dusting olive oil salt & pepper shredded cheddar shredded provolone 1-2 Granny Smith apples, cored & sliced thinly 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs For the tuna salad: 2 6-ounce cans white meat…

Slice of Heaven: Apple Butter, Butternut Squash & Bacon

Homemade apple butter, caramelized onions, roasted butternut squash, Swiss cheese, pecans, bacon Ingredients: 1 ball of dough flour for dusting olive oil salt & pepper 1 white onion, thinly sliced 1-2 teaspoons brown sugar 1-2 tablespoons butter dash of sherry vinegar 1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeds scooped out & cut into 1-inch cubes 1…

Slice of Heaven: Ground Cherries & Bacon

Ricotta with heavy cream, ground cherries, caramelized onions, bacon, arugula, hazelnuts, drizzle of honey Ingredients: 1 ball of pizza dough olive oil flour for dusting salt & pepper handful of arugula 1 white onion, thinly sliced 1-2 teaspoons brown sugar dash of sherry vinegar butter (optional) 1/2-1 cup ricotta splash of heavy cream 1/4 cup…

Slice of Heaven: Kiwi Salsa, Corn & Bacon

Kiwi Salsa, Corn & Bacon Buffalo mozzarella, roasted corn, bacon, & kiwi salsa with avocado, peaches, red bell peppers, jalapeños, green onions, hot sauce, lime juice & honey Ingredients: 1 ball of dough flour for dusting olive oil salt & pepper 1 ear of corn, shucked pat of butter 1 ball of buffalo mozzarella, shredded/torn…

Slice of Heaven: Chili Cheese Fries Pizza

Chili Cheese Fries Pizza Slow-cooked vegetarian chili (with butternut squash, black beans, pinto beans, red beans, yellow bell peppers, tomatoes, onion, garlic, chipotle chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano), baked sweet potato fries, buffalo mozzarella Recipe* Ingredients: 1 ball of pizza dough (per pizza) olive oil salt & pepper flour for dusting 1 ball of buffalo…

Slice of Heaven: Grilled Apricots and Spicy Goat Cheese

Grilled Apricots & Spicy Goat Cheese Goat cheese rolled in red pepper flakes, grilled apricots, blanched almonds, honey drizzle, fresh basil Instructions: 1 ball of dough flour for dusting salt & pepper olive oil 4-6 apricots, pitted & cut into wedges honey 1/4 cup red pepper flakes 1-2 logs of goat cheese 1/2 cup almonds…

Slice of Heaven: Broccoli Rabe, Potatoes & Quail Eggs

  Broccoli Rabe, Potatoes & Quail Eggs Shaved Pecorino Romano, sauteed broccoli rabe, roasted mixed baby potatoes with rosemary, baked quail eggs, grated parmesan Ingredients: 1 ball of pizza dough flour for dusting olive oil salt & pepper 1-2 bunches broccoli rabe, stems trimmed 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped pinch of red pepper flakes 6-10…

Slice of Heaven: Baked Apple Rings & Maple-Cinnamon Turnips

Baked Apple Rings & Maple-Cinnamon Turnips Goat cheese crumbles, baked apple rings with red onions & golden raisins, roasted red baby turnips & radishes (with maple syrup, cinnamon & nutmeg) Ingredients: 1 ball of pizza dough (or if you’d like to go the gluten-free route, our GF friend got her recipe here) flour for dusting…

Slice of Heaven: Grilled Pineapple, Ramps & Fiddlehead Ferns

  Grilled Pineapple, Ramps & Fiddlehead Ferns Thai peanut sauce (with coconut milk, peanut butter, soy sauce, curry paste & ginger), burrata cheese, grilled pineapple, sauteed fiddlehead ferns (with white wine, butter, garlic & lemon juice), sauteed ramps Ingredients:1 ball of doughsalt & pepperflour for dustingolive oil1 bunch ramps, roots trimmed & bulbs separated from…

Slice of Heaven: Grilled Nectarines & Sage Chips

Grilled Nectarines & Sage Chips Mascarpone, raspberry balsamic reduction, grilled nectarines, pine nuts, fried sage chips Ingredients: 1 ball of pizza dough flour for dusting olive oil salt & pepper handful of pine nuts bunch of sage leaves 2-3 nectarines, sliced into wedges 1/2-1 cup mascarpone cheese For the balsamic reduction: 1 1/2 cups balsamic vinegar…

Slice of Heaven: Bok Choy, Fava Beans & Mushrooms

  Bok Choy, Fava Beans & Mushrooms Bok choy gratin with Gruyere & Parmesan, fresh fava beans, sauteed mixed mushrooms (shiitake, crimini & oyster) Ingredients: 1 ball of pizza dough flour for dusting olive oil salt & pepper ~1 cup mixed mushrooms (we used crimini, shiitake & oyster), sliced couple handfuls of fresh fava beans…