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: 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: 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: Mashed Yellow Beets & Sweet Cherries

Mashed Yellow Beets & Sweet Cherries Mashed yellow beets (with sweet potatoes, apples & Greek yogurt), sweet cherries, feta cheese, walnuts Recipe Ingredients: 1 ball of pizza dough flour for dusting olive oil salt & pepper 1 cup sweet cherries, pitted & halved 1 hunk feta, cut into small cubes (crumbled feta would work too)…