Author Archives: Gabriel Avila-Mooney

hearty chicken and veggie soup

Hearty Chicken and Vegetable Soup Recipe

The days are short, the air is brisk and the cold foggy mornings are less frequently parting way to sunny afternoons – all sure signs of winter’s inevitable chilly wrap. As we… Continue

Squash Soup Final

Squash, Carrot and Ginger Soup

As it gets cooler during the days, and the nights drop even lower, soup starts to seem like a great idea. A bout of colds has buffeted our small office… Continue

Green beans and cherry tomatoes

Balsamic Green Beans with Crunchy Shallots

What really makes this green bean dish memorable is the robust sweetness of the balsamic reduction along with the crispy crunchy of the fried shallots. Not that the green beans… Continue

Wild rice with mushrooms

Wild Rice with Mushrooms

Use a mixture of cremini mushrooms along with shiitake, chantrelle or other wild mushrooms along with an heirloom grain like faro or einkorn to really make this dish stand out.… Continue

Roasted squash and polenta

Baked Butternut Squash and Cheese Polenta

A great vegetarian main dish for special occasions. Delicious served alone or with sautéed mushrooms, braised greens or a simple tomato sauce. You can either make this as below, it… Continue

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin pie not doing it for you? Looking for something a little less squashy and a bit more delicious? Well you’ve come to the right place! This takes the delicious… Continue

Heirloom Apple Cake

Heirloom Apple Cake – Exclusive Full Circle Recipe

If you’re bringing dessert or hosting a fall brunch and looking for an alternative to the usual pumpkin (anything), try this wonderful, fall cake that will satisfy the whole crowd. The lush flavor… Continue

Chojuro Asian Pears

Asian Pear Slaw Recipe

Asian pears have a delicious crisp flavor and bright mild sweetness that makes them perfect for a quick slaw. An excellent side dish for an evening dinner, it pairs well… Continue

Rainbow Carrots

Roasted Rainbow Carrots Recipe

When planning out your Thanksgiving menu, don’t forget to add in a couple of simple, flavorful and healthy items like these roasted rainbow carrots. Items like these can be pre… Continue

Cranberries for sauce

Citrus Cranberry Sauce Recipe

With Thanksgiving just around the corner it’s time to start thinking ahead. Some holiday items can be prepared weeks in advance. Cranberry sauce is even better once it has been… Continue